Pia Zadora is a famous American singer and actor who has been acting since childhood. As a child, Pia Zadora played the role of Bielke, the youngest sister, in Broadway production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (1964–1966). Pia Zadora is most renowned for enacting in the movie ‘Butterfly.’ Continue reading to find the net worth of Pia Zadora as of 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Pia Zadora (Pia Alfreda Schipani) was born on 4th May 1953 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the US. Her Italian-American father, Alphonse Schipani was a violinist. Her Polish-American mother, Saturnina (Zaborowski), Schipani, was the supervisor of the theatrical wardrobe of Broadway productions, Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera.
In 1977, Pia Zadora and Meshulam Riklis, a businessman, got married. They have two children – Kady Zadora (b.1985) and Kristofer Barzie (b.1987). The marriage ended in divorce in 1993. In August 1995, Pia married Jonathan Kaufer, a writer-director but, divorced in November 2001. They have a child – Jordan Maxwell Kaufer. Since 2005, Pia Zadora married Michael Jeffries, a detective with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Pia Zadora adapted her mother’s maiden name as her on-stage name. Pia Zadora enacted Bielke, the youngest sister, in Broadway production: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (1964–1966).
In the mid-1960s, Pia Zadora seriously established her career in acting. She enacted in movies including ‘Butterfly,’ ‘Hairspray,’ ‘Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult’, ‘Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,’ ‘The Lonely Lady,’ ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ and ‘Voyage of the Rock Aliens.’ Pia Zadora encountered lots of unkind criticism in her career as an actor. Hence, Pia shifted her focus and commenced her music profession.
In the mid-1980s, Pia Zadora successfully toured Europe. However, Pia’s mission was not as successful as it was in the US. In 1984, Pia Zadora got nominated for a Grammy for the single ‘Rock It Out.’ Pia Zadora has released several albums since then. Yet, she has proved to be moderately successful. Of late, Pia Zadora has started touring again to promote her own cabaret show called ‘Pia Zadora: Back Again, And Standing Tall.’
Pia Zadora won a Golden Globe award for enacting in the movie ‘Butterfly.’ Also, Pia Zadora won a series of Golden Raspberry Awards for enacting in the movies ‘Butterfly’, ‘The Lonely Lady,’ and ‘Voyage of the Rock Aliens.’ Pia Zadora won the Golden Apple award. Also, Pia got nominated for Grammy for the single ‘Rock it out.’
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Pia Zadora is $28 million. Most of her wealth comes from her acting and singer careers. As a child actor, she earned when she performed in the Broadway production. Following, in the mid-1980s she enacted in many movies that won her recognition and awards. Pia Zadora was most successful as a singer and musician after releasing albums and super-hit singles.
Pia Zadora and her first husband purchased ‘Pickfair Manor’ spending $7 million. Mansion got its name because Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks lived there. After purchasing the property in January 2008, the couple demolished the mansion, and in its place they got another one made that was 25,000 square-feet. After their divorce in 1993, Pia Zadora lived until 2005/2006 and sold the same property to a Korean businessman named Corry Hong for $17,650,000.
Pia Zadora appeared on the popular television series called ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ (2015). Pia traded with the actor, Cloris Leachman.