A Countdown of the Most Brilliant Minds in Music Biz

by fedor8 | created - 25 Jan 2011 | updated - 16 May 2016 | Public

These people are all well-known for their music, bad or good. So this isn't a music-quality list.

But how many of you knew that Michael Jackson is the most intelligent musician who ever lived?

Nobody in their right mind would question that this list represents the most ADVANCED minds and highest IQs in music biz.

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1. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana on August 29, 1958, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson, had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Katherine Jackson (née Katherine Esther Scruse). Together, ...

2. Amy Winehouse

Soundtrack | Amy

Amy Winehouse was a five-time Grammy Award-winning English singer-songwriter known for such hits as 'Rehab' and 'You Know I'm No Good' among her other works.

She was born Amy Jade Winehouse, on September 14, 1983, in Enfield, London, England to a Jewish family with Russian ancestry on her mother's ...

3. Liam Gallagher

Producer | The Longest Cocktail Party

William John Paul Gallagher is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame as the frontman of the British rock band, Oasis. Known for his erratic behaviour, distinctive singing style and abrasive attitude, he is one of the most recognisable figures in modern British music.

Following the ...

4. Tommy Lee

Soundtrack | Barb Wire

Tommy Lee was born on October 3, 1962 in Athens, Greece as Thomas Lee Bass. He was previously married to Pamela Anderson, Heather Locklear and Elaine Margaret Starchuk.

5. Britney Spears

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8, ...

6. Lily Allen

Actress | Elizabeth

Lily Allen was born on May 2, 1985 in Hammersmith, London, England as Lily Rose Beatrice Allen. She has been married to Sam Cooper since June 11, 2011. They have three children.

7. Moby

Soundtrack | Heat

Moby was born on September 11, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Melville Hall.

8. Pete Doherty

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Pete Doherty was born on March 12, 1979 in Hexham, Northumberland, England as Peter Doherty.

9. Lindsay Lohan

Actress | Mean Girls

Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City on 2 July 1986. Her mother, Dina Lohan (née Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan), is a former Wall Street analyst, and her father, Michael Lohan, is a businessman and former Wall Street trader. She has Irish, Italian, and German ancestry.

Lohan began her ...

10. Whitney Houston

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born into a musical family on 9 August 1963, in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of gospel star Cissy Houston, cousin of singing star Dionne Warwick and goddaughter of soul legend Aretha Franklin.

She began singing in the choir at her church, The New Hope Baptist ...

11. Pink

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Pink was born Alecia Beth Moore in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and was later raised in Philadelphia. Her parents, Judith Moore (née Kugel), a nurse, and Jim Moore, a Vietnam veteran, divorced when she was very young. Her mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family, while her father has Irish, German, ...

12. Axl Rose

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, W. Axl Rose is the pure embodiment of decadent late 1980s rockerdom. Brash, slightly misogynistic and notoriously wild, Rose grew up in a maniacally dysfunctional household - molested by his own father at age two; beaten by his abusive stepfather.

When Axl was ...

13. Sid Vicious

Soundtrack | The Astronaut's Wife

Along with fellow Sex Pistol member, Johnny Rotten, lanky, sneering, pock faced Sid epitomised the punk movement born in the mid 1970s in working class England. Sid Vicious (real name John Beverly) wasn't an original member of the Pistols, but rather joined the band after original bassist, Glen ...

14. Kanye West

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kanye Omari West. He has been married to Kim Kardashian West since May 24, 2014. They have two children.

15. Bijou Phillips

Actress | Almost Famous

The multi-talented Bijou Phillips has led an unusual life. She spent her childhood in New York, California and South Africa. She excelled in Equestrienne sport. When she was 13, she became a model to escape boarding school and became one of the youngest people to grace the cover of "Interview" ...

16. Cat Stevens

Soundtrack | Almost Famous

Cat Stevens was born on July 21, 1948 in London, England as Stephen Demetre Georgiou. He has been married to Fawzia Ali since September 9, 1979. They have five children.

