Tina Louise is a well-known American author. She also is an American actress and singer. She became popular for portraying Ginger Grant in a television series Gillian’s Island. Louise’s breakthrough came later in 1958 when she landed a role in God’s Little Acre. She went on to star in a number of other Hollywood movies. Keep reading to know more about Tina Louise’s net worth.
Tina Louise was born as Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker. She was born to Jewish parents in the city of New York. When she was four years old, her parents divorced, and she moved on to live her mother. Her mother worked as a model. Betty Horn Blacker was her mother’s name. Louise’s father, Joseph Blacker, worked as a candy store owner and then as an accountant. “Louise” was a middle name, Tina herself had chosen during her high school days. She did so because she was the only girl in her class without a middle name and randomly chose “Louise.” After school, Louise went on to study at the Miami University in Ohio.
Louise married a TV announcer and interviewer Les Crane in 1966. The couple divorced in the year 1974.
The first ever role Tina Louise received was that of an ad for her father’s candy shop. At that time Tina was only two. She continued to work in that area until focusing on her school. When she was seventeen, she started studying drama, singing and acting under the tutelage of Sanford Meisner in the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan.
She was offered many modeling jobs, and she even appeared on the covers of various magazines. Her pictures for the Playboy magazine were made as a promotion of her young and budding career. She debuted in the musical Two’s Company in 1952. She was offered various other Broadway roles. She then appeared various television series early in her career. Studio One is one such example.
Later, she released her first album It’s Time for Tine in the year 1957. “Embraceable You” and “I’m in the Mood for Love” were the two most popular songs from the album. She made her Hollywood debut in the movie God’s Little Acre in the year 1958. In the same year, Louise was declared as the “World’s Most Beautiful Redhead” by the National Art Council.
Louise became extremely popular in the late 50s. She became one of the most popular and in-demand actresses. She was offered many roles on Broadway, but she turned them down for Hollywood and Italian Cinema. Louise went on to act in many movies. She even left her Broadway role for the role on Gillian’s Island. Later she made many guest appearances on television series. She refused roles for the television movie adaptations of the movie Gillian’s Island. She took up some guest appearances after that.
Louise has written three books; Where Do Bees Go?, When I Grow Up and Sunday: A Memoir.
Awards & Achievements
Tina Louise was declared as “World’s Most Beautiful Redhead” by the National Art Council in the year 1958”. She received a Golden Globe award for her stunning performance in the movie God’s Little Acre. She received the award of “TV Land Pop Culture Award” for her performance in Gillian’s Island.
Net Worth of Tina Louise
Tina Louise has an estimated net worth $3.5 million. Tina Louise’s books performed well in the market. She donated a huge sum of her money for literacy programs.
Tina Louise has worked hard through her career and climbed the ladder of success. At present she eighty-three years old and still is just as vibrant as she used to be.