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Franco Nero


Facts of Franco Nero

Full NameFranco Nero
First NameFranco
Last NameNero
Birth CitySan Prospero
Birth CountryItaly
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseVanessa Redgrave
No Of Children2
Height180 cm
Networth$10 M
Date of BirthNovember 23,1941
Age82 years
Married Date2006

Franco Nero is an Italian actor best known for his role as the title character in Sergio Corbucci’s Sphagetti Western film, Django.  

His Blissful Married Life and Wife

He is married to his long term girlfriend, Vanessa Redgrave

The couple first met in 1967 in the set of film musical Camelot when the now husband and wife played Lancelot and Guenevere, respectively. 

They soon started dating and later married in 2006 in a private wedding ceremony.

His Love Story

When he first saw Vanessa, he was not sure if the director had made the right choice by choosing a young girl like her with no makeup for the role of Guenevere

However, his thought changed after he met her at the dinner since she looked gorgeous when she opened the door for him.

From their affair, they have a son named Carlo who was born in 1969. The couple separated their ways after the birth of their child. 

After being separated for an extended period they gradually started to feel for each other again and the spark of romance ignited between them.

Franco with his son Carlo
Franco with his son Carlo Source: Pinterest

Wife’s First Husband

His wife, Vanessa, was previously married to Tony Richardson. They were blessed with two children, namely Natasha and Joely Richardson.

Franco Nero Wife Vanessa, with her daughters Natasha and Joely From Previous Marriage
Franco Nero Wife Vanessa, with her daughters Natasha and Joely From Previous Marriage Source:

His Half-Daughter Natasha’s Tragic Death

It has been ten years since Franco’s half-daughter, Natasha, died in a tragic ski accident

She died in March 2009 due to trauma in the head which seemed to be a minor fall in the beginning.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $10 million, which he has amassed through his career in acting. 

He started his career with the movie Scorched Skin in 1962. He has starred in more than 200 films including I Knew Her Well, Wild, War of the Planets, The Third Eye, Tristana, Keoma, The Versace Murder and more.

Below is the list of some of his movies:

NameIMDb Rating
Django Unchained8.4
Die Hard 27.2
The Tramplers6
I Knew Her Well7.7
The Virgin and the Gypsy6.1
Love Island5.6

His movie Django Unchained with an IMDb rating of 8.4 is one of his blockbuster films which grossed $425.4 million in the box office.

He has also narrated the film Rasputin and worked as a voice actor for Uncle Topolino in the movie Cars 2

In 1968 he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male for Camelot. Moreover, he is the recipient of the Golden Goblet Award for Best Actor and a Special Jury Award at the Golden Globes, Italy.

His Multimillionaire Wife

His partner, Vanessa, has an estimated net worth of $20 million, which she has garnered through her career as an actress. 

She has starred in more than 80 movies until now which includes Blowup, Isadora, Atonement, Julia, The Devils and more.

She has received several awards, including Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Tonys, Cannes and Oliviers.


  1. He was born on Nov 23, 1941, which makes his age 78 as of 2019.
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Updated On Sat Mar 05 2022 Published On Wed Dec 18 2019 By paper-boat

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