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Famously known as the ex-wife of famous Austrian ‘Formula1’ racer Niki Lauda, Marlene Knaus is a former model. Until she started dating the three-time winner of the ‘F1 World Championship’ she was a lesser-known model. They were the most talked-about a couple of that time, and regular news headlines were subjected to their affair.
Within a year of getting into a relationship, Niki and Marlene got married. She had been backing Niki while he survived injuries. One such incident had his ear injured and his face burned.
The media then asked if Marlene, a gorgeous model, would continue the relationship. She has been in a strong relationship even after her divorce with Niki’s second wife and her children. The second wife of Niki and Marlene was also by his side while counting his last days.
Height / Weight / Age
Born in the year 1956 Marlene Knaus will be 64 years old by the year 2020. She is tall and even at this age keeps herself fit. Her body figure measurements are 34-26-35 and she wears number 7 in the shoe size. Her height measures 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is 55 kg approximately. She has brown colored eyes on the color of her hair is brown as well.
Marlene Knaus was a former model before she dated and married the popular racer Niki Lauda. Although she has not revealed many details about her professional life, it is known that she was quite popular and has earned a lot of wealth through her modeling assignments. The total net worth estimated for Marlene Knaus is $785 thousand US dollars as of now.
Education / Family
Marlene Knaus was born and raised in the United States of America but has not revealed her exact birth details. She has also not revealed the details about her family including her parents or siblings. Knaus is a high school graduate but it is not known if she attended any college.
|Birth Place||The United States of America|
|Date Of Birth||The year 1956|
|Height||In centimetres – 172 cm
In feet and inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight||In kilograms – 55 Kg
In pounds – 121 lbs
|Zodiac sign||Not Known|
|Home Town||The United States of America|
|Fathers Name||Name Not Known|
|Mothers Name||Name Not Known|
Career / Fashion And Style
Marlene had earlier dated stage and film actor Curt Jürgens from Germany-Austria. Ironically, at a dinner party that Curt had hosted at his house, Marlene and Niki met together for the first time. Marlene and Niki had been dating for a while until he married in 1976.
They were one of the time’s most popular celebrity couples and were already under the media radar. Their love story also brought headlines. Similar to reports, Marlene fainted during a fatal ‘Grand Prix’ crash when she saw Niki’s burns and his bruised eyelids.
Considered the “it girl,” she was recognized during that period for her impeccable sense of fashion and signature loose hairdo, which became a trend. In the 2013 film ‘Rush,’ which focused primarily on the rivalry between Niki and fellow ‘Formula 1’ driver James Hunt during the 1976 ‘Formula 1’ motor-racing season, actors Alexandra Maria and Daniel Brühl played Marlene and Niki respectively.
The movie reveals that Marlene had no idea of Niki’s stardom at first. Alexandra performed beautifully in the movie with the trademark of Marlene loose top knot bun hairstyle. When visiting “Rush” sets, Niki saw Alexandra from a distance in her full Marlene persona, exclaiming” Marlene! Marlene!”
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
Married to Niki Lauda for a long time, the couple has two sons together, Lukas Lauda and Mathias Lauda.
|Boyfriends||Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda|
|Marital Status||Married once (Divorced now)|
|Husband||Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda (from 1976-1991)|
|Children||Son – Lukas Lauda, Mathias Lauda|
Here we provide you the list of Marlene Knaus’s favorite things.
|Favorite Actors||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Holiday Destinations||Miami|
|Favorite Food||Italian Cuisine|
|Favorite Things To Do||Shopping, and Travelling|
Some Interesting Facts About Marlene Knaus
- Marlene was born in America but belongs to Austrian nationality.
- Her husband had won the 1975, 1977 and 1984 World Driver Championship.
- She currently lives in a home in Ibiza which she acquired from her ex-husband after her divorce.
- She was considered an Icon of fashion in her days.
- She stayed in touch with her ex-husband for a few years following their divorce.
- In 2005 Birgit Wetzinger donated Lauda a kidney.
- In 1997, Niki was given a kidney from his brother Florian Lauda but in 2005 it stopped working.