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Dorothy Faye Dunaway was born on 14 January 1941, in Bascom, Florida USA, of German, Scottish, Irish, and English descent. Faye is an actress, best known for her numerous award winning performances in films such as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Chinatown”. She’s also starred in films such as “Network”, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, and “Eyes of Laura Mars”. All of her efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Faye Dunaway? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $40 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. She’s been active in the industry since the late 1960s, and has been successful in various platforms. She’s also won at least nine awards for her performances and all of these have ensured the position of her wealth.
Faye Dunaway Net Worth $40 million
Most of Dunaway’s childhood was spent travelling Europe and the United States as her father was in the US Army. She took singing, piano, and dance classes before attending Florida State University, and then went to the University of Florida before graduating from Boston University with a degree in theatre, meantime attending the America National Theater and Academy for acting classes. After graduating, she appeared in various stage productions such as “A Man for All Seasons” and “After the Fall”, a good start to her net worth.
Faye’s first film role would be in “The Happening” in 1967, alongside Anthony Quinn. She was then nominated for a Golden Globe for the film “Hurry Sundown” despite its failure at the box office. Later in 1967 she was cast as Bonnie Parker for “Bonnie and Clyde” with Warren Beaty, and the film would help her rise to become one of the top actresses of her time. The film would be nominated for numerous awards including an Academy Award nomination to Dunaway. Her career was further solidified in “The Thomas Crown Affair”, in which she played an insurance investigator. The film became a big hit and it would lead to her appearing in “The Arrangement” and “Little Big Man”. She then got her second Golden Globe nomination for “Puzzle of a Downfall Child”. Her net worth rose considerably.
After “The Thomas Crown Affair” however, her career started to slump and she only had a few successful films in the next five years. Her next notable film would be 1973’s “The Three Musketeers” and its sequel “The Four Musketeers”. These helped revive Faye’s career and she was then cast for “Chinatown” which became a big hit. She got a second Best Actress nomination and would then be cast for the disaster epic “The Towering Inferno”.
After “The Towering Inferno”, Dunaway took a break from acting for a year, reappearing once again in the drama “Voyage of the Damned”. She then became part of “Network” playing the role of television executive Diana Christensen; the film would also become a success and is still up for discussion because of how it almost mirrored today’s television industry. She would gain critical acclaim for her performance, but would not appear on screen until 1978’s “Eyes of Laura Mars”. Her next notable role was in “Mommie Dearest” in which she played the role of actress Joan Crawford, putting in a lot of work to look like Crawford, and despite poor reviews for the film, her performance was well noted. The film would then be seen in a more comedic light, a move that Paramount Pictures took advantage of.
Eventually, Dunaway returned to Broadway, appearing in “The Curse of an Aching Heart”.
In 1987, Dunaway started to appear in more independent films, which would continue to earn her a lot of positive reviews. She appeared in “The Handmaid’s Tale”, and “Don Juan DeMarco” alongside Johnny Depp. One of her latest films is “The Bye Bye Man”, an appearance made after a six year hiatus from the big screen.
For her personal life, it is known that Dunaway was engaged to Jerry Schatzberg and also had a relationship with actor Marcello Mastroianni. In 1974, she married Peter Wolf but they would divorce five years later. In 1983, she married photographer Terry O’Neill and they adopted a child, but divorced in 1987.