Renowned Hollywood documentary film director Penelope Spheeris has kept her personal life strictly private. She was married to Robert Biggs for seven years but in the end she ended up filing for divorce.
She has kept most of her social life away from the public and media.
She has one daughter, Anna Fox who is also a director by profession and the mother daughter duos have come up with many productions together. Their independent collaborations are very well known in the independent movies and documentary world.
Penelope, after her divorce has had a few associations but not any of them were substantial on any basis. Of her numerous dealings most were not from the industry. It has been suggested that she after her first marriage never really had the will or heart to enter into another bond.
She was married in her mid-thirties and her husband Robert and she was a couple many years prior to engaging in marriage. When Penelope was young she spent most of her time engaging in various artistic activities. According to her it was a tough decision taking film making as a career.
As a director she has had a few outstanding movies that have made a mark on the era that she comes from. She has in her entire career made over thirty movies. Her most noteworthy works include “Wayne’s World” and“The Decline of Western Civilization” which is a trilogy.
Some of her other mentionable movies include “The Little Rascals”, “Five” and “The kid and I”. Known for her movies she is however rather famous for being a rock and roll anthropologist due to her diverse knowledge in the field. Many people have considered her talent and knowledge unmatched by any other person in the field of rock and roll.
Her most remarkable achievement in this field is her documentary of a summer tour of the band “The Black Sabbath”. Many critics have called it a historic film for letting the audience have a unique view of life of a rock and roll artist.
As a director she is known for being a very picky one. She has turned down several roles in her career because she felt the theme and her ideas did not match and clashed at many intervals. Her most popular reject was the film “This is Spinal Tap”.
She has also confessed that she agrees to have two distinctive careers. One where she makes mainstream Hollywood movies and the other which she prefers more is her various independent documentaries that have a uniqueness for their different music themes.
Her net worth is estimated to be $5 million. She has made most of her earnings through the numerous studio movies she directed over the 90’s.