Shauna Redford is a professional painter who is also famous for being the daughter of retired actor, producer, and director Robert Redfords. Away from her father’s fame, she has been able to create a sustainable career for herself.
Born in the United States, Shauna grew up with a great passion to explore arts through painting which saw her attend the University of Colorado. However, she was grief-stricken by the tragic death of her then-boyfriend and never made it to graduation. Nonetheless, the 62 year-old has since moved on with life and is focused on building a great life as a painter, wife, and mother.
The Early Life of Robert Redford’s daughter
It was on the 15th day of November 1960 that Shauna Jean Redford was born to her parents in the United States. It was also there that she completed her preparatory education. Her Father Robert Redford is a retired actor, producer, and director while her mother Lola Van Wagenen is a historian and environmental activist.
Shauna Redford grew up in a quite wealthy home and lacked nothing as a child. She was most often in the company of her sibling James Redford who was born two years after her and Amy Redford who was born on October 22, 1970.
After Shauna’s high school education, she proceeded to the University of Colorado to pursue the course she was very passionate about, however, sources record that she never graduated following some issues.
Here are Elusive Facts About Shauna Redford
1. Her Parents Parted Ways After 27 Years of Marriage.
Although Shauna enjoyed a beautiful childhood with her parents, everything changed when they decided to part ways. The couple who got married in 1958 spent 27 years together before their divorce in 1985. As the story goes, they met during their teenage years and quickly married. At that time Shauna’s mother was 19 years old while her father was 21 years old.
Even though information as to what led to their divorce is limited, Shauna’s father Robert Redford revealed that his breakup was to save his life. He admitted that they separated after a mutual agreement and that they still maintain a great friendship.
Be that as it may, the ex-couple found love again and has since moved on. The painter’s mother Lola Van Wagenen got married in 2002 to George Burrill while her father got married to his second wife Sibylle Szaggars in July 2009.
2. Shauna Redford Pursued a Different Career From Her Famed Father
While most celebrity children are likened to taking after their parent’s career path, others develop a different passion away from theirs and this was the case of Shauna who went into the painting. The 62 year-old revealed that she was passionate about arts from a very tender age and wanted to explore a different path.
3. Is She Married?
Robert Redford’s daughter is happily married to her longtime boyfriend Eric Schlosser. The pair have not disclosed how they met and when they started dating. However, they exchanged vows on October 5th, 1985 in the presence of Justice Micheal D. Zimmerman of the Utah State Supreme Court. Thereafter, they proceeded to her parent’s home in Provo, Utah for an elaborate ceremony.
Shauna’s husband is an author, professor, and producer who is known for his work in the book ‘Fast Food Nation’.
4. The Painter is a Mother Of Two
Shauna’s union with Eric birthed two beautiful children. The first was born Mica Schlosser in January 1991 while their second child Conor Schlosser who is currently 31 years old was born on July 29, 1992, in the United States of America. The painter manages to maintain a private lifestyle away from the spotlight which keeps the information about them in wraps.
5. Shauna Redford Was Once Involved in a Murder Investigation
Before Shauna got hitched to her husband Eric, she was previously in a relationship with Sid Wells for 3 years before his tragic death. The pair met while attending the University of Colorado and reportedly lived in the same building.
As the story goes, Sid Wells was found dead in his home in the Spanish Towers condominium by his brother who had come to check on him. Following investigations, he dies as a result of gunshots at the back of his head.
While many suspects were arrested for the murder including his brother, and roommate, Shauna was left inconsolable for a long time as she mourn him for several months and only resolved to paint for relief. As a result of this, she dropped out of college.
6. She Lost One of Her Brothers Before Her Birth and the other at 58
Before Shauna came into the world, she was preceded by her elder brother who she never got to meet because he died in infancy as a result of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). He was born Scott on September 1, 1959, and only lived for 30 months.
Tragedy struck the second time when she lost her second brother, James – an activist and filmmaker. According to sources, he suffered severe health issues as a child and was diagnosed with liver disease. However, after two liver transplants, he wasn’t free from the disease. Later in 2019, during preparation for another liver transplant, he was diagnosed with cancer which he battled for months before he gave up the ghost. James dies at the age of 58 on October 16, 2020.
7. How Rich is Shauna Redford?
Shauna makes money primarily from her career as a professional painter. Even though most of her artworks have not been displayed, she sometimes shares her beautiful creations with her fans. By research, an average American painter earns at least $214000 – $300,000 for paintwork. By this calculation, it’s not out of place to say that, Shauna may be worth at least $ 2 million.