Quick Facts of Wendy Hiller
- Full NameWendy Hiller
- Net Worth$4 Million
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceBramhall, Cheshire, England
- Active Year1935-1993
- Eye colourDark Brown
- Hair colourBlack
- SpouseRonald Gow
- Height5 feet 7 inches (1.7m)
- EducationWinceby House School
- Children2 (Ann and Anthony)
If you have watched the famous 1938 film, Pygmalion then you must be familiar with the late famous American actress, Wendy Hiller. For her role in the movie, she was also nominated for the Oscar Award. Likewise, Hiller was also praised for her work in Sons and Lovers.
Although Hiller successfully maintained her professional she failed to continue her personal life. She was married to Ronald Gow and also shared children with her husband. Unfortunately, their marriage did not last long due to the demise of her spouse.
Who Was Wendy Hiller? Wiki & Early Life
The late actress, Wendy Hiller was born on 15th August 1912 in Bramhall, Cheshire, England, UK. As a matter of fact, her birth name was Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller and she was born under the birth sign, Leo. Likewise, her ethnicity was white and belonged to British nationality.
Moreover, she was born to Frank Watkin Hiller (Father) and Marie Elizabeth Nee Stone (Mother). Hiller grew up fighting and playing with her three brothers, Rene, Michael, and John.
Furthermore, Hiller attended Winceby House School. While studying at school, she developed a passion for acting and performed in school’s plays.
Wendy Hiller’s Career
Wendy Hiller started her professional career at the Manchester Repertory Theatre. Later in 1934, Hiller played the role of Sally Hardcastle, a slum dweller, in the stage version of ‘Love on the Dole’. It even reached the West End Theatre in 1935.
Later, George Bernard Shaw recognized Hiller and her talent and cast her in many of his productions ‘Saint Joan’ where she worked with Elizabeth Marvel. Not to mention, she received an Oscar and Academy Award nomination.
Likewise, Hiller starred in the film, ‘Sons and Lovers’ which was released on May 1960. Her last film was ‘Countess Alice’, where she played the title role. Till her demise, Hiller starred in over 30 films.
Not only in films but Hiller also appeared in stages such as ‘The Wings of the Dove’ (1963), ‘A Measure of Cruelty’ (1965), ‘A Present for the Past’ (1966), ‘The Sacred Flame’ (1967), ‘The Battle of Shrivings’ (1970), ‘Lies’ (1975), etc.
Who Was Wendy Hiller’s Husband? (Married & Children)
The late actress, Wendy Hiller was a widow of her husband when she died. In 1934, Wendy met Ronald Gow, adapter of Walter Greenwood’s novel ‘Love and Dole’ for the stage. As per some sources, it was love at first sight. Later they got married in 1937 and shared two children from their relationship.
Their kids are Ann Gow and Anthony Gow. Soon after their marriage, they settled in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, and set up their home at ‘Spindles’.
Everything was going well between the couple. Unfortunately, their relationship ended after the demise of her spouse in 1993.
Death Of Hiller And Her Husband, Ronald.
Hiller died at the age of 90 on 14th May 2003 from natural causes in her home in Spindles in Beaconsfield, England. However, she was survived by her two children, Ann and Anthony. Moreover, she was buried at St Mary Churchyard, Radnage, Buckingham, England.
Similarly, her husband, Ronald Gow died on April 1993 from natural causes. At the time of his death, Ronald was 96 years old.
What Was Wendy Hiller’s Net Worth?
Wendy Hiller’s net worth was around $4 Million at the time of her death. Her net worth was close to that of an actress, Phyllis Logan. Her foremost source of income was through acting career. Not to mention, since her debut to her demise, Hiller appeared in over 30 hit movies and over 20 median movies.
As a matter of fact, her film, Sons & Lovers, earned $1,500,000 at the box office at that time. Apart from this, the details of her assets like house, cars, and other possessions are not available.