She was born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee. As a young girl, she sang in the church choir at the local Baptist church.
In high school she was a cheerleader and played basketball.
At 18 she met Ike Turner and would later marry him. It was an abusive relationship.
On March 29, 1978 Tina Turner was officially divorced from Ike. Her career would take off after the divorce. Maybe if Ike had treated her better, things would have been different.