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Lydia Hearst – How rich is Chris Hardwick’s wife? Pregnant?

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Lydia Hearst:
• American actress, model, and lifestyle influencer
• Great-granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst
• Daughter of Patricia Campbell Hearst
• Wife of Chris Hardwick
• Found fame from modeling, acting, and endorsing for fashion brands and cosmetics giants

Lydia Hearst is an American actress, model, and lifestyle influencer, who rose to prominence through being an heiress, the daughter of Patty Hearst, the great-granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. She’s also the wife of entertainer Chris Hardwick, whose best known work is hosting the popular live after-show, “Talking Dead,” at AMC.

Early Life and Family

Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw was born on 19 September 1984, in New Haven, Connecticut of American-Scottish-Irish descent, to Patricia Campbell Hearst and Bernard Lee Shaw. Her mother is the granddaughter of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, and gained public interest due to her kidnapping in 1974 by the American terrorists the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). She was rescued after 19 months, but was treated as a fugitive when a video came out that she’d helped the SLA group by holding a gun while robbing a bank.

After the investigation and court hearing, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but it was reduced to seven years and she was later pardoned by President Bill Clinton. Her father was a former police officer, who later became her mother’s bodyguard. She has one sister, Gillian Heart-Shaw.

Education

She went to The Lawrenceville School in Mercer County, New Jersey, a college preparatory co-education boarding school for grade 9 to 12 students. However, during her junior year, she found it stifling and decided to transfer to Wilton High School, from where she matriculated. She enrolled into Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut to pursue a degree in Communications and Technology, but eventually dropped out of her freshman year in 2003, after being discovered by professional fashion photographer Steven Meisel.

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Career

As a fashion model and endorser

She started her professional modeling career in April of 2004 by landing on the cover of Italian Vogue magazine, which in her own words, “… is the equivalent essentially of winning an Academy Award. So, there was nowhere else to go from there.” She was very lucky unlike other rookie models who struggled to get their name on the priority list of fashion magazines and designers.

After that first magazine cover, Lydia’s face became a popular fixture in numerous elite fashion local and international magazines, the most notable being Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire.

After just a few years in the business, she was recognized as the 2007 “Model of the Year” by Michael Awards in New York City, the fashion awards version of the Oscar’s. She was also given the “Best International Supermodel Award” in 2008, by Conde Nast Spanish Glamour Awards in Madrid.

Updates about her personal life, career, and advocacies have featured many times in other top publications, such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle, and Esquire.

Over the years, she was photographed by the highest paid professional photographers, including Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Patrick Demarcheller. Up to this day, she continues to work in front of the master lenses of Peter Lindberg, Inez van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin, as she appeareded on the catwalk of fashion houses Chanel, Fendi, Jeremy Scott, and Catherine Malandrino.

Lydia also became a regular face in advertising campaigns of some of the most luxurious fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Prada, Alexander McQueen, and Bottega Veneta. She also became a part of promotional ads for beauty and cosmetics giants, such as NARS and MAC Cosmetics.

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After being included in the 2007 Puma’s French 77 promo ad, the sportswear company asked her to design her own handbag line for its Puma collection. In 2014, she was chosen to be a supermodel coach along with Naomi Campbell and Anne Vyalitsyna in the second season of “The Face,” a modeling competition reality-TV show aired on the Oxygen network channel.

As a columnist and lifestyle influencer

Lydia has written for the Sunday edition of the New York Post, and had a weekly column on Page-Six magazine for a short while. After enjoying writing, in 2013 she launched her own lifestyle blog entitled, “Love Lydia Hearst”. She was actively blogging until December of 2016 about various topics, including but not limited to beauty myths, recipes, trends and horoscopes.

As an actress

Accompanying her mother, Patty, on the set of John Water’s films had inspired Lydia to become an actress.

In 2009, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the popular teen television series, “Gossip Girl,” with Blake Lively, and this led to a series of TV guest appearances in “Mistresses” with Alyssa Milano on the ABC in 2013; “South of Hell,” a supernatural horror series wherein she played a role in seven episodes with Mena Suvari; and “Z Nation,” a zombie apocalypse series wherein she was in the regular cast fo its fifth season in 2018.

