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Date of Birth:
August 28, 1965
Place of Birth:
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Marital Status:
Married (Robert "Mutt" Lang)

Born August 28, 1965, a fact unbelievable to many, Shania Twain has led the charge of country singers who've been able to cross over into the pop charts as well. Shania's birth name was Eilleen Regina Edwards but she later changed it largely in part because of her stepfather, who was a Ojibway Indian, and the name "Shania" meant "on my way". 
Unfortunately, Shania's real father, Clarence Edwards, was on his way out when Shania was just a few years old, having left his wife and Shania's mother, Sharon. Shania has never forgiven her real father even after her mother and stepfather were tragically killed in an auto accident in 1987. When Shania became famous she made it a point to tell her father 'Don't call me, don't contact me. I want nothing to do with you ever again'. While her father was devastated by the letter, he further was grieved when Shania appeared on Oprah and told Oprah in fact her dad was a Ojibway Indian. Her father was watching the program in a bar with friends and began crying after being slighted by his daughter. Her spokeman has said of the bitter situation: "Her father walked out on her. As far as she's concerned her real father was an Ojibway Indian."

Life was difficult for Shania after the shocking death of her parents, having Shania left to care for her 3 younger siblings. Shania landed a job at Ontario's Deerhurst Resort, which taught her a lot about the entire business of entertainment. When Shania arrived there, she was very green in the business, fortunately she was lavished by a much older businessman, John Kotowski, who spent a great deal of money molding the young star. She had bad teeth which Kotowski paid to get fixed and the other girls in the resort taught her how to move on-stage, how to wear her hair, and how to dress. Apparently though she may need more dressing lessons, as a recent People magazine issue slammed Shania by saying her look verged on 'Barbie Doll' and that 'she needs a total makeover'. The people at the resort soon knew that Shania wielded a lot of power and could get people hired and fired there, so many were frightened of her. To this day, Kotowski still refers to Shania as 'my girl' although he's disappointed that she has never called or met with him since leaving the resort. His marriage with his then and current wife though did survive, though she suspects her husband was cheating on him with Shania, he says he thought of her as a daughter though.

Shania Twain met with a distant admirer at the time, Robert "Mutt" Lang in 1993 and soon after, the two were writing music and getting married. The loser in this situation was Shania's longtime love Paul Bolduc, whom Shania left to follow her dream of becoming a music star. She soon lived out her dream as The Woman In Me and her follow up Come On Over, were the first back to back 10 million plus selling albums for a female artist. While stodgy country folk recoil at some of her hits being called country, she has managed to stay atop the charts in both the pop and country genres. Much of this is in large part to her sexy image, one which was helped crafted by Bo and John Derek. Ask Shania if she's a beauty and she'll respond "My cheekbones are good and I have a nice smile. But I'm not one of those people who look absolutely gorgeous photographed from any angle. I can be beautiful if I have to be, but there's cellulite on my legs and they're not very long either." She was beautiful enough though to land an endorsement deal with Revlon to launch ColorStay Liquid Lip in 1999.

Shania's good looks and fame have not come without stabs from others though. Besides the People Magazine dissing, she insulted a major clothing designer by cutting a hole in a dress he designed for her in an awards show in 1999. Also, Shania was incensed during a recent taping of a concert which featured her and The Backstreet Boys, who's female fan base overpowered Shania with annoying shrieks and a crowd holding up 'I Love You BSB' signs and then dispersed when the Boys left the set. Needless to say, she won't be doing too many specials with BSB in the future. Shania also seems to have devastated Judy Demers, who married Shania's ex after she left him in 1993, Paul Bolduc. Apparently Shania returned to reclaim her prize and has left Judy and her two children in the dust. Judy is said to feel totally betrayed by both her husband and Shania, whom she says she was close to both, of course now she hates Shania passionately, especially since she openly stole Paul right in front of her face, having her leave Shania's campsite in tears as Shania and Paul reportedly laid it on thick. Apparently Shania's romance with Mutt Lang is all but dead according to a recent story in the National Enquirer. Shania has agreed to pay for the completion of Demers and Bolduc's home, which will be given to Demers as part of the settlement, sources say.

