Born in Canada, Shannon Tweed rose to stardom as Miss November, 1981 for playboy magazine. In 1982 she began acting in movies and also starred on the television show Falcon Crest. She became Playmate of the Year in 1982. She was briefly involved with Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner. She has acted in several low budget films since 1982. She got involved with Gene Simmons in December 1984. She had two children by Simmons. A son named Nicolas born in 1989 and a daughter Sophie born in 1992.