In between filming of TV series, she had also taken roles on the big screen such as in “Two Jacks” in 2012 with Sienna Miller and Danny Huston, “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” with Ryan Donowho and Jillian Murray, and the “Haunting of Sharon Tate,” a thriller movie released in 2019 in which she played the heiress Abigal Folger, who was among those murdered by the Charles Manson family in 1969.

Currently, Lydia is involved in three movies – “Downside of Bliss,” “Grace and Grit,” and “Roof Letter” – which are in post-production as of 2020.

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Personal Life

Lydia married Chris Hardwick on 20 August 2016, at Langham, Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California witnessed by 450 guests, and officiated by Jaime King and Rev. Edward Dumke, who was also the wedding officiant of her parents’ wedding.

Lydia and Chris met briefly in 2013, but they were both in a relationship so nothing happened. They met again after nine months when they were both single, and dated for a couple of years until Chris proposed on 12 September 2015. Their mutual love for anything sci-fi and horror helped in bringing them closer together, as evident on the theme of their wedding – the invitation, decor, cake, and souvenirs were all slightly inspired by “Dr. Who” and “The Walking Dead”, along with some of their favorite science fiction and horror comic book series.

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In 2018, their marriage was tested as Chris was accused of sexual and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra, an actress and model, in a self-written essay pub in the online publishing platform Medium. She wrote that when she ended the relationship, she underwent a career blacklisting process initiated by Chris. Although his name wasn’t mentioned in the essay, fans were able to figure out who the alleged abuser was, and as a result, the Nerdist Industries removed his name from all mentions on their site and projects. AMC network also suspended episodes of the “Talking Dead.” Chris decided to stop all his participation in all the projects that he was involved in during that time, pending investigations.

He denied all the accusations and was open to all the investigations needed to clear his name.

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TMZ, a celebrity tabloid website, released a series of text messages between Chris and Chloe discussing their breakup wherein she asked him to reconsider; apparently it was Chris who ended the relationship citing unfaithfulness. In the end, Chloe didn’t want to participate in any investigation because she doesn’t believe in the concept of ‘an eye for an eye’, and the essay that she made public was done because she said it was what she needed for closure. Investigation cleared Chris’ name, and he was reinstated to all of his hosting jobs.

All through the investigation, Lydia was very supportive of her husband, and released a statement in defense of Chris. The couple doesn’t have a child, but are planning to have children.

Who is Chris Hardwick?

Christopher Ryan Hardwick of Italian-American descent, was born on 23 November 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky USA, to Billy Hardwick, a pro-bowler, and Sharon Facente Hills, a real estate agent.

His maternal grandfather was an Italian-American owner of a bowling alley, where Chris’ parents met. The family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was raised. He went to several schools such as St. Benedict at Auburndale High School, Regis Jesuit School in Colorado, and finally matriculated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles.  He graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

His career started in the entertainment industry after graduation, as a DJ at KROQ-FM, a Los Angeles radio station. He was then part of the TV comedy sitcom, “Guys Like Us” for 12 episodes in 1999. Chris was a fan of sci-fi-horror thrillers, and took minor roles in movies of that genre such as “Halloween II,” “House of 1000 Corpses,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” and “The Mother of Invention.”

A series of TV guest appearances followed in “Zoey 101,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Boy Meets World”, and he also became a voice actor in several animated series, such as “Back at the Barnyard,” “The Batman,” “Legend of Korra,” and the “Borderlands” franchise series.

In 2007, he began contributing as a writer to shows such as “Wired,” “Web Soup,” and “Back at the Barnyard.” Chris started a blog, Nerdist.com, and then later his podcast was also launched. In 2011, he partnered with Meltdown Comics and Geek Chic Daily to establish Nerdist Industries, providing entertainment in the sci-fi and horror genres at the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown in Los Angeles. In 2012, Nerdist Industries was bought by Legendary Entertainment, but Chris remained as the company’s co-president until 2018, when he decided to leave the company.

