5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Amy Winehouse

"There is no point in saying anything but the truth because, at the end of the day, you don't have to answer to anyone but yourself," Amy Winehouse once said, and that's exactly how she lived her short, yet treasured life.

Whether she was blessing the world with her musical talent or encouraging others to be open about their emotions, Winehouse was a gift.

Today, on what would have been her 33rd birthday, MAKERS is celebrating by reflecting on some fun facts about her life that you may not have known. 

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When Winehouse was 10 years old, she and her friend Juliette Ashby created a hip-hop group called Sweet 'n' Sour, which she later referred to as their own "little, white, Jewish Salt-N-Peppa." She was, believe it or not, Sour. Photo Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

According to Rolling Stone, Winehouse's original dream was to be a roller-skating waitress, not a musician. Photo Credit: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

At just 12 years old, Winehouse was accepted into the very prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. Photo Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Her signature beehive hairstyle was 6.5" tall, adding more thana half a foot to her petite 5'2" figure. Photo Credit: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

Winehouse's biography states that her "Back in Black" album was named the highest selling album in the world in 2008. In 2009, she entered the "Guinness Book of World Records" for "Most Grammy Awards Won by a British Female Act." Photo Credit: Dove Shore/Getty Images