Shirley Manson is a Scottish singer-songwriter and actress who gained international recognition as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage. As an actress, she is known for playing the character Catherine Weaver on the science fiction TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
She was married to sculptor Eddie Farrel from 1996 to 2003. Her second marriage was to audio engineer Billy Bush in 2010.
She was born in a religious home but turned her back on religion when she was only 12 years old. She later became an atheist.
According to her, she used to engage in self-mutilation during her teenage years.
She made it into Stuff magazine's 2002 list of the 102 Sexiest Women in the World.
A lot of people these days are not music lovers - they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in.Shirley Manson
And then there's all these other creeps that surround your band and suck off you like leeches and try to manipulate you and your business. You have to watch like a hawk. I'm always ready to fight. I see it very much as a battle.Shirley Manson
I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather.Shirley Manson
I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious.Shirley Manson
I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters - I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!Shirley Manson
I refuse to step inside the ring and fight like a gladiator against my own. I'm not playing that game. Any woman who has survived a year or more of making music has my undying respect.Shirley Manson
I was always embarrassed because my dad wore a suit and my mother wore flat pumps and a cozy jumper while my friends' parents were punks or hippies.Shirley Manson
My solo album is dead and buried. We had the funeral. It was sad and I cried a lot but it made such a beautiful corpse that we had an open casket.Shirley Manson
People don't associate red hair, pale skin, and freckles with beauty.Shirley Manson
Possibly because I grew up not feeling very confident about my own physical appearance, I developed internal devices so that I could integrate into society.Shirley Manson
You have to watch all sides of your advancement, you have to make sure people's bodies and minds are healthy and their morale is cool before you can really go out and play great music.Shirley Manson
is a famous Scottish singer-songwriter and actress,
who was born on
August 26, 1966. As a person born on this date, Shirley Manson is listed in our database as the 11th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 26) and the 60th most popular for the year (1966).
People born on August 26
fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin.
Shirley Manson is the 420th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Shirley Manson's birthday, Shirley Manson is the 39th most famous Scottish and ranks 12th in famous people born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In general, Shirley Manson ranks as the 4869th
most popular famous person, and the 522nd most popular singer of all time.
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