Picture of Shania GIVEN NAME: Eileen Regina Edwards
DATE OF BIRTH: August 28, 1965
PLACE OF BIRTH: Windsor, Ontario
PARENTS: Clarence and Sharon Edwards
GREW UP: in Timmins, Ontario

HEIGHT: 5'4" WEIGHT: 110
EYES: Green HAIR: Brown
SHOE SIZE: 6 1/2

FAVORITE DESSERT: All pastries, especially peach pie
FAVORITE RECREATION: Camping, horse riding, guitar

"Wildflower" (Skylarc)
"Dream A Little Dream of Me" (Mama's and Papa's)
"Coat of Many Colours", and "In the Ghetto" (Dolly Parton)
"She's Always A Woman To Me" (Billy Joel)
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Hank Williams)

FAVORITE MOVIE: "Immortal Beloved"

BEST/WORST CHARACTERISTICS: Resourceful; impatient
WHAT SHANIA VALUE'S MOST: Family and happiness

More Quick Facts.....

  • Shania means 'On My Way' in Ojibwa.
  • Born Eileen Edwards on August 28th 1965, to Clarence and Sharon Edwards in Windsor Ontario.
  • Jerry Twain met and married the single Sharon later on in life, thus the Twain name.
  • Second oldest of 5 brothers and sisters.
  • Shania's parents sadly died in a car crash in 1987, Shania was only 21.
  • Shania's brothers and sisters are: Jill, Carrie-Ann, Mark, and Darryl.
  • Shania worked in her dad's reforestation business six months out of 12 between ages 17-21.
  • Shania's first performance was in 1st grade show and tell where she performed "Country Roads"
  • Shania is a former McDonalds employee.
  • Her first album (Shania Twain) only contained 1 of her own songs, "God Aint Gonna Getcha for that".
  • The Woman In Me was written almost entirely by Shania. "You Win My Love" was written by husband John "Mutt" Lange.
  • The Woman In Me has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide.
  • Shania has been a vegetarian since she Married Mutt.
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange used Shania's first album to work out to.
  • Shania first met Mutt on the phone.
  • Shania and Mutt first met in person at 1993's Fan Fair.
  • While working on "The Woman In Me" they fell in love and were married on December 28th 1993.
  • The Woman In Me may be one of the most expensive country albums ever produced.
  • Shania's name for Mutt is love, and Mutt's name for Shania is Woody, because her old hairdo reminded him of Woody Woodpecker.
  • It took a 5 hour fitting to get the black velvet pants in the "I'm Outta Here" video to fit Shania's specifications.
  • Shania has a German Sheppard named Tim that goes everywhere with her, and also doubles as her guard dog.
  • Shania designed her tour own tour bus for her '98 tour. She will also bring along one of her horses (retired show horse) with her on tour.
  • Shania's "Don't Be Stupid" video only took about 10 hours to film, as opposed to the average 14 hours for a video.
  • Part of the video for "Any Man of Mine" was shot on Bo and John Derek's ranch in St. Inez.
  • Shania is Irish and French-Canadian and was raised with the Ojibwa Indian Culture.
  • "No One Needs To Know" was featured in the movie "Edie and Pen" Starring Stockard Channing.
  • She sang back vocals on the Sammy Kershaw song "Haunted Heart".
  • The first song Shania sang to Mutt was the chorus of "Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)".