|Born||Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York January 3, 1958|
|Occupation||Film actress, writer|
After a number of small television roles, Shepard broke into film with H.B. Halicki's The Junkman (1982). Roles in over a dozen mainly B movies followed. In 1992 she capitalized on her "B-girl" status by penning Invasion of the B-Girls, a book of interviews with cult actresses such as Kitten Natividad, Linnea Quigley, Yvette Vickers, Haji and Mary Woronov. She has also written for such publications as Premiere, Cosmopolitan, Details and The Associated Press.
Her autobiography, If I'm So Famous, How Come Nobody's Ever Heard of Me?, detailing some of the less glamorous aspects of film making and her experiences working in adult entertainment, was published in 1996.
- "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
- Garfinkel, Gary (Summer 1994). "Totally Live Nude Jewel". Femme Fatales. Mark A. Altman.
- Shepard, Jewel (1992). Invasion of the B-Girls. California: Eclipse Books. ISBN 1-56060-158-2.
- Shepard, Jewel (1996). If I'm So Famous, How Come Nobody's Ever Heard of Me?. Kitchen Sink. ISBN 0-87816-475-8.
- Gallagher, Hugh (1996). "Jewel Shepard Interview". Draculina. Draculina Publishing. pp. 24–33.
- Derrick, Lisa (October 21, 2011). "Horror Fans Help Scream Queen Jewel Shepard Battle Breast Cancer". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
|This article about a United States film and television actor or actress born in the 1950s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|