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Shania Twain

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Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965, the middle of three daughters to Clarence and Sharon Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age 6, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins, Ontario, who adopted her as his own. She started out singing in bars as a child after hours, and, at 13, appeared on The Tommy Hunter Show. When she was 22, her parents were killed in an accident, and she became the legal guardian of her half-brothers (Mark, then 13, and Darryl, then 14) and sister, putting her musical career on hold to raise her family. In 1991 she changed her name to Shania (meaning "I'm on my way" in Ojibwa, it was the name of a co-worker), and signed a contract with Mercury Nashville that same year. Her first album went by without notice, but her second album (produced with (Mutt) Robert John Lange, who she wed in 1993) broke world records with its sales!  See full bio on IMDb »

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Shania Twain -- Nothing Impresses Me Much ... On Tour

Shania Twain
Nothing Impresses Me Much ... On Tour

Country queen Shania Twain gets only the royal treatment on tour ... and it's because she's got a VERY specific list of demands. We got a hold of Shania's hotel rider and it's one of the… READ MORE >

Shania Twain: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

SHANIA TWAIN
GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

Shania Twain's good looks aren't retiring!  Here's a 38-year-old version of the "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" singer performing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville back in 2003 (left) and 12… READ MORE >

- 336 days ago
Shania Twain -- Tosses Hometown a Bone ... Yeah, You Can Keep Some Stuff

Shania Twain
Tosses Hometown a Bone Yeah, You Can Keep Some of My Stuff

The Shania Twain Centre is nothing but a pile of rubble these days, but at least the citizens of Timmins, Ontario will have something to remember the $6.1 million money pit by -- a few… READ MORE >

- 603 days ago
Shania Twain FALLS HARD At The CMT Awards

Shania Twain FALLS HARD At The CMT Awards

... and DOWN goes Shania!!! After the fall, Shania Twain posted a video on her website ... saying, "I'm here to tell you that I now realize I don't need a stunt double ... to wipe out on my way to… READ MORE >

- 1879 days ago
Bo vs. Shania: Who'd You Rather?

Bo vs. Shania
Who'd You Rather?

Former "10" star Bo Derek, 54, and country diva Shania Twain, 45, were all smiles at the same event in Hollywood on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1884 days ago
Shania Twain Wedding: Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?

Shania Twain Wedding: Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?

Shania Twain didn't exactly have a shotgun wedding yesterday in Puerto Rico ... but it sure was a pistol -- as in what the guards were packing on the beach during the ceremony. A guy who lives… READ MORE >

- 2037 days ago
Shania Twain Gets Married!

Shania Twain
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Shania Twain got married to Frederic Thiebaud in Puerto Rico today ... TMZ has learned.The pair was married at a private mansion in Rincon, PR. Last night, the guests were treated to a private… READ MORE >

- 2037 days ago
'American Idol' Back-Up Plan -- Shania Twain

'American Idol' Back-Up Plan -- Shania Twain

"American Idol" sources tell TMZ ... the Jennifer Lopez deal isn't dead yet, but if it does flatline ... "Idol's" next choice is country star Shania Twain.Shania was a hit on "Idol" this past… READ MORE >

- 2179 days ago
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