The future rock star, Brian Warner, was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1969.
His family later relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he founded Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids.
He came up with his stage name by fusing the last name of a serial killer with the first name of a sex icon (Marilyn Monroe) (Charles Manson).
His bandmates did likewise. The band’s original name, “The Spooky Kids,” was later dropped, and, like Alice Cooper, they adopted the name Marilyn Manson, with the frontman eventually coming to represent the group as a whole.