FACTS

**FACTS ABOUT SHANNEN**:
Full name:Shannen Maria Doherty
Birthday:April 12,1971
Place of birth:Memphis,Tennessee
Moon sign:scorpio
Religion:Southern Baptist
Family: Her mother, Rosa, father, Tom and her older brother Sean (by 4-years)
Lives in: Malibu, California, USA
Pets: Seven horses (one of which is a pony): Louisito, Alberto, Domingo, Picasso, Samourzakan, Aries Addiction and Thunder. Three dogs: Elfie (German shepherd), Leroy (Kane corso) and Pinky (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel)
Height: 5"4 or 163 cms
Weight: 45kg
Education: Lycée Français
Fave food: She loves America's southern food, specially fried steaks
Fave music: Pink Floyd, U2, Sade, Whitney Houston and Frank Sinatra
Fave books: John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden' and Ernest Hemingway's 'The sun also rises'
Fave shows: 'The Soprano's', 'Sex and the city' and 'Desperate Housewives'
Fave movies: 'Scarface', 'Casino' and 'The Graduate'
Fave actor: Michael Landon who was like a second father to her but sadly passed away in 1991
Fave actresses: Jodie Foster, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep and Whoopi Goldberg
Particular signs: Tattoo. Right ankle - a cross with the sun behind it. Below it has the name 'Rob' after her then-boyfriend, Rob Weiss.
Best quality: She is sincere
Worst quality: She is choleric
Hobbies: Horseback riding, playing video games, and playing the guitar
Car: She drives a pick-up truck (Range Rover Vogue). As of July 2005, She also owns a silver Volks Wagen (Bentley Continental GT) which cost her $150,000
She hates: All the rumors about her and her character, Brenda in Beverly Hills, 90210
*Shannen turned down a part in 'Scream'.

*She loves Frank Sinatra.
*Shannen smoked her first cigarette shooting the pilot episode of 90210.
*She is allergic to chocolate, but cannot resist a Twix.
*Sang all her own vocals for the movie Friend's Til The End.
*Shannen changes her bed sheets every other day, and she also admits that she is a compulsive house mover.
*She used to have over 350 pairs of shoes, but gave them to charity.
*When she was eleven she started her own shelter, 'ShanDo Kennels' where she used to find home for homeless animals.
*She knew Holly Marie Combs 7 years before 'Charmed' ('Piper', former co star from Charmed). She met Holly at a mutual friends party. They are best friends.
*Shannen's first crying scene was on Little House.
*She is very good friends with Sarah Michelle Gellar ('Buffy').
*She tends to slam doors when she's mad.
*Her eyes sometimes changes colors. They go from green too a grayish color.
*She beat Alyssa Milano ('Phoebe', former co star from Charmed) out for the role of 'Rene' in Mallrats.
*Shannen's favourite colours are blue and green.
*She's also allergic to wool.
*Her Dad had a stroke.
*She dated River Phoenix when they both were very young.
*On the episode 'Coyote Piper' on Charmed, Shannen taught Holly how to dance. She was the choreographer.
*She loves cheeseburgers.
*She had a 220 pound English mastiff named Max, but he died. Her other mastiff, almost as big as Max, named Isabella also died.
*Shannen's older brother, Sean was on 'I'm Telling!' alongside Shannen in episode # 1.17 on January 30th, 1988. (TV series with siblings as the contestants).
*She directed 3 episodes of Charmed, which also includes the last ever episode that she was in, 'All hell breaks loose'.
*She lives in Ventura County on a ranch and owns another home in Malibu.
*She has a scar on her nose.
*She is right handed.
*She enjoys tennis and snow skiing.
*Her favourite designers are Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Moschino.
*She buys all of her horses in Germany.
*She stands up for what's wrong or right, and doesn't care who has a problem with it.
*She loves playing games on her Playstation and X-box.
*Her favourite game is Diablo.
*She has been on the Jay Leno show 7 times.
*She went to the same School as Jodie Foster went too.
*She speaks French and Spanish.
*Her GPA in High School was 4.0.
*She once did a Sassaby cosmetic cases print advert, Gitano Jeans and she was also in an eyeglass/sunglasses print advert too. She has also done two Pepsi commercials ("The drink you look good holding") and she's appeared in a anti-smoking government advert. She's done a red cross psa at the end of a 90210 episode to encourage people to donate blood with Luke Perry. She even did three Korean commercials for Debon's EZ-UP cosmetics.
