Who is Evanka Franjko? Her Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Kids

Evanka Franjko is famous as the wife of Joey Buttafuoco who is an American actor, television personality, and owner of an auto body shop.

Evanka Franjko was born somewhere in Croatia. She has a Croatian nationality. She has got black color eyes with reddish color hair.

Who Is Her Husband?

Evanka Franjko’s husband Joey Buttafuoco is an auto body shop owner as well as a television personality. He has appeared in a number of films and television series including The Godson, False Reality, and so on. Apart from movies, he also made a guest appearance in a reality show named Lingerie Bowl in 2006.


He first appeared in a feature, The Godson that released on 22 September 1998. In the next year, he landed the role of Sonny in the film The Underground Comedy Movie. Then in 2009, he was cast as Uncle Benny in ‘Operation Repo: The Movie’. He then appeared in a short film, ‘False Reality’ playing the role of a doctor. In 2015, he worked in a documentary, ‘Lord of the Freaks’.

Furthermore, Joey also made guest appearances in numerous reality shows such as Judge Alex and Celebrity Boxing. Joey and his first wife Mary have been regular guests of the show named ‘The Howard Stern Show’.

Her Husband’s Relationship With A Minor

Evanka’s husband Joey had been in a relationship with a seventeen-year-old Amy Fisher. Their relationship took a hideous turn when Amy shot his first wife, Mary Buttafuoco, on May 19, 1992. Luckily, Mary survived and she went through some medical treatments.

Amy Fisher
Caption: Amy Fisher(Photo: dailymail)

During the investigation, Amy gave a statement saying that she was provoked by Joey to murder Mary and that he even helped her to get a pistol. She also said that she was sexually assaulted by him. After that, Amy was sentenced to prison for seven years. While Joey was jailed for only four months and nine days in prison.

His Appearance In Reality Shows

In the year 2002, Joey made his appearance in the Fox Network’s Celebrity Boxing’. Later n 2006, he along with Amy Fisher, made a guest appearance in the reality show called ‘Lingerie Bowl’. Furthermore, he also appeared in ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’, a show aired on Fox News in the year 2012. The same year on November 1, 2012, he appeared in another reality court show, ‘Judge Alex’.

Legal Charges

Joey was charged for solicitation of prostitution and pleaded no contest in 1995. Then in 2004, he was involved in auto insurance fraud, for which he was jailed for a year in prison. And the court placed them on probation for five years. The insurance fraud came to light when he claimed the insurance on the cars that were not damaged.
Again in the year 2007, he pleaded no contest to illegal possession of ammunition. The court passed the order to enquire about his Chatsworth home in 2005 by the Los Angeles County Probation Department. In the year 2008, he was convicted of selling a sex video that features him and his second wife, Evanka. Joey sold the rights to the Red-light District.

Her Husband’s Net Worth

As a television personality and an owner of the auto body shop owner, Joey makes a good sum of money.

Joey Buttafuoco
Caption: Joey Buttafuoco (Photo: Zimbio)

He also earns from his acting career as well. As of 2019, his current net worth is estimated to be around $20 thousand.

Married Life of Evanka Franjko with Her Husband

Talking about her personal, Evanka Franjko is a married woman. She is married to an actor and TV personality Joey Buttafuoco. They tied the wedding knot in the year 2005. Their wedding ceremony was kept private and it was attended by their close friends and family members. However, Evanka filed for divorce in 2007 but it was never finalized. The couple also doesn’t share any children.

 Joey Buttafuoco with ex-wife
Caption: Joey Buttafuoco with ex-wife (Photo: dailymail)
Her husband Joey Buttafuoco has married twice in his lifetime. He was first married to Mary Jo Buttafuoco. The couple got married in 1977 and later separated in the year 2003. From his marriage, they have two children named Jessica and Paul.