Eilleen Regina Edwards, better known as Shania Twain, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. The 52-year-old has sold over 90 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Her success has given her several honorific titles, including the "Queen of Country Pop."
Twain started singing in bars at the age of eight to help pay her family's bills. She usually earned 20 dollars between midnight and 1 a.m. performing for customers at the bar. Although she has expressed a dislike for singing in those bars, she believed that this was her own kind of performing arts school on the road. She has spoken about the ordeal, "My deepest passion was music and it helped. There were moments when I thought, 'I hate this.' I hated going into bars and being with drunks. But I loved the music and so I survived." At the age of 13, Twain was invited to perform on CBC's The Tommy Hunter Show. She was also the singer for a local band called "Longshot," which covered top 40 hits.
In the early 1980's, Twain spent some time working with her father's reforestation business. Although the work was demanding with low pay, she said, "I loved the feeling of being stranded. I'm not afraid of being in my own environment, being physical, working hard. I was very strong, I walked miles and miles every day and carried heavy loads of trees. You can't shampoo, use soap or deodorant, or makeup, nothing with any scent; you have to bathe and rinse your clothes in the lake. It was a very rugged existence, but I was very creative and I would sit alone in the forest with my dog and a guitar and would just write songs."
Here are 15 must see photos of Twain in her prime.
15 Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls
"Draw me like one of your French girls" is a common meme that has been floating around the internet in recent years. The original phrase spawned from the 1997 epic romance-disaster film Titanic that was directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. The well-known line was said to Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Jack Dawson. The line was used in conjunction with photos of characters that were laid out in s*xually suggestive poses.
It has been reported that Shania Twain has some French ancestry, so she's partially a French girl. In this photo, she has the bad-girl look, rocking a leopard print shirt that bares her midriff and a pair of leather pants that hug her curves. Like the girl next door, she's an example of a girl you've always admired from afar and wanted to approach. Of course, the female archetype can vary, but she's the perfect combination of sugar and spice.
14 Ooh, Shiny!
Not everyone can rock metallic colors, but Shania Twain sure can! While performing for the British music chart TV program Top Of the Pops, Special Edition 2, she outshone the other performers that night with a gold metallic mini dress and paired the shiny ensemble with a matching pair of gold metallic knee-high boots! London is the most populous city in the United Kingdom with an estimated population of 10,549,000.
Even though January 12, 1999 marks more than 18 years ago, Twain killed it on the main stage of the BBC TV Studios. Her metallic look made her stand out from the crowd of performers. She has greatly contributed to the country music scene and this outfit is certainly one to remember. She's a recognizable person, but the shiny colors complemented her skin (and figure) well. She definitely set the standard when it comes to shiny style trends.
13 Nike Girl
Nike, originally known as Blue Ribbon Sports, was founded by University of Oregon track athlete Phil Knight and his coach, Bill Bowerman, in January of 1964. The multinational company initially operated as a distributor for Japanese shoe company Onitsuka Tiger, now ASICS, making most sales at track meets out of Knight's automobile. They're headquartered in Washington County, Oregon. They're also the world's largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with revenue in excess of US $24.1 billion in their fiscal year 2012. In 2014, Nike was valued at $19 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.
It's cool how Shania Twain sported a Nike cap in this photo. She looks good in green, yellow, and white. She resembles one of the former Oakland Athletics ball girls. It's almost time for a ballgame, and she's just about ready to collect baseballs that are grounded foul by batters. That's just sassy and really sweet.
12 All White
All-white is exactly what it says! There's nothing that screams "I'm a style amateur!" like monochrome dressing with zero tonal nuance, especially when you choose to wear all white. Extra bright white clothes can quickly resemble a nurse's uniform, which is something you don't want. The key to making all-white outfits look good is to stray away from being obsessive and realize that it's okay that not everything is going to match.
White is the quintessential color for all four seasons. Shania Twain's head-to-toe white outfit can look good on any woman. As long as a woman keeps it simple, curls her hair, and strikes a pose, she'll be able to achieve a similar result. It's just so beautiful how Twain reps a sporty chic look for the camera. She's a classic brunette beauty, and while she may not be in her prime anymore, she continues to wear skimpy outfits.
