How much is Catherine Zeta-Jones worth?
|Net Worth:||$100 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 25, 1969|
|Country:||Swansea, United Kingdom|
Showing off her curves in The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment before singing and dancing her way to an Oscar as as a remorseless murderess in Chicago.
Who Is Catherine Zeta-Jones
Whether she’s making her way through a maze of lasers or standing by her husband as he goes through chemotherapy, Catherine’s grace and poise is the moniker of her Hollywood status as Catherine The (true) Great.
Born in Wales, Catherine, who was the daughter of a candy factory worker and a seamstress (how fortuitous for one of Hollywood’s sweetest and best dressed actresses) caught the acting bug, quit school and headed to London when she was only 15 years old. Catherine got her start on the main stage in a variety of theater productions including Annie and Bugsy Malone. But Catherine’s name became a regular in directors’ rolodexes when she earned a lead role in the British revival of 42nd Street.
Making the transition from curtains to cable, in 1991 she won a role on the British television show The Darling Buds of May. The role made her a media darling and she began drifting in and out of relationships with a number of men including actor Angus Macfadyen (to whom she was engaged for 15 months) and director Nick Hamm.
Realizing that her dream of a full-fledged acting career was actualizing, in 1996 Catherine set off for America to try to make it in Hollywood. Director Steven Spielberg, who had made a mental note of her outstanding performance in the TV movie series Titanic, recommended Catherine for a spot in the blockbuster The Mask of Zorro. The role, opposite Antonio Banderas, was America’s introduction to the sultry beauty and her performance led to a spot on People magazine’s Most Beautiful People list in 2008. More importantly, it fortuitously led to the introduction to her future husband.
After seeing Catherine in The Mask of Zorro, Michael Douglas asked Banderas to introduce him to the sword-wielding actress. The two hit it off immediately and began a romantic relationship that culminated in an Aspen proposal. And nothing says “I love you” like the 10-carat diamond ring with which Douglas popped the question. On a roll with older men (Douglas is 25 years Catherine’s senior), she starred in the box office killer Entrapment opposite love interest Sean Connery.
Catherine went on to star in High Fidelity, alongside John Cusack, and shortly after delivered her first child, Dylan Michael in August of 2000. Three months later, the new parents exchanged their vows and sold their wedding photos to OK! Magazine for a whopping $1.6 million. Another tabloid, Hello! also ran photos of the couples’ wedding, which was met by a lawsuit from the newlyweds.
Cancer Andall That Jazz
In 2001, Zeta-Jones starred in Steven Soderbergh’s critically acclaimed movie Traffic. In the film, Catherine played the pregnant wife of a drug lord who had to fend for herself and maintain her high standard of living after he husband was thrown in jail. For her role, Catherine earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. But things really started heating up when Catherine was cast in the film adaptation of the classic musical Chicago. Playing the tap dancing murderess Velma Kelly, Catherine stole the show from lead Renee Zellweger and scored the 2003 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. In April, Catherine gave birth to her first daughter (and second child), Carys Zeta Douglas.
The mother of two went on reprise her role in The Legend of Zorro (2005), star in the romantic comedy No Reservations (2007) and make her Broadway debut in A Little Night Music (2010), which earned her a Best Actress Tony Award. But just as Hollywood is no stranger to tragedy, neither was Catherine’s family. In 2010, husband Michael was diagnosed with throat cancer. But a resilient Catherine stood by his side until he successfully finished treatment in October of 2010. Undoubtedly America’s number one sweetheart, Catherine’s undeniable class has her certified Hollywood royalty.
Defining Quote “I’d love to do a show in Vegas. I have a big ambition to do a really tacky Vegas show with drag queens.”
Catherine Zeta-Jones has a net worth estimated at $100 million dollars, as of 2020.