Shauna Redford

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Painter (1960)

Shauna Redford, the partner of the gifted journalist Eric Schlosser, is a successful American painter. However, Shauna is more famous for belonging to a high-profile Hollywood family. Redford's father is the famous actor Robert Redford who has worked with the likes of Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando.

Despite mainstream fame, Shauna remained mostly away from the limelight. Similarly, Redford and her life has been filled with highs and lows. Likewise, Robert and his daughter faced multiple tragic losses in their long life. So, here's what we know about Roford's daughter.

Shauna Redford Early Life and Bio!

Shauna Redford was born Shauna Jean Redford on 15 November 1960. Her parents, an actor father Robert, and her mother Lola Van Wagenen, a famous historian gave birth to the celeb babe. Shauna's place of birth is in the melting pot of America in New York City. 

Shauna Redford (left) with her parents and siblings.
Shauna Redford (left) with her parents and siblings.Source: Facebook

She has Caucasian Ancestry from her parents as her mother is from a Mormon family and her father has English, Scottish, and Irish roots. She currently uses the name, Shauna Redford Schlosser professionally.

Shauna Redford Is A Millionaire! Net Worth & More

As of now, Shauna Redford has an estimated net worth of $2 million. She has worked as a painter and consultant which helped her amass this sum. She even was involved with the catalogs at Sundance and was the brainchild behind the successful Rural Route 3 catalog.

Shauna's famous husband, Eric Schlosser has a fortune of $5 million similar to the famous Australian actress Katherine Langford. Eric made money from his journalism career, his book sales, and his TV appearances. Further, his parents are also wealthy individuals with high-achieving careers.

Shauna Redford and her father were photographed together.
Shauna Redford and her father were photographed together. Source: artsandculture

Shauna's father, the great Robert Redford has amassed a fortune of $200 million. This money comes from his amazing career in films, production, and direction. He also established many companies, the most famous being Sundance Productions. He also has a substantial amount of real estate.

Not much is known about Shauna's mother, Lola Van Wagenen's assets but she is also a millionaire. Also, her sister, the actress Amy Redford has a net worth of $5 million.

About Shauna's Famous Father

Who has not heard of the Hollywood legend Robert Redford? He is an American actor, director, producer, and philanthropist. Considered one of the most iconic and influential figures in American film history, Redford has truly turned the spotlight on other filmmakers.

Redford was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California, USA.  He began his career in the 1960s, appearing in several films and TV shows, including Barefoot in the Park, The Sting, and The Natural. He has won numerous awards for his acting, including an Academy Award for Best Director for the 1981 film Ordinary People.

Shauna Redford's famous father, Robert Redford
Shauna Redford's famous father, Robert Redford. Source: Facebook

Redford was even awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2016. His contribution to the arts, global causes, and status as an inspiration is worthwhile. He has also been involved in several environmental and social activism causes throughout his career.

Shauna Redford's father Redford founded one of the most important events for independent filmmakers, the Sundance Film Festival in 1978. His company, the Sundance Institute, and its branches were inspired by his character in the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid movie.

Shauna Has A Famous Mother

Shauna Redford's mother is Lola Van Wagenen, a documentary filmmaker, and a historian. She was born on December 15, 1938, in Provo, Utah, USA to a Mormon family. 

Lola initially studied at the University of Colorado but later left college to get married. Years later, she got her degrees as well as her doctorate from Vermont College and New York University.

Shauna Redford's mother Lola Van Wagenen and father Robert Redford
Shauna Redford's mother Lola Van Wagenen and father Robert Redford.Source: Facebook

In her early years, Van Wagenen showed a sophisticated air and she had even won a beauty pageant. She was also a participant in her high school plays. Further, she was part of a musical group toured the USA, and was featured on radio and television.

Van Wagenen was actively involved in social activism causes, particularly in the areas of environmentalism and nuclear disarmament. She co-founded the Consumer Action Now organization in the 1970s and later served on the board of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

About Her Siblings

Shauna is one of four children born to the now-divorced couple, Robert Redford and  Lola Van Wagenen. She had one older sibling, a brother named Scott Anthony Redford who died in 1959 just months after being born possibly due to SIDS.

A picture of Shauna Redford's late brother Jamie Redford with his wife, Kyle.
A picture of Shauna Redford's late brother Jamie Redford with his wife, Kyle. Source: Twitter @kyleredford

Shauna's other siblings are James "Jamie" Redford and Amy Redford. By all accounts, she was a loving older sister

Shauna's Younger Brother Jamie Is Also Dead

Jamie Redford and Shauna were very close growing up. Closest in age to each other, the two went to the same schools and the same universities.

Jamie had stomach problems for a long time but doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong. He was eventually diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which needed strong treatment. Later, he had to get two liver transplants because he was given the wrong medication.