17. Sebastian Bach

Actor | Rock of Ages

Sebastian Bach was born on April 3, 1968 in Freeport, Bahamas as Sebastian Phillip Bierk. He is an actor, known for Rock of Ages (2012), Gilmore Girls (2000) and Swearnet: The Movie (2014).

18. Rob Zombie

Writer | The Devil's Rejects

Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie ...

19. Shania Twain

Soundtrack | I Heart Huckabees

Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, one of three daughters of Clarence and Sharon (Morrison) Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was age six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa ...

20. Lil' Kim

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kimberly Denise Jones, was born on July 11, 1974, to parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae. She is of Native American and African American descent. Standing just 4 feet 11 inches tall Kimberly Jones seems much less than being just your average girl in the hood, but when "Lil' Kim" was introduced to ...

21. Avril Lavigne

Soundtrack | Bruce Almighty

Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1984, to Judith-Rosanne (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne. She is of French-Canadian (father) and English, Scottish, and German (mother) descent. At 16, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album. She dropped...

22. Zack De La Rocha

Soundtrack | The Matrix

Zack De La Rocha was born on January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California, USA as Zacarias Manuel De La Rocha.

23. Alanis Morissette

Soundtrack | Dogma

Alanis Nadine Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, on June 1st 1974. Alanis' Greek name is a feminine version of her father's name, Alan. Her mother's name's Georgia and she has two brothers: Chad and Wade (Alanis' Twin). She learned to play the piano at age 6 and the guitar at age 21. In 1986 ...

24. Rihanna

Actress | Battleship

Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born in a parish in Barbados called St. Michael, to Monica (Braithwaite), an accountant, and Ronald Fenty, a warehouse supervisor. Her mother is Afro-Guyanese and her father is of Afro-Barbadian and British Isles ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean). Rihanna lived ...

25. Benji Madden

Soundtrack | Not Another Teen Movie

Benji Madden was born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979, in Waldorf, Maryland, to Robin Marie Madden and Roger Paul Combs. His father left the family when he was 16, so he changed his last name from "Combs" to his mother's maiden name. After his father left, Benji's mother raised him and his ...

26. Joel Madden

Soundtrack | The Voice

Joel Madden was born Joel Rueben Combs on March 11, 1979, in Waldorf, Maryland, to Robin Marie Madden and Roger Paul Combs. His father left the family, so he changed his last name from "Combs" to his mother's maiden name. His mother raised Joel and his three siblings alone. Obviously that caused a ...

27. Juliette Lewis

Actress | Natural Born Killers

Juliette Lewis has been recognized as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors of her generation since she first stunned audiences and critics alike with her Oscar-nominated performance as "Danielle Bowden" in Cape Fear (1991). To date, she has worked with some of the most revered ...

28. Ol' Dirty Bastard

Actor | State Property 2

Ol' Dirty Bastard was born on November 15, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Russell Tyrone Jones. He was married to Icelene Jones. He died on November 13, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City.

29. Lady Miss Kier

Soundtrack | A Man Apart

Lady Miss Kier was born on August 15, 1963 in Youngstown, Ohio, USA as Kierin Magenta Kirby. She was previously married to Dmitry Brill.

30. Manu Chao

Soundtrack | Princesas

Manu Chao was born on June 21, 1961 in Paris, France as José Manuel Arturo Tomás Chao.

31. Kurt Cobain

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...

32. Vanilla Ice

Soundtrack | Cool as Ice

Vanilla Ice was born Robert Matthew Van Winkle on October 31, 1967 in South Dallas, Texas. He was raised by his mother, Camilla Beth (Dickerson). His father left when he was four years old and since then, he has had many stepfathers. He has German and English ancestry on his mother's side.

In his ...

33. Al Jourgensen

Soundtrack | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Father: Norwegian, stock-car driver/mechanic for Dan Gurney. Mother: Cuban. Raised in Chicago and Denver. Graduated from Summit High School, Frisco, Colorado, 1976. University of Northern Colorado [Greeley]. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1979. Worked as a record store clerk, DJ [Club 950] and ...

