Tina Turner’s best on-screen moments from What’s Love Got to Do With It to GoldenEye as Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll dies aged 83

The American singer Tina Turner in studio photo in New York. (Photo by Bill Marino/Sygma via Getty Images)

Tina Turner died after a ‘long illness’ her publicist confirmed on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)

Tina Turner, the undisputed Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, died at the age of 83 after a ‘long illness,’ her publicist confirmed.

Tributes have since flooded in for the icon from fans, coworkers and friends across the world, with everyone from Mick Jagger to Barack Obama sharing powerful messages following the news.

The Proud Mary icon had faced hardship in her life despite her glittering career, and in the last years of her life suffered incredible heartbreak: she lost her eldest son, Craig – who she shared with Raymond Hill – to suicide in 2018.

And last December, her youngest son, Ronnie, died at the age of 62, following a medical emergency in LA.

However, the powerhouse has always been determined to focus on the future, having recently told she believes ‘very firmly about not looking back.’

After starring and being the inspiration of the most beloved movies, here are some of the icon’s best moments.

What’s Love Got to Do With It

Angela Bassett paid tribute to Turner following news of her death (Picture: EPA; Getty/Shutterstock)

Black Panther actress Angela Bassett had a huge bond with Turner, having portrayed her on screen in the 90s biopic opposite John Wick star Laurence Fishburne.

The 1993 flick channelled the story of her rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband Ike Turner.

The Oscar-nominee was also on hand to induct the singer into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time, in 2021.

‘Imagine, a black girl from Nutbush, Tennessee, who embodied more talent than her small town could have ever dreamed,’ she said at the ceremony.

The biopic received critical acclaim (Picture: Touchstone)

‘Imagine that same girl breaking through every barrier to one day make history.

‘People still tell me how much Tina has meant to them. I know exactly what they mean, because she has meant that much and more to me.

‘I too am one of those people blessed by Tina’s remarkable gift to inspire.’


After becoming a household name in the music industry, Turner delivered a mesmerizing performance as the Acid Queen in the 1975 fantasy drama Tommy.

Her intriguing character was one of the questionable people that Tommy (Roger Daltrey) was sent to by his parents after he was struck ‘deaf, dumb, and blind.’

Turner also got to show off her wide-ranging musical abilities when she sang the Acid Queen’s song as she tried to goad Tommy out of unconsciousness with some increasingly erratic and even erotic actions toward him.

While the song didn’t wake Tommy up, it led to Turner’s second solo studio album, which was called Acid Queen.


No, Turner didn’t star in the James Bond classic – which marked Pierce Brosnan’s debut as the 007 agent – but she did lend her voice to the theme tune.

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Source:: Metro


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