Marlene Knaus is a former American-Austrian model who was the ex-wife of Andreas Nikolaus Lauda, a late Austrian Formula One driver and entrepreneur (professionally known as Niki Lauda).
Early Life of Marlene Knaus
Marlene Knaus was born in the United States of America in 1956 to a mother named Elena and a father named Robert. There is no information about what her mother did professionally, although it is known that her father was an Austrian realist painter. Similarly, there is currently no information accessible about her family background or siblings, thus it is thought that she was raised by her parents as a single child. Aside from that, she is currently estimated to be 64 years old, and her zodiac sign has yet to be determined because her precise date of birth is unclear.
Unfortunately, there is currently no information available on Marlene Knaus’ educational background or qualifications. It is presumed, however, that she has completed her scholastic level education from several local American schools.
Career of Marlene Knaus
Marlene Knaus is a former model who was extremely famous in her prime. She was well-known for her impeccable sense of style and was frequently referred to as the ‘it girl.’ She was also recognized for her loose haircut, which became fashionable later on. Aside from her celebrity, she made headlines in 1976 when she married a racecar driver.
Relationship of Marlene Knaus
Marlene Knaus was formerly married to Niki Lauda, who was her ex-husband. He was a great Formula One racecar driver who died in his sleep on May 20, 2019 at the age of 70. They met for the first time at a dinner party thrown by Curt Jurgens, a German-Austrian actor. They married in 1976 after dating for a while and had two kids, Mathias and Lukas Lauda. Mathias is also a racing driver for Aston Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and his manager is his brother Lukas.
Things took a bad turn in 1991, when the marriage split up due to her husband’s adulterous affair with an unknown woman. Since her divorce, Marlene Knaus has not been in a romantic relationship with anyone. She is presently residing in her Ibiza home, which she purchased following her divorce from her husband. Niki Lauda, on the other hand, married flight attendant Birgit Wetzinger in 2008.
Net Worth of Marlene Knaus
Marlene Knaus made the majority of her money as a model and had amassed a tidy sum of $800,000. However, as of 2021, she is projected to have a net worth of $43 million, which she acquired via the help of her ex-husband and her children.