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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 November 1954New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Birth NameRhonda Honey Shear
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Having spent 25 years in the Hollywood spotlight as an actress, comedienne and host, Rhonda Shear knows a thing or two about making the most of her assets! Star of the popular late night series USA Up All Night (1989), Shear learned the art of illusion and camouflage from Hollywood's top costume designers. Now, with her fresh, innovative and glamorous line of intimates, Rhonda brings these tricks of the trade to women everywhere. Like any good lingerie, Rhonda Shear Intimates began with a love story. In 2001, after 20 years apart, Rhonda reunited with childhood sweetheart Van Fagan. The two married and settled in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they embarked on a brand new venture together - Shear Enterprises, LLC. A true passion project, Rhonda set out to create a line of sexy, shaping intimates for all sizes, so that every woman can look and feel like a bombshell. With designs that focus on comfort and support without sacrificing femininity or style, Rhonda did just that.

Shear personally develops and designs each garment, making sure every piece is as beautiful as it is flattering, and as wearable as it is fun. Her line has been featured in leading industry publications, such as BODY Magazine, and in countless fashion shows, including Fashion Week Tampa Bay. Rhonda also opened Maison Rouge by Rhonda Shear, a hugely popular intimates boutique near her home in Florida. With tremendous success on Home Shopping Network, The Shopping Channel: Canada, and other shopping channels worldwide, Rhonda's line continues to grow as she continues her lifelong career of empowering women worldwide. Shear has been a true champion for women from the very start. With early success on the beauty pageant circuit, winning over 40 major pageants, including "Miss Louisiana", Rhonda showed her native New Orleans that beauty and brains are an unbeatable combination. She graduated from New Orleans' John F. Kennedy High School in 1972 and received her B.A. in Communications at Loyola University in 1977. After graduation, began a career of pioneering, becoming the youngest woman ever to run for public office in New Orleans. Though she lost the election by a mere 135 votes, she did receive a vote of confidence from Bob Hope, who recognized her immense talent and cast her on the spot for his show.

With her first role, Rhonda was up and off to Hollywood and on her way to stardom. The roles came rushing in, and soon Rhonda was everywhere on prime time, from appearances on Happy Days (1974) and The A-Team (1983), to Dallas (1978) and Cheers (1982). USA Network hired her in an attempt to revamp their late night series USA Up All Night (1989), and revamp she did! During her eight years and over 450 episodes hosting "USA Up All Night", Rhonda established a cult following for the network's nighttime program, which featured late night movies broken up with skits, comedy and witty commentary. Rhonda proved that comedy can be sexy... and sexy can be smart. Rhonda's catchy and charismatic role hosting led to multiple talk show appearances and features everywhere from People to Playboy. It was a natural transition when she made her way into stand-up comedy, headlining as a successful comedienne in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, and eventually touring across the country with her popular "Comedy PJ Party", an on-stage slumber party with a number of comedic talents. Rhonda Shear Intimates has now brought Rhonda back to television screens across the country.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Trent & Company

Spouse (1)

Van Fagen (11 January 2001 - present)

Trade Mark (6)

Best known for her manner of speaking the title of the USA Up All Night (1989) series - by raising her voice an octave when saying the word "Up" - as her memorable catchphrase
Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Voluptuous figure
Lisp, breathless voice
Bubbly personality

Trivia (9)

Miss Louisiana USA 1975.
Received her Bachelor's degree in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans (1977).
Married her high school sweetheart Van Fagan on January 11, 2001 just a few months after finding each other on Classmates.com.
Celebrity spokesperson for the Los Angeles Chapter of the United Scleroderma Foundation.
Was hired by actor Wally George to play one of his guest loonies on his TV talk show, before she became hostess of the USA Up All Night (1989) series.
Briefly hosted a comedy program called "Spotlight Cafe", hosted previously by comedienne Judy Tenuta.
Markets a line of women's control undergarments, with regular appearances on the Home Shopping Network.
In early 2006, she starred in a production of "Steel Magnolias" at the St. Petersburg Little Theater.
Currently resides with her husband Van Fagen in St. Petersburg, Florida (2006).

Personal Quotes (3)

My personality is sort of "Lucy-ish" -- there is always something askew, like toilet paper hanging off the back of my shoe.
The problem is that I'm this nice girl trapped in this bad girl's body!
There's a problem when you date an older man; they're kinda like a parking meter. He's thinking, "How much money do I have to put into this chick?" and she's thinking, "How much time before he expires?".

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