34. Shaun Ryder

Soundtrack | The Fan

Shaun Ryder was born on August 23, 1962 in Little Hulton, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England. He has been married to Joanne Ryder since March 7, 2010. They have three children.

35. Ja Rule

Soundtrack | The Fast and the Furious

Ja Rule was born on February 29, 1976 in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Atkins. He has been married to Aisha Atkins since April 14, 2001. They have three children.

36. Joan Baez

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Joan Baez was the middle daughter of Albert Vinicio and Joan Bridge Baez. At age 10, her father took a job (and the family) to Baghdad, Iraq, for a year, after which they moved to Palo Alto, CA, home of Stanford University. In 1956, she bought her first guitar and heard Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ...

37. Brian 'Head' Welch

Soundtrack | Charlie's Angels

Brian 'Head' Welch was born on June 19, 1970 in Torrance, California, USA as Brian Phillip Welch. He was previously married to Rebekkah Welch.

38. Jello Biafra

Soundtrack | Grindhouse

Jello Biafra is a compelling, enigmatic public speaker and musician. He has sung for many bands: his first band, Dead Kennedys, was a seminal early punk band and continues to define and influence American punk rock and its beneficiaries. A leader and follower of the "Do It Yourself" punk ethic of ...

39. Bob Marley

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, ...

40. Morrissey

Soundtrack | Shaun of the Dead

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Davyhulme, Manchester, England, UK. At a very early age, he took an interest in writing. His top priority was poetry, though he would have his biography on James Dean, "James Dean Is Not Dead", published by his early 20s. His literary influences ranged from ...

41. John Lennon

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. He was raised by his mother's older sister Mimi Smith. In the mid-1950s, he formed his first band, The Quarrymen (after Quarry Bank High School, ...

42. Courtney Love

Actress | The People vs. Larry Flynt

The daughter of Grateful Dead devotee and first manager Hank Harrison and psychotherapist Linda Caroll, Courtney Love was born Courtney Michelle Harrison in San Francisco, California in 1964. Love spent her early years living in hippie communes in Oregon and at schools in Europe and New Zealand, ...

43. André Benjamin

Actor | Four Brothers

André Benjamin was born on May 27, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Andre Benjamin.

44. Leona Lewis

Soundtrack | Avatar

Leona Lewis was born on April 3, 1985 in Islington, London, England as Leona Louise Lewis.

45. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

46. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

47. Eddie Vedder

Soundtrack | Into the Wild

Eddie Vedder was known in San Diego for being a surfer and a singer in the progressive rock band Bad Radio, where he sang in the 80's until he departed to join Pearl Jam in 1990. Right before Eddie left, Bad Radio opened for Andy Summers at the Bucchanal in San Diego. After the show, Eddie jumped ...

48. George Michael

Soundtrack | Beverly Hills Cop II

George Michael was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in Finchley, north London, in the United Kingdom, to Lesley Angold (Harrison), a dancer, and Kyriacos Panayiotou, a restaurateur. His father was a Greek Cypriot, and his mother was of English background. He first discovered fame as a musician ...

49. Shirley Manson

Actress | Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Shirley Manson was born on August 26, 1966 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Shirley Anne Manson. She is an actress, known for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), Vampire Academy (2014) and Remember Me (2010). She has been married to Billy Bush since May 2010. She was previously married to ...

50. Billy Bragg

Soundtrack | Paper Towns

Billy Bragg - the so-called 'Bard of Barking' - came to widespread attention as a sort of one-man Clash, busking around Britain, with a guitar and portable amp. Having briefly joined the Army, Bragg formed a punk band, Riff Raff, but it was not until he released his first mini-LP, "Life's a Riot" ...

51. Tom Morello

Soundtrack | Battleship

Tom Morello was born on May 30, 1964 in New York city. He has become an influential guitarist due to his work with Rage Against The Machine in the 1990s. Tom got his Social Studies degree from Harvard and went to L.A to start a band. He briefly played guitarist for a band named Lock Up with fellow ...

