• Sharise Ruddell was born in Orange County, California
• She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a model as a ring girl and mud wrestler
• She married Vince Neil, lead vocalist of Motley Crue
• She founded her own designing firm NA-NA and had a reality TV show
• She suffered the loss of her firstborn, Skylar Lyanne, who passed away from stomach cancer at the age of four

Known for movies

Short Info

FactRecorded the platinum selling albums "Shout at the Devil" (1983) and "Theatre of Pain" (1985) at Cherokee Recording Studios.

55 Year old American former model Sharise Ruddell, who also made a name for herself as the ex-wife of rock-star Vince Neil, has long been familiar with a life of comforts, but it hasn’t been without difficulties and tragedy. Sharise has had a busy life that transitioned from being a model, ring girl and mud wrestler, to becoming a celebrity spouse, then a fashion designer and reality-TV star.

However, despite the glamorous life she had, Sharise has seen her fair share of heartbreak. Her relationship with the Motley Crue lead vocalist was full of ups and downs, plus suffering the loss of her firstborn, Skylar Lyanne, who passed away from stomach cancer at the age of four.

Early Life in Orange County

Sharise Lee Anne Ruddell was born to a wealthy family that lived in Orange County, California. On 27 October 1964, Shirley Ruddell gave birth to Sharise, one of four children she had with her husband Gary Ruddell. Sharise was raised with her three siblings in Huntington Beach, a seaside city in Orange County, located approximately 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, that is well known for being one of the most expensive places of California to reside in. Sharise has two brothers, Gary Lee and Greg, as well as a sister, Shanae, alongside whom Sherise once modelled. She lived most of her early life in Huntington Beach, where she attended the Whittier Christian High School located in La Habra.

It is the only known educational institution from which Sharise matriculated, and instead of attending college, Sharise left Orange County in search of a career as a model.

Her Pursuits in Los Angeles

Sharise moved to Los Angeles, where she started working as a ring girl and mud wrestler at the Hollywood Tropicana Club. The old club is no longer in operation but was a popular venue in Western Hollywood, that provided night entertainment with a very unique twist. It was hard to miss the place, with a prominent neon sign beaming on the 101 Freeway northbound traffic for several miles, beckoning gentlemen from all over to its bright and loud halls.

Vince Neil and Sharise Ruddell

It was once believed that a visit to Los Angeles was incomplete without a visit to the provocative Tropicana Club. Undoubtedly, the beautiful women who made a living selling kisses, and entertaining men with oil and mud wrestling amidst the noisy atmosphere of the most popular rock and disco music of the era, where the alcohol flowed and the spirits were high, had been the main attraction.

The club had many regular visitors and attracted prominent figures from the likes of rock stars, sports all-stars, film celebrities, and politicians. It was in this provocative setting that Sharise began her career. As can be expected, her voluptuous figure, golden hair, and sharp green eyes afforded her plenty of attention, and of course money.

The club was iconized by a popular song from Motley Crue, entitled ‘Tropicana is where I lost my heart’.

How true this would turn out was proven by Vince’s marriage to one of the most popular women working there, Sharise Ruddell.

Aside from working as a ring girl and mud wrestler, Sharise also appeared in Blast! magazine as a swimsuit model. Her popularity at the Tropicana Club caught the attention of several musicians, and landed her appearances in music videos as well. These included productions by Autograph and Motley Crue – she appeared in Autograph’s videos for ‘Loud and Clear’ and ‘Dance All Night’, and in the Motley Crue video ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’.

Following her marriage to Vince Neil, Sharise became interested in fashion designing, including stage outfits and jackets for high profile magazine covers like Rolling Stone. She also designed lingerie, swimsuits and other original pieces, for eclectic boutiques on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard.

She founded her own designing firm NA-NA, and designed bikinis for Kandy Wrappers. Sharise commented on her design style saying: “I consider my style, a little bit of surf and a ton of Rock ‘n’ Roll. I want to make women feel sophisticated and sexy when they wear my things. My philosophy is simple… show a little, hide a little.”

Her latest appearance on television is in the reality show ‘Ex-Wives of Rock’, which chronicles the life of four women including Sharise, who had previously been married to rock stars, also including Bobbie Brown-Lane, Sheila Lussier, Susan Dixon and Athena Bass.

