Mae West Net Worth

Mae West Net Worth is
$20 Million

Mae West Biography

As a singer she was highlighted on many albums and teamed up with W. West was usually the concentrate of censorship problems and after her performing career finished she performed in NEVADA and the uk. And she started showing up in amateur displays at age seven. West received a superstar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 at 1560 Vine Road. Personal Lifestyle: West was wedded to Frank Szatkus on 1911 but got divorced on 1943 after that West was connected up with Guido Deiro who got wedded on 1914 once again got divorced on 1920. Accomplishment: Though Mae west was nominated lovers of time however the primary award that she earned was Golden Apple Awards for Feminine Star of the entire year in the entire year 1969. Rumor: Because of her big hands and adam apple most of the new reviews had made a information of She actually getting HE (male) Mae West Net Worthy of: Mae West was an American celebrity, singer, screenwriter, playwright, and sex symbol who got a net worthy of of $20 million. She also starred in the films My Small Chickadee, The Heat’s On, Myra Breckenridge, and Sextette. West produced a name for herself in vaudeville and on stage in NY. She was known for using dual entendres and shifted to Hollywood, California to pursue her acting profession. West was signed with Paramount Photos where she starred in the movies Night After Night time, She Done Him Wrong, I’m No Angel, Belle of the Nineties, Goin’ to City, Klondike Annie, Proceed West, SON, and Every Day’s any occasion. Mae West was created in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY in August 1893 and passed on in November 1980. Interesting Facts: In1935, based on the 1st: newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, She, West was the highest-paid celebrity in Hollywood — and the next highest-paid person in the usa.Who’s Mae West: Mae West also called Mary Jane Mae West, was an American celebrity, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian and in addition popular for sex symbol.C. Areas. West also authored six books. She was rated the 15th best female star ever by the American Film Institute. Early Existence (Childhood): Mae West from her early age began to entertained a masses at a church interpersonal when she was simply five years aged. Mae West passed on on November 22, 1980 at age 87.

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Quick Facts

Full NameMae West
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 17, 1893
DiedNovember 22, 1980, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height1.52 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Comedian, Pin-up model, Playwright, Actor, Singer
EducationErasmus Hall High School
SpouseGuido Deiro, Frank Szatkus
ParentsJohn Patrick West, Matilda "Tillie" Doelger
SiblingsJohn Edwin West II, Mildred Katherine West, Katie West
MoviesShe Done Him Wrong, I'm No Angel, Sextette, Night After Night, My Little Chickadee, Myra Breckinridge, Every Day's a Holiday, Belle of the Nineties, The Heat's On, Klondike Annie, Goin' to Town, Go West, Young Man

