Shirley Manson
Shirley Manson
Celebrated Name: Shirley Manson
Real Name/Full Name: Shirley Ann Manson
Gender: Female
Age: 57 years old
Birth Date: 26 August 1966
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Billy Bush (m.2010)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): N/A
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Shirley Manson Lesbian?: No
Profession: Singer, songwriter, musician, and actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $18 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Shirley Manson, who is known for her rebellious attitude and her unique voice, is of Scottish nationality and is a singer, musician, songwriter, and actress. She has gained media attention as the lead singer of the rock band Garbage, which was formed in Madison, Wisconsin. She is currently living in Los Angeles but also has a second home in Edinburgh.

Maybe you know about Shirley Manson very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Shirley Manson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Shirley Ann Mansion, named after her aunt Shirley who herself was named after Charlotte Bronte’s novel Shirley, was born on 26th August 1966 in Edinburgh. She was the daughter of Muriel Flora, a big-band singer and John Mitchell Manson, a university professor. She was the middle child with two sisters, Lindy and Jayne, two years older than her and Sarah, two years younger than her.

She did her childhood education in the Church of Scotland until the age of 12. She later studied in Broughton High School, where she was bullied, which led to her suffering from depression and body dysmorphic disorder. She would often carry sharp objects with her and would injury herself whenever she felt stress or anxious. She then joined a rebel group, which helped her in rebelling herself against the bullies, but she got into drugs, alcohol, and stealing.

She, however, overcame that phase and started volunteer work in a local hospital’s cafeteria; this was her first job. She then started working in Miss Selfridge, where she worked for five years. She became well known all over Edinburgh as she used free samples of Miss Selfridge to style hair for several local brands. She was also seen in the Jackie magazine modeling for clothes.

Personal Life

Manson has tied the knot twice, once with the Scottish artist Eddie Farrell in 1996, but got divorced in 2003 and then with the Garbage sound engineer Billy Bush in 2010 at Los Angeles.

Manson has many hidden talents. She knows how to play the recorder, clarinet, fiddle, and piano. She is also a Ballet dancer.

Manson is an atheist but believes in spirituality. She stopped going to the church at the age of 12 after a fight with her father, where she called religion as a scam. But, she still loved having theological debates with her father.

She is a staunch feminist and has inspired many girls and women all over the world and hence hailed as a feminist idol.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 26 August 1966, Shirley Manson is 57 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. Her height is 1.7 m tall, and her weight is 75 kg.


Manson publicly performed at a very young age of four with her older sister in 1970 at the local Church Hill Theatre. She then joined the music department of her high school, City of Edinburgh Music School, where she performed many musicals and dramas such as ‘The American Dream’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ At the same time, she was a part of a local girl choir, Waverley Singers.

Manson, while performing in her group, was approached by Martin Metcalfe, who was the lead singer of the band Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie. She accepted the offer and released her first song with them called “Death of a Salesman” in 1984. They released their first album, Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, after signing a major-label record deal with Capitol Records in 1987. They also released the song “The Rattler,” which was their only entry in the UK top 40.

Then, another record company, Radioactive Record owned by Gary Kurfirst, bought the Mackenzie contract and helped them release their second album. However, Kurdish had no interest left with Mackenzie but expressed interest in recording an album with Manson. They signed Manson as a solo artist. She then marked with a new group, Angelfish. They released the song “Suffocate Me,” whose music video was aired on MTV’s 120 minutes. Steve marker, producer and musician, saw the broadcast and wanted to include Manson in his band, Garbage, which was also produced by Duke Erikson and Butch Vig.

Vig then invited Manson to Smart studios to give an audition. But the test didn’t go well, and she returned to Angelfish. Manson, however, returned to the Smart Studio for a second try when the Angelfish imploded. She was successful this time and become a full-time member after Radioactive gave her permission to work with Garbage.

Garbage’s debut album Garbage(released in august 1995) sold over 4 million copies, and Manson quickly became the public face of the band. She became the band’s chief songwriter. She sang and wrote many songs for the group. She soon became a big name in the music industry, and her career was getting exciting day by day.

Awards & Achievements

Manson was known for her rebellious attitude and a unique voice, which helped her in getting the media’s attention. She got her first award, Fringe First Award for one of her dramas, at a very young age. She was nominated for the ‘Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal’ and ‘Album of the year’ in the 42nd and 41st Annual Grammy Awards, respectively.

Net Worth & Salary of Shirley Manson in 2024

Shirley Manson Net Worth
Shirley Manson Net Worth

As of April 2024, Manson has a net worth of $18 million, but her salary is not revealed. She earned all the money because of her fantastic performances, which attracted a large number of audience.

Manson, a Scottish singer, songwriter, and actress, gained immense popularity after she joined the band group Garbage. She was nominated several times for the Grammy Award but sadly didn’t win. She gained media and the public’s attention due to hear different types of music and her unique voice. She is an atheist but believes in spirituality. She is a firm believer in feminism and has identified as a feminist idol.


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