Susan Victoria Lucci was born on 23 December 1946, in Scarsdale, New York State USA, of Italian (mother) and French, Swedish and German (father) descent. She is an entrepreneur, television host, actress, television presenter, as well as an author, but apparently still best known for her role as Erica Kane in the ABC daytime drama “All My Children”. Her career now spans almost 50 years.
So just how rich is Susan Lucci? According to sources, Susan Lucci’s net worth is estimated to be $45 million, as of mid-2016. A large part of Susan Lucci’s net worth comes from her involvement in the entertainment industry, in one form or another.
Susan Lucci Net Worth $45 Million
Susan Lucci was educated at Garden City High Scholl in New York, and then graduated from Marymount College with a bachelor’s degree in drama.
Lucci’s character Erica in “All My Children” is considered by many to be one of the most famous fictional characters in the history of soap opera. Lucci starred together with Ruth Warrick, with whom she soon became best friends and even soul mates. The popularity of the show, as well as its positive acceptance by the public, gained Lucci nominations for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, that she has received almost every consecutive year since 1978, and consequently became almost notorious for never winning one, however, Lucci’s unsuccessful streak was ended in 1999, when after eighteen nominations she finally received a hard-earned award. The legendary “All My Children” show was cancelled in 2011, after 41 years of airing, which is something Susan Lucci has criticized the president of ABC Daytime Brian Frons for in her book “All My Life”.The ending also cut short Lucci’s considerable income from the series, but her net worth was very healthy.
Despite being mostly known for her role of Erica Kane, Susan Lucci has managed to contribute to her net worth by making appearances in a variety of other television shows and movies. One of her first roles outside of “All My Children” was in a comedy film directed by Garry Marshall called “Young Doctors in Love”, in which she co-starred with Sean Young and Michael McKean.
In 1986, Lucci starred in the notable “Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna” with Amy Irving and Christian Bale, a film that won both Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards and brought Susan Lucci additional revenue. Lucci then went on to appear in “Ebbie” with Wendy Crewson, a musical staged by Irving Berlin – “Annie Get Your Gun”, “That’s So Raven”, as well as the comedy sitcom “Hope & Faith”. All contributed to her net worth.
Some of Susan Lucci’s most recent roles include an appearance in the documentary television series “Deadly Affairs”, of which Lucci is a host, as well as the comedy-drama series “Devious Maids”, in which she co-stars with Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez and Tom Irwin. Lucci also took part in the seventh season of the famous dancing competition “Dancing with the Stars” in 2008, but was eliminated after taking sixth place on the show.
Lucci, who is a recipient of such awards as People’s Choice Awards, Soap Opera Digest Awards, as well as Ride of Fame Award, has been notable in the entertainment industry; she has been involved in more than 30 films and TV productions.
In her personal life, Susan Lucci has been married to Helmut Huber since 1969, and they have a daughter and a son.
Inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2006.
Often did spoof commercials for Wendy's restaurant chain in 1992, where she, in soap opera character, wrote the late Dave Thomas, himself, for switching to the healthier lunch menu.
When she finally won the Daytime Emmy Award in 1999, announcer Shemar Moore said "The streak is over! Susan Lucci!". She got a 4-minute standing ovation, and literally had no speech prepared as she gave up on winning years earlier. She then went on to host the 2000 Emmy Awards.
She has three grandchildren from her daughter, Liza Huber and Alexander George Hesterberg III: Royce Alexander Hesterberg (born December 23, 2006), Brendan Hesterberg (born August 16, 2008) and Hayden Victoria Hesterberg (born March 23, 2011).
As of May 2006, she and partner Guthy-Renker have sold over 6 million Youthful Essence Personal Microdermabrasion kits since 2001. They attribute this success to Susan's huge fan base.
After being nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, she finally won in 1999. Her reputation of losing numerous times is so legendary when an actor/actress loses after several times they say, "You pulled a Susan Lucci.". Angela Lansbury is almost up to the speed of Susan, with 18 losses.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 28, 2005.
Her fragrance LaLucci is now available in Wal-Mart stores. It is the first time she has ever sold a product in stores. She is also the first soap opera star to sell their own product in a major retail store.
Has had amazing success with her new skin care collection, Youthful Essence. To date, she and partner Guthy-Renker have sold over 4 million kits.
Her featured film debut was the unreleased "Danny, You Kill Me".
Has her own line of hair care products, perfumes, lingerie and skin care called The Susan Lucci Collection.
Graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, New York in 1964. She was a cheerleader and voted "Best Actor" by her classmates.
With more than 20 Emmy nominations, she has been honored with more acting nominations than any other performer in the history of television, daytime or primetime.
Her father was of Italian descent. Her mother was of Swedish, German, and French ancestry.
She has been married to Helmut Huber for over 35 years, and they have two children, a son Andreas Huber and a daughter Liza Huber. She is one of two characters left from the AMC pilot, and is one of the most recognizable women on soaps. She started AMC shortly after graduating from Marymount College.
After 19 nominations and no wins, she finally won a Daytime Emmy Award for the role of Erica Kane in All My Children (1970) in 1999.