- Dropped out of high school at 16.
- Was a member of several bands before fronting Garbage, including Goodbye Mr. McKenzie and Angelfish.
- Was asked to join Garbage in 1994, after drummer/producer Butch Vig and the other band members saw an Angelfish video on MTV.
- Garbage's self-titled debut, released in 1995, went double platinum on the strength of hits "Only Happy When It Rains" and "Stupid Girl."
- Modeled for Calvin Klein in the late '90s.
- Had a cyst removed from her vocal chords in 2001.
- Made her acting debut when she joined the cast of Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, playing cyborg Catherine Weaver during the series' second season.
- Eddie Farrell — Ex-husband
- Sarah — Sister
- Billy Bush — Fiancé
- Lindy-Jayne — Sister
- Muriel Manson — Mother
- John Manson — Father
- Birth Name: Shirley Ann Manson
- Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
- Birthday: August 26, 1966, Virgo
- Profession: Rock singer, Actor, Model