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Meet Maria Riva: Net Worth, 2021, Husband, Sons, Age, Bio, and Wiki

Maria Riva is an actor, writer, and activist who was born in Germany. In the 1950s, she worked as a television producer. She is Marlene Dietrich’s daughter, and she wrote a biography about her mother in 1992.

Who is Maria Riva?Age, Bio, and Wiki

She was born in Berlin on December 13, 1924, the only child of actress Marlene Dietrich and film assistant Rudolf Sieber (and later Paramount Pictures director of dubbing, Paris, France). Riva went to Los Angeles, California, with her mother when she was five years old. She spent most of her time at home, on the set of Paramount Studios, and with her mother’s friends.

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In the late 1930s, her mother relented and allowed her to attend Brillantmont International School in Switzerland. Actress Gene Tierney was her roommate at Brillantmont during her time there. She and her mother would frequently join the Kennedy family on vacations when she was a child. Despite their six-year age gap, she became close friends with Rosemary Kennedy, describing their bond as “Perhaps being two misfits, we felt comfortable in each other’s company.”

How much does she earn? Networth, Salary

In the years 2021-2022, her net worth increased dramatically. So, how much money does Maria Elisabeth Riva have at the age of 96? Maria’s primary source of income is her work as a successful German actress. We are just updating Maria Elisabeth Riva’s estimated net worth, income, and assets at this time. Her estimated net worth is between $1 million and $5 million.

Is she in a relationship? Husband, Boyfriend

Riva was briefly engaged to actor Richard Haydn in early 1943. Riva married actor Dean Goodman in August 1943 after a brief engagement with Haydn; the couple divorced in 1944.

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Riva met her second husband while teaching a graduate course in acting and directing at Fordham University in the summer of 1947. Riva married scenic designer William Riva on July 4, 1947, on Independence Day. Until his death in 1999, they were blissfully married for over 50 years. She has four sons with him.

Later life information

Riva gave the most of her assets to the city of Berlin for $5 million after her mother died in 1992, to be stored in the then-upcoming Deutsche Kinemathek. The ‘Marlene Dietrich Collection’ consisted of over 100,000 items, including diaries, books, costumes, trunks, and mementos. Riva stated that she sold the collection to the city of Berlin to be maintained and displayed in the Deutsche Kinemathek because she wanted to keep it together. “We picked Berlin because they are devoted to preserving each piece in the collection,” said Riva’s son, Peter. “The collection will be part of a new museum complex with the collection as its core.”

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As of 2019, Riva lives in Los Angeles, California.

Quick facts about Maria Riva

Who is Maria Riva?

She is an actor, writer, and activist who was born in Germany.

What's her age?

As of 2021, she is 96 years old and was born on December 13, 1924.

What's her net worth?

Her estimated net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What's her Zodiac sign?

According to astrologer and her date of birth, she is Sagittarius.

Real nameMaria Elisabeth Riva
NicknameMaria Riva
ProfessionActor, Writer, and Activist
Age96 years
Date of BirthDecember 13, 1924
NationalityAmerican
Net worth$1 million – $5 million
Zodiac signSagittarius

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