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Tina Turner Biography

Birth Name:
Anna Mae Bullock
Birth Place:
Nutbush, Tennessee, United States
Singer, dancer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Had planned on a career as a practical nurse
  • Began her music career in 1960 with then-husband Ike Turner
  • Recorded first solo album, Tina Turns the Country On, in 1974
  • Divorced Ike in 1978 after years of marital problems and documented physical abuse; became a solo artist in 1982
  • Wrote autobiography I, Tina in 1986
  • Her story spawned the 1993 hit movie What's Love Got to Do With It
  • Became a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and was inducted into the St
  • Louis Walk of Fame in the same year


  • Floyd Richard Bullock -- Father
  • Alex Bullock -- Grandfather
  • Josephus Currie -- Grandfather
  • Georgianna Currie -- Grandmother
  • Roxanne Bullock -- Grandmother
  • Evelyn Currie -- Half Sister
  • Erwin Bach -- Husband
  • Zelma Bullock -- Mother
  • Allline Bullock -- Sister
  • Craig Hill -- Son
  • Ronald Turner -- Son