His hosting career started when he was asked to be a guest commentator on “VH1’s I Love the ’90s.” Then in 1993 he hosted “Trashed,” a game show on MTV, after which he was hired to host “Singled Out” with Jenny McCarthy from 1995 until 1998. In 2007, he was the host of “Web Soup”, and in 2011 he did the intros and outros for BBC America’s TV show, “Ministry of Laughs.” When “The Walking Dead,” became so popular in 2011, AMC network decided to create a companion-interactive show with a live audience, entitled “The Talking Dead,” and chose Chris to host it. He also did the same thing for the spin-off, “Fear the Walking Dead.”

Interesting Facts

  • Lydia is active with her social media apps accounts: Twitter @LydiaHearst and Instagram @lydiahearst
  • She idolizes her great-grandfather, William Randolph Hearst, and said in an interview, ‘If there was anyone that I would want to meet or anyone that I could ever be—that would be him.’
  • She controversially claimed in an interview that she is different from other socialites, saying that she is not a Hilton but a Hearst.

Appearance

She is 5ft 7ins (1.74m) tall, weighs around 110lbs (50kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-23-33. She is Caucasian with dark brown hair and green eyes.

Net worth

Authoritative sources estimate her net worth to be around $120 million as of April 2020. Apart from being one of the heiresses to the Hearst empire, she’s earned a lot as a top model, actress, and endorser since 2003. Her husband has a reputed net worth of over $20 million.

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What is Mia Sara doing now? The Retired Actress Who Charmed Us All

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Who is Mia Sara?

American retired actress Mia Sarapochiello, known better by her simpler professional name Mia Sara, was born in New York City, USA, on 19 June 1967, making Gemini her zodiac sign. She appeared in 45 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2013, while she’s perhaps still remembered best for playing Melissa, one of the main characters in the 1994 crime action science fiction movie “Timecop”, which Peter Hyams directed, and which also starred Ron Silver and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It follows a police officer who’s working for a security agency that protects time travel, and who now has to stop a politician from altering the past; the movie won one of its five award nominations.

Education and early life

Mia was raised in New York City alongside her sister Cassie Sarapochiello, by their father Jemore Sarapochiello and mother Diana, both of whom were professional photographers; Mia is of Italian descent and was raised Roman Catholic.

She studied at St. Ann’s School, and during her time there became interested in acting, after she was convinced by her teacher to appear in a school play. Mia was 16 when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Francesca in a 1983 episode of the soap opera “All My Children”, and was 18 when she made her debut film appearance, portraying the lead character Lili in the 1985 romantic fantasy adventure “Legend”. The movie was directed by Ridley Scott, also starred Tom Cruise and Tim Curry, and follows a man who’s trying to prevent the Lord of Darkness from destroying daylight; it won one of its 13 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Makeup.

Mia matriculated from St. Ann’s in 1985, and then chose acting over pursuing a college degree.

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Roles in movies

Mia played the lead character Sloane Peterson in the evergreen 1986 comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, which also starred Alan Ruck and Matthew Broderick, and was written and directed by John Hughes. It follows a boy who’s determined about skipping school for a day, and the film won two of its three award nominations. Some of Mia’s other roles in the ‘80s were in the 1988 horror mystery “Apprentice to Murder”, the 1988 crime mystery “Shadows in the Storm” and the 1989 drama “Big Time”.

In 1991, she starred as Clavelli in the sports adventure “By the Sword”, directed by Jeremy Kagan, and which also starred F. Murray Abraham and Eric Roberts. It follows an elderly man Max who’s begun working for a famous fencing coach as a cleaner, even though he’s also a skilled coach. The following year saw Mia play Leah in the romantic crime drama “A Stranger Among Us”, as well as Jessie Gosselin in the adventure “Call of the Wild”. What also marked the ‘90s for her was playing Natasha in the 1996 thriller “Midnight in Saint Petersburg”, directed by Douglas Jackson, and which starred Michael Caine, Jason Connery and Yuri Limonty; it follows detective Harry Palmer who’s trying to retrieve the stolen plutonium.

