Diandra Luker Bio
Diandra Luker is an American film producer, businesswoman and a former model who has worked in movies such as Broken Lines (2008), Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s (1997) and American Masters (1985).
Among the public, she is particularly, famous for being the former wife of Academy Award-winning actor and producer, Michael Douglas. The couple who married in 1977 divorced after twenty-three years in 2000.Diandra Luker’s photo
Diandra Luker Age
Diandra Luker was born in the year 1956, she is 63 years as per this year 2019. Her birth date and month is not specified.
Diandra Luker Family
Diandra Luker was born in the year 1956, on a small island in Majorca. Her mother was of Anglo-French descent, whereas her father was a former Swiss-American diplomat, who had a traveling job.
Diandra Luker Husband/Relationships/Wedding/Divorce
Diandra Luker entered into what one can call her first relationship at the age of 19 with a gentleman by the name Michael Douglas. The duo met at the inauguration of the then American President, Jimmy Carter and two weeks after they started dating, Michael proposed to Diandra and thereafter, they both got married in March 1977.
The couple started having a series of fights and that led to their official separation in 1995. However, the court case validating their divorce was not decided until the year 2000. The outcome of the court’s judgment saw Diandra parting away with a whopping sum of $45 million in alimony including other properties.
Michael Douglas appeared to be so pissed off with the marriage that if perhaps, there were more things to let go of so she could be freed of her, he (Michael Douglas) was ready to give.
Diandra, Michael Douglas ex-wife has come under heavy criticisms for the said sum she received from the divorce. Many of Michael Douglas fans and even hers were said to have bombarded her with hatred emails and even termed her greedy.
The 23-year-old relationship between Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker produced a son by the name Cameron. Cameron was born in 1978 but unfortunately had to spend some five years in the US federal prison for a drug-related crime.
Moving on from the divorce with Michael Douglas, Diandra was seen together with Zach Hampton Bacon III. The relationship gave birth to Hudson and Hawk who were twin boys born with the help of a surrogate. In 2005, she again got hooked up with Michael Klein but the union only lasted for a few months. Douglas ex-wife can, therefore, be said to be single as at present.
Diandra Luker Career
Diandra Luker was active in charity work from her teen days, she also enrolled in ‘Red Cross’. She was hired by the Board of Directors of the ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art,’ in order to produce documentaries for their ‘Office of Film and Television.’
Luker also worked as a model for a short period of her career. She was hired by Forbes Models. After marrying Douglas, Luker started enrolling more on off-camera work, she used to make documentaries for TV. In 1991, she produced PBS series, American Master’s episode. She also produced the episode of Frederic Remington: The of Other Dogs.
Luker was also the co-producer in the 1993 documentary, ‘Beatrice Woods: Mama of Dada,’ aired on the ‘PBS’ network. It was based on the life & work of the ‘Dada’ artist, Beatrice Wood. The documentary was highly appreciated by the audience.
Similarly, in 1997, Luker produced the documentary movie, ‘Off The Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s.’ In 2008, she made her film debut as a co-producer in Broken.
Diandra Luker Michael Douglas
In March 1977, Michael Douglas married 19-year-old Diandra Luker, the daughter of an Austrian diplomat. The couple had one son, Cameron, together with Diandra but divorced in 1995. Michael has been married to his current wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, for over 15 years.
Diandra Luker Net Worth
The exact net worth of Michael Douglas’ ex-wife is yet to be estimated but with her huge share from the divorce in 2000, it’s crystal clear this sexagenarian movie producer is in money. Of course, that is not to say that all she has comes from the alimony but a $45 million addition to whatever was on the ground before as her earnings from movie productions isn’t a small one.