Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson


1/5/1969, Canton, Ohio, USA

Birth Name

Brian Hugh Warner


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Marilyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was born on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio to the parents of Hugh and Barb Warner. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The title of the Mechanical Animals album released in 1998 is an anagram for "Marilyn Manson is an Alchemical Man".

    • When Marilyn was growing up he went by the name Rob.

    • In April 2007, Marilyn revealed he was seeing actress Evan Rachel Wood.

    • Marilyn is fighting for custody of his two cats, Greta and Eva, with soon to be ex-wife Dita Von Teese. [November 2007]

    • Marilyn helped name the band, Jack Off Jill.

    • Despite his name being dropped from the credits, Marilyn has helped and provided full scores for several films, including From Hell, The Matrix and Resident Evil.

    • Marilyn made a cameo appearance as a doctor in the Murderdolls' music video Dead in Hollywood, and also appears in the 'Nine Inch Nails' music video Starf*ckers, Inc. and also Gave Up.

    • Marilyn had a well-known cameo in Michael Moore's political documentary Bowling for Columbine in which he spoke about the motivations behind the shooters and addressing issues such as his music deemed as a factor in the incident.

    • Marilyn appeared in the movie Party Monster playing a psychotic drag queen. The film is based on Angel Melendez's murder and murderer, Michael Alig.

    • Marilyn's music is often featured on CSI. Eric Szmanda, who plays Greg Sanders is friends with Marilyn and, as a result, his character has been written as being a fan as well.

    • After posing for a water colour painting done by Marilyn, and attending the opening of his new art gallery, the Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art, the media linked him with actress Evan Rachel Wood, despite still being married to Dita Von Teese.

    • On December 29, 2006, Dita Von Teese filed for divorce from Marilyn at the Los Angeles Superior Court citing "irreconcilable differences". He was served the papers on his 38th birthday, January 5, 2007.

    • Rumors circulating that Marilyn would retire from music in order to focus on a filmmaking career were proved false when he began working on the 2007 release of the soundtrack to his film Phantasmagoria.

    • Marilyn has been romantically linked to Melissa "Missi" Romero, Traci Lords and Jenna Jameson.

    • Marilyn claims to have lost his virginity at 16 to a cheerleader on a school baseball field.

    • Marilyn's favorite vegetable is broccoli.

    • In 1999 Marilyn posed nude for the gay adult magazine, Honcho.

    • Marilyn's height is 6'3". In the past he has credited his height to an abnormality caused at birth by his father Hugh's exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

    • An urban legend circulated that Marilyn had two ribs removed so he could facilitate fellatio on himself.

    • Marilyn guest appeared on rapper DMX's album Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood for the track "The Omen", produced by Swizz Beats.

    • After his name was used in the New Radicals' hit song You Get What You Give, Marilyn threatened that he would crack lead singer Gregg Alexander's skull for using him in the same sentence as Courtney Love.

    • - Marilyn turned down the role of Dr. Jonathan Crane in the film Batman Begins.
      - He was featured in the 2004 film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, as a construction worker.
      - Marilyn played himself on an episode of the animated television series Clone High, where he sings a song about nutrition and the food pyramid.

    • Many of Marilyn's paintings have sold for large amounts, usually between $ 5,000 and $ 50,000. His most famous buyers include Jack Osbourne, Nicolas Cage, Dave Navarro, and Andy Dick.

    • Marilyn's prize sartorial possession is a jacket made from the skins of conjoined twin lambs.

    • Marilyn's wedding ceremony to Dita Von Teese took place at the artist Gottfried Helnwein's Castle Gurteen in Kilsheelan, County Tipperary, Ireland. He wore a John Galliano black silk taffeta tuxedo with velvet trim and a Stephen Jones hat.

    • Marilyn is one of five artists to sing on the Queen of the Damned soundtrack, along with Wayne Static of Static-X, David Draiman of Disturbed, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Jay Gordon of Orgy.

    • Marilyn often wears a stylized or decorated contact lens in one eye.

    • In November 2005, Marilyn's album Lest We Forget, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies.

    • An untrue rumor circulated in the 1990s that the actor Josh Saviano, who played a nerdy sidekick in the 1960s themed TV show The Wonder Years, grew up to be Marilyn Manson. A similar story about Rob Stone, who played Kevin Owens in the ABC sitcom Mr. Belvedere, was also spread.

    • Marilyn married Dita Von Teese in a nondenominational ceremony, which was performed at Castle Gurteen, the home of the couple's friend, artist Gottfried Helnwein. Despite rumors suggesting the couple planned to exchange vials of their blood during the service, they merely swapped vows they had written for each other.

