Emi Canyn is a famous late American singer who served as a back vocalist in the American heavy metal band, Motley Crue. She was best known as the ex-wife of Mick Mars who is the co-founder and lead guitarist of the same band.

Her ex-husband is famous for his aggressive vocals and melody. Emi is well-known for her work in the songs “She Roc,” “Nasty Habit,” with the band, “Alice N Thunderland.”

Quick Info
Emi Canyn, Emi Jo Schmidt
Birth Name
Ami Jo Schmidt Canyn Mars Pierson
Birth Date
5th December 1954
Birth Place
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Death25th February 2017 in Lacey, Washington
Floyd Schmidt and Eleanor Schmidt
Kenneth, H. Douglas, Rob and Jon Schmidt
Barbara and Jeri Ovechka Schmidt
Mount Tahoma High School
Zodiac Sign
6 feet 2 inches
187 cm
60 kg
Mick Mars (1990-1993)
Marc Nelson (1978-1980)
Chet Thompson (1991-1993)
Paul Taylor,
Seann Scott
Social Media
Back vocalist and dancer
Net WorthN/A
Emi Canyn
Emi Source: FastFilm

Where was Emi born and raised?

Canyn was born on 5th December 1954 in Tacoma, Washington, United States. Her full name is Emi Jo Schmidt, also known as Ami Jo Schmidt Canyn Mars Pierson. She was born to Floyd Schmidt and Eleanor Schmidt. She was raised alongside her four brothers namely Kenneth, H. Douglas, Rob, and Jon Schmidt, and two sisters Barbara and Jeri Ovechka Schmidt.

Emi had American nationality and white ethnicity. She had the birth sign, Sagittarius. She was probably raised in a happy family alongside her huge family members.



Emi Canyn completed her high school education in 1973 from Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. Emi hasn’t disclosed further information regarding her university education. We believe, she pursued her career in singing and dancing after graduating from high school.



Emi Cany night not have made a huge name in the entertainment industry but she was quite successful as a back vocalist and dancer. Upon the completion of her high school, Emi moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her career. She came to fame after her appearance in the rock band, Motley Crue where she served as back vocalist and dancer from 1987 till 1991 alongside Donna McDaniel.


Personal Life

Emi had dated several biggest personalities. She was in a relationship with Marc Nelson for 2 years from 1978 till 1980 and later with a guitarist, Chet Thompson for 2 years from 1991 till 1993. She has dated American musician, Paul Taylor as well as another drummer, Seann Scott.

Emi Canyn with her ex-husband, Mick Mars
Emi with her ex-husband, Mick Mars Source: Celebsgraphy

Emi tied her knot to Mick Mars in 1990 after dating him for several years. The couple didn’t have any children together. Unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 1993 just after 2 years of marriage. The couple is likely to meet each other during their time together in the band.

She didn’t marry anyone after her first failed and only marriage. She might not have any child but she was a stepmother to her ex-husband’s children. She led a single life until her death while her ex-husband, Mick Mars is currently leading a romantic relationship with Seraina Fai Schonenberger.


Body Measurement

Emi Canyn was a beautiful woman. She was known for her blonde curly rough hair. She had a slim body build gifted with a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches tall which was about 187 cm. She weighed 60 kg. Emi was known for her rock and pop style and sexy as well as bold looks. She had blue eyes.


Social Media

Emi Canyn was not much of a social media user. She wasn’t active on any social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. But she had a Facebook account with 17 friends which we can find on Facebook till today. The last posts of her were in March 2011. We can see several pictures of her on her Facebook page.


Emi Canyn with her band
Emi with her band alongside Donna McDaniel Source: Fast film


Emi Canyn died on 25th February 2017 in Lacey, Washington. She was 62 years old at the time of her death and she died peacefully at her home. Even though Emi died on February 25, the news of her death was only publicized two months later. Emi was leading a simple life with her two dogs, Gizmo and Kujo in her home. She had a natural death.­­­



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