Shannon Tweed


Born: 10 March 1957
Birthplace: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Best known as:

The co-star of TV's Gene Simmons Family Jewels

First known as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year in 1982, Shannon Tweed went on to carve out a career in B movies and reality TV. Tweed is the longtime companion of rock star Gene Simmons of the group KISS. They began starring together in the TV reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels in 2006. Though his official site described them as "happily unmarried" in the past, the pair actually did marry on 1 October 2011. Her films have included Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1989), Possessed by the Night (1994), and Bimbo Movie Bash (1997). Her autobiography, Kiss and Tell, was published in 2006.

Extra credit:

Shannon Tweed has two children with Gene Simmons: Nick (b. 22 January 1989) and Sophie (b. 7 July 1992).

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