Mia started off the 2000s by appearing in the 2001 family adventure “The Impossible Elephant”, then in 2002 the crime drama “Turn of Faith” and the science fiction fantasy “Lost in Oz”. The year 2003 saw her star as Ellen Heaven in the crime comedy “Hoodlum & Son”, written and directed by Ashley Way, and which also starred Ted King and Ron Perlman. Set in 1933, the movie follows the lives of a man and his 10 years old son Archie.

Mia then appeared in three films prior to retiring: the 2007 short comedy “Tinseltown”, the 2011 action family fantasy “Dorothy and the Witches of Oz” and the 2013 short comedy “Pretty Pretty”.

Roles in TV series

In 1987, Mia played Queenie Kelly in both episodes of the romantic mini-series “Queenie”, which starred Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam and Claire Bloom, and follows a girl who’s moved from India to London, England and has become a successful actress; the mini-series was nominated for a single award. Mia went on to appear in a 1988 episode of the crime mystery “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, and two episodes of the 1989 romantic war mini-series “Till We Meet Again”.

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In 1993, she portrayed Annie Knox in the crime action adventure “Time Trax”, created by Harve Bennett and Jeffrey M. Hayes, and which also starred Dale Midkiff and Elizabeth Alexander; it follows a police officer who’s been sent to the past to track down fugitives hiding there. Mia appeared in only three other TV series in the ‘90s: an episode or two of the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”, the romantic drama “Strangers” and the romantic science fiction adventure “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”.

In 2002 and 2003, she starred as Dr. Harleen Quinzel in all the 14 episodes of the action adventure “Birds of Prey”, created by Laeta Kalogridis, and which also starred Ashley Scott and Dina Meyer. Set in Gotham City after Batman is no longer its protector, the series follows the city’s new protectors Huntress, Oracle and Black Canary, known as the Birds of Prey; it was nominated for only a single award.

Mia had only three other TV series roles, appearing in the 2005 episode “Jamalot” of the crime mystery “CSI: NY”, the 2006 episode “Battleground” of the horror fantasy “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King” and two episodes of the 2011 action fantasy comedy “The Witches of Oz”.

Other credits

Mia sang the song “My True Love’s Kiss” in the 1985 movie “Legend”.

She received special thanks for the 2018 action crime comedy “The Happytime Murders”.

Mia appeared in a 1994 episode of the talk-show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and most recently, in 2020 made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Reunited Apart”.

Awards and nominations

Mia won a 1995 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her performance in “Timecop”.

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Life after acting

Mia’s been staying away from the media’s attention since she retired from acting, and has been focused on spending time with her husband and raising her children.

Love life and marriages

Mia’s married twice, and has two children. Her first husband was British actor and director Jason Joseph Connery, perhaps known best for being the son the late British actor Sir Sean Connery. Mia and Jason married on 17 March 1996, and she gave birth to their son Dashiell Quinn Connery in June 1997; their divorce was finalized in 2002.

Not long after the divorce, Mia began dating American voice actor, producer, director and puppeteer Brian Henson; she gave birth to their daughter Amelia Jane Henson in 2005, and they married on 6 April 2010.

There are no other men whom Mia’s dated, that we know about; she’s married to her second husband Brian Henson as of April 2023, and they have a daughter together, while she also has a son with her first husband Jason Connery.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Mia found it hard to laugh in the taxi scene of the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, and was only able to after actor Matthew Broderick tickled her feet and knees.

She became a private pilot in 1994, having earned her license.

Mia and American actress Danielle von Zerneck are co-owners of a production company.

Her acting mentor was the late American actor, screenwriter and director Roy London, who passed way in 1993, aged 50.

Mia’s quite active on her Instagram account ‘MiaSaraWrites’, as she’s posted nearly 200 pictures, while she’s followed by over 9,000 people.

