Patricia Campbell Hearst, to give her a full name, was born on 20th February, 1954 in San Francisco, California, USA. Currently she is known under the name of Patricia Hearst-Shaw. Her grandfather was the media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. In 1974, the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped Patty Hearst, and she spent 19 months with her kidnappers and participated in their crimes until arrested by the FBI.
The net worth of Patty Hearst stands at $45 million, as of today. She is a very wealthy as a result of inheriting from the Hearst publishing family.
Patty Hearst Net Worth $45 Million
Patty was raised in a big family with four sisters. She was a student at Crystal Springs School for Girls and the Santa Catalina School. Even though she was wealthy and well known, her parents did not take actions to assure the security of the young woman.
Being 19 years old Patty lived in her apartment in Berkeley, California, USA from where she was kidnapped in 1974. Unconscious and beaten, she was taken out, although during the kidnapping several gunshots were heard. The responsibility was admitted by a vanguard army called the Symbionese Liberation Army. The gang kidnapped the girl with the purpose of obtaining a ransom from her wealthy father. Nevertheless, the events turned out in an unexpected way. After two months spent together with kidnappers, Hearst announced through the sources of mass/media that she had become a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Later, her membership was approved by her actions, to be precise, she participated in robberies, as well as demanding and received $2 million ransom from her father. As Hearst later testified, she was forced to become a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, she was forced to commit crimes, otherwise she was threatened with death. In addition to this, the leaders of the above mentioned army wanted to teach her a lesson about sexual freedom, and as a result she was raped several times by DeFreeze and William Wolfe.
Meanwhile, Patty Hearst was a common criminal to the rest of the world. She robbed banks using guns and other explosive devises, hijacked cars and killed people. More than a year and a half was spent with the Symbionese Liberation Army and until caught by FBI. Patty Hearst was sentenced to 35 years in prison. However, she was released after two years due to President Jimmy Carter’s commutation of the term. Her case generated wide public interest especially the fact that the victim apparently turned into a criminal. Many psychological studies have been done on the above mentioned topic. All of them have been brought together in one term – Stockholm syndrome.
In 1981, Patty Hearst published a memoir book entitled “Every Secret Thing”. Later, she worked with the director John Waters, and landed roles in the films “Cry-Baby” (1990), “Serial Mom” (1994), “Pecker” (1998), “Cecil B. Demented” (2000) and “A Dirty Shame” (2004).
In 1979, Hearst married Bernard Shaw and they lived together until his death in 2013. The family has two daughters.
Her French bulldog, Diva, won a ribbon at the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show on February 11, 2008.
Her great-grandfather, George Hearst, is a character portrayed by actor Gerald McRaney on the HBO series Deadwood (2004).
Warren Zevon's song, "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", makes a reference to Patty Hurst's participation in the SLA bank robbery. There's a line at the end of the song: "Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it".
Danny Elfman's band, then still called "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo", wrote a song about the whole Patty Hearst ordeal, called "You Got Your Baby Back". It was released as a 2 track single in 1976 and is also known as "The Patty Hearst Song".
Is portrayed by Natasha Richardson in Patty Hearst (1988)
The indie rock band Camper Van Beethoven's 1988 album "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart" takes its name from a reference to Hearst in one of the SLA's press manifestos. The album also includes "Tania," a love song to Hearst.
Daughters Lydia Hearst and Gillian Hearst-Shaw were a part of the Toys for Tots holiday party in New York. [December 2002]
Married her former bodyguard. Changed her name to 'Tania' when she was kidnapped and brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army and experienced Stockholm Syndrome
Daughter Lydia Hearst is a Ford model.
Granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, and daughter of Randolph Hearst
The punk band The Misfits wrote a song called "She" about Patty Hearst
Has two daughters, Gillian Hearst-Shaw and Lydia Hearst.
Was a cheerleader at Sacred Heart School in Menlo Park, California.
Her part in the armed robbery of the Hibernia Bank (now a Bank of America branch) took place at 1450 Noriega Street in San Francisco's Sunset District. She was finally arrested in San Francisco at 625 Morse Street, not far from the Cow Palace. Her defense attorney would be F. Lee Bailey who, by many accounts, lost the case because he permitted his client to take the stand.
On February 4, 1974 she was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) and held captive for over two months in cramped studio apartment #6 at 1827 Golden Gate Avenue near the University of San Francisco.