Marlene Knaus is a former model and fashion icon from the United States who is in her sixties. Many people recognize her as the ex-wife of Austrian Fromula1 racer Niki Lauda. Further, she reportedly is known for her loose hairdo that suited her and became the fashion trends previously and considered as ‘IT girl’.
Back in time, the ex-couple were most talked and were the regular headlines of many news portals. Also, the couple had spent supporting each other in many ups and downs. However, the ex-husband of Knaus died at the age of 70 found dead while he was in bed while suffering from serious health issues. Wanna know more details on Knaus’ personal life, career, and net worth, then keep on scrolling.
Marlene Knaus: Bio, Family, Career
The lesser-known model but became famous for her relationship with the Formula1 driver Niki Lauda had started her modeling career in the 1960s. Later, she established herself as a designer as well as a socialite. However, as known that she has gained fame as a public figure after marrying with the champion racer. But very little information is available about Knaus before marriage with Niki related to her childhood, family, and siblings.
According to sources, she was born during the year 1956 in someplace in the United States which makes her age in the early sixties. She holds the nationality of Austria but her ethnicity is unknown. There is no information on her educational background. On the other hand, her ex-husband was born to a wealthy paper manufacturing family in Austria. He went against his parents’ decision and made his career as a racing driver. He further became a three-time F1 World’s Drivers’ Champion as well as an aviation entrepreneur.
Marlene Knaus: Personal Life & Husband
Reportedly, Kanus and Lauda first met in the 1970s and shortly started their relationship. At that time, Niki has rumored to date another girl and left her so he could be with Marlene. As stated in Niki Lauda’s life adopted film 2013 ‘Rush’ where they first met at a party. They spend eight years of their togetherness before tying a knot in the year 1976. But their relationship didn’t last long and decided to part ways after their fifteen years in 1991.
The ex-couple couple together had greeted two sons: Mathias(b. 1979) and Lukas(b.1981). Her first son walked in the footsteps of his father and made his career as a race driver. Whereas her second son, Lukas acted as Mathias’s manager. After divorce, she began to live a quiet life away from the media and no information on her other relationship. While her ex-spouse married to 30 years younger girl named Birgit Wetzinger, a flight attendant for his airline.
Furthermore, Birgit donated a kidney to Lauda in 2005 after a eight months of their relationship. Brigit and Niki welcomed their twins in September 2009. Unfortunately, The formula1 champion died in his sleep on 20 May 2019 at the age of 70. He took his last moment at the University Hospital of Zürich where he had been undergoing dialysis treatment for kidney problems.
Marlene Knaus: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Though it is unknown to her current work, she must be earning a good income from her current work. However, she was given a significant amount of alimony increasing her net worth. Therefore, she has a net worth estimated at around $43 million adding from her alimony.
Knaus is not active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. It seems that she does not like to share her personal details through these social media platforms. Further, she is one of those public figures who do not prefer to available their private life in these media.
Marlene Knaus: Body Measurements
The beautiful lady in her sixties has also maintained her healthy lifestyle and involved exercise in her daily routines. Her well-maintained body has a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.72 meters and weighs 55 kg. Her body measures 34 inches of chest size, 26 inches waist size, and 35 inches waist size with 7 shoe size (US). She has dark brown eyes color with blonde dye hair color.