Shirley Manson Net Worth

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Shirley Manson net worth is
$16 Million

Shirley Manson Wiki Biography

Shirley Ann Manson was born on 26 August 1966, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is an actress, singer, songwriter, and musician, probably best known to be the lead singer of the band Garbage. She found a significant amount of recognition before getting invited to join Garbage and helped the band produce several hit albums. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Shirley Manson? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $16 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. She’s had multiple Grammy nominations for her albums with Garbage, and has also tried her hand at acting. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will increase.

Shirley Manson Net Worth $16 million

Shirley made her first performance at the age of four alongside her older sister. They took part in an amateur show in 1970, and she would later start learning various instruments. She went on to become part of the City of Edinburgh Music School which is part of Broughton High School, Edinburgh. During this time, she also participated in the school’s drama group and appeared in several productions including “The American Dream”, and sang with a local choir called Waverley singers as well. After school, Manson did volunteer work at a local hospital cafeteria and later worked in stockrooms. She would then find work modelling, and also started building her name in the clubbing scene.

She sang with several local acts and was approached by the Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie’s lead Martin Metcalfe, and became a well-known member of that group, doing back-up vocals and playing the keyboard. She was part of their first album “Good Deeds and Dirty Rags” which had the hit song “The Rattler”. The band was then transferred to record company Parlophone, but it would decline their second album release. Eventually, the album was released by Radioactive, and was called “Hammer and Tongs”. However, no single got to the charts and they were eventually released from their contract. After hearing several demos from Manson, Radioactive signed her as a solo artist, and the remaining members of the band became a backing band.

This new band would be called Angelfish and they started using material done by Mackenzie. They released the album “Angelfish”, and the song “Suffocate Me” was well received. In 1994, they released “Heartbreak to Hate” and then toured several countries. The music video of “Suffocate Me” was aired through MTV’s “120 Minutes”, and it caught the attention of Steve Marker, who was looking to put a singer to his band Garbage.

Shirley sang a couple of tracks as an audition but was unsuccessful; according to her, she felt nervous because she was in front of producer Butch Vig who was responsible for creating Nirvana and other popular bands. After touring with Angelfish, she decided to give another audition to Garbage, and was then invited to become a full-time member. Their debut self-titled album was released in 1995 and went on to sell four million copies, and spawned several hit singles. She became the face of the band and then they would go on to make “Version 2.0” which also found a significant amount of success in 1998. They toured for two years to support the album, and while doing so Manson did modelling work. Their third album release was entitled “Beautiful Garbage” but it did not sell as well as the last two albums. They then toured around the world, but she discovered that she had vocal fold cyst which led to surgery. In 2005, they released “Bleed Like Me” which was a success. However, the band went on extended hiatus in 2005.

During this time, Shirley started doing solo work, though she had problems negotiating with several recording companies. She would go on and release demos through her Facebook page. In 2009, she stepped back from music and went into acting. Three years later, she confirmed that her album was cancelled.

For her personal life, Manson married record producer and Garbage sound engineer Billy Bush in 2010. It is known that Shirley was bullied during high school and suffered from depression, which led her to become rebellious.