11 Guitar On The Beach
There's just something so inherently delightful about Shania Twain's lead single, "Life's About To Get Good," for her upcoming fifth studio album, Now. There's nothing like a girl with a guitar. Although Twain is dressed in casual loose clothing, she's still the same stunner. In the single, she said that the lead radiates resilience and hope in its lyrics, saying, "Life's about joy. Life's about pain. It's all about forgiving and the will to walk away." She described the single as a pick me up, stating, "Change is inevitable, and I think this song explains that very well, and I want to inspire people."
You can keep an eye out for Twain as she works her way around the country for promotional duties. The Grammy award-winning singer performed on the Today show's concert series on June 16, 2017 and has also announced that she'll be heading to the United Kingdom in September of 2017 to perform at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.
10 Purple Goddess
We don't know if purple is actually a girl color, but it's still a pretty color nonetheless. It may not be as girly as the color pink, but Shania Twain does look good in purple. She doesn't have deep skin undertones, but that doesn't matter, as she's a fair-skinned beauty with medium brown hair. The outdoorsy setting also provides justice for her marvelous outfit.
More often that not, Greek goddesses wear white maxi dresses with elaborate designs and top off their outfits with a golden belt along with a pair of matching gold sandals. But the Roman dresses of Greek goddesses don't have to be limited to just the color white. They can be red, blue, or even purple. Although Twain is wearing what appeared to be a two-piece outfit, she looks and probably feels like a goddess. Her dress seems extremely comfortable and fun to wear during the warm weather.
9 Leather Jumpsuit
A leather jumpsuit that frenzies your body style looks incredibly out of this world. Leather jumpsuits are the most excellent in shreds for the duration of hot dry summers. Leather jumpsuits give Shania Twain a stylish look and comfortable feel. They can also protect her from all natural weathers.
In this spectacular photo, Twain is rocking an all-black leather jumpsuit in an alluring pose with her hands seemingly tousling her gorgeous brown locks. Despite not being a blonde bombshell, she looks like she has the same amount of fun as a light-haired woman and maybe even more than that. She also looks like she's so comfortable in her own skin. She definitely conveys the impression that she has a clear satisfying understanding of her own abilities. Here, she clearly shows what a modern-day accomplished woman looks like, and she probably doesn't have any shame in her game either.
More than a few singers have proved that macro photography has merits beyond simply magnifying very small things. It can also capture aesthetically beautiful faces lurking beyond our usual visual perception, whether the person is hiding inside a cave or on the beach with dark colors or inside a country club.
Shania Twain opted for a silver tank top with a crew neck for this apparent photoshoot. She's looking directly at the camera with a bright smile and her brown locks with blond highlights complete the natural look. Whether or not the photographer was aiming for a natural look, his or her subject lived up to the unspoken expectations. In honor of the country pop singer, feast your eyes on the metallic silver top and how it perfectly compliments her skin tone and hair color. She's a pretty girl who gives it to you straight and says what's on her mind.
7 Vintage Vixen
Lately, there's been a resurgence in vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. It's the uniqueness of these one-of-a-kind pieces that makes you want them. And then, Shania Twain wears a vintage inspired outfit—a hippie pink off-the-shoulder blouse and a pair of dark wash bell bottom jeans.
While it's unclear if Twain identifies as a feminist, it automatically looks like she was meant to wear the color pink. She looks fabulous and confident, which is how she should feel when expressing herself. She clearly unleashed the inner vintage vixen in her in this particular picture. It just goes to show that some women can wear whatever their heart desires and still look good. However, the vintage look isn't right for everyone, plus there isn't an outfit that can be labeled as "one size fits all." So you may not be able to wear the exact same outfit she's wearing, but you can find something similar that suits you and your style.
