Amy Winehouse: Her life in pictures 1983 - 2011
Amy Winehouse aged 5
At the age of 5, Amy Jade Winehouse is a little diva. Dad Mitch, a cab driver, and mum Janis, a pharmacist, split when she is 9 and she and older brother Alex stay with their mother.
Amy's grandmother encourages her to attend the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School.
She moves to the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Westminster in 1997, but leaves at 14 and attends the BRIT School, in Selhurst, Croydon.
'She was always very self-willed,' says Mitch. 'Not badly behaved but - different.'