Fast Facts

  • Suffers from dyslexia and dyspraxia.
  • Between the ages of 10 and 14 she lost both grandparents and became more fascinated with doom and terror; her grandmother took her own life.
  • Her parents divorced when she was 13, and her mother married their neighbour which led to the two of them moving in with him and his three teenage children.
  • Has naturally brown hair but has become known for her red curly hair.
  • The name for her group Florence and the Machine originated from an inside joke with her friend Isabelle Machine with whom she made music.
  • Her single "What the Water Gave Me" was inspired by the suicide of Virginia Woolf.


  • Evelyn Welch — Mother
  • Colin Welch — Grandfather
  • Stuart Hammond — Ex-significant Other
  • Nick Welch — Father


  • Attended Camberwell College of Arts, Camberwell, London, England


  • Birth Name: Florence Leontine Mary Welch
  • Birth Place: Camberwell, London, England
  • Birthday: August 28, 1986, Virgo
  • Profession: British indie rock singer