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Elaine Paige Net Worth, Biography & Wiki in 2017

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Elaine Paige Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Born Elaine Jill Bickerstaff on the 5th March 1948 in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Elaine is an award-winning stage, film and TV actress, and singer, best known to the world for her roles in musicals such as “Hair” (1968-1970), “Evita” (1978-1980), “Cats” (1981-1982), and many others. Her career started in the mid- ‘60s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Elaine Paige is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Paige’s net worth is as high as $40 million, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from her work as an actress, Elaine is also an accomplished singer, as she has released a number of albums, some of which reached gold status, which has only improved her wealth.

Elaine Paige Net Worth $40 Million

Elaine is the daughter of a real estate agent father and milliner mother. Her mother was also into performing arts in her younger years, while her father was an amateur drummer. She only grew to 5 feet, which has negatively effected her career, as she missed out on leading roles. In her youth, Elaine also played tennis, and aspired to become a professional tennis player, however, her headmistress told her that they‘d never see her over the net. Nevertheless, Elaine disregarded those comments and continued to play tennis.

When she was 14 years old, Elaine heard the soundtrack for the film “West Side Story”, which sparked a desire to get involved in musical theatre. In school, she was praised by her music teacher, Ann Hill and sang in Hill’s choir, and so gained experience with musicals through playing Susanna in a school production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”. After that, she performed in “Messiah”, and “The Boy Mozart”, and many others.

She then enrolled at the Aida Foster Theatre School, however, although somewhat shy, her father encouraged her to continue pursuing an acting career. Following her graduation, Elaine began working as a model for children’s clothing at the Ideal Home Exhibition.

She made her stage debut in 1964 in a production of “The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd”, as a Chinese urchin. She was rejected the first time she auditioned, but then auditioned again under the name Elaine Page, a name she came up with while listing a phonebook, adding an i to “page”. Four years later she was one of the vocalists of the group Colors of Love, and the same year was selected for the role of Sheila in the musical “Hair”, touring for the next two years, and since then, her career has only gone upwards, and so has her net worth.

Throughout the ‘70s she had many successful appearances, including as Sandy in “Grease” (1973-1974), “Evita” (1978-1980) as Eva Peron, for which she won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Musical, Society of West End Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and Variety Club Award for Showbusiness Personality of the Year. Through 1983 and 1984 she performed as Miss Williams/Carabosse in “Abracadabra”, winning Head of the Year Award, and Variety Club Award for Recording Artiste of the Year, then as Edith Piaf in “Piaf” (1993-1994), which won her a Gold Badge of Merit Award BASCA. She was then selected for the lead role of Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard” (1994-1997), winning several more prestigious awards, including Variety Club Award – Best Actress of the Year, while also being honored as OBE. Elaine continued with her on-stage career in the 2000s, appearing in such productions as “The King and I”, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (2004), and her most recent stage role, as Carlotta Campion in “Follies”. All added steadily to her net worth.

To speak of her career on screen, Elaine didn’t have as much success as she had on stage, but still managed to secure several notable roles, such as in “The One and Only Phyllis Dixey” (1978), “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (2016), and “Speed Love” (2016).

Thanks to her singing talents, Elaine has a noteworthy musical career too; she has released 16 studio albums, including “Elaine Paige” (1981), “The Queen Album” (1988), “Love Can Do That” (1991), “Elaine Paige Live” (2009), and “Elaine Paige and Friends” (2010), among many others, adding further to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Elaine has been in a relationship with Justin Mallinson since 2010. In the ‘80s she was in a relationship with lyricist Tim Rice for eleven years, however the two never married. Elaine doesn’t have children.

