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Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson turned 49 today, which is actually much younger than I thought, I assumed he was some sort of 1,000-year-old vampire or something.
But no, it wasn't always like this for Manson, whose real name is the slightly less interesting Brian Warner.
He wasn't always a goth (and, no, he also wasn't Paul Pfeiffer from The Wonder Years), in fact, back in the 1970s, he was pretty cute and not at all terrifying.
Check it out:
Today I lost my father, Hugh Warner. He taught me to be a man, a fighter, a survivor. I know he is with my mom now. I miss and love you dad pic.twitter.com/f6WT0nrfLh
- Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) July 7, 2017
Manson shared the throwback snap in a touching tribute to his dad, Hugh, who died in July last year.
Earlier last year, he also shared a snap of his dad after undergoing a Marilyn Manson-style make over:
For Hugh so loved the world he made me. Happy Father's Day pic.twitter.com/S1mMqWHGj9
- Marilyn Manson (@marilynmanson) June 18, 2017
Amazing what a bit of eyeliner and lippie can do, eh?
Manson was pretty much unrecognisable when he was in Sons of Anarchy:
Quite the difference, isn't it? This is why you have to take Manson swimming on a first date.
And let's not forget the dodgy facial hair he grew for his role in Jawbreaker:
Or this behind-the-scenes photo of him while filming Salem:
The name Marilyn Manson came about by combining 'good' (Marilyn Monroe) and 'evil' (Charles Manson).
In his biography, Manson explained: "The balance between good and evil and the choices we make between them are probably the single most important aspects shaping our personalities and humanity...
"Marilyn Monroe had a dark side just as Charles Manson has a good, intelligent side."
Other band members had similar names, such as Gidget Gein (made up from fictional surfer girl Gidget and human-skin-wearer Ed Gein) and Madonna Wayne Gacy (a mash up between 'Like A Virgin' singer Madonna and killer clown John Wayne Gacy).
Happy birthday, Brian.
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