Marlene Knaus is a renowned former model of America, probably most popular for being the former wife of the deceased F1 driver Niki Lauda, who won more than a couple of championships throughout his life.
Upbringing and Academic Year’s
The notable fashionista was born in the year 1956 in the United States, however, her date of birth is not known, due to which we couldn’t figure out her zodiac sign. She received the citizenship of Australia before resettling there. Marlene is of Venezuelan ethnic community. Unfortunately, there are no resources available that share the details of her educational qualifications. Marlene Knaus used to lead a very private life, perhaps this is the reason she never disclosed her familial data to the media.
The beginning of Marlene’s career was marked during the period of the 1960s. With time, she evolved as a well-known model, to whom several brands approached with work proposals, ad-campaigns, brand endorsements, etc. The covers of distinguished publications were bedecked with her elegant photographs. She was prominently known as the “It Girl” back then for her iconic hairdo. And became a trendsetter for that specific hairstyle which was opted by many recognized faces back in those days. Subsequently, she started working as a fashion designer and at last, turned into a socialite.
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Marital Life with Niki Lauda & Children’s
Marlene’s marriage with Niki Lauda led her towards the path of a popularity boost. In 1975, they met each other at a party organized by Marlene’s then-boyfriend Curt Jurgens (the German-Austrian actor). The couple dated for a year and decided on taking vows in 1976. They were perceived as the most influential pair of celebs at that time, which opened the gate of ample media exposure to them, and often being in the headlines. This pair was blessed with their first baby in 1979, named Lucas Lauda, followed by their second child Mathias Lauda, born on January 30, 1981. Thereafter, due to some issues, the couple separate in 1991, and after Merlene, Niki tied knots with one of his flight attendants named Birgit Wetzinger, with whom he had twin kids, Max and Mia.
Niki Lauda: A Brief Introduction
Born on 22nd February 1949, Mr. late Niki Lauda was an Austrian Formula One driver and an aviation entrepreneur. The F1 masterships series were won by him thrice a time, in 1976, 1977, ad 1984. He was birthed in a prosperous family that manufactured paper. Besides being a racer, Lauda established and owns two airlines, Lauda Air, Niki, and Lauda. Additionally, he was the brand ambassador of Bombardier Business Aircraft.
Income Stream & Combined Net Worth
Although Marlene Knaus receives her primary source of income from modeling and other ventures, which is assessed to be around 45 million dollars, the real amount of money entered her bank account after being separated from Niki Lauda, her ex-husband in the form of a divorce settlement and child support money. Her husband’s net worth was valued at over 100 million dollars.