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Full NameGreta Kukkonen
First NameGreta
Last NameKukkonen
Birth NameEine Matilda Kukkonen
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Birth CityHelsinki
Birth CountryFinland
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual Orientationstraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseGregory Peck
No Of Children3
EducationFinlandia University
Networth$1.3 M
Date of Birth25,1911

Greta Kukkonen is known as the ex-wife of Gregory Peck. She was a beautiful American Real Estate Broker born on 25 January 1911 in Helsinki, Finland

Her birth name is Eine Matilda Kukkonen. Along with Finnish Nationality, after her parents moved to America, she gained her American Nationality. 

She gained her Broker’s Educational background through her attendance at Finlandia University

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Greta Kukkonen with her ex-husband Gregory Peck
Greta Kukkonen with her ex-husband Gregory Peck. Source: Pinterest


Gregory is a Famous and renowned American actor who was known for his activeness during the 1940s to 1970s

He was named the 12th greatest male star of classic Hollywood Cinema by the American Film Institute in 1999

Peck has appeared in 50 plays and Broadway Productions. 

His success resulted in The Keys of the Kingdom (An American Film based on the novel The Keys of the Kingdom 1941) and earned his first Academy Award Nomination

Slowly, he began to act in successful series and films, including Romantic Drama like The Valley of Decision (1944) and the family film The Yearling (1946). 

He reached worldwide recognition through book-to-film Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) and the biblical drama David and Bathsheba (1951). 

Unfortunately, he is no more among us as he died on June 12, 2003, due to bronchopneumonia at the age of 87. 


Peck was born on April 5, 1916, in the neighborhood of La Jolla in San Diego, California, to Bernice Mae and Gregory Pearl Peck, who was a chemist and Pharmacist. 

After the divorce of his parents, he lived with his grandmother and attended St. John’s Military School in Los Angeles

Unfortunately, his grandmother died, and he had to move in with his father at the age of 14. 

He then attended San Diego High School, graduated in 1934, and enrolled in San Diego State Teacher’s College. 

Later on, he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, as an English Major. Due to his deep and modulated voice, he gained attention in Berkeley

He enrolled in a public Speaking Competition and, later on, tried to gain success in acting. 

His acting coach found potential in him, so he enrolled in school theater and dramas. 


Greta Kukkonen got married to Gregory Peck in October 1942. They together shared three children. 

Their eldest son, whom they named Jonathan, was born in 1944

Their middle child, whom they named Stephen, was born in 1945, and their third child, Carey Paul, was born in 1949

Jonathan was professionally a television journalist. On June 26, 1975Greta and Gregory received the most horrifying news a parent can receive. 

Their eldest son ended his life with suicide. Jonathan was just thirty at the time. 

Greta Kukkonen with her ex-husband Gregory Peck and children
Greta Kukkonen with her ex-husband Gregory Peck and children. Source: Pinterest

Greta and Gregory were in marital bliss for 13 years until they divorced in December 1955

It was later revealed that Gregory was cheating on Greta with his costar, Ingrid Bergman, a Swedish actress.

Gregory himself confessed in 1987 in an interview about his relationship with Ingrid Bergman

He said he had a real love for Ingrid, and he thinks that was where he ought to stop as both of them were young. 

He also added that both were only involved for weeks in close and intense work. 


After divorcing Greta on New Year's Eve 1955, he married Veronique Passani, who was a French Artist and a Journalist. 

Gregory, in an interview, revealed that the most wonderful thing that happened to him was meeting Veronique and being married to her for 32 years. 

They are very much of a team. He used to consult with her, and Veronique is very imaginative, wise, and witty. 

He further added that sometimes they used to be together for 24 hours a day, for weeks, but they liked it. He said they were meant to be.

They together had a son named Anthony Peck and a daughter named Cecilia Peck. The couple were married until Peck’s death. 

Before Gregory, Greta was married to Charles Rice. 


Greta's net worth was about $1.3 million at the time of her death. 

Her ex-husband, Gregory Peck's net worth was nearly $60 Million as his success in maximum of the movies. 


  1. Greta died on January 1, 2008, at the age of 96. She passed away just six days before her 97th birthday in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California.
Updated On Wed Nov 01 2023 Published On Sun Oct 29 2023 By shaumya

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