Mia’s favorite actress is Uma Thurman, while some of her favorite movies include the trilogy “Kill Bill”, “Pulp Fiction” and “Gattaca”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Mia’s age is 55. Her eyes are green and hair is brown, she’s 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).

Mia’s net worth’s been estimated at close to $2 million, as of April 2023.

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Renée Elise Goldsberry: The Woman Behind the Iconic Angelica Schuyler

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Who is Renée Elise Goldsberry?

American actress and singer Renée Elise Goldsberry was born in San Jose, California USA, on 2 January 1971, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She’s perhaps known best for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway play “Hamilton”, although she’s also popular for her career on TV, especially for playing Evangeline Williamson in 269 episodes (1999-2007) of the soap opera “One Life to Live”. Michael Easton and Erika Slezak starred in the drama, which was created by Agnes Nixon, and follows the lives of three families from the fictional city of Llanview in Pennsylvania; the series aired from 1968 through 2013 and won 95 of its 519 award nominations.

Education and early life

Renée was raised in Houston, Texas as she and her family moved there not long after she was born; her father worked in the automotive industry, and her mother Betty Saunders was an industrial psychologist. Renée has three brothers, but not many details about them or her parents have been disclosed, as Renée respects their privacy.

She was enrolled at an acting camp when she was eight, because her younger brother was very shy and their mother chose to enroll them together. Renée studied at Cranbrook Kingswood School, from which she matriculated in 1989, and she continued her education at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1993.

Renée then attended the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in 1997.

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Roles in TV series

Renée’s debut TV series role was playing Ikette in three episodes of the 1999 fantasy comedy “Ally”, and the following years saw her appear in an episode of various series, such as the romantic drama “Providence”, the drama “Any Day Now”, and the comedy “That ‘80s Show”.

From 1997 through 2002, she portrayed Singer in 44 episodes of the popular fantasy comedy “Ally McBeal”, which starred Greg Germann, Calista Flockhart and Jane Krakowski, and was created by David E. Kelley. It follows the life of attorney Ally, and the series won 43 of its 158 award nominations. The remainder of the 2000s saw Renée appear in an episode of the crime mystery “Life on Mars”, the comedy “The Return of Jezebel James”, and another comedy “Royal Pains”.

From 2010 through 2016, she played Geneva Pine in 23 episodes of the crime mystery “The Good Wife”, which starred Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies, and was created by Robert and Michelle King. It follows a woman who has to provide for her family now that her husband’s behind bars, and the series won 31 of its 245 award nominations.

Renée’s three most recent TV series roles have been in 16 episodes of the 2021 musical comedy “Girls5eva”, five episodes of the 2022 action adventure comedy “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”, and 19 episodes of the 2023 animated adventure comedy “Eureka!” (voice role).

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Roles in movies

Renée’s debut film role was playing Jessica in the 2001 adventure comedy “Palco & Hirsch”, and the following years saw her appear in the 2002 drama “Turnaround”, and in 2008 the crime action “Pistol Whipped” and the romantic musical “Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway”.

The year 2014 saw her play Cynthia Barnes in the crime mystery “Every Secret Thing”, directed by Amy Berg, and which starred Diane Lane, Brynne Norquist and Eva Grace Kellner; it follows a detective as he’s investigating a case involving missing children.

Renée’s also known for playing Kim in the 2015 comedy “Sisters”, directed by Jason Moore, and which starred Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and May Rudolph; it follows two sisters as they’re throwing a party at their family home which is about to be sold, and the film was nominated for four awards.

Renée’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 animated action adventure “Dragons: Rescue Riders: Secrets of the Songwing” (voice role), the 2021 biographical comedy “tick, tick… BOOM!”, and the 2022 romantic drama “Anything’s Possible”.

Other credits

Renée voiced Matrina Sedik in the 2001 video game “Star Trek: Away Team”.

She played Nala in the Broadway play “The Lion King”, and was then cast to appear in the plays “Dreamgirls”, “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, and “The Baker’s Wife”.

Renée’s passionate about music, released her album “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” in 2001, and her extended play (EP) “Beautiful” in 2006.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Live with Kelly and Mark”, “Marvel Studios: Assembled”, and “That’s My Jam”.

