Marilyn Manson (Brian Hugh Warner) (1969) – musician, leader of “Marilyn Manson” group.
Brian was born in January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio in worker’s family which was far of creation. His father was a seller and mother was a nurse. Manson’s parents sent him to study at Christian school. But contrary to expectations the boy became an ateist. After graduation he has moved to Florida and begun to work as reporter and critic in musical magazine.
Marilyn Manson has founded rock-group in 1989. The same time he took a pseudoname which was a combination of two names: Marilyn (after actress and sex-symbol Marilyn Monroe) and Manson (after famous criminal Charles Milles Manson). Other participants chose pseudonyms too: Daisy Berkowitz, Olivia Newton-Bundy and Zsa Zsa Speck. First time the group named as «Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids». Their first album was released in 1994 and named «Portrait Of An American Family». The group gained popularity in America for a short time thanks to thought-out advertisement. Group’s image was shocking. Soon Gidget Gein and Madonna Wayne Gasy replaced Newton Bandy and Za Za Speck. Group composition in 2009: Twiggy, Chris Vrenna, Ginger Fish, Andy Garold and permanent leader Marilyn Manson.
Later Manson released such albums as «Smells Like Children», «Antichrist Superstar», and «Mechanical Animals». And next «Holy Wood» album has brought world fame to group. Public was shocked by Manson’s appearance and behavior. And musician maintained his image by incredible tricks. Manson was attained the Reverend in the Church of Satan after meeting Anton Szandor LaVey. Symbols of this ideology the group often uses at its concerts (for example, the image of goat head).
«The Golden Age of Grotesque» was the next studio album and it was released in 2003. It was followed by «Eat Me, Drink Me» in 2007 and «The High End of Low» in 2009.
He has been married with actress and dancer Dita von Teese since 2005 till 2006. Then he has been meeting with Evan Rachel Wood till 2008.