Shannon Tweed is more than a beautiful ornament on Gene Simmons’ arm. She is gorgeous, but she’s also a smart, strong, independent career woman. Raised on a mink ranch in Newfoundland, Canada, Tweed became one of that country’s top exports, posing as Miss November for "Playboy" in 1981 and rising to Playmate of the Year in 1982. No dumb bunny, she parlayed that success into appearances in over 50 movies, including erotic thrillers and mainstream films, as well as TV shows. Tweed and Simmons have been together since 1985, and have two children, Nick and Sophie.