Shania Twain is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress who got into the media limelight when she released her single, Queen of Country Pop. Her album, The Woman in Me became a hit and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide with eight singles. She received a Grammy Award for her song, Any Man of Mine.
Her album, Come On Over earned the title of Guinness World Records as the biggest-selling studio album.
Early Life of Shania Twain
Shania Twain was born on August 28, 1965, in Windsor, Canada. As of now, Twain is 57 years old. Twain cuts her birthday cake on the 28th of August and her sun sign is Virgo. Eilleen Regina Shania Twain is her full name. Clarence Edwards (father) and Sharon Edwards (mother) are her parents. She moved to Timmins, Ontario at the age of two when her parents got divorced.
Her mother married an Ojibwa, Jerry Twain. Her mother and stepfather died in a car accident on November 1, 1987. She spent her early life with Carrie Ann Edwards, Jill Edwards, and half-siblings, Darryl Twain and Mark Twain. She and her sisters were adopted by Jerry and changed their surname from Edwards to Twain.
Twain’s paternal grandparents are Harold Edwards and Marie Régina Benson while George Bertram Morrison and Eileen Pearce are her maternal grandparents. Shania holds Canadian nationality and belongs to mixed (Irish, Northern Irish, English, French-Canadian, Wyandot First Nations, Portuguese, and Swiss-German) ancestry.
Shania follows the Christian religion In June 1983, Shania graduated from Timmins High and Vocational School. She also studied at The Royal Conservatory of Music.
Her Step father was Sexually Abusive
Her stepfather was abusive towards her mother and her. Jerry used to be physically and sexually abused when she was a child. Shania used to wear two small-sized bras to flatten her breast. She has revealed her abusive childhood in an interview with the Sunday Times:
“I hid myself, and I would flatten my boobs. I would wear bras that were too small for me, and I’d wear two, play it down until there was nothing girl about me. Make it easier to go unnoticed.”
Shania Twain and Frederic Thiébaud’s Marriage
She met her present beau, Frederic Thiébaud in Switzerland in the 90s. They started dating in the spring of 2008. Shania and Frédéric went on vacation and sparked the engagement rumor by appearing with a ring on her ring finger in August 2009.
Shania publicly announced her relationship with Frédéric on August 31, 2009. She revealed that she was engaged to Frédéric a few months back on December 20, 2010. After a month they walked down the aisle in Puerto Rico on New Year’s Day on January 1, 2011.
First Marriage of Shania Twain
Twain was previously married to a record producer, Mutt Lange. She met Mutt when she released her debut album in June 1993. Twain and Mutt married each other only after a few months of relationship on December 28, 1993.
When Twain knew about Mutt’s extramarital affair with Anne Marie, they filed for divorce in 2008. She received $47.5 million as a divorce settlement from Lange.
Shania Twain, Mother of a Son
Twain is a mother of a son, Eja D’Angelo Lange. Shania and Lange gave birth to Eja on August 12, 2001. After her divorce from Lange, they didn’t talk to each other except for their son but co-parented their only son together. She revealed how they used to co-parent in an interview with Armchair Expert podcast in March 2023:
“Mutt and I parent well together for people who don’t talk to each other. We both love our son so much, so we don’t play any games like that. We have the same priority, we share spaces with him. No nonsense there.”
Shania Twain’s Net Worth & Endorsement
Twain’s net worth is $400 million as of 2023 which she earned as a Canadian country pop singer-songwriter and earns. Her annual salary is $34 million. She is endorsed by Scent Stories, Coty, and Olympic Torch.
Shania owns there luxurious cars like Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII, Mercedes-Maybach S680, and BMW X7. She lives in her house in Lake Geneva and owns a $13 million property in the Bahamas.
Shania Twain’s Weight Loss Journey
Twain lost 30 pounds of weight in 2020. As of now, she has lost 100 pounds of weight via exercise and diet. Shania prefers carb-free veg and consumes a protein-rich diet and eats on-starchy, especially protein-loaded ones like chickpeas or quinoa, lentil bowls, and salad for lunch. She plays tennis and goes on a walk followed by burning calories in the gym.
Professional Career of Shania Twain
- In 1993, she related her debut album, Shania Twain.
- She came out after signing with Mercury Records Nashville in 1992. Her song even became number 67 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
- Her song from her debut album was What made you say that and Dance with the One that brought you.
- Shania’s second album was The Woman in Me in 1995.
- In 1997, she released an album titled, Come On Over.
- She released Party for Two which became the Greatest Hits in 2004.
- She published her autobiography, From This Moment On in 2011.
- Shani performed a concert named, Shania: Still the One at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
- Twain played in the movie, I Heart Huckabees in 2004.
- She presented the 42nd CMA Awards on November 12, 2008.
- She appeared as a guest judge on American Idol in 2009.
- Twain appeared in the tv show, Why Not? with Shania Twain in April 2010.
Songs & Albums
Her famous albums are Shania Twain, The Woman in Me, Come On Over, Up!, Now, and Queen of Me. Some of her hit songs are What Made You Say That, Dance with the One That Brought You, You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me, Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? Any Man of Mine, and so on.
Movies & TV Shows
She played in hit movies like Trading Paint, I Still Believe, For Love, Beauty, and the Beast Live! Twain played in tv shows like I Heart Huckabees, Why Not? With Shania Twain, Broad City, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Anne Murray: Full Circle, Fairfax, Not Just a Girl, and Monarch.
Awards & Nomination
- She earned the Entertainer of the Year title at the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association in 1999.
- Twain won the CMA Award as the first non-US citizen.
- Twain was listed on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2003.
- She won Poet’s Award from the Academy of Country Music honouring her songwriting in August 2022.
FAQs of Shania Twain
How did Shania Twain lose her hearing?
Yes, Shania lost her hearing after contracting Lyme disease. Shania was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2003. After recovering her voice and hearing Shania share her journey in I Feel Like a Woman!
What did Shania Twain get diagnosed with?
She was diagnosed with Lyme disease and dysphonia. Due to this she lost her voice and had to take a break from her singing career in the early and mid-2000s. She had throat surgery in 2018.
What is Shania Twain’s Height?
Twain’s height is 5 feet 4 inches and has a body weight of 52 kg. Her body measurement includes 36-24-35 inches and Shania wears a shoe size 6.5 (US). Twain has a beautiful pair of hazel eyes and her hair is dark brown in color.
Does Shania Twain speak French?
Yes, She speaks French. Shania is fluent in French and English languages.
Was Shania Twain presumed dead during her birth?
Yes, she was presumed dead during her birth. After birth, the doctor gave her mother a blue baby by lighting a cigarette, and at last, Shania started breathing.
Is Shania Twain a vegetarian?
Yes, she is a vegetarian. She prefers to go to a vegetarian restaurant:
“I would have to say that my favorite pleasure on the road is discovering new vegetarian restaurants.”