52. DMX

Soundtrack | Exit Wounds

DMX was born on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Earl Simmons. He was previously married to Tashera Simmons.

53. Jacoby Shaddix

Soundtrack | You Got Served

Born on July 28, 1976 as Jacoby Dakota Shaddix he has three sons Makaile, Jagger, and Brixton. Makaile Cielo Shaddix born March 24, 2002 at 3:34 am making him 11 almost 12 years old. Jagger Monroe Shaddix born September 13, 2004 making him 9 years old. Brixton Gabriel Shaddix born September 17, ...

54. Brandon Flowers

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Born on June 21, 1981 in Las Vegas, Brandon Richard Flowers is the youngest of six children. Having grown up in the small town of Nephi, Utah, his best chances of getting into music were the cassettes given to him by his older brother, Shane. However, during Brandon's junior year in high school, ...

55. Shakira

Soundtrack | Zootopia

Grammy-winning Latina pop singer Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on February 2, 1977. Her father is a Lebanese American immigrant and her mother a native of Colombia of Italian and Spanish descent. Shakira began her musical career at age 12 and quickly captured fans throughout Latin ...

56. Kelly Osbourne

Actress | Austin Powers in Goldmember

Kelly Osbourne was born on October 27, 1984 in Westminster, London, England as Kelly Lee Osbourne. She is an actress and producer, known for Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), The 7D (2014) and So Undercover (2012).

57. Céline Dion

Soundtrack | Titanic

Hailing from the small town of Charlemagne, Québec, Céline Dion has become one of the all-time greatest singers. Céline was born in 1968, the youngest of 14 children. Early in childhood, she sang with her siblings in a small club owned by her parents. From these early experiences, Céline gained the...

58. Barney Greenway

Actor | Napalm Death: Smash a Single Digit

Barney Greenway was born as Mark Greenway. He is an actor and writer, known for Napalm Death: Smash a Single Digit (2015), Traces of Death III (1995) and Over the Madness (2007).

59. Isaac Hayes

Actor | Escape from New York

Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school ...

60. Björk

Soundtrack | Dancer in the Dark

Born in 1965 in the Icelandic capital city of Reykjavik, the daughter of Gudmundur Gunnarsson (an electrician) and Hildur Hauksdóttir who divorced before her second birthday, Björk grew up in a hippie-type community with her mother and her seven siblings. She started to study classical music at the...

61. Chuck D

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Beyond

Chuck D was born on August 1, 1960 in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA as Carlton Douglas Ridenhour. He is married to Gaye. They have three children.

62. Victoria Beckham

Actress | Spice World

Victoria Beckham was born Victoria Caroline Adams on 17 April 1974 in Harlow, Essex, England, to Jacqueline Doreen (Cannon), an insurance clerk and hairdresser, and Anthony William Adams, an electronics engineer. She does not like being called Vicky. Instead, call her Posh, which stands for the ...

63. Liza Minnelli

Soundtrack | Cabaret

Liza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946, the daughter of Judy Garland and movie director Vincente Minnelli. She was practically raised at MGM studios while her parents worked long hours there and she made her film debut at fourteen months of age in the movie In the Good Old Summertime (1949). Her ...

64. Bobby Brown

Soundtrack | Ghostbusters II

Bobby Brown was born on February 5, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Barisford Brown. He has been married to Alicia Etheredge since June 18, 2012. They have two children. He was previously married to Whitney Houston.

65. Annie Lennox

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Ann Griselda Lennox. She has been married to Mitch Besser since September 15, 2012. She was previously married to Uri Fruchtmann and Radha Raman.

66. Till Lindemann

Soundtrack | Lost Highway

Till Lindemann is a German musician, actor and poet. He is the lead singer of the German band Rammstein.

Till Lindemann was born in Leipzig, East Germany, but he grew up in the village of Wendisch-Rambow near Schwerin (in East Germany). His father was famous children's poet Werner Lindemann and his ...

67. Charlotte Church

Soundtrack | I'll Be There

Charlotte Maria Church was born on February 21, 1986 in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom to Steven Reed and his wife Maria. The couple separated shortly after the child's birth, and she was left in her mother's care. She started singing publicly when she was only three and a half years old,...

