Top Picks: Celebrating Tina Turner

Tina Turner, the iconic and legendary singer, performer, songwriter and actress, is best known for her high-energy performances and hit songs such as "Proud Mary," "Private Dancer," "Nutbush City Limits" and "Simply the Best."

Born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939 in Nutbush, Tenn., she was discovered by Ike Turner after a stand-out performance in an R&B club and later took on the stage name Tina. Turner has won five Grammy Awards and an American Music Award. In 1991, she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Turner revealed her journey to superstardom in her 1986 autobiography, I, Tina. And she shared her struggles as a survivor of domestic abuse in the 1993 film What's Love Got to Do With It

In honor of her 80th birthday in November, here are a few top picks for Tina Turner fans.

My Love Story: Inspirational and moving, Turner's second memoir details her difficult family life and the hardships she faced growing up, her personal tragedies and finally falling in love with her current husband many years her junior. 

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: Arguably the best of the Mad Max movies, Turner plays the memorable over-the-top villain, Aunty Entity, in the third addition to the Australian post-apocalyptic saga.

Searching for Tina Turner: Lena Spencer, a fiftyish woman, gets a new lease on life. She looks to Turner's life for strength and empowerment as she experiences a mid-life crisis and is on the road to self-discovery. 

The Tina Turner Musical: Turner's life and impressive musical career are on full tilt in this cast recording featuring her most famous songs. 

What's your favorite Tina Turner song or album? 

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