Full NameShirley Manson
Net Worth$16 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 26, 1966
Place Of BirthEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Height1.7 m
ProfessionSinger, songwriter, musician, actress
EducationCity of Edinburgh Music School
SpouseBilly Bush (m. 2010), Eddie Farrell (m. 1996–2003)
ParentsMuriel Flora Manson, John Mitchell
SiblingsLindy-Jane Manson, Sarah Manson
NicknamesShirley Ann Manson , Shirley Anne Manson , Manson, Shirley , Shirl , Queen Helen , Garbage
Record LabelsRadioactive (1993–2007), Geffen (2008), Liberation Music (2011-present)
Albums“Version 2.0” (1998), “Strange Little Birds” (2016), “Beautiful Garbage” (2001), “Garbage” (1995), “Bleed Like Me” (2005), “Not Your Kind of People” (2012), “Hammer and Tongs”, “Good Deeds and Dirty Rags”
Music GroupsGarbage (Since 1994), Angelfish (1993 – 1994), Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie (1983 – 1992), Angelfish (band)
NominationsScream Awards - Best Supporting Actress (2009)
MoviesTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), Knife Fight (2012), Garbage: Absolute Garbage (2007)
TV ShowsTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
1Her amazing legs
2Dark red hair
3Her contralto singing voice
1Failure is a part of life, and without it you'll never succeed. You build your arsenal by experience, by standing back up to take another hit. I wish I had known that more in my own life. Instead, I just sat there looking at everybody else-she's this, she's that, she comes from money, she's beautiful, she's a great athlete. Eventually I did make whatever small gifts I have work for me, but I think most women feel that they are not good enough, and my point is you are.
2When you're signed to a record label, you have to run all your music through them, and they decide whether they will release it or not. After a while, you just want to scream, and hand them some really obscure, weird, obtuse, unmarketable music, but then of course they'd never release it. I think taking a hiatus was our reaction against that. We wanted to free ourselves of that straitjacket. Then, of course, years passed, and you start to feel creative again, and get excited about the notion of getting into a room with people you love, and making music. That's basically what happened.
3We found ourselves in a fractious relationship with our record label. They had an idea of how they saw our career which wasn't in line with how we saw it ourselves. They felt a band was worthless unless they were the biggest band in the world but being the biggest band in the world wasn't an ambition we had for ourselves.
4Selling millions of albums is a sign you've infiltrated the culture.
5I'm looking at what's happened with Lana Del Rey, and I feel sympathy for her. That kind of venom is what I attracted when we first came out. Everyone called me a fake even though I'd been in bands for a decade - everybody was really on our back. We weren't "real," whatever that fucking meant.
6I couldn't feel good about myself hanging out in Armani clothes when my girlfriend can't even pay her heating bill. I'd feel foul and I'd be embarrassed.
7I 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.
8A 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.
9A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that's frightful behaviour.
10I look at today's charts, at the women who are selling the most records, getting the most column inches, and I'm terrified by how they are all controlled by a male corporate idea of what women and rebels should be. When Christina Aguilera is taken seriously as a rebellious figure, we have a huge problem.
11"Until, I think, everyone in that school thought I was less than human. I felt ugly, weak, overwhelmed - I couldn't imagine being capable of doing anything. I certainly never thought I could be in a band. This was a dream it didn't even occur to me to dream about." (1998, Select Magazine)
12I'm afraid of happy people. They're chemically unbalanced.
13"Here am I. I'm 38. My career's probably never been better. And I've made a decision which may or may not impact on it - I refuse to hide my experience and my age, as if it's something I should be ashamed of. I'm alive. I know lots of people who've never been lucky enough to get to this stage in their life. And I'm not gonna hide it for anybody." (about being almost 40)
14"Speech is my absolute lifeline and I felt like I'd lost my personality, been stripped completely of me; I felt invisible." (About having a cyst removed from her vocal chords)
15"Young girls now correlate the word 'sexy' with nakedness. It's practically, 'Show us your labia'. If you play that game of allowing yourself to be judged by your physicality, it will not sustain you through a long career. There's always going to be someone younger, more beautiful, more desirable. It's a temple of dust." (About the music industry)
16'The truth is, I've always been wracked with self-loathing and terrible, paralysing depression" (Talking about her childhood years and the terrible self-image she had as a child)
17I love looking at naked bodies, male or female, whenever possible. I think nudity is always tasteful.
1To date (2009), Sheena Easton, Lulu and Manson (singing with Garbage) are the only Scottish artists to have sung 007 title songs, respectively: For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). Ironically, neither movie featured fellow-Scot Sean Connery as James Bond.
2In the music video of "The World is Not Enough". Shirley Manson played a robot replica of Shirley Manson who kills the real Shirley Manson and takes hr place. In "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles", Shirley Manson played Catherine Weaver, A T-1000 liquid metal Terminator.
3Her favourite movie is Oldeuboi (2003).
4Promoting her new album "Bleed like me" (Available in music stores since April 11, 2005) all around Europe. [April 2005]
5Joined the cast of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), as a regular cast member. [2008]
6Recording solo works with producer David Arnold, while on a break from Garbage. [April 2006]
7Was supposed to have a solo musical career but cancelled it when her record label dismissed her work as "too noir". She reunited her alternative rock band Garbage, for a new album called "Not Your Kind of People". Garbage self-released the album on their new independent label, Stun Volume Records.
8Her band Garbage has preformed with american ska rock band No Doubt and Shirley has preformed with Gwen Stefani on her tour.
9Has reported that she used to cut herself as a teenager, even keeping a Swiss Army Knife in her boots, and has since used her celebrity status to bring awareness to the dangers of self-mutilation.
10Her band, Garbage, went on an extended hiatus in late 2005, although the have worked together, infrequently, since.
11In 2005, she revealed that she has the condition body dysmorphia, which may be the root of the depression which she has mentioned previously.
12Her divorce from sculptor husband Eddie Farrell became final in 2005. They had been separated since 2003.
13She had a cyst removed from her vocal chords during the Beautiful Garbage period.
14Ranked #47 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
15Was a model for Calvin Klein.
16She was in the theater group when she was in high school
17Butch Vig, Duke Erikson and Steve Marker wore kilts to her wedding.
18She had piano lessons as a child.
19She has an orange Fender Stratocaster which she named "Rita".
20Her favorite singer is Frank Sinatra
21She quit smoking after her husband's nephew died of cancer at age seven
22Lead singer, lyricist, guitarist, and co-producer on Garbage's five albums - the 1995 debut release "Garbage", 1998's follow-up "Version 2.0", 2001's "beautiful garbage", 2005's "Bleed Like Me, and 2012's "Not Your Kind of People". These albums have sold over 17 million copies to date.
23Her former husband is a sculptor.
24She is the author of the handwriting in Garbage's debut album.
25She was the lead singer of Angelfish by the time she was discovered by Butch Vig and Steve Marker.
26She dropped out of high school at 16. Since then, she has been in bands such as 'Autumn 1904', Wild Indians, Goodbye Mr Mckenzie and Angelfish.
27Has an older sister, Lindy, and a younger sister, Sarah.
28Her father was a biology teacher, her mother a singer.
29Is asthmatic.
30Singer for the band Garbage


