Shirley Manson — Shirley Manson ‘Tortured’ Over Beauty

Shirley Manson used to »torture» herself for not being pretty enough.
The Garbage frontwoman — who is renowned for her unusual look — admits it took her time to learn to accept herself but now does not think about it and has a dismissive attitude.
She told Nylon magazine: »I used to torture myself because I thought I wasn’t pretty enough, I wasn’t young enough, I wasn’t this or that enough.
»Now I’m like, ‘F**k it’. I don’t want to pay that price and pretend I’m something I’m not.»
The 45-year-old star recently admitted her band — made up of herself, Butch Vig, Steve Market and Duke Erikson — were the »weirdest looking cats» around.
She said: »There was a lot of queerness about my band. Are you kidding? We are the oldest, weirdest-looking cats out there, we look so f***ing bizarre. I always used to be a little ashamed that we were older; that we weren’t beautiful and young and cool and wearing super-cool clothes.
»There was a feeling of, ‘Oh I wished we looked like The Clash’. This time around, I love how much my band look. I think we look like the cast from a French movie. It’s about self acceptance.»