Born on November 26, 1939 (80 years), Tina Turner is a remarkable American singer and actress. Her birth name is Anna Mae Bullock and she was born in Brownsville, Tennessee. Her father Floyd Richard was an overseer at Poindexter Farm while her mother, Zelma Priscilla was a homemaker. She had two older sisters, Evelyn Juanita Currie and Ruby Alline Bullock and they were really close. The three sisters could not live together when they were children as her parents relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee during World War II and she had to live her grandparents. After the war, the family was reunited and started living in the Flagg Grove community in Nutbush. She later decided to be a Swiss citizen and currently lives in Europe.
Tina Turner Body Measurements
Turner is 5ft 4in (163 cm) tall and weighs 58 kgs (129 lbs). Her bust is 36 inches, waist is 29 inches, and hips are 38inches. She has dark brown colored eyes and brown hair.
Tina Turner Net Worth
It is estimated that Tina Turner has a net worth of $270 million as of 2019. She lives in three countries within Europe- Switzerland, England and France. She built a lavish and luxurious villa in France called ‘Anna Fleur’ in 2013. This house consists of European furniture and antiques from all over the world. It has been reported that she has a house in Switzerland but any further details are not available.
Tina Turner Dating History
Tina was dating Raymond Hill- the saxophonist of ‘Kings of Rhythm’ and got pregnant with their baby. But they broke up soon and she became a single parent to son Craig.
Tina and Ike Turner were friends from 1957 to 1960 and their affair began after that. They had a son (Ronnie) together in 1960 and then married each other in 1962. They started living together with Turner’s son Craig, Hill’s two sons Ike Jr and Michael and their son Ronnie. Tina later revealed that the relationship was abusive and she tried to hold the relationship for a long time but it was too much for her. She filed for divorce in 1976 and the divorce was finalized in 1978.
She met Erwin Bach, a German Music Executive in 1986 and they started dating even though he was 16 years younger than her. After being a relationship for over 27 years, Bach and Turner got married in 2013.
Tina Turner Career Details
Turner was interested in singing since she was a teenager and was exploring various forms of music back then. In 1956, she joined the band ‘Kings of Rhythm’ and started performing as Tina Turner. She had a very strong stage presence and started becoming famous for her energy and electrifying performance. The band was really famous for its liver performances but failed to have recording success. In 1960, they released ‘A Fool in Love’ which became a huge hit and they had many hits after that. Tina and Ike released ‘Proud Mary’ in 1971 and ‘Nutbush City Limits’ in 1973 which were their last songs together as they got divorced soon after.
Her solo album called ‘Private Dancer’ was released in 1984 which became critically acclaimed as well as commercially successful. She won three Grammy Awards for the album and sold for 20 million copies. Her other albums were ‘Break Every Rule’ (released in 1986), ‘Foreign Affairs’ (released in 1989) and ‘Wildest Dreams’ (released in 1996).
The compilation of all her greatest-hits called ‘All the Best’ was released in 2004. She went on a tour after ten years in 2008 with ‘Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour’ and after that she retired from live performances. Her third book called ‘Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good’ is scheduled to release in December 2020.
Tina Turner Awards And Achievements
Turner has been awarded various accolades including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Lifetime Achievement awards, and so on. She has been nominated for the Grammy 25 times and won it 8 times. She has been nominated for six MTV awards and won three of them.
Turner also has a world record in 1988 ‘for the largest paying rock concert attendance for a solo artist” as she performed for 180,000 people in Brazil and this record remained till 1997. She is ranked second on VH-1’s list of ‘100 Greatest Women In Rock and Roll.’ She is also inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has her own star inducted on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well.