Janis Winehouse is mother to arguably the most gifted artist of her generation, Amy Winehouse. Janis is now 64 and has been suffering with MS for 40 years. She is a fully qualified pharmacist. Janis was born in Brooklyn New York but returned to the UK as a young child where she was raised in Hackney, East London. Janis is mother to Alex and Amy. She is the Co-founder of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and an ambassador for the MS Society.