Born Brian Hugh Warner, this shock rocker made it big with his cover of "Sweet Dreams are Made of These."
He worked for the music magazine 25th Parallel when trying to break into journalism.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance for "mOBSCENE" and became known for theatrical concerts and his disturbing, horror-inspired fashion such as 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 the names of two American cultural icons of the 1960s, cult leader Charles Manson, and actress Marilyn Monroe.