Marilyn Manson Biography

Marilyn Manson, born Brian Hugh Warner, is an American singer-songwriter, visual artist, actor, and record producer. He gained fame with his controversial album ‘Antichrist Superstar’ and is known for his outrageous behavior and politically incorrect lyrics. Despite a difficult childhood, Manson’s talent eventually led him to success in the music industry. With his eccentric style and anti-Christian sentiments, he has captivated a loyal fan base.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Brian Hugh Warner
  • Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Lindsay Usich (m. 2020), Dita Von Teese (m. 2005–2007)
    • Father: Barbara Wyer
    • Mother: Hugh Warner
  • Born Country: United States
  • Quotes By Marilyn Manson
  • Artists & Painters
  • Height: 6’1″ (185 cm), 6’1″ Males
  • U.S. State: Ohio
  • Ancestry: German American, British American, Irish American
  • Notable Alumni: GlenOak High School, Heritage Christian School, Broward College
  • Education: Broward College, Heritage Christian School, GlenOak High School

Childhood & Early Life

Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, was born on January 5, 1969, in Canton, Ohio, USA. He is the only son of Hugh Warner and Barbara Wyer. He is of mixed descent. As a young boy, he was molested repeatedly by a neighbor, which led him to start writing poems and songs as a means of coping with his pain and trauma. He attended ‘Heritage Christian School’ and was made to attend church regularly, which instilled in him an aversion for all things religion. He later attended ‘Glen Oak High School’ and graduated in 1987.


In 1989, Marilyn Manson formed the band ‘Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids’ with guitarist Scott Putesky. The band was later renamed ‘Marilyn Manson.’ After playing in clubs for four years, they caught the attention of Trent Reznor in 1993, who helped them release their debut album ‘Portrait of an American Family’ in 1994. The album became a hit. They released the EP ‘Smells Like Children’ in 1995, which was full of controversial songs related to drugs and childhood abuse. The band’s popularity grew with the release of the album ‘Antichrist Superstar’ in 1996, which had an anti-religious theme.

Marilyn Manson continued to release successful albums, including ‘Mechanical Animals’ in 1998, ‘Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)’ in 2000, and ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque’ in 2003. In 2009, he released ‘The High End of Low,’ followed by ‘Born Villain’ in 2012. His ninth studio album ‘The Pale Emperor’ was released in 2015, and his tenth studio album ‘Heaven Upside Down’ was released in 2017.

Major Works

Marilyn Manson is best known for his album ‘Antichrist Superstar,’ which was a rock opera concept album with controversial songs. The album went platinum in both the US and Canada and established Marilyn Manson as a popular rock star.

Awards & Achievements

Marilyn Manson has won several awards throughout his career. In 1999, he won the ‘MTV Video Music Award’ for ‘Best Cinematography in a Video’ for his music video ‘The Dope Show.’ In 2000, he won the ‘Metal Edge Readers’ Choice Award’ for ‘Best Male Performer of the Year.’

Personal Life & Legacy

Marilyn Manson was engaged to actor Rose McGowan, but they broke off their engagement. He married Dita Von Teese in 2004 after a four-year courtship, but the marriage ended in divorce in 2006 due to Manson’s alcoholism and infidelity. He has also been romantically involved with Evan Rachel Wood and Lindsay Usich.


In his free time, Marilyn Manson enjoys painting and has even exhibited his paintings in a show called ‘The Golden Age of Grotesque.’

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