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 lives with her husband Gene Simmons of the band Kiss and their two children. Tweed was born in St John's, Newfoundland, to a mink rancher and was raised on a mink ranch in Markland. Shannon is one of seven children. She has four sisters, Tracy (born May 10, 1965), who is an actress, Sara Tweed, who lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and another sister, Kim. Shannon and Tracy shared the screen in the film Night Eyes 3, and have appeared nude together in a Playboy spread. Tracy occasionally makes appearances on Family Jewels. She also has two brothers, Lance and Jeff. After their father was badly injured in a car crash, her mother was left to care for the children on her own while her father was recuperating. Eventually her mother had to sell the ranch to support her seven children.
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