Lena Gieseke is a German special effects technician and an artist who is famous as the ex-wife of the American Film Director, Tim Burton. Throughout the years, Gieseke has gone on to earn over 10 credits for visual effects in movies and television shows. With all that she has done in the industry, Gieseke has been able to make a name for herself despite separating from Burton.
Gieseke began her career as a photographer and she found fame in Germany for working as a 3D artist in “1 1/2 Ritter – Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde”. Since then, she has gone on to work on various Hollywood movies too. Let us now get to know a bit more about her, shall we?
Lena Gieseke: Early Life, Education, and Career
Lena Gieseke was born on the 12th of September, 1965, in Bremen, Germany. There is a very little known about Lena and her early years. A lot of it makes sense as Lena only came into fame when she got married to Burton. However, we do know that she is of German nationality. Lena later moved to America to find a better life for herself and her family. Now looking at her academics, Lena joined California Institute of Arts. At the institution, she studied Fine Arts and Photography and excelled at education. Gieseke then got herself enrolled at Wimbledon College and also Goldsmith College in London.
Upon graduating Lena began working in various movies and television shows as a visual effects artist. She made her debut as a 3D artist in the German movie, “1 1/2 Knights: In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde”. Next, in 2008, she was able to land herself a role in the visual effects department for the movie, “Die Jahrhundertlawine”. Moreover, Gieseke was also the animation artist for “Berlin” and “Vicky the Viking”.
Just a year later in 2009, Lena was the modeler for the movie, “2012”. Throughout the years, Gieseke has earned name and fame for her professionalism, work ethics and amazing work in the industry. More of her works in movies and television shows include, “Hotel Lux”, “When Santa Fell to Earth”, and “Immortals”.
Lena Gieseke: Personal Life
Lena first met Tim Burton after graduating from her short course at CalArts. She was invited to take picture shots of Burton’s 1989 superhero movie, Batman. It did not take long for these wonderfully talented people to fall for each other. They soon began dating and soon said their vows on the 24th of February, 1989. Unfortunately, things were not meant to last for this pair. They made a decision to split up and went their own ways in 1991.
As per reports, Gieseke decided to end things with Burton when she found that he was having an affair with an ex-stripper, Lisa Marie. The two did not have any children and have moved on from their brief romantic spell. As of today, Lena is focusing on her career and stays away from any media rumors and controversies.
Lena Gieseke: Net Worth and Social Media
Whilst Lena was nowhere as famous as her ex-husband, she did make a name for herself in Hollywood. She began her career in Germany and it did not take long for her to earn a name for herself in America too. Since moving to America, she has gone on to work in a huge number of movies and television shows. After all that she has done, we have come to know that Lena has a net worth of $2 million. Her ex-husband, Tim, on the other hand, has a net worth of $140 million.