Chris Owens Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Husband and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Chris Owens. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Owens do for a living?
  2. Who are Owens’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Owens’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Owens married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Owens have any children?
  6. Where is Owens now?
  7. How tall is Owens?
  8. How much money does Owens earn?
  9. What is Owens’s net worth?

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 Who is Chris Owens?

Chris Owens was an American performer, club owner, and entrepreneur who based her act out in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the U.S. Owens was a French Quarter fixture and celebrity from the beginning of the 1960s to the early 21st century. She was recognized in Louisiana and throughout the South. Tourists visiting Bourbon Street could not miss huge posters of Owens wearing costumes as they walked by her nightclub. She was recognized as ”Queen of the Vieux Carre”.

Chris Owens career

Owens opened a nightclub on St. Louis Street in the French Quarter after she married car dealer Sol R. Owens. The nightclub was initially intended to be a low-key sideline establishment, but later business exploded. After they realized her performance numbers were a huge draw, they sold their home in 1977 and bought the building on the corner of St. Louis and Bourbon. Soon after the ”Chris Owens Review” became a noted actor in town.

Later Sol had a heart attack and died in 1979. Owens then took over management of the club and of the 30 apartments and four shops located within the building. The club and Owens’ act continue to be a draw as of 2016. She hosted a yearly Easter Parade that goes on to roll throughout the French Quarter. Owens can be seen in the 1962 movie The Wacky World of Doctor Morgus (see Morgus the Magnificent). She started production of her first feature movie, Let’s Ballroom in 2003. In the film, she stars as a wealthy widow who falls in love with her dance instructor.


Owens was inducted into the New Orleans Musical Legends Park with a statue created in her likeness on April 22, 2006. Her image stands beside other musical greats such as Pete Fountain, Irma Thomas, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Ronnie Kole, Al Hirt, and Louis Prima.

A photo of Chris Owens
A photo of Chris Owens

How old is Chris Owens?

Chris Owens was aged 89 by the time of her death on April 5, 2022, in New Orleans due to a heart attack in her St. Louis Street apartment. She was born on October 5, 1932, in Texas as Christine Joetta Shaw. Owens shares her birthday with famous people including Jacob Tremblay, Aaron Carpenter, Kate Winslet, Claire Crosby, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ray Kroc, Bernie Mac, Jesse Eisenberg, Imran Khan, Brian Johnson, Guy Pearce, Heather Headley, among others.

Chris Owens Family

Who are Chris Owens’s parents?

Christine Joetta Shaw was born to Thelma Leona Martin and Fred Moore Shaw Sr., who married in 1925 in Haskell, Texas. She was brought up on a farm in Texas.

Does Chris Owens have siblings?

Owens did not share any information about her family and siblings. Since there are no siblings mentioned in the media, we assume she was the only child of her parents.

Chris Owens Education

Owens attended Texas Wesleyan College to pursue nursing. There is no more information available about her educational background.

Chris Owens Husband

Owens was married to Sol R. Owens, a car dealer, who she married in 1956. He later died in 1979 due to a heart attack, leaving Owens as a widow. She recently died of the same causes confirmed by her long-time manager Kitsy Adams.

Chris Owens Kids

Owens had not shared any information about her children, and they have not been mentioned anywhere, leaving the assumption that she did not have any.

Chris Owens Height

Owens had a curvaceous, sexy, and physically fit body, although her height and weight were not disclosed.

Chris Owens Net Worth

Performer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Owens has been a performer from 1959 to the early 21st century. She had gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $1.5 million as of 2022.

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