Interesting Facts

1 Her mother had wanted to be an actress.
2 Her father built a stage for her in the basement of their house in Brooklyn.
3 Is mentioned in Cole Porter's song "Anything Goes" from a musical of the same name.
4 Lent her name to life preservers, art, graphs, album covers, statues, table radios, songs, etc.
5 Her frank, sexual innuendo-laced play "Sex" opened at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre on April 26, 1926. Ironically, that theatre had been built twelve years earlier by two Christian societies - the People's Pulpit and the International Bible Student's Association - that had intended it to be used for the presentation of biblical films and lectures.
6 Had a chimpanzee she named Coffee that she gave to her friend Ralph Helfer, renowned animal trainer and Hollywood animal behaviorist who owned the "Africa U.S.A." Exotic Animal Ranch in Soledad Canyon, California.
7 Made her Broadway debut on September 22, 1911, at the New York Folies Bergère, co-owned by Jesse L. Lasky. Twenty-one years later, West signed with Paramount Pictures, which was co-founded by Lasky.
8 A "Mae West" is a slang term for type of parachute malfunction called a "lineover" in which the suspension lines divide the main canopy into two sections, lending the appearance of a huge brassiere.
9 She had a double thyroid. Her doctor wanted her to have one of her thyroids surgically removed, but she refused as the double thyroid was not affecting her health in the slightest.
10 Graduated from Brooklyn's Erasmus Hall High School in 1911, as did silent film star Norma Talmadge.
11 The comedy entitled "Sex" she wrote in 1926 revived in NY, off Broadway, Dec. 1999.
12 Singer Miss Beverly Arden, sister of Mae West.
13 Guido Deiro claims that West married his father, Guido Deiro, in 1914 under an assumed name, Catherine Mae Belle West, and on the condition of secrecy. West left Deiro in 1916, and "divorced" him on 9 November 1920.
14 When W.C. Fields called her "My little broodmare", she almost hit him.
15 Critic George Jean Nathan once called her "The Statue of Libido".
16 In April 1927, West was convicted of "producing an immoral play", the title of which was Sex. She was sentenced to ten days in jail in New York City, but was given one day off for good behavior.
17 Although critics thought that she and W.C. Fields worked well together on camera, West reputedly did not admire him.
18 Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
19 Was in consideration for the part of Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd. (1950) but Gloria Swanson, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
20 There is a photo in fundamentalist preacher Billy Sunday's autobiography (circa 1932) of Billy Sunday and Mae West pouring out a bottle of beer into the river.
21 The Coca-Cola bottle was said to have been designed with Mae West's figure as inspiration.
22 Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí created one of his most iconic works influenced by her: "Mae West's Lips Sofa" (1937).
23 Was at one point Hollywood's highest paid star.
24 Turned down a role in Elvis Presley's film Roustabout (1964), which eventually went to Barbara Stanwyck.
25 She was born Mary Jane West in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. Mae's father, John Patrick "Jack" West, was a featherweight prizefighter called "Battling Jack" West, and later a stable master; he was of English and Irish descent (his own mother was an Irish immigrant). Mae's mother, Matilda Decker Doelger, was an immigrant from Germany.
26 Died apparently of natural causes in the wake of a mild stroke she suffered three months prior that left her speech impaired. Also suffered from diabetes the last 15 years of her life.
27 Was not a smoker or a drinker.
28 During World War II, Miss West's name was applied to various pieces of military equipment and was thus listed in Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition. The Royal Air Force named its inflatable lifejackets "Mae Wests", and United States Army soldiers referred to twin-turreted combat tanks also as "Mae Wests".
29 Eldest of three children of John Patrick West, an occasional prizefighter and livery-stable owner, and Matilda Delker Doelger, a one-time corset and fashion model. A baby girl died before Mae was born the after Mae there was another girl and a boy.
30 Once when she was scheduled to play a theater in New Haven, Conneticut, the theater's management refused to let her go on because her act was too "risqué" and canceled the show. Disappointed, Yale University students rioted and wrecked the theater.
31 Playing opposite Ed Wynn in Arthur Hammerstein's "Sometime," with music by Rudolf Friml, she introduced the shimmy to the Broadway stage in 1918. The dance requires hardly any movement of the feet but continuous movement of the shoulders, torso and pelvis. She had seen the dance at black cafés in Chicago.
32 One of the first women to consistently write the movies she starred in.
33 Is portrayed by Ann Jillian in Mae West (1982) and by Gloria Gray in Marlene (2000)
34 Died two days before her Night After Night (1932) and Sextette (1978) co-star George Raft.
35 At one point, her chauffeur was Jerry Orbach (who is best known for playing Detective Lennie Briscoe on all four "Law & Order" television series).
36 Was named #15 Actress on The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends
37 Her films are credited with single-handedly saving failing and debt-ridden Paramount Pictures from bankruptcy in the early 1930s.
38 According to psychic Kenny Kingston, she wrote all her plays while in a trance.
39 She was famous for her morning enemas, which she claimed made her skin like silk and left her "smelling sweet at both ends". On the set of her last film Sextette (1978), co-star Tony Curtis claimed that she was given an enema after being made up, at approximately 11:00 in the morning, as the last step of her preparations before going before the camera.
40 Was banned from NBC Radio after a guest appearance in 1937 with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy that was loaded with flirtatious dialogue and double-entendres. She returned to the network as a guest on the "Perry Como Show" in 1949.
41 Is sometimes credited with originating the Shimmy (a once-popular dance).
42 Former Beatle Ringo Starr appeared with West in Sextette (1978). He was unpleasantly surprised at first, at all the attention given her on the set (usually reserved for pop stars like The Beatles), but came to admire West during the shoot, and praised her afterwards.
43 Appears on sleeve of The Beatles "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". West at first declined to be pictured on the cover ("What would I be doing in a lonely hearts club?!"), but reconsidered when the Beatles sent her a handwritten personal request.
44 She was with George Raft in both her first (Night After Night (1932)) and last (Sextette (1978)) film.
45 During World War II, United States Navy and Army pilots and crewmen in the Pacific named their inflatable life vests after her, supposedly because of her well-endowed attributes. The term "Mae West" for a lifejacket continues to this day.
46 According to actor Tony Curtis, her famous walk originated while beginning her career as a stage actress. Special six-inch platforms were attached to her shoes to increase the height of her stage presence. Her walk literally was "one foot at a time."
47 After two years of denying that she had ever been married, West admitted in a reply to a legal interrogatory in 1937 that she and Frank Wallace had married in 1911. During her divorce trial in 1942, she testified that they had lived together only "several weeks".
48 Hollywood's outrageous, self-proclaimed psychic Criswell predicted in 1955 that she would win the 1960 Presidential election, and would fly to the moon in 1965 with him and friend Liberace!.

