Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff Bio, Age, Nationality, Husband, Son, Net Worth

Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff was the wife of Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno-Reyes known as Cantinflas who was a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter.

In the year 1917, Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff was born in Russia. If she was alive then her age will be 102 years as of 2019. She was the daughter of Anita Ivanoff (mother) and Iván Zúbarev (father). Since there is no information about her siblings, she might be the single child of her parents. She holds Russian nationality whereas her ethnicity.

However, there is no information available about her early life. Regarding her educational qualification, she has not revealed any information about her academic qualification.

What was the Net Worth & Salary of Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff?

Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff might have earned a decent amount of sum through her career. There was no information about her profession so it’s hard to evaluate how much she earned in her daily life. So there was no information about her net worth and salary. Being a wife of a famous celebrity she was enjoying the fortune from her husband.

Therefore her husband had an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of April 1993. He earned it through his successful acting career. In addition to being among the famous Latin-American actors, he also worked as a producer and screenwriter, which also improved his wealth.

Who is Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff Husband? Son

Valentina Ivanova Zubareff was a married woman, she married a Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter Cantinflas. While her husband working at the Valentinacarpa, he met Valentina. There is no further information about their first met and dating history. However, the couple married on October 27, 1936, and remained together until her death in January 1966.

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Caption: Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff with her husband

In 1961 her husband Cantinflas had a son by another woman named Mario Arturo Moreno Ivanova. But later Valentina Ivanova adopted him. In many quarters he is erroneously referred to as ‘Cantinflas’ adopted son’. Besides this, her husband had a relationship with an American woman from Houston called Joyce Jett and spent a lot of time in that city with her, away from the spotlight.

Valentina died on the year 5 of Jan 1966 at the age of aged 48–49 in Mexico City, Cuauhtémoc Borough, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Likewise, her husband Cantinflas died of lung cancer on April 20, 1993, in Mexico City. His funeral was declared a national event, lasting three days in spite of heavy rain, thousand attended the ceremony. The United States Senate also held a moment of silence for Cantinflas. Besides, this, there is no further information.

Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff Husband’s Career

Valentina Ivanova Zubareff had provided no information about her career. However, she came under the spotlight as the wife of Tim Hardaway. She might be in some form of work to lead her daily life. Due to her reserved profile, there was no information about her career. Therefore her husband Cantinflas was a Mexican comedy film actor, producer, and screenwriter.

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Caption: Valentina Ivanova Zuvareff’s Husband

He started his acting career in a car. One night, Moreno accidentally developed a routine that featured a combination of gibberish, mispronunciation, wild exaggeration, and mime. After that, he held on to it and became very popular. Although he entered films in the middle of the 1930s. Initially, he could not make much mark. But he became popular with his portrayal of Cantinflas, an impoverished peasant of pelado origin, who wears his trousers held up with a rope, a rugged coat, and a battered hat. It soon turned him into an iconic figure not only in Mexico but also in other parts of Latin America.

After that, he became world-famous for his portrayal of the role of Passepartout in the epic Hollywood film, ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Although he often referred to as the ‘Charlie Chaplin of Mexico’ Chaplin himself had once referred to him as the best comedian of that time.


In 1957, Cantinflas received Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for his role of Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days’. Also, he had received Special Ariel Award in 1952 and the Golden Ariel Award in 1987 by the Mexican Academy of Film which is considered to be the most prestigious award in the Mexican movie industry. On February 8, 1960, he had awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.