Shannen Doherty through the years: A look back
From her early days as a child actress through her "Beverly Hills, 90210" stardom, see Shannen Doherty's most memorable moments.
Shannen Doherty was born on April 12, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee. Success came with guest spots on a couple TV series, including "Voyagers" and "Father Murphy." Doherty won the role of Jenny Wilder on "Little House on the Prairie " at the age of 11. She played the adopted daughter of Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Shannen Doherty smiles during her freshman year of high school at Los Angeles Baptist School in 1986.
Shannen Doherty played Kris Witherspoon on the 1986 drama series "Our House." The series starred Wilford Brimley as Gus Witherspoon, a grandfather who cares for his departed son's wife and their children. It only aired for two seasons.
Winona Ryder, Kim Walker, Lisanne Falk and Shannen Doherty starred in "Heathers." The movie is about teenage girls — three of whom are named Heather — in a clique at a fictional Ohio high school. Doherty played Heather Duke, in her first major motion picture role.
Shannen Doherty sports a stylish hat at Spago's Restaurant in Los Angeles.
Doherty garnered worldwide attention and fame for her breakout role as Brenda Walsh on the TV series "Beverly Hills, 90210." Doherty left the show after the fourth season in 1994. Her character was written off the show as moving to London to attend school at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts. In this photo, she is with her love interest on the show, Luke Perry.
Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty pose at the 1992 People's Choice Awards. "Beverly Hills, 90210" won Favorite TV Series Among Young People.
Shannen Doherty appears in an "SNL" spoof of "The Real World," on Oct. 2, 1993.
Shannen Doherty married Ashley Hamilton, son of actor George Hamilton, after knowing him for only two weeks. They were married for five months before the actress filed for divorce in April 1994.
and Ashley Hamilton at the screening of "Beethoven's 2nd."
Shannen Doherty played Katherine, a psychologist who specializes in research about twins and is haunted by her dead mother's ghost, in 1994's "Almost Dead."
Doherty sports a bright smile on the red carpet.
In 1995, Doherty joined the cast of "Mallrats," a romantic comedy about two best friends who were dumped by their girlfriends, seeking refuge in the local mall.
Doherty was tapped to play in the TV series, "Charmed," in which she played Prue Halliwell, the oldest of three sisters who are witches. Doherty left the show in 2001 at the end of the third season, resulting in her character's death.
Shannen Doherty and Rick Solomon married online gambling website owner Rick Salomon in 2003. The marriage was annulled after only nine months.
Doherty hosted "Scare Tactics," a hidden camera prank horror television show.
Doherty, an avid animal rights activits, poses for a portrait session on Jan. 11, 2007 in Los Angeles with her dogs.
Shannen Doherty, Marisa Miller and AnnaLynne McCord appear at a Victoria's Secret event in Los Angeles.
On March 1, 2010, it was announced that Doherty would be a celebrity contestant on the 10th season of "Dancing with the Stars." Doherty was paired with two-time champion Mark Ballas, but the pair was the first couple eliminated in the second week on March 30.
Doherty promotes her book "Badass" at a New York Borders store.
Shannen Doherty appears on TODAY to promote her new book.
On October 15, 2011, Doherty married Kurt Iswarienko, a photographer, in Malibu. Here, they arrive at a 2011 Golden Globe Awards Party on Jan. 16, 2011.
Shannen Doherty and husband Kurt Iswarienko participate in a panel for the new television show "Shannen Says" on WE tv during the AMC Networks portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour,
Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering and Shannen Doherty attend Garth's 40th birthday celebration and premiere party for "Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country" at the London Hotel.
Shannen Doherty attends Shepherd Conservation Society's 2nd annual "World Love For Dolphins Day" in Los Angeles.
Singer Mel B and Doherty attend a Stand Up To Cancer fund-raiser.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Shannen Doherty and Chelsea Handler arrive at American Cancer Society's Giants of Science Los Angeles Gala on Nov. 5, 2016 in Los Angeles.
Kurt Iswarienko and Shannen Doherty are pictured at American Cancer Society's Giants of Science Los Angeles Gala on Nov. 5.
Actress Shannen Doherty attends the Farrah Fawcett Foundation's "Tex-Mex Fiesta" Honoring Stand Up To Cancer at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.