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Bif Naked

Bif Naked (born Beth Torbert; June 15, 1971) is a Juno Award-winning, multi-platinum record selling, Canadian rock singer, writer, poet, motivational speaker and actress.

Bif Naked was born in New Delhi to teenaged American parents attending private school. She was subsequently adopted by American missionaries. She spent part of her childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, where her father was a professor at the University of Kentucky. She went to Kelsey Elementary School in The Pas, Manitoba for a couple of years. After living for a time in Dauphin, Manitoba, her family eventually set ...read more

Bif Naked (born Beth Torbert; June 15, 1971) is a Juno Award-winning, multi-platinum record selling, Canadian rock singer, writer, poet, motivational speaker and actress.

Bif Naked was born in New Delhi to teenaged American parents attending private school. She was subsequently adopted by American missionaries. She spent part of her childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, where her father was a professor at the University of Kentucky. She went to Kelsey Elementary School in The Pas, Manitoba for a couple of years. After living for a time in Dauphin, Manitoba, her family eventually settled in Winnipeg. She graduated from John Taylor Collegiate and studied theatre at the University of Winnipeg.

A noted poet, she has also released a spoken word album called Okenspay Ordway: Things I Forgot To Tell Mommy. She is heavily tattooed, getting her first, an Egyptian Eye of Horus, when she was 16. Her tattoos include a symbol of the Tao, Japanese writing, Buddhist poetry and images (such as the Bodhisattva), and Hindu imagery; she has stated on MTV that her favorite tattoo, on her left arm, reads "Survivor." Naked is also a comic cartoonist.

The name Bif started as a nickname based on the mispronunciation of her real name, Beth. Bif has always been frank about her bisexuality, and the lyrics of her autobiographical songs (such as 1995's "Everything" and 1998's "Sophia") detail her attractions to and relationships with women. She is also a strict raw food vegan for health (as opposed to ethical or religious) reasons. She identifies as straight edge.

She was diagnosed with a heart aneurysm, but corrective surgery was ruled out. Her song "Everyday," from her album Superbeautifulmonster, is in part a response to that experience. Bif married Vancouver Sun sports writer Ian Walker in a traditional church ceremony in Vancouver on September 29, 2007.[In January 2008, she announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and underwent a lumpectomy and chemotherapy.[ Bif Naked blogs on her website about politics, her personal life, and dealing with cancer.

Music caree. Prior to her solo career, Torbert played with punk bands Gorilla Gorilla and Chrome Dog. She has toured Europe, the United States, and Canada as a headlining act, and has performed on bills with Snoop Dogg, Billy Idol, Dido, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Chrissie Hynde, the Foo Fighters, the Cult and many more. She recorded a version of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" for the MTV: TRL Christmas CD. She was also featured on the Ready to Rumble soundtrack with a cover of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It", the Celebrity Deathmatch soundtrack with "Vampire", and Buffy the Vampire Slayer's soundtrack with "Lucky". The song "Lucky" was also featured in the 13th episode of the only season of Moonlight, an episode titled "Fated To Pretend". She made a guest appearance in the song "Fucker", on Strapping Young Lad's album The New Black in 2006.

Bif Naked has also made guest appearances with artists such as SNFU on the songs "One Last Loveshove" and "You Make Me Thick". She also appeared on the Dead Celebrity Status album Blood Music on the track titled "In This Day And Age".

Band membership. Current lineu. Bif Naked – vocals, background vocal. Jason Darr – guita. Jacen Ekstrom - bas. Flavio Cirillo – drum.

Past member. Machine (aka Steve Ricardo) (now in Death Match Union)- Guita. XFactor (aka Gene Poole) – guitar (co-writer of "Chotee". Chris Crippin (now in Hedley) – drum. Gail Greenwood – bas. Gillian Hanna (now in Love For Money) – guita. Britt Black (now in Lillix) – guita. Rich Priske – bas. Mike Sage – drum. Doug Fury (now in Scatterheart) - guitar, bas. Scotty McCarger (now in Southern Death Threat) - drum. Scott Cooke - bas. Tim Smyth - bas. Greg Mark - guita. Sean Stubbs (now in Rat Silo) - drum. « hide

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LPs
Promise
2009

Superbeautifulmonster
2005

3.1
9 Votes
Essentially Naked
2003

3.3
3 Votes
Purge
2001

3.6
4 Votes
I Bificus
1998

3.8
2 Votes
Bif Naked
1996

3
1 Votes
EPs
Another 5 Songs And A Poem
2004

3.5
1 Votes
Okenspay Ordway
1997

2.5
1 Votes

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