Who Is Rosa Elizabeth Doherty? Mother Of Shannen Doherty

by Mela Tue Sep 26 2023 Updated On Wed Sep 27 2023
Who Is Rosa Elizabeth Doherty? Mother Of Shannen Doherty

Rosa Elizabeth Doherty is the mother of Shannen Doherty, an American actress.

Her husband was John Thomas Doherty. He died in 2010 at the age of 66.

Rosa Elizabeth Doherty with her late husband and their daughter.
Rosa Elizabeth Doherty with her late husband and their daughter. Source: Instagram

Shannen Is Battling Through A Health Issue

Shannen is known for her role in a 90s TV show named Beverly Hills, 90210

She received a standing ovation at a convention. She was there with her co-stars, fans, and fellow actors, who applauded her. 

Shannen got emotional, thanked everyone, and mentioned that she would cry. 

In June, Shannen revealed on Instagram that she had surgery in January to remove a tumor in her head. 

She was ed and worried about the surgery’s outcome and impact on her life. 

Shannen has been fighting cancer since 2015. In 2020, she shared that it had progressed to stage 4, which is mostly not curable. 

However, better treatments have improved life expectancy for people with stage 4 breast cancer

During the convention, she didn’t give a health update but told her fans she was battling daily and feeling strong. 

Rosa Elizabeth Doherty with her daughter, Shannen Doherty.
Rosa Elizabeth Doherty with her daughter, Shannen Doherty. Source: Instagram

End Of Daughter's Marriage Life

Shannen and Kurt Iswarienko divorced after 11 years of marriage. 

Her representative said she didn’t want to get a divorce, but it was her only option. 

There were also claims that Kurt’s agent was involved in their divorce. 

Shannen and Kurt separated in January, and the reason for their divorce is irreconcilable differences. 

Shannen asks for financial support from Kurt, but he doesn’t want to receive any money from her. 

They don’t have a child together. 

Before the divorce news, Shannen posted a message on Instagram about surrounding yourself with people who treat you with love and respect.

Shannen and Kurt married in 2011, which is Shannen’s third marriage. 

She has been open about her battle with stage 4 breast cancer and is actively sharing her cancer journey to educate people about it. 

Shannen Doherty with her ex-husband.
Shannen Doherty with her ex-husband. Source: Pinterest

Rosa's Husband Died At The Age Of 66

Shannen's father, John Thomas Doherty, died at 66 in 2010

She had joined the show Dancing With The Stars because of her father’s stroke the previous Christmas, which inspired her. 

Shannen expressed her deep sorrow, describing her father as someone who touched the lives of many, and he was loved by all who knew him and those who didn’t. 

She praised his strength in facing health challenges and called him her best friend and rock. 

Her father worked at a bank in Memphis, Tennessee, and later, he moved to Los Angeles with his family, where he started a transportation business. 


Rosa was born on December 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She owns a Beauty Parlour

Net Worth

As an American actress, Shannen's net worth is about 5 Million Dollars.

Rosa Is Biggest Support To Her Daughter Shannen During Her Cancer Battle 

Shannen recently shared a lovely picture with her mom, Rosa Elizabeth Doherty, on social media to honor her. 

Her mother is supportive of her, and she is the number one supportive system of Shannen during her cancer battle

Many people like Shannen find support from loved ones, especially from family, during her cancer battles

Having a solid support system is essential when facing cancer

Ovarian cancer survivor Beverly Reeves emphasizes the importance of gathering a support group of people around you. 

This can include friends, members of your faith community, and mostly your family. 

Beverly Reeves encourages people not to be embarrassed about asking for help. 

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