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Awards and nominations

Renée’s won three of her 20 award nominations – a 2005 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Triangle, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “One Life to Live”, a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, for “Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)”, and a 2022 Pena de Prata Award for Best Acting in an Underrated Comedy Series, for “Girls5eva”.

Love life and marriage

Renée prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but it’s still known that she’s been a married woman for more than two decades now. She and American lawyer Alexis Johnson exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 8 December 2002, attended by more than 200 of their friends and family members. Renée gave birth to their son Benjamin Johnson on 5 May 2009, and the two adopted their second child in 2014, a girl named Brielle (born on 15 February 2013).

Renée’s yet to speak of other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s married to Alexis Johnson as of May 2023, and they have two children together, one adopted.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Renée’s popular on Instagram, and is today followed by over 630,000 people on the social media network, on which she’s posted close to 700 pictures and videos; most of these show her performing in theatre plays, while she’s singing, spending time with her husband and doing yoga in others.

She loves summer, mostly because she enjoys sun tanning at the beach.

Renée’s taking good care of her mental health, as she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis; she’s also physically quite active, as she goes running nearly every morning, and occasionally works out at the gym.

Renée’s favorite actor is Jason Gray-Stanford, and some of her favorite movies include “The Husband She Met Online”, “Earth to Echo” and “Lucky Christmas”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Renée’s age is 52. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs about 135lbs (62kgs).

Renée’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of May 2023.

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What is Victoria Principal doing today? Net Worth, Husband, Age

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Who is Victoria Principal?

American actress, producer and author Vicki Ree ‘Victoria’ Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan, on 3 January 1950, making Capricorn her zodiac sign. She appeared in 39 TV series and movies prior to retiring from acting in 2001, and is perhaps still remembered best for playing Linda Christopher, one of the main characters in the 1976 action crime adventure “Vigilante Force”, written and directed by George Armitage, and which also starred Kris Kristofferson and Jan-Michael Vincent. It tells the story of a small town in which oil’s been found, and violent crime’s skyrocketed.

Education and early life

Victoria spent the first three months of her life in Fukuoka, where her father, US Air Force Sergeant Victor Rocco Principal was stationed; she was then raised alongside her sister Kim in London, England and various US states, by Victor and their mother Ree (nee Veal) who was a housewife.

Victoria was five when she appeared in her first commercial, while she grew up being interested mostly in ballet. She studied at 17 different schools as the family often moved, and matriculated from South Dade Senior High School in Florida in 1968.

Victoria continued her education at Miami-Dade Community College, but was involved in a car crash during her freshman year; it took her several months to recover, and she then learned that she would have to attend the first year all over again. Instead of re-enrolling, Victoria moved to New York City for a couple of months, and then to London, England where she attended an acting school; she moved to Los Angeles, California in 1971, and began working on her way up in the film industry.

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Roles in movies

Victoria’s debut film role was playing Maria Elena in the 1972 romantic comedy “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean”, directed by John Huston, and which starred Paul Newman, Ava Gardner and Roy Jenson. It follows former outlaw Roy Bean who’s made himself the judge of Vinegaroon, Texas and the movie was nominated for three awards, including an Oscar for Best Music, Original Score.

Some of Victoria’s following roles were in the 1973 comedy “The Naked Ape”, the 1974 action thriller “Earthquake” and the 1975 crime drama “Last Hours Before Morning”.

The year 1980 saw her star as Patti Flynn in the drama “Pleasure Palace”, directed by Walter Grauman, and which also starred Omar Sharif and J. D. Cannon; it follows professional gambler Omar Sharif who’s begun helping the owner of a Las Vegas casino. Victoria could then have been seen appearing in the 1982 romantic comedy “Not Just Another Affair”, the 1987 drama “Mistress” and the 1989 thriller “Naked Lie”.

In 1992, she starred as Patty in the thriller “Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’”, directed by Michael Ray Rhodes, and which also starred John Terry and Gary Beach; the movie’s a compilation of three stories about obsessive love.

