- Singer for the band Garbage
- Is asthmatic.
- Her father was a biology teacher, her mother a singer.
- Has two sisters
- She dropped out of high school at 16. Since then, she has been in bands such as Autumn 1904, Wild Indians, Goodbye Mr Mckenzie and Angelfish.
- She was the lead singer of Angelfish by the time she was discovered by Butch Vig and Steve Marker.
- She is the author of the handwriting in Garbage's debut album.
- Her husband is a sculptor.
- Lead singer, lyricist, guitarist, and co-producer on Garbage's three albums - the 1995 debut release 'Garbage', 1998s follow up 'Version 2.0' and 2001s 'beautifulgarbage'. These albums have sold over 10 million copies to date.
- She had a radical look change in late 2001, cutting her long red hair and dying it blonde months later.
- She quit smoking after her husband's nephew died of cancer at age seven
- Her favorite singer is Frank Sinatra
- She has an orange Fender Strocaster wich she named "Rita"
- She had piano lessons as a child.
- Butch, Duke and Steve wore kilts to her wedding
- She was in the theater group when she was in high school
- Was a model for Calvin Klein
- Ranked #47 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002)
- Bono, Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani and Marilyn Manson are among her closest friends.
- She had a cyst removed from her vocal chords during the Beautiful Garbage period.
- Went back to her long and red threads after having her hair cut and bleached in late 2001-early 2002
- Enjoys boxing
- She gave so many troubles to her family when she was young that her mother lost her voice.
- Her divorce from sculptor husband Eddie Farrell became final in 2005. They had been separated since 2003.
- In 2005, she revealed that she has the condition body dysmorphia, which may be the root of the depression which she has mentioned previously.
- September 2005, her band 'Garbage' decide to take a hiatus.
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