Marlene Knaus Age Children, Net Worth, Husband

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Model, Fashion Designer (1956)
Thu Apr 27 2023
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Relationship Timeline Of Marlene Knaus Age Children, Net Worth, Husband

Ex-husband : Niki Lauda
Marlene Knaus married to Niki Lauda on 1976 and later separated on 1991.

Who is Marlene Knaus?

Marlene Knaus is an American-born Austrian model and former wife of Austrian F1 racer Niki Lauda. She was a rising model back then before she got hitched to the former Formula 1 racer.

Marlene was born in 1956. Born in America to Austrian parents, Marlene later got her Austrian nationality. Her Step-sisters are Birgitte and Renata whereas her step-brother is Tilman. Renata Clary is an artist just like her father and performs exhibitions of art.

Marlene's parents haven't been known but we can assure you that Marlene comes from an affluent European family. She comes from an upper-class socialite and has been pictured with many the wealthy European families

Marlene is a fashionista as well as a model. Back in those days, She was famous for her open hairdo. Her modeling career was influenced due to her scintillating hair.

Married Life With Nikki Lauda

Marlene gained popularity after her high-profile wedding with the racer. Marlene and Niki first met when she was only 17. 

Marlene Knaus and her ex-husband Niki Lauda
Marlene Knaus and her ex-husband Niki Lauda. Source: FeaturedBiography

At 20, she got married to him. Her marriage brought a fortune to her career. She started getting many offers in the fashion and media industry.

Marlene got hitched to her man in a high-profile wedding ceremony in 1976. Before marriage, she was dating him since she was 16. Niki, was also not new to the controversy when he left his long-time girlfriend to be with Marlene.

She took him as her husband when she was only 20. The movie RUSH(2013) is based on Niki's life adaptation.

Niki Lauda has been a three times racing championship winner He is the only driver to win the race for both McLaren and Ferrari racing teams.

Marlene Knaus's Life After Divorce

After having a long-term relationship with Niki, she finally got a divorce in 1991. Niki had an extra-marital affair with another girl which led to the end of the relationship.

As of now, this damsel is still single but Niki tied the knot in 2008 to a much younger woman Bergit Weitzinger, who was also the air hostess to his airline company. 

Blessed With Children

The former model, Merlene has two children from her ex-husband. Their first child Mathias Lauda was born in 1979, just three years after their nuptial. They welcomed their second child Lukas Lauda on January 30, 1981.

While the elder brother followed in his father's footsteps and is currently a racer for Aston Martin as a factory driver in FIA World Endurance Championship. The younger brother manages his profile.

Previous Relationships

The 5 ft 6 inches tall Marlene was in a relationship with Curd Jürgens, a famous actor on both stage and film before she started dating Niki. The couple was still together when Marcelene met Niki for the first time at Curd's house, where he had invited Niki over for dinner. 

After their initial meeting, Marcelene and Niki began dating. Not much is publicly known about Marcelene's relationship with Curd, as the details have not been disclosed.

Marlene Knaus's Net Worth

Marlene comes from a well-to-do family. Her modeling career and her socialite character earned her good fame in the fashion industry. She was one of the leading fashionistas in the European society. this earned her many, endorsements.

Knaus has also appeared in many photo shoots, advertisements, fashion shows, and events. Her net worth is estimated to be over $43 million. Marlene also received a good amount of alimony for her children

Marlene's ex-husband is believed to have a net worth of over $100 million. Niki had his own airline company," Lauda Air". Unfortunately, Niki Lauda passed on May 20, 2019, due to kidney failure. This independent lady is living a calm life in Ibiza.


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