Victoria’s final three film roles were in the 1996 thriller “The Abduction”, the 1997 romantic drama “Love in Another Town” and the 1998 comedy “Michael Kael Contre la World News Company”.

Roles in TV series

Victoria made her debut TV series appearance in the 1973 episode “Love and the Perfect Set-Up” of the romantic comedy “Love, American Style”, and was then cast to appear in an episode of the romantic drama “Love Story”, the crime mystery “Banacek” and the family fantasy adventure “Fantasy Island”.

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From 1978 through 1987, she starred as Pamela Barnes Ewing in 251 episodes of the romantic drama “Dallas”, which David Jacobs created, and which also starred Ken Kercheval and Larry Hagman. It follows the life of Texas oil baron J. R. Ewing, the series aired from 1978 through 1991 and won 47 of its 129 award nominations.

Victoria appeared in an episode of a couple of series in the ‘90s, including the family comedy “Home Improvement”, the comedy “The Larry Sanders Show” and the mystery thriller “Chicago Hope”.

Her final TV series role was portraying Gwen Williams in all the 14 episodes of the romantic drama “Titans”, which starred John Barrowman, Yasmine Bleeth and Casper Van Dien, and follows the wealthy Williams family as their secrets are being revealed.

Other credits

Victoria has six producing credits, which include the 1990 thriller movie “Sparks: The Price of Passion”, the 1991 thriller film “Don’t Touch My Daughter” and the 1992 horror thriller movie “Midnight’s Child”.

Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Tracey Takes On…” (1999), “After They Were Famous” (2002) and “Entertainment Tonight” (2009).

Awards and nominations

Victoria won two Bravo Otto Germany Awards for Best Female TV Star in 1981 and 1982.

Where is Victoria today?

Victoria’s been staying away from media since her retirement from acting, and has been focused on her businesses; she’s until recently had her own skincare company Principal Secret Skincare, which was founded in 1989 and generated revenue of over $1.5 billion.

Victoria gave an interview to the magazine “TV Insider” in 2018, revealing that she was spending most of her time running the company; she sold it to Guthy Renker in April 2019, and has since been focused on running The Victoria Principal Foundation for Thoughtful Existence.

She’s also the owner of her own production company Victoria Principal Productions.

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Love life and husband

Victoria’s been married twice. Her first husband was American screenwriter and producer Christopher Skinner; the two met on the set of the series “Dallas” in 1978, and married in the same year. Victoria filed for divorce in 1980, and it was finalized a year later.

She was then in a two-year relationship with the late British-Australian singer-songwriter and actor Andrew Roy Gibb, who was a founding member of the musical group Bee Gees; Victoria broke up from Andy in March 1982 because of his drug addiction, and he died from myocarditis on 10 March 1988.

She met American plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Glassman in 1983, and they exchanged vows on 22 June 1985; they filed for divorce in May 2006, and it was finalized in December of that year.

Victoria hasn’t spoken about other men whom she’s perhaps dated, she’s unattached as of April 2023, has been married twice and doesn’t have children.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Victoria’s an author, and published her first book “The Body Principal” in 1983, followed by “The Beauty Principal” in 1984 and “The Diet Principal” in 1987. Her fourth and only other book – “Living Principal” – was published in 2001.

She and her late boyfriend Andy Gibb released their duet song “All I Have to Do Is Dream’ in 1981, and it peaked at #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Victoria’s been a philanthropist since the launch of her career, and is mostly focused on environmental issues; she donated $200,000 for the cleaning-up of the Gulf Coast region on 2 June 2010, and $100,000 for the Malibu ballot initiative Measure R in October 2014. She also donated a fleet of rescue boats to American Humane in September 2018, to help save animals in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Victoria’s favorite actress is Raquel Welch, while some of her favorite movies include “Hannie Caulder”, “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B. C.”

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Height, eyes and wealth

Victoria’s age is 73. Her eyes and hair are brown, she’s 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).

Victoria’s net worth’s been estimated at over $350 million, as of April 2023.

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