Shannon Tweed Biography: Height, Age, Movies, Net Worth, Instagram, Husband, Wiki

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Shannon Lee Tweed Simmons, born on March 10, 1957, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, is an exceptional Canadian actress and model.

With a career of over four decades, she has emerged as one of the most successful actresses in mainstream erotica, becoming synonymous with erotic thriller cinema.

With appearances in more than 60 films and several television series, Shannon Tweed has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

She was crowned Playboy’s Playmate of the Year in 1982, further solidifying her status as an iconic figure.


  • Full Name: Shannon Lee Tweed Simmons
  • Date of Birth: March 10, 1957
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Height: 1.67m
  • Parents: Donald Keith Tweed (father), Louise Tweed (mother)
  • Siblings: Tracy Tweed (sister)
  • Spouse: Gene Simmons (m.
  • Children: Nick Simmons, Sophie Simmons
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $50 million

Early Life & Education

Shannon Lee Tweed was born on March 10, 1957, in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She was one of seven children on a mink ranch in Whitbourne.

Her father, Donald Keith Tweed, was a mink rancher, and her mother, Louise Tweed, studied nursing while the family relied on welfare support.

After her father’s car accident left him in a coma, Shannon and her family moved to her mother’s home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

It was during this time that she pursued a career in beauty pageants and underwent breast enhancement surgery at the age of 20. Shannon’s sister, Tracy Tweed, also became an actress.

Personal Life

Shannon Tweed has had a long-standing romantic relationship with musician Gene Simmons, the bassist and co-lead singer of the band Kiss.

The couple has been together since 1983 and finally tied the knot on October 1, 2011. They have two children together, Nicholas Adam Tweed-Simmons and SophieAlexandra Tweed-Simmons.

Their relationship was showcased in the reality TV show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” which aired from 2006 to 2012. The series’ highlight was Gene Simmons’ proposal to Shannon and their subsequent marriage at the Beverly Hills Hotel.


In 1981, Shannon Tweed’s life took a pivotal turn when she was selected to pose for Playboy magazine. This opportunity led to her being chosen as the Playmate of the Month for the November 1981 issue, followed by the prestigious title of Playmate of the Year in 1982.

The exposure catapulted her into the spotlight and opened doors for her in the entertainment industry.

Shannon Tweed showcased her talent throughout her career in various B movies and television series. She appeared in notable shows such as the HBO comedy “1st and Ten” and the prime-time soap opera “Falcon Crest.”

Additionally, she made guest appearances in popular shows like “The Dukes of Hazzard” and “Married… with Children.

In 1985, she landed a year-long role on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” as Savannah Wilder. Shannon even lent her voice to the Nickelodeon cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” in an episode featuring her husband, Gene Simmons.

Shannon Tweed’s breakthrough in the film industry came with her role in the horror film “Of Unknown Origin” (1983). From then on, she appeared in numerous films, including the 1999 production “Detroit Rock City,” which was produced by her husband, Gene Simmons.

Shannon and her sister Tracy co-starred in the film “Night Eyes 3.” With her stunning performances, she became renowned as one of the most successful actresses in mainstream erotica, earning the title of “one of home video’s most rented erotic thriller goddesses” by Vanity Fair.

Net Worth

Shannon Tweed’s net worth is estimated at around $50 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Shannonleetweed
  • Twitter handle: @Shannonleetweedsimons


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