*She was on the cover of a bridal magazine when she was engaged to Chris Foufas.
*She presented a special award to Van Halen at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.
*Appeared in several public service announcments for 'The Adventures Of Teddy Ruxpin' in 1987.
*She likes to watch DVDs while eating Deviled-ham sandwiches.
*She has Crohn's Disease.
*She's been a trapeze artist.
*She used to have a crush on Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.
*She hates yogurt.
*She loved the show Party of Five.
*There is a Disney movie made about her great, great, great, grandfather! (called 'The Fighting Prince of Donegal')
*She was 12 years old when she first saw Alyssa Milano, dancing in a Hollywood Party.
*She's a very good dancer.
*She's had her teeth capped.
*She takes after her dad and loves to cook.
*She loves the Hostess snack, 'Zinger' but she can only have the plain ones since she's allergic to Chocolate and coconut.
*She loves Coke.
*She was in the music video for 'Real Love' by Slaughter.
*Featured as November on the 2001 FHM calendar.
*Shannen was on season 4 of MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch. (clay-animated comedy series, all voices are made up)
*Shannen made $75,000 Per Episode on Charmed.
*Shannen owns 5% of Charmed.
*Shannen's favourite Charmed episodes are 'Which Prue Is It Anyway?' and 'Ms. Hellfire'.
*It took her 2 years too persuade her parents to allow her to act.
*The blue and white scarf that she wears was made for her by her mother and she's worn it ever since. She has had it for decades and it is her favorite piece of clothing.
*She ranked #86 (2001) in FHM-USA's 100 Sexiest Women.
*She ranked #15 in Celebrity Sleuth 25 Sexiest Women of 1995.
*She ranked #31 (1999) in Maxim's 50 Sexiest Women.
*Shannen has been nominated for nine awards. The category for the Saturn award in 1999 & 2000 for Charmed was 'Best Genre TV Actress' and for the young artist awards (for her other work) the categorys were 'Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series', ' Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Series', ' Exceptional Performance By a Young Actress in a New Television, Comedy or Drama Series',' Best Young Actress - Guest in a Television Series',' Best Young Actress in a Drama Series',' Best Young Actress and Guest on a Series'. The shows that she was nominated the young artist awards were Beverly Hills, 90210" (in 1991 & 1992), Our House (in 1987 & 1988), Airwolf (in 1985), Little House on the Prairie (in 1983 & 1984) and Father Murphy (in 1983).
*Shannen has germ phobia
*She buys most of her furniture from Harrod’s, which is a very posh shop in London, England.
*She got a seven figure sum for posing in the December 2003 edition of Playboy.
*Shannen has regrets but no apologies..."I wish I had conducted myself better on occasion and been more private, but I would rather live my life to the fullest than constantly conduct myself in a certain way to gain approval from others," "I've always been outspoken about my opinions, and there's something to be said for having the courage to just live your life. I have regrets but no apologies."
*Shannen has told pals about how she can't find a man! "I'm through with West Coast men!," Shannen declared. "They just don't know what's up. Seriously, they are all bad. All the guys in Hollywood are always hiding something." Shannen says she can't wait to head to Hawaii (where she recently vacationed) to perhaps buy a home. "I'm not turned off to marriage," she says. "Just Hollywood men!" (Star Magazine - November 25, 2003)
*On December 1st 2005, Shannen celebrated her 25th year of Showbiz!
*Shannen and her dad are huge fans of top-rated American football team the University of Southern California Trojans, and when he heard his daughter was dating quarterback Matt Leinart, he was thrilled...Shannen says, “That would be the perfect son-in-law. My dad was like, ‘Oh my God, is it true, is it true? Matt’s going to be my new son-in-law.’ He was so excited. “Matt is handsome and he is talented and he is a great quarterback, but the truth of the matter is he was in the same club (as me) - and that was it.” Her dad was devastated! It just goes to show you can't believe everything you read in newspapers and magazines!
*Brenda Walsh from Beverly Hills 90210 played by Shannen Doherty, was voted #10 out of the 13 most memorably unpopular characters from hit TV-shows!
*Shannen says she is ready to settle down in a serious relationship, saying “I feel really well-equipped now, but I think it has more to do with the fact that I’ve been single for so long and not dating and that I’ve learned a lot about myself.”