SHANNON TWEED Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Shannon Lee Tweed                                                             
Born: 10 March 1957 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada                   
Shannon Lee Tweed (born March 10, 1957) is a Canadian actress and model. One of     
the most successful actresses of mainstream erotica, she is identified with         
the genre of the erotic thriller.                                                   
Tweed was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, to a mink rancher           
father. She was raised in Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador, on a mink ranch.   
She has six brothers and sisters. Shannon graduated from Mount Royal Collegiate     
in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and later she became involved in beauty pageants at a     
young age. In 1977 Shannon was crowned Miss Ottawa Valley and eventually went on     
to place 4th at the Miss Canada Pageant. She also won the talent award at the       
national pageant singing Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You".                 
After the Canadian wish-fulfillment TV series Thrill of a Lifetime arranged for     
her to pose for Hugh Hefner's Playboy, she gained fame as the Playmate of the       
Month for the November 1981 issue (photographed by Richard Fegley) and               
eventually the Playmate of the Year for 1982. She was briefly involved with Hugh     
Hefner at that time. Since then, Tweed has primarily acted in                       
TV series such as the HBO comedy 1st and Ten, the prime-time soap opera Falcon       
Crest and guest appearances on Frasier, as well as B movies. Tweed also appeared     
in an episode of The Dukes of Hazzard in the seventh and final season. In 1985,     
she landed a role on Days of our Lives as Savannah Wilder, a character who was       
working under Victor Kiriakis and through whom Steve "Patch" Johnson was             
introduced. She remained with the show until 1987.                                   
Her first major theatrical film appearance was in the teen sex comedy Hot Dog...     
the Movie in 1984. Since then, Tweed has appeared in over 60 films, including       
Detroit Rock City, produced by Gene Simmons in 1999. She is one of the best         
known actresses of mainstream erotica, and she is identified with the genre of       
the erotic thriller, a point she makes in her autobiography, most notably her       
movies The Surrogate and Night Eyes 2 and 3. She occasionally acts with her         
younger sister, Tracy Tweed, and has also appeared in Playboy photo spreads.         
In 2006 Tweed authored an autobiography, Kiss and Tell, published by Phoenix