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What’s Pia Zadora's net worth? How wealthy is she? Below are all stats like net worth, salary, profession, and more!
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Date of Birth||May 4, 1953 (age 69 years)||Gender||Female|
|Height||4 ft 11 in (1.52 m)|
Net Worth of Pia Zadora
Pia Zadora is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Pia Zadora got her start in the 1960s as a child star on stage, and then in the film “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” She achieved national recognition in 1982 for her role in the critically derided crime drama “Butterfly,” for which she won both Golden Globe and Golden Raspberry Awards. After her film career failed to take off, Zadora transitioned to music, releasing a number of albums comprised of popular standards.
Pia Zadora was born as Pia Alfreda Schipani in 1953 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Her mother, Saturnina, was a Polish-American wardrobe supervisor for major theatrical and music productions, while her father, Alphonse, was an Italian-American violinist. Taking part of her mother’s maiden name as her stage name, Zadora appeared as a child actress in “Midgie Purvis” alongside Tallulah Bankhead. She was also in the shows “A Gift of Time” and “We Take the Town.” From 1964 to 1966, she played the youngest sister in “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway.
At the age of 23 in 1977, Zadora wed 54-year-old businessman Meshulam Riklis, whom she had met while touring with a musical production. Together, they had two children: Kady, named after Zadora’s character in “Butterfly,” and Kristofer. In 1988, the pair bought Pickfair Manor, a historic Beverly Hills mansion, from Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss; the transaction came out to around $7 million. Afterward, the estate was torn down, and a new 25,000-square-foot residence was built in its place. Zadora and Riklis divorced in 1993, with the former staying in the mansion until 2006.
Pia Zadora Quotes
How is it that Pia Zadora has a net worth of $25 Million? These quotes by the actor may indicate the character traits that led to her financial situation:
Then I went through a whole bunch of crap with my lousy movies and pop records. I had people behind me kind of steering me in that direction, but it wasn't really my bag.Pia Zadora
If you have a guy like Jermaine, it's a pain in the neck. When we were on the road together in Europe, Jesus, I had to kick the girls off of him. I mean, they throw themselves on the floor and take off their hats.Pia Zadora
I love John Waters. You see, I want to be the next Divine.Pia Zadora
Butterfly was certainly a vehicle for me, and if it died, it still would have served its purpose, in spades. We never expected it to give me the visibility it has given me. It was just a small thing as a vehicle, and suddenly the whole world knew about it.Pia Zadora
I don't like to go to the movies to see violence or some kind of spy thing with all kinds of information you have to assimilate to understand the plot.Pia Zadora