Tina Turner

Though Tina Turner's fame is primarily due to a career in R&B spanning 50 years, she has also made an indelible mark as an actress in film. Turner's first film role was in the Who's rock opera "Tommy" as an LSD-dealing ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Behind the Music 1997 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

African American Lives 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Oprah Winfrey's Legends' Ball 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Roadie Chefs II 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest Rock & Roll Moments: 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina: One Last Time Live! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nobel Peace Concert 1999 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Turner: Opening Night Live 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Rock & Roll Fantasy: Gloria Reuben 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Live '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Sounds of Summer: ABC Preview '97 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Turner's Wildest Dreams Concert 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 Billboard Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Music in Movies '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Turner: "What's Love?" Live 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Action Hero 1993 (Movie)

The Mayor (Actor)

The 1993 World Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The 35th Annual Grammy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Essence Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sounds of Summer 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Turner: Going Home 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grand Opening of Euro Disney 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Queen of Rock Struts Her Stuff 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Decade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st International Rock Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Tina Live From Rio 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

The Max Headroom Christmas Special 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Tina Turner: Break Every Rule 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

Aunty Entity (Actor)

Tina Turner: Private Dancer 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock 'n' Roll: The First 25 Years 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

State Fair USA 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Olivia Newton-John's Hollywood Nights 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Sound of the City: London 1964-73 1980 (Movie)

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John Denver and the Ladies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Constantinople 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Van Dyke and Company 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann-Margret Olsson 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Tommy 1975 (Movie)

Acid Queen (Actor)

The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Cocksucker Blues 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Good Vibrations From Central Park 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

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Superstars in Film Concert 1970 (Movie)

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Music (24)

Infinitely Polar Bear 2015 (Movie)

("A Fool In Love") (Song Performer)

The Wrecking Crew 2015 (Movie)

("River Deep, Mountain High") (Song Performer)

Introducing the Dwights 2007 (Movie)

("Nutbush City Limits") (Song)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

("Proud Mary") (Song Performer)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

("Proud Mary") (Song Performer)

How High 2001 (Movie)

("Sexy Ida") (Song)

Grammy's Greatest Performances 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Tina Turner's Wildest Dreams Concert 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Music in Movies '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song Performer

"We Are the World": A 10th Anniversary Tribute 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Goldeneye 1995 (Movie)

("GoldenEye") (Song Performer)

What's Love Got to Do With It 1993 (Movie)

songs("Tina's Wish" "Nutbush City Limits") (Song)

What's Love Got to Do With It 1993 (Movie)

("Tina's Wish" "Rock Me Baby" "Shake a Tail Feather" "Nutbush City Limits" "A Fool in Love" "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" "Proud Mary" "Disco Inferno" "(Darlin) You Know I Love You" "River Deep Mountain High" "I Might Have Been Queen" "Why Must We Wait Until (Song Performer)

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

("What's Love Got to Do With It") (Song Performer)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

("Break Through the Barrier") (Song Performer)

Bull Durham 1988 (Movie)

("I Idolize You") (Song Performer)

Walking After Midnight 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

House of the Rising Sun 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

Iron Eagle 1986 (Movie)

("Proud Mary") (Song Performer)

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 (Movie)

("We Don't Need Another Hero" "One of the Living") (Song Performer)

Summer Lovers 1982 (Movie)

("Crazy in the Night" "Johnny and Mary") (Song Performer)

All This and World War II 1975 (Movie)

(Performer)

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

("I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)") (Song Performer)
Writer (1)

What's Love Got to Do With It 1993 (Movie)

("I, Tina") (Book as Source Material)
Other (1)

Tina Turner's Wildest Dreams Concert 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

Though Tina Turner's fame is primarily due to a career in R&B spanning 50 years, she has also made an indelible mark as an actress in film. Turner's first film role was in the Who's rock opera "Tommy" as an LSD-dealing prostitute called "The Acid Queen," with many sequences featuring religious and psychedelic imagery. Her second major role came in the 1980s, as Auntie Entity in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" (the prequel in the "Mad Max" film franchise), the stylistically iconic Amazonian queen of the post-apocalyptic fictional land, Bartertown. Turner's hit music video for "We Don't Need Another Hero," her contribution to the film's soundtrack, made use of Aunty Entity's wild costumes and the film's unique imagery. In 1993 the Turner biopic, "What's Love Got to do with It," based on her memoir, was popularly received, portraying Turner's strained relationship with estranged husband and longtime music collaborator and manager Ike Turner. Angela Bassett's performance as Turner won a Golden Globe award as well as an Oscar nomination; Laurence Fishburne's portrayal of Ike Turner was nominated for an Oscar as well. Turner voiced all the music performances for Bassett, had a fairly short cameo at the end of the film, and released a new song intended for the soundtrack.

Milestones

2016

Was featured on "The Simpsons" with the song "The Best"

2014

Released the compilation album Love Songs

2013

Appeared on the German cover of Vogue

2007

Gave her first live music performance in nearly a decade at the Natural History Museum in London

2005

Was a recipient of the 2005 Kennedy Center Honors, as presented by President George W. Bush.

1999

Released the album Twenty Four Seven.

1993

Life was dramatized for the hit movie "What's Love Got to Do With It?"

1991

Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1985

Played Aunt Entity in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."

1984

Released the hit album Private Dancer.

1978

Co-starred in the musical film "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

1975

Played The Acid Queen in the Who's rock opera "Tommy."

1974

Released her first solo album, Tina Turns the Country On!.

1966

Released the Phil Spector-produced hit, ""River Deep - Mountain High."

1960

Released her first hit song, "A Fool in Love."

Bonus Trivia

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Was raised in Nutbush, Tennessee.

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Lost almost all contact with her mother after she fled the household to escape an abusive relationship with Turner's father. The two remained estranged for the rest of her mother's life.

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Worked at a hospital prior to becoming a singer, and had dreams of becoming a professional nurse.

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Met her future husband Ike while performing at an East St. Louis nightclub when she was 18.

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Refers to herself as a "Buddha-Baptist," referencing her Baptist upbringing and her later conversion to Buddhism.

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As a teenager in high school, Turner played on the girl's basketball team.

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In 1965 Turner was discovered by the legendary music producer Phil Spector after she gave a rousing performance at a popular Los Angeles club.

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"I never close a door on any other religion. Most of the time, some part of it makes sense to me. I don't believe everyone has to chant just because I chant. I believe all religion is about touching something inside of yourself. It's all one thing. If we would realize this, we could make a change in this millennium." - from www.oprah.com, May 2005

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Turner's most popular songs include "What's Love Got To Do With It" and "The Best".

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"I'm self-made. I always wanted to make myself a better person, because I was not educated. But that was my dream – to have class." - from Rolling Stone, October 23, 1986

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"It hurts to be a minority. I am looked down upon because I'm black. It's forever. It's like a curse on you. We're moving out of it, of course. We can stand now, but it's still there – it's a memory, because you are branded. It's wishing that we, as a black people, had had a chance to be as fantastic as we were before being knocked down and made slaves. It goes way back, this thing of wanting to be proud, wanting not to feel second-class." - from Rolling Stone, October 23, 1986

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