Patty Hearst Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Patty Hearst Quick Info
Height5 ft 3 in
Weight65 kg
Date of BirthFebruary 20, 1954
Zodiac SignPisces
Eye ColorDark Brown

Patty Hearst is an American author, actress, voiceover artist, and producer who became popular after she was kidnapped by the left-wing terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army in the year 1974. She also gained public attraction for her involvement in several crimes including her part in a bank robbery for which she was sentenced to 35 years in prison, later reduced to 7 years. She was later pardoned by President Bill Clinton.

Born Name

Patricia Campbell Hearst

Nick Name

Patty, Patricia Campbell Hearst Shaw, Tania

Patty Hearst smiling for a picture at Senator theater
Patty Hearst smiling for a picture at Senator theater (John Mathew Smith / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

San Francisco, California, United States




Patty Hearst studied at Crystal Springs School for Girls and the Santa Catalina School in Monterey. Later, she attended Menlo College in Atherton, California, and the University of California, Berkeley.


Actress, Voiceover Artist, Author, Producer


  • Father – Randolph Apperson Hearst (Businessman)
  • Mother – Catherine Wood Campbell
  • Siblings – Virginia Hearst Randt (Older Sister), Anne Hearst (Younger Sister) (Socialite, Philanthropist, Publishing Heiress), Catherine Hearst (Sister), Victoria Hearst (Younger Sister)
  • Others – William Randolph Hearst (Paternal Grandfather) (Businessman, Newspaper Publisher, Politician), Millicent Veronica Hearst (née Willson) (Paternal Grandmother) (Vaudeville Performer), George Randolph Hearst (Paternal Uncle) (Media Executive), William Randolph Hearst Jr. (Paternal Uncle) (Businessman, Newspaper Publisher), John Randolph Hearst (Paternal Uncle) (Business Executive), Amanda Hearst (Niece) (Socialite, Activist, Fashion Model)


Patty Hearst is represented by The Gersh Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.



Patty Hearst as seen during the April 1974 Hibernia bank robbery
Patty Hearst as seen during the April 1974 Hibernia bank robbery (Closed-circuit security camera / / Public Domain)


5 ft 3 in or 160 cm


65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Patty Hearst has dated –

  1. Steven Weed (1972-1974)
  2. Bernard Lee Shaw (1979-2013) – She married policeman Bernard Lee Shaw in 1979 and they remained together until his death in 2013. The duo was blessed with 2 daughters – Gillian Hearst-Shaw (b. May 3, 1981) and Lydia Hearst-Shaw (b. September 19, 1984).

Race / Ethnicity


Patty Hearst is of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, German, French, and Irish descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Charming smile
  • Deep-set eyes
Patty Hearst as seen in an arrest photo as a convicted bank robber
Patty Hearst as seen in an arrest photo as a convicted bank robber (Government Unit / / Public Domain)

Patty Hearst Facts

  1. It is believed that she was brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army and also experienced Stockholm Syndrome.
  2. In September 1996, Patty Hearst appeared as a guest in an episode of the late-night talk show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
  3. Her SLA period has inspired many movies like Patty Hearst (1988), Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004), The Radical Story of Patty Hearst (2018).
  4. As a voiceover artist, she provided vocals to the character of Janice in Frasier and Haffa Dozen in Tripping the Rift.
  5. She served both as a writer as well as a producer for the television mini-series, Notorious Destinations with Patricia Hearst.
  6. Patty Hearst has also appeared in a few acting projects like Veronica MarsCecil B. DementedSerial MomBoston CommonThe Adventures of Pete & PetePeckerSon of the Beach, and A Dirty Shame.

Featured Image by John Mathew Smith / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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