At 66 years old, Shannon Tweed has this physical status:
Shannon Lee Tweed Simmons (born March 10, 1957) is a Canadian actor and model.
She is one of the most popular actresses of mainstream erotica, and she is well-known for the erotic thriller.
Tweed lives with her husband Gene Simmons, bassist and co-lead singer of Kiss, and their two children; Nicholas Adam Tweed-Simmons and Sophie Alexandra Tweed-Simmons.
Tweed is also known for Gene Simmons Family Jewels, a television reality show that portrayed her family's life from 2006 to 2012.
Tweed was born in Whitbourne, Newfoundland, on March 10, 1957. She is the granddaughter of Donald Keith Tweed, a mink rancher, and Louise (Wall) Tweed, and was raised on a mink ranch in Whitbourne. Tracy Tweed, a child of seven children, has three sisters, including actress Tracy Tweed.
Louise and her children returned to her mother's house in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where the family survived on welfare after Donald Tweed became ill after a car crash. Shannon underwent breast augmentation surgery at the age of 20, and she then became involved in beauty pageants.
Tweed spent almost 14 months as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's wife. The friendship began with her Playmate appearances and after being named 1982 Playmate of the Year. Gene Simmons, a singer, attended her first meeting with her future husband at the Mansion. Tweed has been in a long-term relationship with Simmons since 1983. "I need Shannon in my life," Simmons said in a 2011 interview. Not just because of love and family, but because she holds me accountable." The couple married on October 1, 2011 on the crystal lawn of the Beverly Hills Hotel, marking 28 years together.
In 1978, Tweed was the third runner-up in the Miss Ottawa event and won the Miss Canada talent competition for her singing.
After the Canadian wish-fulfilment TV show Thrill of a Lifetime arranged for her to pose for Playboy magazine, Tweed was chosen to be the Playmate of the Month for the November 1981 issue, and eventually the Playmate of the Year for 1982. Tweed and her sister Tracy appeared together in a Playboy spread.
Tweed primarily acted in B movies and in television series such as the HBO comedy 1st and Ten and the prime-time soap opera Falcon Crest, She also appeared in an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard as well as Married... with Children. In 1985, she landed a year-long role on Days of Our Lives as Savannah Wilder. Tweed has appeared as a guest on Frasier. She has also lent her voice to the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants in the episode "20,000 Patties Under the Sea", which also featured Gene Simmons as a guest.
The first major theatrical film in which Tweed appeared was the horror film Of Unknown Origin (1983). Since then, Tweed has appeared in more than 60 films, including Detroit Rock City, produced by Simmons, in 1999. Tweed and her sister Tracy co-starred in the film Night Eyes 3. She is known as one of the most successful actresses of mainstream erotica. Vanity Fair has described Tweed as "one of home video's most rented erotic thriller goddesses".
Tweed was featured along with her family on the reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels from 2006 until 2012. One of the highlights of the series was Simmons' proposal to her and their subsequent marriage at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. In 2010, an episode of the series was taped in Tweed's former hometown of Saskatoon. During the visit, she was presented with an honorary street sign denoting the (nonexistent) "Tweed Lane". Tourism Saskatoon subsequently requested Saskatoon City Council approve the naming of a real Tweed Lane in her honour. The Council approved the request, and the street is located in the neighbourhood of Rosewood.
Tweed is the narrator of the reality TV show Ex-Wives of Rock.