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Elaine Loletha Falana was born on the 11th September 1942, in Camden, New Jersey USA, of Cuban ancestry. She is a television presenter, showgirl, actress and singer, all the above mentioned engagements adding to the outright size of Lola Falana’s net worth. It is also worth mentioning the fact that she was an Italian television star in of 1980s. Overall, Lola was active in the entertainment industry from 1964 to 1997.
How rich is the retired actress, singer and television personality? Authoritative sources estimate that the total size of Lola Falana’s net worth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016.
Lola Falana Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, she spent most of her childhood in Philadelphia, where she began to sing in the church choir. She attended a dance school and during a performance was discovered by Sammy Davis Jr., who invited her to make her debut on Broadway in the musical “Golden Boy”. The same year she recorded her first album “My Baby” (1964), under the Mercury Records label. After many television shows and other records, at the end of 1966 she was noticed by some Italian scouts during a show in Las Vegas, and was invited to Italy, where Lola Falana became one of the stars of the television era, participating in numerous television programs, often dancing in pairs with Don Lurius in varieties like “Saturday Night” in 1967. She landed roles in Italian films including “Teatro Dieci” (1971), “Hai Visto Mai?” (1973) and others. Moreover, Falana appeared in a few musicals, the best known being “Tonight I Throw Myself” with Marisa Sannia and Rocky Roberts and “When I Say I love You”, with Tony Renis, Alida Chelli and Enzo Whittaker. For her beauty, she was nicknamed Black Venus. Her net worth rose steadily.
In 1970, she returned to the USA to participate in the film “The Liberation of LB Jones”, directed by William Wyler, for which Falana was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1971. The same year, she posed naked for a photo shoot of Playboy. In 1972, she was chosen by Bill Cosby as a regular guest of “The New Bill Cosby Show”, which was aired on CBS. From 1982 to 1987, she appeared in the soap opera “Capitol”. Her net worth was still rising.
In 1987, Lola Falana was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Still, she appeared in the film “Mad About You” in 1990. The last performance she made was singing in Wayne Newton’s theatre in 1997. Afterwards, Lola Falana retired from show business, devoting herself to religious activities. The disease remained stable for several years, notwithstanding relapses. In 2005, it went into progressive stage. However, it has been announced that she is in complete remission after a visit to the shrine. In 2009, two interviews on YouTube were posted where Lola looks very fit.
Finally, in the personal life of the actress, she has been married once; in 1971 she married Feliciano Tavares, the leader of the musical group Tavares. The two divorced in 1975.