What is Pia Zadora Net Worth?

Pia Zadora Net Worth is US$ 25 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUS$ 25 Million
Born:May 4, 1953 (69 Years)
Birth NamePia Alfreda Schipani
GenderFemale
Height5′ 0″
HoroscopeTaurus
Country of OriginHoboken, New Jersey, The US
Source of WealthActor and Singer
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMichael Jeffries (m. 2005), Jonathan Kaufer (m. 1995–2001), Meshulam Riklis (m. 1977–1993)
ChildrenKady Z (Daughter), Kristofer Barzie Riklis (Son), Jordan Maxwell Kaufer (Son)
Famous ForWhen the Lights Go Out (Song, 1988), Butterfly (Film, 1982), Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Film, 1964)

Biography

Pia Zadora net worth was estimated at US$ 25 million as of 2022.

Pia Zadora is a singer and actress. Pia Zadora started as a child star on stage, and formerly she appeared in the movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” For her character in the crime theatre “Butterfly,” she received national recognition in 1982. she won both Golden Raspberry Awards and Golden Globe. Subsequently, after her film career breakdown, Zadora transitioned to music and released some albums comprised of popular standards.

Timeline

1964

In the Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” Zadora appeared as a child actress with Tallulah Bankhead in Midgie Purvis.

1982

In the 1982 film James M. Cain’s novel “Butterfly,” Zadora starred with Stacy Keach and Orson Welles.

1983

Zadora’s recorded for the film “The Lonely Lady” cover of the Shirley Ellis hit “The Clapping Song,” which reached the U.S. top 40.

1985

Zadora starred in the musical comedy “Voyage of the Rock Aliens.” She performed as a beatnik in John Water’s film Hairspray.

1988

Zadora worked with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on an album titled “When the Lights Go Out.”

1994

Zadora co-starred in the comedy “Naked Gun 33⁄3: The Final Insult.” In the film, Zadora performed the Steve Allen–penned “This Could Be the Start of Something Big” during a parody of an Academy Awards musical number.

2000

Zadora was nominated as Worst Actress of the Century at the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards.

2011

Zadora performed at the Kaye Auditorium in Boca Raton and the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

2013

Zadora appeared at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California, with the Desert Symphony Orchestra.

Early Life

Pia Zadora was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on 4th May 1953. Pia Zadora is the daughter of Alphonse, an Italian-American violinist, and Saturnina, a Polish-American wardrobe supervisor for music and theatrical productions. She featured as the youngest sister on Broadway in “Fiddler on the Roof” from 1964 to 1966. Zadora is portrayed as a child actress alongside Tallulah Bankhead in “Midgie Purvis.” She also appeared in the shows such as “We Take the Town” and “A Gift of Time.” Zadora’s debut film “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” was a science-fiction comedy released in 1964.

Career

Zadora was recognized in 1982 after she appeared in “Butterfly” in opposition to Orson Welles and Stacy Keach.” Zadora contributed by singing “It’s Wrong for Me to Love You” for the film’s musical score., Zadora achieved Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year.

Later in 2000, Zadora was nominated as Worst Actress of the Century at the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards. In “Fake-Out,” the women-in-prison comedy Zadora appeared with Desi Arnaz Jr and Telly Savalas, released in 1982. In 1983, she portrayed herself in the film “The Lonely Lady,” an adaptation of Harold Robbins’ novel. For her acting, Zadora received another ‘Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress.’ In 1984, she appeared in “Voyage of the Rock Aliens.” She portrayed the character of a beatnik “Hairspray,” a John Waters comedy starring Divine, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, and Sonny Bono, released in 1988. Zadora eventually portrayed herself in “Naked Gun 33 ⅓” and “Troop Beverly Hills.” At a parody Academy Awards, she sang “This Could Be the Start of Something Big.” In 2005, Zadora married Michael Jeffries, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detective.

Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Pia Zadora’s career:

  • When the Lights Go Out (Song, 1988)
  • Butterfly (Film, 1982)
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Film, 1964)

Favorite Quotes from Pia Zadora

Favorite Quote 1 from Pia Zadora

“The butterfly was certainly a vehicle for me, and if it died, it still would have served its purpose, in spades. We never expected it to give me the visibility it has given me. It was just a small thing asvehicle, and suddenly the whole world knew about it.”

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Favorite Quote 2 from Pia Zadora

“You know, it was important for me to do something like that, because nobody ever really thought I could do anything except look sexy on a poster and go shopping.”

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Favorite Quote 3 from Pia Zadora

“I’m gonna give them the advice that I always took myself, that it’s better to get to know somebody before you jump into the sack with them. Because then if you jump into the sack and fall in love, and you liked them already, you’re home free.”

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Favorite Quote 4 from Pia Zadora

“But there’s not enough time in life to go sit at a party, have a drink, and make idle conversation. There’s too many important things to do. Just being together with my husband, spending time alone, which I have very little.”

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Favorite Quote 5 from Pia Zadora

“The thing you do is escape from them by immersing myself in the character you’re playing.”

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Favorite Quote 6 from Pia Zadora

“I’m one Pia Zadora, the same way all the time. That’s why I’m happy. It took me a long time to get to the point where could be myself all the time.”

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Favorite Quote 7  from Pia Zadora

“You know, it’s not the people in Hollywood who go to see movies that will make a movie successful; it’s the people all around the country; it’s word-of-mouth.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much money does Pia Zadora have?

Pia Zadora’s net worth was estimated at US$ 25 million as of 2022.

How did Pia Zadora make so much money?

Most of Pia Zadora’s Films were unsuccessful, but she did well in her Music Career. In 1983, she recorded a cover of Shirley Ellis’ “The Clapping Song” for her film “The Lonely Lady,” reaching the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

How old is Pia Zadora now?

Pia Zadora was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on 4th May 1953. Pia Zadora is currently 68 years old.

Summary

Pia Zadora is an actress and singer best known for her role in the crime drama “Butterfly.” She has released several studio albums and contributed to various films in her career. Pia appeared as the youngest sister on Broadway in “Fiddler on the Roof” from 1964 to 1966. She was nominated for Worst Actress of the Century at the 20th Golden Raspberry Awards. Most of her movies were unsuccessful, but she still accumulated a whooping net worth through her music albums.

Pia Zadora net worth was estimated at US$ 25 million as of 2022.

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