Name: Shania Twain
Birth Name: Eilleen Regina Edwards
Height: 5' 4''
Birth Date: August 28, 1965
Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Education: High School
Husband/Wife: Robert John Mutt Lange (music producer; married on December 28, 1993)
Father: Clarence Edwards
Mother: Sharon Twain (killed in a 1987 car accident)
Sister: Jill (older), Carrie Ann (younger)
Brother: Mark, Darryl
Step Father: Jerry Twain (killed in a 1987 car accident)
Shania Twain Biography
Shania Twain, OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. Her third album Come on Over is the biggest-selling album of all time by a female musician, and the best-selling album in the history of country music. She is the only female musician to have three albums certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, and is also the best selling artist in
Twain is the daughter of Sharon and Clarence Edwards, who divorced when she was two. Her mother then moved Eilleen and her sister Jill to
One of five children, Eilleen Twain had a hard childhood in
At the age of thirteen, Eilleen Twain was invited to perform on CBC television's Tommy Hunter Show. While attending Timmins High and Vocational School in
In 1984, she sang a duet performance on an album by Canadian musician (and present-day CKTB radio personality) Tim Denis.
When her mother and adoptive father died in a car accident on November 1, 1987, the 22-year-old Twain put her musical career on hold and took care of her family. She and her half-brothers Mark and Darryl, and sister Carrie-Ann moved to Huntsville, Ontario, where she supported them by performing at the nearby Deerhurst Resort.