Shirley Manson
Shirley Manson
Real Name/Full Name Shirley Ann Manson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Shirley Manson
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 August 1966
Age/How Old: 57 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Red
Parents Name: Father – John Michelle Manson
Mother – Muriel Flora
Siblings: Sarah, Lindy-Jayne Manson
School: Broughton High School
College: N/A
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: Scottish
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Eddie Farrell (1996 – 2003), Billy Bush (2008 – present)
Kids/Children Name: None
Profession: Singer, songwriter, actress
Net Worth: $18 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Shirley Manson is a famous singer and songwriter from Scotland whose musical journey began in the 1970s. She is mostly known as the lead singer of the band Garbage, which is an alternative rock band. Together with her distinctive voice, her rebellious attitude and forthright style have made her get a lot of attention from the media.

For the longest time in her career, Manson used to commute from Scotland to the U.S for the recording of her band. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles but still maintains a second home in Edinburgh. In 2008, Manson tried her luck into acting and she appeared in two episodes of the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Well, how well do you know about Shirley Manson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shirley Manson’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Shirley Manson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Her official names are Shirley Ann Manson, born on 26 August 1966. Her birthplace is Edinburgh, Scotland and she is the second of the three children of John Michelle Manson and his wife Muriel Flora Manson. She has two sisters and together they were brought up in Stockbridge and Comely Bank, Edinburgh.

Her mother was a singer while her father worked as a university lecturer and he was also a Sunday school teacher. Shirley first made a public appearance when she was only four years old and this was at a local church during an amateur show. By the time she was seven, she had learned the fiddle, piano, clarinet, recorder, and ballet from her primary school.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Shirley Manson in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Shirley Manson’s age is 57 years old as of today’s date 24th April 2024 having been born on 26 August 1966. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Red.


Shirley attained her primary education from Flora Stevenson Primary School and that is where she learned to play most instruments. She later went to Broughton High School where she was a member of the City of Edinburgh Music School. During her first year in high school, Shirley was a victim of bullying which led to being depressed and also suffered body dysmorphic disorder. To stop the bullying, she joined a rebel crowd and she became a rebel herself.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Despite her rebellious nature, Shirley found love in the Arms of Eddie Farrell. The two lovebirds tied the knot in 1996 but unfortunately, their union did not last long and they divorced and parted ways in 2003. She got engaged to Billy Bush who was a record producer and sound engineer of Garbage in 2008. The two were not in a hurry and they tied the knot in 2010. They are living happily in Los Angeles but they do not have kids yet.

Is Shirley Manson Lesbian?

On the issue of whether Manson is gay or not, it is clear she is not. She is known to have a rebellious attitude but she is not a lesbian or gay. She is a happily married woman although she has no children. Their union is very intact and there are no rumors or signs of divorce or separation.

Professional Career

Manson got into music at a very early age but her professional career kicked off in the 80s. The lead singer of the band Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie Martin Metcalfe approached her to join his band in 1984. She performed the keyboards and also backed vocals and in 1987 the band released their first album by the title of Good Deeds and Dirty Rags. Their second album Hammer and Tongs was released under Radioactive Records.

The albums and tracks that the band had released did not do very well and this prompted Manson to be signed as a solo artist with the other members backing her. They used the name Angelfish and their first track Suffocate Me was a success. They toured the U.S., Belgium, France, and Canada to promote the track.

Manson joined the American band Garbage in 1994 and the following year they released their self-titled debut album. Shirley was the chief songwriter for their second album which was released in May 1998. The band released four albums before going into a hiatus in 2005. They resumed in 2010 and in 2012 released their fifth album.

When the band was on hiatus in 2006, Shirley tried going solo but she was not successful. She wrote several songs but she could not get a recording label. She, however, made several appearances as a solo artist. As an actress, Manson played the role of Catherine Weaver in the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She was a guest on the Pancake Mountain Show.


In 2008, Shirley emerged the winner of the NME Iconic Award becoming the very first person from Scotland to receive it. As a member of the band Garbage, they were the winners of the MTV Europe Music Award in 1996.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shirley Manson in 2024

Shirley Manson Net Worth
Shirley Manson Net Worth

Shirley Manson is one of the top Scottish singers today. For the longest time, she has been the lead singer of the band Garbage and it has gone to greater heights under her leadership. Her efforts and dedication to her career have paid off nicely as she owns wealth valued at $18 million as of 2024. This has mainly come from the sales of millions of albums that the band has made.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Shirley was once named the activist of the years by Forbes. This was because of being a feminist and also a supporter of LGBTQ.
  • In 2012, she stood up for her fans during a performance after seeing a man in the crowd hitting a woman.
  • During her final year in high school, she was smoking cannabis, drinking alcohol, and also shoplifting.
  • She once worked as a volunteer in a local hospital

Manson has been the lead singer of the band Garbage for several years. She has also been the songwriter of the band and with her leadership, the band has sold more than 75 million albums over the years. Her career has not only brought her fame but also wealth. Her hard work has paid off.



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