Shock rocker who made it big with his cover of Sweet Dreams are Made of These, and is known for his disturbing, horror-inspired fashion sense.
He worked for the music magazine 25th Parallel when trying to break into journalism.
His trademark is wearing a decorated contact lens in one eye, black leather pants, and heavy stage makeup.
He got married to Dita Von Teese on December 3, 2005 and they divorced on December 29, 2007.
He created his stagename by combining those of two American cultural icons of the 1960s, cult leader Charles Manson, and actress Marilyn Monroe.