Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker was born on the 11th February 1934 in New York City, New York USA, of Jewish descent. As Tina Louise, she is an actress best known for her role in the CBS TV comedy “Gilligan`s Island” aired from 1964 to 1967, and for roles in films such as “Gods Little Acre”(1958), for which she was awarded with the Golden Globe Award for the New Star Of The Year, “Day Of The Outlaw”(1959), and “The Stepford Wives”(1975). She has been active since the 1950s, however her career was put aside from the 2004 to 2014, but she is still in love with the camera, no matter her age.
Have you ever wondered how rich Tina Louise is? According to sources, it is estimated that Tina Louise`s total net worth is $3 million, an amount earned through her successful career as an actress, however, she has also been recognized in the fashion industry, which has added to her wealth.
Tina Louise Net Worth $3 Million
Tina`s parents had a considerable effect on her career; her father owned a candy store for which Tina did commercials before she was even two years old, and her mother was a fashion model. As she got older, Tina dedicated herself more and more to the art of acting, and while still in high school, she started taking acting lessons from the renowned actor Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan. However, despite her rising career as an actress, she enrolled in the Miami University in Ohio.
In the beginning days of her career, Tina Louise used her looks to get on the cover of popular magazines, such as “Adam Sir!”, “Playboy” and “Modern Man”, which effected her early fame and benefited her net worth. Before she waded deeper into the entertainment industry, in 1952 Tina made her debut in the musical revue “Two`s Company”, which featured Bette Davis as well. She then appeared in a few productions on the Broadway, including “Almanac” and “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter”.
Ever since Tina entered Hollywood with her role in the film “God`s Little Acre” in 1958, she has become one of the more popular actresses of the era. In 1964 she gained a role in the praised TV series “Gilligan`s Island”. Following the end of the series in 1967, she continued further with her acting career, as she has appeared in several blockbuster films and TV Series such as “The Happy Ending” (1969), “Love, American Style” (1969-1973), “Kojak” (1974), “Stepford Wives” (1975) and many others which added a substantial amount to her overall net worth.
During the ’80s, Tina Louise appeared in several TV series as a supporting actor, and in the film “Dog Day” (1984). With the beginning of the ’90s, she appeared in the film “Johnny Suede” (1991), which featured Brad Pitt. In 1997 she was cast in the film “Welcome To Woop Woop” which was directed by Stephen Elliott.
Tina Louise retired from the screen in 2004 with a role in the film “West From North Goes South”, however, she has decided to return to acting with a role in the film “Late Phases”, at age of 80. Tina has also been recognized as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition, she has become a member of the non-profit organization Learning Leaders, and she has also earned a lifetime membership of the Actors Studio.
In addition to her career in the entertainment industry, in 1958Tina also released an album entitled “It`s Time For Tina”.
In her personal life, Tina Louise has one marriage behind her, to TV host Les Crane from 1966 to 1974. The couple had one daughter, Caprice Crane born in 1970, now a novelist and screenwriter.
Despite liking her work, she was the only cast member of Gilligan's Island (1964) to be difficulty getting along with the crew.
She was not the first choice for Ginger Grant on Gilligan's Island (1964), at the time when Kit Smythe had to be let go from the casting, CBS executives wanted the more, softer side of the character.
On the Fox animated sitcom Bob's Burgers (2011), the family's two daughters are named, oldest to youngest, Tina and Louise.
A song on the album "If You Don't Already Have a Look" by the American garage rock group The Dirtbombs is named "Tina Louise" (#26 on Disc one).
She was included among the many women's names listed in the 1979 song "52 Girls" by the American New Wave group The B-52's.
Her parents, Sylvia (Horn) and Joseph Blacker, were both from Jewish families from Eastern Europe.
She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. She is also a volunteer reading teacher in the New York City school system.
She and fellow Gilligan's Island (1964) cast member Dawn Wells have both been asked to appear together in numerous television ad campaigns over the years. However, the two actresses have never liked each other and have not spoken in years. They have turned down many of these offers. The most notable one was a commercial for Old Navy clothing stores, which would feature them as Mary Ann Summers and Ginger Grant, still stuck on the island.
Although she is most associated with playing Ginger Grant on Gilligan's Island (1964), she detests the role and has not appeared in any of the series' various reunion specials. According to Russell Johnson, Tina was told she would be the main star of the series when she was initially approached about doing it, and when she arrived in Los Angeles after accepting the offer, she found out otherwise. Johnson also recalls that while Tina remained professional throughout the series' run without raising a fuss, she "divorced herself from the show as soon as it went off the air".
Created a health care company, "TLC", and marketed a parasol for women to keep the sun off their skin.
Her Broadway debut was in "Li'l Abner", where she played Apassionata Von Climax. She shared her dressing room with another actress making her Broadway debut in the same play--Julie Newmar.
She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio.
[on her Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star Bob Denver] Bob's character on "Gilligan's Island" was lovable, wacky and charming. You laughed with him and at him as he did silly things. He was curious like a child, playful and boyish. Children loved him, and families enjoyed watching him together. Bob's mind was very quick--as an actor, he talked very fast. But as a person, he was shy and introspective. He was my favorite person to work with. It was a joy for me to flirt with him, to try to charm him to do whatever I wanted--to help me get my way on the island or certainly to help me get off the island, which, of course, I never did. It's amazing, the way the show has lasted and the pleasure we've brought to so many people--it has taken a while to really grasp how much pleasure. Bob's comedy was clever and fun, and will live forever.
[on her Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star Dawn Wells] Dawn and I have never been close, we just never clicked. She was very much about pleasing everyone and I have never been that way.
[her advice to young actresses] The best movie you'll ever be in is your own life, because that's what really matters in the end.
[to director George Abbott during first dress rehearsal of "Fade Out, Fade In"] Mr. Abbott, do you mean I have to walk and talk at the same time?