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Joan Fontaine Net Worth



Joan Fontaine's Net Worth as of 2024
$40 Million

Born as Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on the 22nd October 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, she was an American award- winning actress, best known to the world for appearing in numerous feature films during the Hollywood golden era, including “Rebecca” (1940), “Suspicion” (1941), “Letter from an Unknown Woman” (1948), and “Ivanhoe” (1952), among many other accomplishments. She passed away in 2013.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joan Fontaine was at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Fontaine’s net worth was as high as $40 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry, which was active from the mid- 30s, until the mid- ‘90s.

Joan Fontaine Net Worth $40 Million

Joan was the daughter of Walter Augustus de Havilland, an English professor at the Imperial University in Tokyo, who later became patent attorney, and Lilian Augusta de Havilland Fontaine, who before leaving for Tokyo was a stage actress, but forewent her career for the sake of family, however, just three years after Joan’s birth, her parents divorced and Joan, her mother, and her older sister Olivia, who later also became a successful actress, moved to the US.

The Fontaine trio settled in Saratoga, California and young Joan attended Los Gatos High School, and also began taking diction lessons with her older sister. Once she turned 16, Joan moved back to Japan to live with her father, where she enrolled at Tokyo School for Foreign Children, matriculating in 1935, then returned to the USA and commenced her acting career.

Joan made a debut first on stage, in the play “Call It a Day” (1935), and in no time she received a contract offer from, none other than RKO Pictures. She made her screen debut in the romantic comedy “No More Ladies”, which starred Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery and Charles Ruggles, and although only a minor role, Joan was already considered a star, and in 1937 she was cast in the lead role of Nurse Doris King in the drama “The Man Who Found Himself”, next to John Beal and Phillip Huston. The same year she starred in the romantic comedy film “A Damsel in Distress”, with Fred Astaire, Gracie Allen and George Burns, however, the film received mixed reviews and failed at the box office, which resulted in Joan’s role in RKO Pictures being diminished. Until the end of her contract in 1939, she appeared in more several minor roles, but was then let go from the production house.

However, she was quickly back on track when she met producer David O. Selznick at a dinner party, and the two found a joint interest in the novel “Rebecca”, written by Daphne du Maurier, and David called her up to audition for the film of the same name. After months of preparation for the audition, Joan finally showed her talents and was selected to portray Mrs. de Winter in the romantic mystery drama directed by Alfred Hitchcock, which was his debut film for the American market. The following year, Hitchcock and Joan worked together again, this time on the mystery thriller “Suspicion”, for which Joan received an Academy Award in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role; the film also starred Cary Grant and Cedric Hardwicke, and earned over $4 million at box office, which helped increase Joan’s net worth to a large degree. Throughout the ‘40s, Joan starred in many blockbuster films, such as “The Constant Nymph” (1943), then “Jane Eyre” (1943) – an adaption of the Charlotte Bronte novel – then the comedy “The Affairs of Susan” in 1945, in which she shared the screen with George Brent, while in 1948 she starred with Louis Jordan in the romantic drama “Letter from an Unknown Woman”, and the same year was the female lead in the Academy Award- nominated romantic comedy “The Emperor Waltz”, next to Bing Crosby and Roland Culver.

She continued quite successfully in the early ‘50s, appearing in such films as “Born to Be Bad” (1950), and in William Dieterle’s Golden Globe Award- winning romantic drama “September Affair” (1950) with Joseph Cotton, while two years later she appeared with Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Taylor in the adventure drama “Ivanhoe”, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. In 1956 Joan made appearance in the crime drama “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”, and finished the decade with a role in the 1958 drama “A Certain Smile”.

With the start of the ‘60s, her popularity began slowly to decline, which resulted in only a few memorable appearances; these included the portrayal of Baby Warren in the drama “Tender is the Night” in 1962, then the starring role of Gwen Mayfield in the horror “The Witches” (1966), thriller “Dark Mansions” in 1986, and as Queen Ludmilla in the drama “Good King Wenceslas” in 1994, which was her last screen appearance.

Although her career on screen declined slowly, she became a stage star in a number of theater appearances, including on Broadway in plays “Tea and Sympathy” and “Forty Carats”, which also improved her wealth.

Back in 1960 she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, thanks for her success in film.

Regarding her personal life, Joan had four marriages and divorces, and one child from those relationships. Firstly to actor Brian Aheme (1939-45), then a year later she married actor/producer William Dozier, with whom she had her only child, Deborah Leslie, born in 1948, but they divorced the year after. Joan soon found a new partner, and in 1952 she married Collier Young, a producer and writer; their marriage lasted until 1962, but she filed for divorce two years before she was officially divorced from the successful television producer. Her last marriage was to Alfred Wright, Jr., which lasted from 1964 to 1969.

In 1951 a visit to South America saw her adopt a girl from Peru, named Martita. The two lived together until Martita was 16 years old, when she escaped the Fontaine household. The deal was that Martita visit her parents back in Peru that year, but instead she fled and Joan and Martita never spoke again.

Throughout her life, Joan had problems with her sister, behaving as though they hated each other. Their altercation culminated in 1975 following the funeral of their mother, after which the two didn’t speak to each other.

