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Shannon Tweed and partner Gene Simmons appeared at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game last November. ((John Thronberg/CBC))

A Saskatoon street could soon bear the name of reality TV star Shannon Tweed.  

At a meeting Monday night, City Council approved adding Tweed's name to its master list of names.

A report to council said Tourism Saskatoon wants a street named "Tweed Lane" in the Rosewood neighbourhood.

Tweed, 54, was raised in Newfoundland but went to high school in Saskatoon. Tweed and her partner, KISS lead singer Gene Simmons, were in Saskatoon last year taping a segment for their reality TV show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

During her visit, Tweed received an honorary "Tweed Lane" street sign.

"As a result, Saskatoon Tourism would like to have a street named "Tweed Lane" prior to the airing of the episode, which is July 12, 2011," the report said.

The report notes that Tweed graduated from Mount Royal Collegiate and went on to act in a wide range of shows. She has also been involved in several charities.  

The report didn't mention that Tweed was once best-known as a Playboy magazine centrefold. Her Wikipedia entry describes her as "one of the most successful actresses of mainstream erotica."

The city says it has about 160 names on its master list of names.