Anastasia Shirley Biography – Facts You Need to Know About Robert Carlyle’s Wife

Just like being born into a celebrity family – marrying a celebrity is yet another stress-free way to take a spot in the spotlight. Anastasia Shirley, however, is not only known for getting married to a star, but she is also known for her talents and skills. 

And although not as many people recognize her for her creativity, more or less because she works behind the scenes, Anastasia has achieved quite a lot for herself career-wise. Like most movie artists who work behind the scenes to see that a movie is what it should be, Shirley has dedicated decades of her professional life to making watching movies worthwhile. 

Who is Anastasia Shirley? 

Anastasia Shirley is an American professional make-up artist, hair designer, and better half of famous Scottish film actor Robert Carlyle. Shirley has been married to Robert since December 28, 1997, and is widely known for being the make-up artist behind the make-up coloration of the cast members of blockbuster Hollywood movies, TV series, and web series, such as; 

  • Face (1997)
  • Cracker (1993)
  • Ratcatcher (1999)

In this article, I will share facts about Anastasia Shirley and more exciting things you probably didn’t know about her. Before I continue, however, let’s take a quick look at her profile summary.

Profile Summary

NameAnastasia Shirley
Age57 years
Date of birth May 10, 1966
Zodiac sign Libra
HusbandRobert Carlyle
BirthplaceUnited States of America
Children3 (Ava Carlyle, Harvey Carlyle, and Pearce Joseph Carlyle)
OccupationMake-up Artist
Nationality American
Hair Color Blonde

Anastasia Shirley was Born in May 1966

Anastasia Shirley was born on May 10, 1966, in her home country, the United States of America, and is now 57 years old. Because she is married to actor Robert Carlyle, Anna is sometimes referred to as Anastasia Carlyle. Being born on May 10, her astrological or birth sign is Libra. 

An overly private kind of person, Shirley is reluctant to share information about her family. However, a new online report confirms that she has only a sibling and brother, Paul Shirley. Accordingly, Paul Shirley is a videographer and cameraman who is known for working in the Camera and Electrical Department on significant projects such as; 

  • The History of Tom Jones, a Founding (1997)
  •  Ratcatcher (1999)
  •  Firelight (1997) and a handful of other High-grossing projects

Looking at her pictures on the internet, however, we could confirm that she has a white skin color. With this, Anastasia is technically classified under the White-American ethnic group. Side by side, she possesses dark brown hair and a pair of brown aesthetic eyes. 

And speaking of physical qualities, Anastasia Carlyle stands five feet eight inches tall, estimated to be 1.7 meters, 175 centimeters, or 1750 millimeters. On a similar note, she weighs 50 kilograms, approximately. Side note; Anastasia Shirley follows the Christian religion. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and being a native of the state, Anastasia holds American citizenship by birth. Details about her ancestry are obscure because she does not want that part of her life to be known to the media. 

Although the same university where she had her undergraduate education is obscure, a source declared her a graduate. Needless to mention that she has her Elementary School graduate certification and High School diploma in the bag. As with information about her university education, details about the schools she had her primary education in did not make it to the internet. 

Anastasia Shirley is a High-grossing Hollywood Film Make-up Artist

Anastasia Shirley started a career in the film industry as a make-up artist and hair designer (on movie sets) in 1995 at 29. Having been active in the industry for over two decades, Anastasia has worked with many Hollywood movies, including Robbie Coltrane and Helen Mirren, to mention only a few. 

She started as an assistant make-up artist before becoming a make-up artist. As an on-set make-up artist, Anastasia Carlyle became the make-up artist who saw to the making of blockbuster movies such as “Prime Suspect; The Lost Child.” Pointedly, the film had the famous actress Helen Mirren on set and would later win the “PGA Award.” Also, it was nominated for the “United States Oscars and the 5 BAFTA Awards.” Needless to mention that the highly-grossing movie, “Prime Suspect; The Lost Child,” received an IMDb rating of 7.8/10.

Following the success of the hit film, to which she was one of the main contributors, Anastasia became the Key make-up artist for the 1995 short film, “Fridge (1995).” Later, she became the make-up assistant, designer, and supervisor for the Television series, “Cracker (1993 – 1996).” 

Anastasia Shirley is Married to Popular Film Actor, Robert Carlyle 

Anastasia Shirley and her now-husband, Robert Carlyle, met each other for the first time on the set of the hit film Face (1997). Well, Anastasia was the on-set make-up artist, whereas Robert was one of the cast members starring in the movie. 

A few months later, Anastasia Carlyle and Robert Carlyle tied their wedding knot in a private wedding held on December 28, 1997. In 2002, they had their first child (daughter), whom they named Ava Carlyle. Born in March 2004, Harvey Carlyle became the name of their second child and first son. 

Then again, they had their third child and second son, Pearce Joseph, in April 2006, at Queen Mother’s Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland. Altogether, the lovers have one daughter and two sons, who are now 20 years old, 18 years old, and 16 years old, respectively. With their young family, Robert Carlyle and Anastasia Shirley reside in Vancouver, Canada. 

Anastasia Shirley is Secretive About Her Net Worth 

Anastasia Shirley has kept information about her earnings and net worth away from media scrutiny. Unlike her, however, her husband, Robert Carlyle, has shared his net worth, which has now amassed to about $10 million. 

Anastasia Shirley’s Husband, Robert Carlyle, is a famous Scottish Film Actor

Born Robert Bobby Carlyle on April 14, 1961, in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland, Robert Carlyle is also known as Robert Carlyle OBE and is now 61 years old. Started his career in the movie industry in 1990 at 29, Carlyle is widely known for his appearances in blockbuster films such as; 

  • Angela’s Ashes (1999)
  •  The Beach (2000)
  •  Yesterday (2019)
  •  Trainspotting (1996)
  •  28 Weeks Later (2007)
  •  The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  •  The Full Monty (1997)
  •  Human Trafficking (2005)

Needless to mention that Robert is a renowned Scottish film actor, and he also stars in television shows. And speaking of television shows, Robert made appearances in hit TV shows like; 

  • Once Upon a Time
  •  Hamish Macbeth
  • Stargate Universe

Looking at his background, sources confirm that Elizabeth Carlyle is the name of Robert’s mother, while Joseph Carlyle is his father’s name. His father is a decorator and painter, whereas his mother works as a bus company employee. Pointedly, reports say his mother left him and his father in 1995 when he was about four years old. So technically, Robert was raised by his father, Joseph. 

Robert Carlyle, Dropped Out of School When he was Sixteen 

Because of how financially hard it was for his father to raise him single-handedly, Robert left School at 16 without any certifications. Then, he worked with his father as a decorator and painter and would later attend night classes at Cardonald College in Glasgow to gain the required academic knowledge.

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