    • Marilyn is best friends with actress and singer Mandy Moore and has referred to her as his "love child."

    • Marilyn is an only child to parents Hugh and Barb Warner. He was raised as an Episcopalian and attended Heritage Christian School in Canton, Ohio.

    • Marilyn's favorite movie is Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

    • Marilyn's album, The Golden Age of Grotesque debuted at #1 on the charts in the US and all over Europe. It is his second album to debut at #1. The Album Mechanical Animals debuted at # 1 on Billboard in 1998.

    • Marilyn was originally approached to do the musical score of the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre but had to drop out at the last minute due to schedule complications resulting from the release of The Golden Age of Grotesque.

    • Marilyn severely injured his ankle during the Rock is Dead tour.

    • The cover of the Mechanical Animals CD caused the album to be banned from many stores because it showed Mr. Manson as a naked alien. The CD was also edited in Japan because it showed Marilyn with 6 fingers on his left hand and NOT because he was naked.

    • Marilyn enjoys painting and writing in his spare time. He has displayed and sold some of his watercolor paintings at The Los Angeles Contemporary Exihibtions musem. Some of his buyers were Flea from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nicholas Cage, and Jack Osbourne.

    • Marilyn owns a home in Los Angeles once used as a studio by The Rolling Stones.

    • The original name of Marilyn's rock group was Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids.

    • Marilyn has a collection of medical prosthetics (artificial limbs, glass eyes, etc.) and vintage metal lunch boxes.

    • Marilyn was engaged to Rose McGowan from 1999 to 2001.

    • Mrilyn's name comes from Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.

    • Marilyn was deemed a "Reverend" for the Church of Satan by Satanist Anton Szandor LaVey.

  • Quotes

    • Marilyn: (on girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood) I've found my double, my twin, with my new girlfriend, Evan Rachel Wood. She understands I like to get up when night falls and go to sleep at dawn.

    • Marilyn: I spent Y2K New Year's Eve drinking absinthe with Johnny Depp in France. We were ready for the apocalypse and when it didn't come we were very disappointed. So we drank more absinthe and set off fireworks. Since then, I don't drink absinthe, or drink booze.

    • Marilyn: (embroiled in a custody battle with Dita Von Teese over their collection of dead pets) I have four taxidermied baboons, two monkeys, a white peacock, a turtle and a wild boar. I went through a dramatic lifestyle change with my home after the break-up. I left it. When you get separated, you lose so much. I don't know what she'll say when I ask for them back.

    • Marilyn: (on meeting Justin Timberlake and his mother Lynn) I met Justin Timberlake and I liked him. I met his mother too. He brings her on tour with him, I guess as some sort of prop. When we met I had just watched this sex documentary, unfortunately for his mother, and the first thing I said to her was 'Did you know that a woman has three holes between their legs?' She was fascinated.

    • Marilyn: I say no to drugs, but they don't listen.

    • Marilyn: You have to be around people that are interested in having strange times. That doesn't always have to be depraved sex orgies, of course - it can be conservative sex orgies.

    • Marilyn: I talked to Snoop doggy dogg today. Well I'm not sure if you could really call it talked because I could hardly understand what he was saying. But I think what he was trying to communicate was that he wanted to work with me in some sort of capacity and something involving marijuana.

    • Marilyn: In the end we're all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven't been on the show.

    • Marilyn: (addressing rumours he had ribs removed) If I really got my ribs removed, I would have been busy sucking my own d*ck on the wonder years instead of chasing Winnie Cooper. Besides, I wouldn't have sucked other people's d*cks on stage, either. I would have been sucking my own. Plus, who really has time to be killing puppies when you can be sucking your own d*ck? I think I'm gonna call the surgeon in the morning.

    • Marilyn: I view my job as being someone who is supposed to piss people off. I don't want to be just one-of-the-guys. I don't want to be just a smiling face you see on television presenting some vapid kind of easily-digestible garbage.

    • Marilyn: Anybody intelligent enough to realize what America is, is not going to sit around and do nothing about it. They're going to be the same way that I am. They're going to be the same way our fans are. They're going to be pissed.

    • Marilyn: You should have to pass an IQ test before you breed. You have to take a driving test to operate vehicles and an SAT test to get into college. So why don't you have to take some sort of test before you give birth to children? When I am President, thats the first rule I will institute.

    • Marilyn: I fear being like everyone I hate, I fear failure, I fear losing control. I love balancing between chaos and control with everything I do. I always have a fear of going one way or another, getting lost in something, or losing everything to get lost in. And I fear being a completely acceptable sheep in society.