Years later, his liver problems reappeared and even cancer was found. He passed away in October 2020 due to cancer complications similar to the death of Pierce Brosnan's adopted daughter, Charlotte Brosnan. He was survived by his wife, Kyle, and their two children.

About Her Famous Sister Amy

Amy Redford is a producer, director, and actress. She has made appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Last Man Running, and This Revolution. She was also a part of projects like The Guitar and The Lincoln Project.

Shauna Redford's sister Amy Redford.
Shauna Redford's sister Amy Redford. Source: IMDb

Amy has been divorced once and is a mother to one child. She is in a long-term relationship with the child's father.

Current Relationships Status: Who Is Shauna Redford's Boyfriend?

The celebrity kid Shauna has been in two high-profile relationships that we know of. Her first one was with the late Sidney Wells who was sadly murdered.

Shauna is now happily married to Eric Schlosser who is a successful journalist. They have two children together and live in their Connecticut estate.

Marriage To Eric Schlosser

Shauna Redford and Eric Schlosser's relationship became public when they tied the knot on October 5, 1985. The wedding happened at Robert Redford's Utah residence on the lawn.

The ceremony was conducted in a non-religious manner by Justice Zimmerman & the former mayor of Salt Lake City, Ted Wilson. Their wedding ceremony was reported in the newspapers of Salt Lake City. The wedding of businessman Jerry Sloan & his second wife Tammy Jessop was also held in the city.

Shauna and Eric exchanged their heartfelt vows and officially began their new journey together as a married couple. The relationship is very loving and they have always supported each other.

Shauna's Then-boyfriend, Sid Was Murdered

Many fans are possibly aware of the dark times in Shauna's life. The brutal killing of her then-boyfriend Sidney Wells, a now cold case, was a time of great sadness that left her depressed for years.

A Brief On Sidney Wells And Shauna Redford's Relationship History

In 1983, Sidney "Sid" Lee Wells was studying journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder & was enrolled in the Navy ROTC program. Sid, a promising student, supported himself by working at a local hotel called the Boulderado while attending college.

An old picture of Shauna Redford's then-boyfriend and murder victim, Sidney Wells.
An old picture of Shauna Redford's then-boyfriend and murder victim, Sidney Wells. Source: CNN

During the summer of that year, Sid lived in a condominium in Spanish Towers with his brother, Sam, and a roommate. The condo belonged to their mother for them to live in while attending college.

Shauna Redford also lived in the same apartment complex and met the young Navy man. They fell in love and dated happily for three years. There were even rumors of an engagement.

The Tragedy

Sid and his brother had decided to get a roommate as they needed the money. That is how the local drifter and college dropout, Thayne Alan Smika came to their lives. He was later revealed to be suffering from mental issues and blackouts.

On August 1, 1983, Sid was found dead in his apartment, killed by a single gunshot to the back of the head. Smika was the primary suspect in the case. At the time, Sid's brother was out camping and Sid had decided to confront Smika about the unpaid rent.

An old picture of Shauna's late boyfriend and murder victim, Sidney Wells.
An old picture of Shauna Redford's late boyfriend Sidney Wells. Source: 9 news

Later, police found a shotgun and cartridges in Smika's closet. There were already reports of him carrying something long and stiff across the parking lot and loud bangs being heard on the day of the murder.

Also, rumors of cocaine trading were already there. Sid was a regular dealer and his murder could have been due to drugs.

Main Suspect Smika Was Acquitted But Has An Active Warrant

Smika the main suspect in Sid Wells' murder, was found at his parents' house in Akron. The gun found in Smika's parents' home matched the shell from the bullet that killed Sid, leading to his arrest on a charge of first-degree murder on October 6, 1983.

However, due to concerns that the police mishandled evidence, the district attorney at the time, Alex Hunter, refused to take the case to trial. Despite strong evidence against Smika, the grand jury was restricted from charging him with any criminal conduct.

Smika was released without further charges and remained in Boulder for a while. But he eventually disappeared in 1986 after telling his family that he was leaving town. 

Years later, in 2012, a new district attorney named Stan Garnett approved a warrant for Smika's arrest, but to this day, he has not been found. There is also a bounty for his information by the FBI.

The Redford Family Reaction And Support For Shauna

Robert Redford was in Buffalo, New York when he received a call from his daughter Shauna, who was in distress. Shauna informed him about her boyfriend, Sidney Wells, being found dead in the apartment complex. 

Redford tried to console Shauna, but she was in a terrible state. Jamie, Shauna's brother, and a fellow Colorado University student comforted her while Redford rented a jet, picked up Shauna's mother, and flew to Denver to be with his kids. Amy was a baby at the time.