68. Geri Horner

Actress | Spice World

Geri Horner was born on August 6, 1972 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England as Geraldine Estelle Halliwell Hidalgo. She has been married to Christian Horner since May 15, 2015. They have one child.

69. Paul Weller

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Has 5 children: Daughters Leah, Dylan, and Jesamine, and sons Nathaniel and Stevie. His mother named him John after contracting polio of the throat right after his birth. She was bordering on delirium and blurted out the first name she thought of. She later renamed him Paul, but his name has never ...

70. Fran Healy

Soundtrack | Crossroads

Fran Healy was born on July 23, 1973 in Stafford, Staffordshire, England. He is married to Norah Kryst. They have one child.

71. Phillip Boa

Soundtrack | Rockpalast

Phillip Boa was born on January 18, 1963 in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

72. Gary Glitter

Soundtrack | Small Soldiers

Gary Glitter was born on May 8, 1944 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England as Paul Francis Gadd. He was previously married to Ann Murton.

73. Mark Owen

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service

Mark Owen was born on January 27, 1972 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Mark Anthony Patrick Owen. He has been married to Emma Ferguson since November 8, 2009. They have three children.

74. Daron Malakian

Soundtrack | Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Daron Malakian was born July of 1975 in Glendale, California to Armenian immigrant parents. He still lives with his parents in that city. As a child he wanted to play drums but he parents did not want him to because of the factor that drums cannot be turned down. They in turn bought him an electric...

75. Serj Tankian

Soundtrack | Hardcore Henry

Serj Tankian was born on August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon. He has been married to Angela Madatyan since June 10, 2012.

76. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

77. Phil Anselmo

Soundtrack | The Big Short

Phil Anselmo was born on June 30, 1968 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Philip Hansen Anselmo. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), The Manson Family (1997) and Strangeland (1998). He has been married to Kate since 2004. He was previously married to Stephanie Opal Weinstein.

78. Dolly Parton

Soundtrack | The Porter Wagoner Show

Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946, one of 12 children of Robert Lee Parton, a tobacco farmer, and Avie Lee Parton (née Owens). Dolly grew up on a run-down farm in Locust Ridge, Tennessee. At 12, she was appearing on Knoxville TV and, at 13, she was already recording on a small label...

79. Sheryl Crow

Soundtrack | Tomorrow Never Dies

Sheryl Crow was born on February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri, USA as Sheryl Suzanne Crow.

80. Neil Diamond

Soundtrack | The Jazz Singer

Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of...

81. Nina Hagen

Soundtrack | Cha-Cha

Has performed throughout the world for over forty years. Born March 11, 1955 in the former East Berlin, East Germany, to Hans and Eva-Maria Hagen. At the age of four began to study ballet and at an early age was considered to be an "opera prodigy". In 1979, appeared with Herman Brood, and Lene ...

82. Chris Martin

Soundtrack | The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

One of the UK's most distinctive and popular singers and songwriters, Chris Martin was educated at the prestigious Sherborne School in Dorset. As a child he was musically inspired by artists such as A-Ha, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Smiths, U2 and Peter Gabriel, who achieved commercial success in the ...

83. Vince Neil

Soundtrack | Friday Night Lights

Vince Neil was born on February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California, USA as Vincent Neil Wharton. He has been married to Lia Gherardini since January 9, 2005. He was previously married to Heidi Mark, Sharise Ruddell and Elizabeth W. Lynn.

84. Joe Strummer

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Although best known as the outspoken front man for legendary punk rock group The Clash, Joe Strummer also carved out an interesting niche as an actor once the band broke up. The Clash formed in 1976, and along with the Sex Pistols spearheaded the British punk rock scene. By 1979, The Clash had ...

85. Max Cavalera

Soundtrack | Babylon A.D.

