Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American actress and recording artist. The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, she held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana, in which she portrayed the starring character Miley Stewart. After signing a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2007, Cyrus released her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus. It was certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for exceeding four million shipments, and produced the hit single "See You Again". In 2008, Cyrus released her second album Breakout, which featured the successful track "7 Things", and launched her film career as the voice actress in the animated film Bolt. In 2009, Cyrus starred in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie, whose soundtrack produced the hit single "The Climb".

Cyrus developed a maturing image with her extended play The Time of Our Lives (2009), which featured the successful track "Party in the U.S.A.". The transition continued with her third album Can't Be Tamed (2010); however, it made little commercial impact and became the lowest-selling record of her career. Later that year, Cyrus starred in the coming-of-age film The Last Song. During its production, she was involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with her co-star Liam Hemsworth; the couple ultimately separated after ending their year-long engagement in 2013. Cyrus focused on her acting career with several television and film appearances throughout 2011 and 2012. Cyrus later signed a recording contract with RCA Records, and generated controversy by cultivating a sexually explicit public image while promoting her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). Its singles "We Can't Stop" and "Wrecking Ball" were promoted with provocative music videos; the latter became her first number-one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Cyrus is recognized as among the most successful artists to originate from The Walt Disney Company. She has five non-consecutive number-one albums on the U.S. Billboard 200, two of which are soundtracks credited to her titular character Hannah Montana, and has earned numerous awards and nominations. In 2010, Cyrus ranked number thirteen on Forbes' Celebrity 100, and was named the "Most Charted Teenager" in the 2011 Guinness World Records with twenty-nine Billboard Hot 100 entries as of November 2009. In 2013, she was recognized as the "Artist of the Year" by MTV.

When Miley Cyrus added another tattoo to her growing collection (a dream catcher inked on her torso), a friend close to Cyrus told PEOPLE "It's a picture of the dream catcher that hangs over her bed with four feathers to represent her four brothers and sisters," says the friend. (Miley's siblings are Brandi, Trace, Braison, and Noah.) "The dream catcher is to protect them."

Miley Cyrus's current tattoo tally is up to 24+.

On her hand and fingers she has a heart, a small cross, a peace sign, an equal sign, the word Karma and the word Bad, as well as an evil eye symbol, the words "Love Never Dies" on her left bicep, an OM symbol inside of her left wrist, an anchor tattoo on the underside of her right wrist, the word "love" on her right ear, a small sugar skull (day of the dead) on her ankle (matches boyfriend Liam Hemsworth) and the phrase "just breathe" on her rib cage in honor of a close friend who died of cystic fibrosis. She has part of a 1910 Teddy Rooselvelt speech (Citizen in a Republic) tattooed on her left forearm that reads "So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." She has two crossed arrows on the back her right elbow. Roman numerals on the inside of her right elbow with a circular design of an anatomical drawing of a human heart from two angles done by Leonardo da Vinci just below. A curved tooth bone from a cat or other animal on her right bicep. She has ROLLING $TONE tattooed on the bottom of her feet. A portrait of her grandmother on her right forearm with the caption "Because I am her favorite & she is mine". A sad cat emoji crying a blue tear tattooed on the inside of her lower lip. A tattoo on her left ribcage of her beloved dog Floyd who was kiled by coyotes.

"All of Miley's tattoos have a deep meaning to her," says the friend. "They all represent family, friends and causes that are close to her."

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