Tina Turner

Tina Turner


11/26/1939, Nutbush, Tennessee, USA

Birth Name

Anna Mae Bullock



Also Known As

Ike & Tina Turner
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Tina Turner, One of the greatest Divas. Tina, born in 1939 as Anna Mae Bullock, in the small city of Nutbush, Tennessee, is currently one of the world most successful Rock singers. Tina attended the St-Louis high school. That's where she met Ike Turner, the R&B band leader…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tina was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty over 60, in May 2007.

    • Most covered Tina's songs: River Deep Mountain High (3 times); Private Dancer (2 times).

    • Tina recieved a Lifetime Acievement Prize from MOBO (Music of Black Origin), in 1999, in London.

    • Tina was featured in the James Bond's movie Goldeneye (1995), singing the title song, Goldeneye, which became a hit.

    • Tina joined the band Turner's Kings of Rhythm after she met Ike Turner in high school. She was performing and singing with the group.

    • Tina wrote her autobiography, I Tina, and that book led to the hit movie What's Love Got To Do With It (1993), starring Angela Bassett as Tina.

    • Among Tina's fans we can count David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, and Mark Knopfler.

    • Tina had her biggest tour called Break Every Rule, in 1987. She performed in 25 countries, achieving records in selling tickets.

    • Many believed that after Tina broke with Ike, she will not return to the music scene. Tina proved otherwise, when she, with Roger Davies, her Australian manager, released her multi-platinum and Grammy-winning album in 1984, Private Dancer, with her biggest hits What's Love Got To Do With It?, and Better Be Good to Me.

    • Tina married Ike Turner in 1962 in a quick Tijuana ceremony. This marriage were no success, since Ike used to threat her and beat her, while controlling her music career.

    • Tina is very well remembered from the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (Mad Max 3), where she had the role of Aunty Entity. She was also featured in the soundtrack with 2 songs: One of the Living, and We Don't Need Another Hero.

    • Tina was born on November 26, 1939.

    • Tina was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA.

    • Tina Turner was born as Anna Mae Bullock.

    • Tina was featured in the movie Brother Bear in 2003 with the song Great Spirits. The song was also held by Phil Collins, who wrote it.

    • Tina was tributed in the movie Miss Congeniality 2, when Sandra Bullock and Regina King (Grace and Sam) were singing Tina's song Proud Mary in the night club.

    • Tina's 1984 hit What's Love Got To Do With It was covered by Cliff Richard, again covered by Warren G and Adina Howard (The Supercop soundtrack, 1995), and was sampled by Fat Joe in What's Luv (with Ashanti, in 2001).

    • Tina has 7 Grammy Awards:
      1. Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Group - Proud Mary (Ike & Tina Turner).
      2. Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female - Better Be Good To Me - 1985.
      3. Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female - What's Love Got To Do With It - 1985.
      4. Record of the Year - What's Love Got To Do With It.
      5. Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female - One Of The Living - 1986.
      6. Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female - Back Where You Started - 1987.
      7. Best Rock Vocal Performanc, Female - Tina Live In Europe - 1989.

    • Tina is about to participate in The Goddess, an Indian movie, who was supposed to film in 2004 and still in pre production status. She will also sing in that movie.

    • Tina has four sons: Ike Jr. and Michael (from her former husband's (Ike) previous marriage), Ronnie (son of Ike and Tina), and Craig (born 1958, son of Tina and Raymond Hill (they didn't marry), who was part of Ike's band).

    • Tina is 5' 4" (1.63 m).

    • Tina was married to Ike Turner from 1962 until March 29, 1978. They had one son, Ronnie Turner, born 1964.

  • Quotes

    • Tina Turner: (about her age) I will never give in to old age until I become old. And I'm not old yet!