6 Dallas Cowboys Game
Since its inception in 1920, the NFL has been a man's game. Just look at any sitcom. The scenario is always the same—a working knowledge of the game seems necessary for that legendary "man card." At least on the domestic front, the female marketplace is the last untapped market for the NFL to grow its fanbase. Since market studies indicated that women influence nearly 70% of all purchases, it may also be the most lucrative. According to the NFL's vice president of fan strategy/marketing, Pete O'Riley, the league has been showing considerable success in growing its fan base among women, expanding its merchandising strategy to target the female marketplace.
The good news is that the Dallas Cowboys get and keep a lot of female fans. A young Shania Twain in jeans with a Cowboys helmet is a wonderful sight. She's just as attractive as fellow country singer and Cowboys fan Carrie Underwood, who's 18 years her junior.
5 Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" is a song recorded by Shania Twain that was featured on her third studio album, Come On Over, which was released on November 4, 1997. She wrote the song with her longtime collaborator and then-husband, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who also produced the track. The song was first released to North American country radio stations in March of 1999 as the seventh single from the album. It was later released worldwide in September of 1999. It's a country pop song with lyrics about female empowerment.
In the music video, Twain danced with buffed and blank-eyed male models. She started the video dressed in a long coat, but she stripped off clothing items until she's left wearing a black corset, mini skirt, thigh-high boots, and a choker. She looked like she had fun performing in the video. She also looked every bit like a true female rebel.
4 Leopard Print Gloves
Again, we have another picture of Shania Twain wearing some sort of leopard print item. This time, she's gracefully posting in a monochrome black-and-white photo with nothing on except a black bra and leopard print gloves. She's flawless as her makeup is on point and her dyed blond hair is let loose. Also, her pearl earrings dangle in a subtle manner.
Twain may not be an iconic beauty like Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, and Sophia Loren, but she resembles an influential woman who has made a timeless impression in the worlds of movies and music. She apparently understood that the key is to keep it simple. We have to give the makeup artist credit because he or she made her best features stand out. The definition of a pretty face has always been constant. Whether it's classic or modern makeup, she can turn heads in rooms full of people.
3 Foxy Lady
Bodysuits are one of the hottest items on the market right now. It's the perfect way for females to show off their silhouette as there is a range of figure-hugging bodysuits ranging from jersey basics to slinky style bodies. They're common in today's culture since pop stars like Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Lady Gaga have worn them while performing on stage.
It takes a lot of confidence to slip your body into a full and completely standout bodysuit, but Shania Twain looked absolutely incredible in a black-and-silver bodysuit. The country pop star completed the rocker-inspired ensemble with a pair of black elbow-length gloves and black thigh-high boots. All eyes were on her as she pranced around with the microphone on stage. Not only did the lights shine on her, she shone bright like a diamond. She's a foxy lady who has the never-changing charm.
2 Brunette Beauty
There are a lot of blondes who would look less pretty with brown hair. A brunette beauty is a girl who has brown hair but looks just as pretty as any blonde does. After all, dark hair owes its timeless appeal to the shade's spectacular range and sometimes has the ability to counter all the attention that blonde bombshells receive.
Shania Twain is a fine example of a brunette beauty. Just take a look at how she looks steamy in a black lace bra and cross necklace. She let her wavy brown hair down in an attempt to embrace natural beauty. They say the eyes are the windows to your soul, and if you look deep within, you can see the persons sincerity and truth. It's like she has some sort of captivating fire in her eyes. Not only are her eyes captivating, her body is a temple. She's perfection in human form.
1 Gone With The Wind
The location of a fashion spread can make all the difference in the world as to what theme you're trying to portray, and an outdoor photoshoot can most definitely utilize aspects of the wilderness to create a much more natural setting. While many photoshoots aim to create a luxurious and extravagant setting to promote their designer outfits, outdoor photoshoots go in a slightly different direction, adding more of a naturalistic appearance to the overall theme. From chic bohemian models posing in the forest to male models engaging in adventurous activities outdoors, outdoor photoshoots will certainly capture the interest of readers who enjoy seeing something more genuine.
Shania Twain is standing out on the field. She's topless covering her breasts with only a thin red scarf. She drew extra attention by wearing a pair of black leather pants, which add a rocker edge to a preppy chic look. She's like the wind that blows through your tree.