Knife Fight2012Nicole (uncredited)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008-2009TV SeriesCatherine Weaver
Söndagsöppet2001TV SeriesGarbage


Vampire Academy2014writer: "Red Lips'
The Following2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Moth Diaries2011writer: "Why Do You Love Me" - as Manson
Love & Other Drugs2010writer: "Sleep Together" - as Shirley Ann Manson
Remember Me2010writer: "Tornado"
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Caught Out2006Short writer: "Special"
In Her Shoes2005writer: "Stupid Girl" 1995
D.E.B.S.2004writer: "Parade"
Amplitude2003Video Game lyrics: "Cherry Lips Go Baby Go!" - as Shirley Ann Manson / music: "Cherry Lips Go Baby Go!" - as Shirley Ann Manson
Hope Springs2003writer: "Till The Day I Die"
Soldier's Girl2003TV Movie writer: "#1 Crush"


Garbage1996Video short


The Smart Studios Story2016DocumentaryHerself
The Glamour & the Squalor2015DocumentaryHerself
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Garbage Live2012TV Special
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Herself - Singer, Garbage
Artworks Scotland2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Conceptualization2009Video shortHerself
Designing Destruction2009Video shortHerself
Setting the Tempo2009Video shortHerself
War Stories2009Video shortHerself
Queens of British Pop2009TV SeriesHerself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2009TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHerself
Absolute Garbage2007VideoHerself / Various
Decades Rock Live2006TV SeriesHerself
Blondie: One Way or Another2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2006TV MovieHerself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Garbage / Herself
The Work of Director Stéphane Sednaoui2005Video documentaryHerself (segment "Queer") (as Garbage)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHerself
Popworld2005TV SeriesHerself
20h10 pétantes2005TV SeriesHerself
Brit Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter 'Best British Live Act'
The 5th Annual Women Rock2004TV MovieHerself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself (as Garbage)
Best Ever Bond2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
RI:SE2002TV SeriesHerself
The Kerrang Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Behind the Music2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Later... With Jools Holland1999-2001TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
The Bond Cocktail1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Making the Video1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Top of the Pops1995-1999TV SeriesHerself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1998TV SeriesHerself
Politically Incorrect1998TV SeriesHerself
TFI Friday1998TV SeriesHerself
Jo Whiley1998TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Rage1996TV SeriesHerself
Garbage1996Video shortHerself / Various
Lola da musica1996TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

The Nation's Favourite Bond Song2015TV Movie documentaryHerself

Nominated Awards

2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Supporting ActressTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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