Max Cavalera was born in Belo Horizonte to a Brazillian mother and his father was an Italian ambassador. Along with his brother Igor Cavalera he formed the death metal band Sepultura. The band was very popular and released several albums, with "Roots" and "Chaos A.D" both receiving critical praise....

86. Keith Moon

Actor | Tommy

Keith John Moon was born to working class parents in Wembley, London, England, on the 23rd August, 1946. At the age of 12, he had joined the Sea Cadet Corp and was given his first musical instrument, the bugle. He left school by 15 and was in his first band, The Beachcombers; this was around the ...

87. Melanie Brown

Actress | Spice World

Born on the 29th May 1975 in Leeds, England, Melanie Brown became a member of Spice Girls in 1994. Their three albums sold than 40 million copies worldwide and they had nine singles at number 1 in the UK.

"Hot" was her first solo album, released on 9th October 2000. It entered the UK charts at #28. ...

88. Mutya Buena

Soundtrack | About Time

Mutya Buena was born on May 21, 1985 in Kingsbury, London, England as Rosa Isabel Mutya Buena.

89. Roger Waters

Soundtrack | Pink Floyd: The Wall

Roger Waters was born on September 6, 1943 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England as George Roger Waters. He has been married to Laurie Durning since January 14, 2012. He was previously married to Pricilla Phillips, Carolyn Christie and Judy Trim.

90. Tupac Shakur

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...

91. Fergie

Soundtrack | Nine

Stacy Ann Ferguson was born in Hacienda Heights, California, to Theresa Ann (Gore) and Jon Patrick Ferguson, both schoolteachers. Her ancestry includes Scottish, English, Irish, German, Swedish, and Luxembourgian. When she was a teenager, her parents divorced, which was a big challenge for a girl ...

92. Adam Ant

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Adam Ant is best known as a singer. He led Adam and the Ants in the early 1980s. Soon after he began a solo career with hits like "Goody Two Shoes" His most recent solo album was 1995's "Wonderful", which spawned the top 40 US single by the same name. His biggest contribution to music was probably ...

93. Joan Jett

Soundtrack | Light of Day

Joan Jett rose to fame in the 1970s all-girl rock band The Runaways. Her cover of "I Love Rock and Roll" was a number one hit in 1982; "Crimson and Clover" was another hit for her. Jett has appeared as Columbia in the Broadway production of "The Rocky Horror Show".

94. Tori Amos

Soundtrack | Twister

At age one, Tori and her family moved to Baltimore, where she spent much of her childhood. She started playing piano at a very early age (2 1/2). At the age of five, she was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Arts school); she was the youngest person to be accepted to the school. ...

95. Adam Yauch

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Beyond

Adam Yauch, an only child, was born on August 5, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frances and Noel Yauch, who is a painter and architect. His father was Catholic (of Irish, German, and French descent) and his mother was Jewish. Adam attended Edward R. Murrow High School in the Midwood ...

96. Joss Stone

Actress | Eragon

Joscelyn Eve Stoker was born on April 11, 1987, in the pastoral county of Kent, England, to Wendy (Skillin) and Richard Stoker. She spent her teen years in the rural county of Devon, where she bought her first album, Aretha Franklin's Greatest Hits, which inspired her to become a singer. At the age...

97. Fiona Apple

Soundtrack | Pleasantville

Daughter of former singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. She was classically trained as a pianist as a child and began composing songs when she was eight years old. She crafted a demo tape while in Los Angeles finishing High School. When she returned home to New York for Christmas one of ...

98. Thom Yorke

Soundtrack | The Prestige

Thom Yorke was born on October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England as Thomas Edward Yorke. He was previously married to Rachel Owen.

99. James Dean Bradfield

Music_department | I Could Never Be Your Woman

James Dean Bradfield was born on February 21, 1969 in Newport, Gwent, South Wales, UK. He has been married to Mylene Halsall since 2004.

100. Jared Leto

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

In the vein of musicians-turned-actors, Jared Leto is a very familiar face in recent film history. Although he has always been the lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and songwriter for American band Thirty Seconds to Mars, Leto is an accomplished actor merited by the numerous, challenging projects he has ...