Shannon Tweed

Actor, Model
A Canadian bombshell, Shannon Tweed dominated Playboy history in 1981-82 as Playmate of the Month and Year as well as being Hugh Hefner's girlfriend. She established a legitimate acting career with a recurring ... Read more »
Born: 03/10/1957 in Canada

Filmography

Actor (89)

20/20 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Simmons Family Jewels 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

United States of Tara 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Raw & Uncut 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gene Simmons Roast 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

SpongeBob SquarePants 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

When Playboy Ruled the World 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Run of the House 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parkers 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Beggars and Choosers 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1995, 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1987 - 1992, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Sexy 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dear John 1988 - 1989, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forbidden Sins 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Real 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1987 - 1989, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Married... With Children 1987 - 1991, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1987 - 1992, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1987 - 1992, 1994 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pacific Blue 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1987 - 1991, 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detroit Rock City 1999 (Movie)

Amanda Finch (Actor)

Scandalous Behavior 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shadow Warriors 2 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rowdy Girls 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Tom Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead By Dawn 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Electra 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Face the Evil 1997 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Naked Lies 1997 (Movie)

Cara Landry (Actor)

Power Play 1997 (Movie)

Jacqueline Knight (Actor)

The Dark Dancer 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Human Desires 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Java Heads: The Movie 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stormy Nights 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Cargo 1996 (Movie)

Alexia (Actor)

Bimbo Movie Bash 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fly By Night 1990 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Line 2 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

No Contest 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Body Chemistry IV 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Illicit Dreams 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Indecent Behavior 3 1994 (Movie)

Rebecca Mathis (Actor)

Possessed By the Night 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scorned 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Victim of Desire 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cold Sweat 1993 (Movie)

Beth Moore (Actor)

Night Eyes III: On Guard 1993 (Movie)

Zoe Clairmont/Hillary (Actor)

Nightfire 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Naked Truth 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Vegas Vice 1993 (Movie)

Andrea Thompson (Actor)

Indecent Behavior 1992 (Movie)

Rebecca Mathis (Actor)

Sexual Response 1992 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

1st & Ten: In Your Face! 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Cold of the Night 1991 (Movie)

Lena (Actor)

Night Eyes 2 1991 (Movie)

Marilyn (Actor)

Tag Team 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

1st & Ten: Do It Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Dog 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Call 1990 (Movie)

Cindy/Audrey (Actor)

The Firing Line 1990 (Movie)

Sandra Spencer (Actor)

The Last Hour 1990 (Movie)

Susan Drake (Actor)

Twisted Justice 1990 (Movie)

Hinkle (Actor)

Night Visitor 1989 (Movie)

Lisa Grace (Actor)

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death 1988 (Movie)

Dr Margo Hunt (Actor)

Code Name Vengeance 1988 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Lethal Woman 1988 (Movie)

Tory (Actor)

Sirens 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Meatballs III 1987 (Movie)

Love Goddess (Actor)

Steele Justice 1987 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

Crazy Dan 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Dog... The Movie 1984 (Movie)

Sylvia Fonda (Actor)

Of Unknown Origin 1983 (Movie)

Meg Hughes (Actor)

The Surrogate 1983 (Movie)

Lee Waite (Actor)

Assault on Devil's Island (TV Show)

Actor

Drop-Out Father (TV Show)

Actor

Indecent Behavior II (TV Show)

Actor

Liar's Edge (TV Show)

Actor

Longarm (TV Show)

Actor

Marker (TV Show)

Actor

Model by Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Fling (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Dead Sexy 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Naked Lies 1997 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

A Canadian bombshell, Shannon Tweed dominated Playboy history in 1981-82 as Playmate of the Month and Year as well as being Hugh Hefner's girlfriend. She established a legitimate acting career with a recurring role on "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990) and "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) and a string of TV guest spots on such programs as "Highway to Heaven" (NBC, 1984-89) and "L.A. Law" (NBC, 1986-1994), but earned juicier roles in cult fare like her star turn as a feminist Indiana Jones in "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death" (1989). Known as the queen of erotic thrillers, the seductive Tweed sparked countless fantasies with her roles in steamy flicks that included "Night Eyes II" (1992), "Cold Sweat" (1994), "Illicit Dreams" (1994) and "Body Chemistry 4: Full Exposure" (1995). Displaying an impressive self-awareness of her Hollywood niche, Tweed continued to book mainstream TV guest spots but won over even more fans on the reality show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" (A&E, 2006-2012). The series, which featured Tweed, her longtime partner and eventual husband, KISS legend Gene Simmons, and their two children, earned many fans and kept her name relevant some 30 years after first finding fame. Gorgeous and good-natured, Shannon Tweed built a lengthy Hollywood career that helped her outlast many of her more mainstream contemporaries and certainly made her one of the few Playboy centerfolds success stories.

Relationships

Tracy Tweed

Sister

Gene Simmons Actor

Husband
Born Aug. 25, 1949 in Tirat Carmel, Israel Began dating in 1984 Living together since 1986 Appeared together on the A&E reality series "Gene Simmons: Family Jewels" Married Oct. 1, 2011 in Beverly Hills, CA

Nick Simmons Actor

Child

Sophie Simmons Actor

Child
appeared alongside her family in reality TV series, "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels" Born c. 1992 father, Gene Simmons

Nicholas Simmons

Son
born c. 1989 father Gene Simmons appeared alongside his family in reality TV series, "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels"

Milestones

2002

Portrayed the mother of an aspiring musician in "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star" (The WB)

1996

Played lead in Showtime original movie "The Dark Dancer"

1996

Had recurring role on syndicated series "Pacific Blue"

1995

Starred in HBO film "No Contest"

1995

Made guest appearance in episode of "Frasier" (NBC); played a best-selling writer

1992

Played opposite Andrew Stevens in "Night Eyes 2"

1991

Starred in own late-night drama series "Fly By Night" (CBS)

1989

Starred in "Cannibal Women and the Avocado Jungle of Death"

1982

TV series debut as regular, played Diana Hunter on the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"

1982

Named PLAYBOY Playmate of the Year

1982

TV-movie debut in "Drop Out Father" (CBS)

1982

Feature acting debut, "Of Unknown Origin"

1981

Moved to L.A.

1981

Posed for PLAYBOY as Miss November

1975

Moved to Ottawa and won title of Miss Ottawa

Raised on a mink ranch in Newfoundland

Competed in the Miss Canada pageant; was third runner-up

Appeared as crime boss Savannah Wilder on the NBC daytime soap "Days of Our Lives"

Cast as Tom Arnold's ex-wife in The WB sitcom "The Tom Show"

Appeared on the HBO series "First & 10: Do It Again"

Worked as a model

Bonus Trivia

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Tweed has not completely abandoned her Plaboy ties. She appeared in "Celebrity Video Centerfold: Shannon Tweed," a 1996 release.

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"My biggest ambition was to be in the Sears catalog." --Shannon Tweed to Entertainment Weekly, January 10, 1997.

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"I have no idea how to pick a script. . . . I keep swearing I'll never do another stright-to-video movie, but when I sit at home for a couple of months and go bonkers, I just take the next one that comes." --Tweed in Entertainment Weekly, January 10, 1997.

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