Arlene Dahl Net Worth At The Time Of Her Death

Arlene Dahl’s net worth: Arlene Carol Dahl was an American actress and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star. Arlene Dahl’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million USD at the time of her death. We have estimated Arlene Dahl’s net worth, salary, money, income, and assets.

 NameArlene Dahl
Spouse(s)Lex Barker
(m. 1951; div. 1952)​Fernando Lamas
​(m. 1954; div. 1960)​Christian R. Holmes
​(m. 1960; div. 1964)​Alexis Lichine
​(m. 1964; div. 1969)​Rounsevelle W. ”Skip” Schaum
​(m. 1969; div. 1976)​

Marc Rosen​
(m. 1984)

Age96 years
Date Of BirthAugust 11, 1925
DiedNovember 29, 2021 (aged 96
Birth PlaceMinneapolis, MN
RelativesAJ Lamas (grandson)
Shayne Lamas (granddaughter)
Net Worth$5 million

Arlene Dahl Died

Actress Arlene Dahl, who starred in the classic version of “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, died this Monday (11/29) at the age of 96. The announcement was made by her son, fellow actor Lorenzo Lamas (“Falcon Crest”) on his Facebook. “She was the most positive influence in my life,” he wrote.

Dahl was known for her beauty and her fiery hair, which made her a lingerie model in the 1940s and girlfriend of John F. Kennedy, future US president when she was a senator from Massachusetts.

She was “discovered” in Hollywood by none other than Jack Warner, founder of the Warner Bros. studio, who was delighted to see her in an advertising campaign. But after being tapped as a simple extra in her first film, “Our Life with Dad” (1947), Dahl closed with MGM to play the title character of the musical “My Wild Rose” (1947) – the Irish Rose Donovan, passion from the life of tenor Chauncey Olcott (Dennis Morgan) -, rising to instant stardom with the help of a glamorous color.

But while her red hair is perfect for Technicolor, she’s also starred in some famous black-and-white movies, like the period drama “The Shadow of the Guillotine” (1949) about the French Revolution, the western “Trap” (1950 ), two noir dramas, “The Crime Scene” (1949) and “The Big House Mystery” (1953), and three comedies with Red Skelton (another famous Hollywood redhead), “Treading on Embers” (1948), “Three Little Words” (1950) and “The Man of Calamities” (1950).

During this period, she married actor Lex Barker, one of Tarzan’s best-known performers, but the marriage only lasted a year (he left her for Lana Turner). The relationship, however, influenced her to embark on epic adventures, placing her at the head of the first “Black Panther” (1952), a film about pirates of the Caribbean, and “Legion of the Desert” (1953), in which the princess of a lost city in the Algerian desert.

In one of these films, “Sangari” (1953), about the struggle for US independence, she met her second husband, Argentine Fernando Lamas. The two returned to opposite roles in “The Diamond Hunter”, released in the same year, and were married the following year.

Some of her best roles are from this phase, including the comedy “The World is a Woman” (1954) and the noir plots in which she became a femme fatale: “The Power of Hate” (1956), “Sludge in the Soul” ( 1956) and “Fortune is Woman” (1957).

Released in 1959, “Journey to the Center of the Earth” turned out to be her most popular film. In the 20th Century Fox super-production, she played a determined widow who goes to the center of the planet with Pat Boone and a pet duck. Conceived as Fox’s answer to Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1954) – both were adaptations of literary classics by Jules Verne – , it ended up impressing audiences and critics with its Oscar-nominated visual effects.

In addition to her success on screen, the actress has established herself as a businesswoman, turning the invitation to write a beauty column for the Chicago Tribune newspaper into an extremely profitable business. She founded Arlene Dahl Enterprises, which went on to market lingerie and cosmetics, invented the Dahl Beauty Cap, a knitted cap for women to wear to sleep to keep their hair from getting messy, and also developed a line of boudoir clothing, including nightgowns, relaxing negligee, and pajamas.

At the same time, it started to publish books with beauty tips. The first was published in 1965 and sold over 1 million copies. Another 14 came in the following years.

The beginning of the decade also marked the end of her marriage to Llamas and a shift in priorities. It is not by chance that she chose to stay away from the screen, only returning in 1969 for the pleasure of making French films – she starred in two productions in France, “The Paths of Katmandou”, by André Cayette, and “Du Blé en Liasses”, by Alain Brunet.

Millionaire, Dahl lost interest in Hollywood. However, her life took an unexpected turn. One of her six husbands left her with a pile of unpayable debts, and in 1980 she filed for bankruptcy, prompting her to return to acting. From then on, she participated as a guest in several episodes of “O Barco do Amor” and appeared in the soap opera “One Life to Live”, where she stayed for some years.

In 1991, she starred for the first and only time with her son Lorenzo in the action thriller “The Night of the American Warrior”, saying goodbye to the screen at the end of that decade, with passages in the series “Renegade” and “Air America”.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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