Shania Twain

© Sara Collaton

© Sara Collaton


Most of us know this country-pop artist from Canada as Shania Twain, but her real name is Eileen Edwards. Her music career started in 1994 with the release of her first album ‘Shania Twain’ which, although received positive reviews, only managed to climb to 67 on a US Country albums chart. Her career was essentially jump started in 1995 with the release of her second studio album titled ‘The Woman in Me’. It spawned well-known hits like ‘No One Needs To Know’, ‘Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?’ and ‘Any Man Of Mine’. The album helped Twain find a place in the world of country music, and future album releases including ‘Come On Over’ and ‘Up!’ ensured that she stayed there.  In 2011, the five-time Grammy award winning artist produced ‘Why Not? With Shania Twain’, a reality series that documents her life from the early, poverty-stricken days, to the present.  Other television appearances for Twain include being a guest judge and mentor on ‘American Idol’ in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Twain, is a down-to-earth, bubbly mother of one and a hard-core vegetarian. Shania Twain has her own signature perfume titled ‘Shania’.