The Redford family with Shauna Redford (right).
The Redford family with Shauna Redford (right). Source: Outsider

Shauna was in great distress and grieved her dead lover for years. The press attention did not help as they never stopped hounding the family. Shauna was publicly seen as a mess and articles about her depression were published almost religiously.

There Was Press Intrusion At The Funeral

The funeral of Sid Wells was held at Christ Congregational Church in Colorado. The atmosphere there was chaotic, as tabloids had reportedly paid locals to climb trees and take photographs of the mourners. 

Redford who attended had even hired bodyguards due to the press intrusion. But even they were disturbed by the whole situation. The event left a lasting impact on the Redford family and they became even more reclusive.

Shauna Had Depression For Years

The death of Sid Wells left Shauna depressed and anxious. Her family tried their best to support her and even took her to another continent. 

However, she took a long time to recover despite everybody's efforts.

Shauna Redford Had An Accident

In 1984, Shauna was in an accident when her car plunged into the Jordan River in Salt Lake City. Luckily, some motorists saw the incident and jumped to rescue her.

They heroically pulled her from the submerged car and carried her to safety on the riverbank. Shauna was wearing her seatbelt which helped prevent any serious injuries.

The incident was frightening and Shauna had to be hospitalized for a day. The press had a field day with this and often expanded on her “continually depressed” persona.

Mother To Two Kids

Shauna and Eric are parents to two children similar to American couple Nicky Marmet and Robin Tunney. Their oldest daughter, Michaela was born in 1991 when Shauna was 31 years of age. She is Robert Redford'd oldest grandchild.

A possible picture of Shauna Redford's daughter, Michaela "Mica" Schlosser.
A possible picture of Shauna Redford's daughter, Michaela "Mica" Schlosser. Source: Instagram @shadesofnoir

After one year, Shauna and Eric welcomed their youngest child in July 1992. His name was revealed to be Conner Schlosser. During that time, Eric, the father, was thirty-three years old.

The two children have grown up to have budding careers of their own. Mica is a content creator and photographer while Conor is a producer and artist.

About Shauna's Husband

Eric Schlosser is an American journalist and author. He was born on August 17, 1959, in New York. He is a graduate of Princeton and Oxford.

Schlosser is best known for his best-selling nonfiction books,  Fast Food Nation, Reefer Madness, and Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety.

Picture of Shauna Redford's husband Eric Schlosser.
Picture of Shauna Redford's husband Eric Schlosser. Source: Goodreads

Initially, Schlosser began working as a journalist for The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts. He received the National Magazine Award for his investigative reporting on Reefer Madness and Marijuana and the Law which was published in 1994.

Since then, Schlosser has gone on to work on many projects and even produce documentaries. He has continued with his journalism works and books.


Shauna was raised as a Mormon and even got baptized. However, her family soon got disenchanted with this way of life and stopped practicing.

According to reports, Shauna's mother, Lola was a Mormon while her father, Redford was a Christian. However, he was influenced by his wife and started following the faith. But he didn't get baptized as it is a high commitment in Mormonism.

Later, both parents left the religion; Robert due to growing apart from the church views, and Lola left to follow her Consumer Activism that was not supported by the Mormon church.

Shauna Has Two Step-parents

Sadly, Shauna's parents divorced in 1985. They had previously married in secret in Las Vegas and again had a wedding ceremony in Utah. 

Lola and Redford's divorce was due to the growing fame of her father. They drifted apart as they started getting competitive and differed in views.

According to Lola's son Jamie:

Mom was no longer working from the apartment. She was flying to Washington a lot, and that put a strain on her, on us, on everyone

Shauna Redford's father Robert Redford and stepmother, Sibylle Szaggars
Shauna Redford's father Robert Redford and stepmother, Sibylle Szaggars.Source: PopSugar

Robert remarried his longtime girlfriend, Sibylle Szaggars, in 2003 after dating for about a decade. She is a German multimedia specialist with an impressive record.

Lola married the founder of the international development firm ARD, George Burrill in 2002. He is an academic as well as a diplomat.

Career Highlights

Shauna is a painter, similar to her artistic father. Robert Redford has painted throughout his life and even stayed in Paris for months to learn the art.

Shauna has also been involved in the family's company, Sundance. She was instrumental in building a very individual and unique Western profile in the retail trade for the family firm.

Now Shauna is no longer involved with Sundance or its catalog or the Sundance Film Festival, but she continues painting. By all accounts, she has a great portfolio of work.

Shauna Redford's Educational Qualifications 

Amy Redford's older sister Shauna initially went to the bougie Dalton School in Manhattan. This expensive prep school is where most of the Redford kids attended.

Later, Shauna followed her parent's alma mater and went to the University of Colorado. However, she met with a personal tragedy there, the death of her boyfriend. 

By all accounts, Shauna graduated with a College degree but her further academic profile is reportedly under wraps. She is said to be an arts graduate.



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