Joan owned a house in Carmel Highlands, California, called Villa Fontana, and passed away in her home from natural causes at the ripe old age of 96, on the 15th December 2013.

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Aarti Mann Net Worth, Wiki, Married, Husband, Suits, Heroes, Photos, Interview



Born Aarti Majmudar on the 3rd March 1978, in Connecticut USA, she is an actress, best known to the world as Priya Koothrappali in the TV series “The Big Bang Theory”, and as Henna in the film “Today’s Special”, among many other differing roles she has secured so far in her career.

Have you ever wondered how rich Aarti Mann is, as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mann’s net worth is as high as $400,000, an amount earned through her successful career, active since the mid- 2000s.

Aarti Mann Net Worth $400,000

Of Indian ancestry, Aarti alongside her brother Nishad, and sister Kruti moved a lot within Pennsylvania with her family when she was still a toddler, including living in Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Wexford and Fox Chapel. She went to Shady Side Academy located in Point Breeze, and after matriculation enrolled at New York University, from which she earned a degree in film writing and directing.

Aarti made her professional acting debut in 2006, in the film “The Memsahib”, directed by her sister Kruti, who is a filmmaker, who was mainly responsible for luring Aarti towards the performing arts, since their parents are doctors and wanted all their children to follow in their footsteps. After her debut, Aarti appeared in a commercial for Volvo, and started auditioning for new film and television roles. However, she secured only minor roles in such TV series as “Quarterlife” (2008), and “Heroes” (2009), until in 2010 luck smiled upon her as she was chosen for the part of Priya Koothrappali in the TV comedy series “The Big Bang Theory” (2010-2011), which increased her net worth to a large degree. Her career now got underway, and in 2012 she featured in the comedy-drama film “The Monogamy Experiment”, starring Amy Rider, Edgar Morais and Tohory Masamune, while in 2015 she made a notable appearance in the romantic comedy film “I’ll See You in My Dreams”, with Blythe Danner, Martin Starr and Sam Elliott in the lead roles, which further increased her net worth.

She is now working on the drama film “Love Sonia”, starring Demi Moore, Freida Pinto and Mark Duplass, scheduled for release later this year, so her net worth is certainly still rising.

When it comes to her personal life, Aarti is married to Purvesh Mankad, with whom she has a daughter. She now resides in Los Angeles with her family.

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Milla Jovovich Net Worth



Milla Natasha Jovovich was born on 17 December 1975, in Kiev, Ukraine (then in the USSR), and is a model, actress and singer, perhaps best known for her breakthrough role in the film “The Fifth Element” in 1997, with Bruce Willis and Gary Oldman.

So just how rich is Milla Jovovich, as of late 2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Milla has a net worth of over $45 million, accumulated from her various career elements spanning almost 30 years since she began modelling in 1987.

Milla Jovovich Net Worth $45 Million

Milla had a really unusual childhood, maybe that’s one of the reasons for her multi-million dollar net worth. Jovovich started her carrier in modeling from the early age of nine, a few years after she and her parents moved from Ukraine, which at that time belonged to the Soviet Union, to Los Angeles, California, in 1980. She even dropped out of school at the age of 12, when Gene Lemuel discovered her, and she signed a contract with Prima Modeling Agency. Milla Jovovich  was covered by magazines including Vogue, Glamour, Madmoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and has been advertising brands including L’oreal, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Donna Koran, Revlon for many years.

However, exclusive looks and beauty was not the only value she had: Milla Jovovich has a great voice, a talent to write songs, design fashion and find herself in acting as well. Milla started her acting career in 1988 in the film “Two Moon Junction”, but the roles that gave this girl much more attention were in “Dazed and Confused” in 1993 and “The Fifth Element” in 1997 directed by Luc Besson, in which she worked with Bruce Willis. Of course, subsequently all five films based on “Resident Evil” made Milla Jovovich’s popularity and net worth go through the roof. The original movie was so successful that it was even turned into a video game.

Between her acting in those two movies, Milla tried the shoes of a singer and a song writer, and released her debut album – “The Divine Comedy – which was really appreciated by the audience and critics and even received positive feedback from Rolling Stone magazine’s, John McAlley; in his opinion the album was remarkable. In 1999 Milla Jovovich became a member of the band named Plastic Has Memory, and performed some gigs in New York and Las Vegas, but unfortunately not with her new band, and Milla has never released a second album.

As for her career in fashion, Milla launched her first line in 2003, and her brand was successful until 2008 when she decided to close her business because of lack of time, which is perhaps no surprise, assuming that all of her free time was taken-up by her daughter Ever Gabo Anderson, who was born in 2007.

As for other details of Milla’s personal life, aside from several well-known relationships, she has married three times, all husbands met when taking some part in films in which she was acting. She first married Shawn Andrews in 1992, which was apparently quickly annulled by her mother; ironically, he and Milla were starring in “Dazed and Confused”! The second was with the director of “The Fifth Element” – Luc Besson (1997-99), and she has been married to Paul W. S. Anderson, who worked with Jovovich on the set of “Resident Evil”, since 2009, and he is the father of her two daughters. The family is based in Los Angeles.

Milla is something of a philanthropist too, and often participates in and supports various charities including UNICEF, World Education, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and many more.

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