Marjorie Finlay is the grandmother of Taylor Swift, and the mother of Taylor's mom, Andrea Swift. She was born on October 5, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her occupation as an opera singer gave Taylor inspiration to pursue music as her passion, and to make it into a career, following in the footsteps of her grandmother. She later died on June 1, 2003, in Taylor's hometown, Reading, Pennsylvania.
She was featured as Taylor's first Instagram post, on October 26, 2011, with the following caption, "Found this picture of my grandmother. So lovely."