She is also a philanthropist; she works closely with The Children’s Trust, a charity that helps children with brain injuries, serving as its Vice-President.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beautiful People2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Loose WomenTV Series 1 episode, 2009 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece2002TV Special documentary performer: "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina", "The Heart Is Slow To Learn"
Birthday Girl2001performer: "Memory"
Great Performances1998TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Die Hausmeisterin1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1978-1985TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Two Ronnies1982-1985TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Champions1984performer: "Sometimes"
The Boys from Brazil1978performer: "WE'RE HOME AGAIN"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Speed Love2016completedMary
A Midsummer Night's Dream2016/ITV MovieMistress Quince
Blind Revenge2009Canvasser
Where the Heart Is2005TV SeriesEvie
Agatha Christie's Marple2005TV SeriesDora Bunner
Great Performances1998TV SeriesGrizabella
The Play on One1989TV SeriesBetty / Anne Clark
Chess Moves1985Video shortFlorence
Lyrics by Tim Rice1985VideoEva Peron / Florence (segment "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' / 'Heaven Help My Heart' & 'I Know Him So Well")
A Night on the Town1983TV Movie
Tales of the Unexpected1981TV SeriesSuzie
Lady Killers1980TV SeriesKate Webster
The One and Only Phyllis Dixey1978TV MovieKim
Adventures of a Plumber's Mate1978Daisy
Love Story1973TV SeriesSandra
Oliver!1968Urchin (uncredited)
King of the River1966TV SeriesNancy
Crossroads1964TV SeriesCaroline Winthrop (1978)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2008-2016TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Contestant / ...
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2010-2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Friday Panel / Herself
Weekend2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Loose Women2009-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
VE Day 70: A Party to Remember2015TV MovieHerself
Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel2014TV SeriesHerself
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Living the Life2013TV SeriesHerself
The Story of Musicals2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Theater Talk2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala2011TV MovieHerself
All Night with Joey Reynolds2011TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2005-2010TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Herself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHerself
Beautiful People2009TV SeriesHerself
The One Show2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2009TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHerself
This Morning2006-2008TV SeriesHerself
Ready, Steady, Cook2008TV SeriesHerself
Sport Relief 20082008TV MovieHerself
The National Lottery: Big 72007TV SpecialHerself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2007TV SeriesHerself
The Bigger Picture2006TV SeriesHerself
The Paul O'Grady Show2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Celebrate 'Oliver!'2005TV MovieHerself
Love Soup: Behind the Camera2005Video documentary shortHerself (in photo) (uncredited)
Today with Des and Mel2004TV SeriesHerself
All-Time Greatest Love Songs2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Great Performances1998-2003TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece2002TV Special documentaryPerformer
The Royal Variety Performance 20002000TV Movie documentaryHerself / Anna Leonowens
A Song for Jill2000TV MovieHerself - Performer
Barrymore on Broadway2000TV Series documentaryHerself
ABBA: The Winner Takes It All1999Video documentaryHerself
An Audience with Diana Ross1999TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Heroes of Comedy1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Söndagsöppet1999TV SeriesHerself
Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh1998TV Special documentaryGrizabella
The National Lottery1998TV SeriesGuest Presenter
The South Bank Show1996TV Series documentaryHerself
The London Programme1996TV Series documentaryHerself
Celebration Concert - It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow1995TV MovieHerself
Royal Variety Performance 19951995TV MovieHerself
This Is Your Life1979-1994TV Series documentaryHerself
Michael Ball1993TV SeriesHerself
ITV Telethon1990TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Daytime Live1989TV SeriesHerself
Call My Bluff1988TV SeriesHerself
In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers1988TV MovieHerself
A Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers1988TV MovieHerself
Wogan1986TV SeriesHerself
The Two Ronnies1982-1985TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Top of the Pops1978-1985TV SeriesHerself
Ladybirds1983TV SeriesHerself
Live from Her Majesty's1983TV SeriesHerself
Starburst1982TV SeriesHerself
The Brand New Illustrated Journal of the Arts1982TV Movie documentaryGrizabella
Numéro 11981TV SeriesHerself
The Marti Caine Show1980TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night, Saturday Morning1979TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1979TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Bonkers!1979TV SeriesHerself
Crackerjack!1972-1978TV SeriesHerself - Regular / Herself - Guest
Golden Gala1978TV MovieHerself
The Royal Variety Performance1975TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19792014TV Movie documentaryHerself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV SeriesHerself
Top of the Pops1981-1985TV SeriesHerself
Hittimittari1985TV SeriesHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Musical Theater Album· Danny Burstein (principal soloist)
· Jan Maxwell (principal soloist)
· Bernadette Peters (principal soloist)
· Ron Raines (principal soloist)
· Tommy Krasker (producer)
· Stephen Sondheim (composer/lyricist)

TitleSalary
Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978)£260

#Fact
1Was so impressed with Susan Boyle's star-making performance of I Dreamed a Dream on Britain's Got Talent (2009) that she offered her support, and was flattered that she was her role model. She was so impressed with Boyle they later sang a duet.
2Sang in musicals like Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Chess, Sunset Boulevard and Evita.
3Starred on Broadway in revival of musical 'Follies' at Circle on the Marquis Theatre, 2011.
4Originated the role of Eva Peron in the stage musical "Evita". She was later considered for the role in Evita (1996).
5She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1995 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to musical theatre.
6Had a love affair with prolific lyricist and librettist Tim Rice.

#Quote
1[on being called the first lady of British musical theater] I think it's rather grand. It makes me feel very old. It's silly, really. They're probably just saying it because I've been around so long. But I accept it gracefully. I just keep slapping on the makeup, wiping away the years and going on stage. [The Arizona Republic, Feb. 24, 2013]
2I do regret the fact that I never married and had a family of my own. But I'm of the belief that you can't have it all.
3I'm not retiring. We don't mention that word. That word does not come into it.


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