10 Things You May Not Know Tina Turner

Birth Name

Tina Turner's birth name is Anna Mae Bullock. She changed her name to Tina Turner after her marriage to Ike Turner.

Difficult Childhood

She was born in Nutbush, Tennessee, and her parents separated when she was a young child.

Musical Duo with Ike Turner

Tina Turner rose to fame as part of the musical duo Ike & Tina Turner.

Solo Career

After her divorce from Ike Turner, Tina embarked on a successful solo career.

Acting Career

She appeared in films such as "Tommy" (1975) and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" (1985), where she played the role of Aunty Entity.

Guinness World Records

Tina Turner holds several Guinness World Records. She has been recognized as the female artist with the most concert tickets sold

Buddhist Practitioner

She credits the philosophy and meditation practice with helping her find peace and happiness in her life.


In 1986, Tina Turner released her autobiography titled "I, Tina," which became a bestseller.


In 2009, Tina Turner announced her retirement from performing after a final concert tour called "Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour.

Swiss Citizenship

In 2013, Tina Turner became a Swiss citizen after living in Switzerland for many years.

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