June 1, 2007 - Shania Twain has teamed up with Coty for the second time to launch her second perfume, Shania Starlight by Stetson.  I enjoyed the first experience so much that I wanted to do it again,  Shania Twain told Women's Wear Daily. Read more.

February 21, 2006 - Blender quotes Shania Twain saying, "I don't want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain."

November 24, 2005 - The New York Post reports Shania Twain does not wear fur! Some fans of the vegan country songbird were worried when they saw her donning a "fur"-lined Marc Bouwer jacket last week. But a Bouwer rep swears that all the furry coats Twain wore during the Country Music Awards week were faux.

November 24, 2005 - Shania Twain posed a a photocall to promote 'Shania by Stetson' perfume on November 17th at Four Seassons in Toronto, Ontario. Check out pictures from WireImage.

November 24, 2005 - Shania Twain visited City Line to promote 'Shania by Stetson' perfume on November 17th at CHUM CITY TV Building in Toronto, Ontario. Check out pictures from WireImage.

August 25, 2005 - People magazine reports that Shania Twain will contribute to 'Music From and Inspired by Desperate Housewives', the soundtrack to the hit ABC show, hitting shelves on September 20th.

June 18, 2005 - CNN's 'Larry King Live' featured a 1-hour interview with Shania Twain on June 17th. Check out a transcript here.

May 26, 2005 - Shania Twain is out with the video to her new single 'I Ain't No Quitter'. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

March 29, 2005 - Shania Twain will be on 'The Tony Danza Show' on Tuesday (March 29).

January 31, 2005 - In Touch magazine quotes Shania Twain saying, "I'm not very good at doing things I'm not good at."

January 10, 2005 - Shania Twain is out with the video to her new single 'Don't'. Watch it online at Yahoo! Music.

January 10, 2005 - Shania Twain gives fans an intimate look into her songwriting process at this live performance in Nashville. Netscape has since removed the video.

December 13, 2004 - Shania Twain has joined an exclusive club as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in November certified her 1997 album 'Come on Over' 20 times platinum.

December 6, 2004 - In Touch magazine profiled Shania Twain's rags to riches life and asked her how bad the early days were. "We've always gone in and out of hard times," she said. "[After oru parents died,] we had to find teh cheapest housing possible - no running water, that sort of thing. And we did our own laundry in the river."

November 29, 2004 - Shania Twain appeared on 'Today with Des and Mel' on November 19th. Check out pictures from RexFeatures.

November 22, 2004 - Shania Twain appeared on 'The Frank Skinner Show' at their London studios on Wednesday (November 17).

November 15, 2004 - Shania Twain performed on 'Good Morning America' on November 5th at Good Morning America Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage.

November 15, 2004 - Shania Twain is the first to admit her songs have a strong female perspective. But it's far more than women who are buying her records by the millions and filling arenas for her concerts. "It's girls, boys, men, women, grandparents, everybody," Twain tells The Associated Press. "I don't know why that is. They all relate to it somehow. I think they relate to the sense of humor of it. It's not straight-ahead female empowerment. Men relate to it because it's got a sense of humor." Read more.

November 15, 2004 - Shania Twain tells 'The Early Show' about her big performance at Tuesday night's CMA Awards in Nashville, where she will perform a hit single from her new 'Greatest Hits' CD. Watch the interview at CBSNews.com.

November 15, 2004 - Shania Twain attended the 38th Annual CMA Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on Tuesday (November 9) in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out pictures from Abaca (arrivals / show), FilmMagic (arrivals / pressroom), GettyImages (arrivals / pressroom / show), WireImage (arrivals / show / pressroom), and Corbis.

November 15, 2004 - Shania Twain hosted a listening party on Wednesday (November 10) at Emerald's Tracking Room in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out pictures from WireImage.

November 8, 2004 - Mark McGrath got a chance to catch up with Shania Twain for 'Extra' and find out about her past and how she reacts to her own sexy image. Read more and watch the interview here.

November 8, 2004 - Shania Twain will be performing on 'The Early Show' on Tuesday (November 9).

November 1, 2004 - Shania Twain is out with the video to her new single 'Party For Two (Pop Version)' featuring Mark McGrath. Watch it online at YouTube.

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