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Tina Turner's life and career in photos

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Legendary singer Tina Turner had a 50-year career filled with highs and lows. ((Dave Hogan)) © Provided by LA Times Legendary singer Tina Turner had a 50-year career filled with highs and lows. ((Dave Hogan))

Tina Turner, a music icon and an inspiration for divas everywhere, led a colorful life as an international star known for her energetic stage presence and dance moves. With her singular lion mane of hair, sparkling mini dresses and raspy voice, she was known the world over, from her beginnings with the Ike & Tina Turner Revue until her death on Tuesday.

Turner overcame an abusive marriage and a stalled career before being fully embraced as a rock ā€™nā€™ roll original. Soaring to fame starting in the 1960s, her hitmaking career continued for decades. Here are a few of the images illustrating her long stint in the spotlight.

Tina Turner during the premiere of the musical "Tina - Das Tina Turner Musical" at Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg, Germany. ((Franziska Krug / Getty Images)) © (Franziska Krug / Getty Images) Tina Turner during the premiere of the musical "Tina - Das Tina Turner Musical" at Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg, Germany. ((Franziska Krug / Getty Images)) Tina Turner and Mick Jagger at Live Aid in Philadelphia on July 13, 1985. ((Paul Natkin / WireImage)) © (Paul Natkin / WireImage) Tina Turner and Mick Jagger at Live Aid in Philadelphia on July 13, 1985. ((Paul Natkin / WireImage)) Tina Turner performs during her 50th anniversary tour at Madison Square Garden in 2008 in New York City. ((Kevin Mazur / WireImage)) © (Kevin Mazur / WireImage) Tina Turner performs during her 50th anniversary tour at Madison Square Garden in 2008 in New York City. ((Kevin Mazur / WireImage)) Tina Turner poses for portraits in 1964. ((Michael Ochs Archives)) © (Michael Ochs Archives) Tina Turner poses for portraits in 1964. ((Michael Ochs Archives)) Tina Turner and Lionel Richie share a laugh as they celebrate their wins during the 1985 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. ((Nick Ut / Associated Press)) © (Nick Ut / Associated Press) Tina Turner and Lionel Richie share a laugh as they celebrate their wins during the 1985 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. ((Nick Ut / Associated Press)) Tina Turner performs with Elton John during the VH1 concert "Divas Live '99" at New York's Beacon Theatre. ((Mike Sedar / Reuters)) © (Mike Sedar / Reuters) Tina Turner performs with Elton John during the VH1 concert "Divas Live '99" at New York's Beacon Theatre. ((Mike Sedar / Reuters)) Beyonce and Tina Turner at the 50th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ((Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)) © (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times) Beyonce and Tina Turner at the 50th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. ((Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times))

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