Half-American, half-Persian, Shiva was born and raised in the countryside of Iran. She and her family lived as refugees before settling into a new life in the United States. Finding solace in old films, fashion, and books, Shiva expressed herself through film and theater, launching her Hollywood career. Now, Shiva can be found wandering barefoot in her garden in the Santa Monica Mountains with chickens underfoot and a commitment to clean living. Shiva shares her knowledge regularly on her blog, The Local Rose, and her award-winning line of all-natural products, Shiva Rose Beauty & Skin has become increasingly popular.