, born ), is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer.She is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976–1996) and the drums-and-voice duo the Creatures (1981–2005).Siouxsie and the Banshees released 11 studio albums and several UK Top 20 singles including "Hong Kong Garden", "Happy House", "Peek-a-Boo" plus a US Billboard Top 25 hit "Kiss Them for Me".
She has also sung with artists such as Morrissey After disbanding the Creatures in the mid-2000s, she continued as a solo artist and released Mantaray in 2007.
Allmusic named Siouxsie as "one of the most influential British singers of the rock era".
and her father was a bacteriologist who milked venom from snakes.
He was a Walloon from the French-speaking part of Belgium.
In the late 1950s, before Siouxsie's birth, the family moved to England.
The Ballions lived in a suburban district in Chislehurst. Her comrades invited her home but she couldn't reciprocate as her father drank at home and didn't work.
Years later, she stated: "I grew up having no faith in adults as responsible people.
And being the youngest in the family I was isolated – I had no-one to confide in. It was my own way of defending myself – protecting myself from the outside world.
The only way I could deal with how to survive was to get some strong armour".
Her father died when Siouxsie was 14 years old, resulting in an immediate adverse effect on her health. After several misdiagnoses, she was operated on and survived a bout of ulcerative colitis. In November 1975, a new young group called Sex Pistols performed at the local art college in Chislehurst.
Siouxsie did not attend, but one of her friends told her how their singer threatened the string of students present at that gig. In February 1976, Siouxsie and her friend Steven Severin (then still called Steven Bailey) went to see Sex Pistols play in the capital.