Relationships and Children

In April 1988 Sharise married Vince Neil – he had invited her and other women from The Tropicana Club to perform mud wrestling at a private venue for him and his guests. Vince had been taken by the beautiful Sharise, and dedicated his infatuation with her by tattooing the imprint of her lips along with her signature on his shoulder.

While at first the relationship had been healthy and happy, Sharise revealed the true nature of their marriage in an interview with Metal Sludge Magazine. She is quoted saying that Vince had two sides. The kind and generous man, and the intoxicated, wild rock star that many knew.

Sharise went into detail about his lifestyle, speaking frankly about his expenditure and drug addictions. “When we would go out, people would hand him drugs.

They would literally put things in his hand, and he would go to the bathroom. Later, he’d be passed out, and I would go through his pockets and his wallet, and I would hide the drugs or flush them down the toilet. He wouldn’t remember the next day. He’d be like, ‘Where did I put that?’ ”

Their relationship went through many on/off periods, and as quoted by Sharise, he would often attempt to win back her affection with expensive gifts.

“At one point, we would break up, and another point he would be swaying me back. That Porsche was the one he gave to me after lunch at the Bel-Air Hotel. He surprised me with it in the parking lot. It was there waiting for me. We were on the rocks at the time.”

Their union was blessed with the birth of Sharise’s first child, Skylar, but who passed away on 15th August 1995 at the age of four years. Sharise filed for divorce in 1993, and gained a settlement of just under $100,000.

However, it also came to light that during a period of separation, Sharise had an encounter with Kelly Nickles, the lead singer of L.A. Guns, apparently just a month after she married Vince.

There are also plenty of rumours that hint about her being involved with other men. These include the rapper Tupac, actor Judd Nelson, and Kirk Seigel from 2000 to 2006, with whom she had a second child – her son, Colt Seigel, was born 3 November 2002.


1Recorded the platinum selling albums "Shout at the Devil" (1983) and "Theatre of Pain" (1985) at Cherokee Recording Studios.
2Motley Crue was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3Ranked #29 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists.




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Rock Star2001performer: "Wild Side"
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Charlie's Angels2000performer: "Live Wire"
Ready to Rumble2000performer: "Girls, Girls, Girls"
Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Vol. 22000Video performer: "Dr. Feelgood"
Idle Hands1999performer: "Shout At The Devil"
Beavis and Butt-Head1993-1994TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Northern Exposure1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane1990performer: "Rock 'N Roll Junkie"
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Day by Day1989TV Series performer - 1 episode
Like Father Like Son1987performer: "All in the Name Of...", "Wild Side"
Light of Day1987performer: "Looks That Kill" - as Motley Crue
The Wraith1986performer: "SMOKIN' IN THE BOY'S ROOM"
Biggles: Adventures in Time1986performer: "KNOCK 'EM DEAD KID"
Demons1985performer: "Save Our Souls" - as Motley Crue
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Mötley Crüe: Cruefest 22009Video short
Mötley Crüe: Carnival of Sins2005Video documentary
Motley Crue: Hooligan's Holiday1994Short

Music Department

Demons1985composer: additional music - as Motley Crue


Rock in Rio2015TV SeriesThemselves - Performers
LiveXLive Presents Rock in Rio2015TV MovieThemselves
The Best Hit USA2015TV SeriesThemselves
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2014TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Style-City Music Presents2010TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Arbor Live!2009TV SeriesThemselves
Bones2009TV SeriesThemselves
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee2008TV SeriesThemselves
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2008TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialThemselves
Shock Rockers2004Video documentaryThemselves
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryThemselves
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesThemselves - Musical Guest
Rocks Off with Motley Crue1998TV SpecialThemselves - Performers
Hard Rock Live1997TV Series
The 24th Annual American Music Awards1997TV SpecialThemselves
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialThemselves
MTV Video Music Awards 19901990TV SpecialThemselves - Performers
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialThemselves
The US Festival1983TV Mini-SeriesThemselves - Performer

Archive Footage

Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentary


Won Awards

2006Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on January 25, 2006 at 6752 Hollywood Blvd.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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