Net Worth & Salary

Myra Breckinridge (1970) $350,000 for 10 days work
Belle of the Nineties (1934) $400,000
I'm No Angel (1933) $300,000
She Done Him Wrong (1933) $130,000
Night After Night (1932) $50,000 for 10 weeks work


1 Rampant double entendres.
2 Deep sultry voice
3 Voluptuous figure
4 Sparkling blue eyes
5 Platinum blonde hair


1 'Beulah peel me a grape'.
2 I was in the office at Paramount, and they gave me a large book with a lot of photographs of different leading men, and I was sitting at a table or a desk right near the window and the door, and uh, after I looked at a few I kind of glanced out the window and I saw this good-looking guy walk across the street. So, I said, "That's about the best-looking thing in Hollywood: who is he?" So they looked, and they said, "Oh, that's Cary Grant. We haven't used him in a picture as yet, but we made tests of him with some of the starlets." I said, "Well, if this guy can talk, I'll take him." So they called him in, and we met, and he said, "How d'ya do?" and I said, "OK." And they said, "What part?" and I said, "The lead, of course." So he got the lead.
3 Virtue has its own reward, but has no sale at the box office.
4 Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
5 Almost anything goes, anywhere, if it is good and fast and amusing. Risque material is only offensive if badly done, without style and charm. I brought my own sophisticated ideas and style to the vaudeville stage but I had to adjust it to the standard of each theatre, and even to each night's audience.. The theatre manager,if he was a man with experience and knew his business, could usually tell me what the people in town were like, and what the difference in audiences was on other nights.I usually found that one night a week you would get a top society crowd, and another night you'd get mostly working-class people. Other nights there would be family groups - especially on Friday nights when the kids didn't have to go to school the next day. Saturday nights everybody was out for a good time, so audiences were both mixed and terrific.
6 [on her popularity within the gay community] They're crazy about me 'cause I give 'em a chance to play. My character is sexy and with humor and they like to imitate me, the things I say, the way I say 'em, the way I move. It's easy for'em to imitate me 'cause the gestures are exaggerated, flamboyant, sexy, and that's what they want to look like, feel like. And I've stood up for 'em. They're good kids. I don't like the police abusin' 'em, and in New York I told 'em, 'When you're hittin' one of those guys, you're hittin' a woman, 'cause a born homosexual is a female in a male body.
7 I'm my own original creation. I concentrate on myself most of the time. That's the only way a person can become a star in the true sense. I never wanted a love that meant surrender of my self-possession. I saw what it did to other people when they loved another person the way I loved myself, and I didn't want that problem. I had to stay in command of my career.
8 My advice for those gals who think they have to take their clothes off to be a star is: baby, once you've boned, what's left to create an illusion? Let 'em wonder.I never believed in givin' 'em too much of me.
9 [on Marilyn Monroe] The only gal who came near to me in the sex appeal department was pretty little Marilyn Monroe. All the others had were big boobs.
10 A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.
11 [on growth] He who hesitates is a damn fool.
12 [on love] A man's kiss is his signature.
13 [on style] It's all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he's perfect.
14 Men are easy to get but hard to keep.
15 I'm not good and tired, just tired.
16 It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.
17 I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
18 The man I don't like doesn't exist.
19 I freely chose the kind of life I led because I was convinced that a woman has as much right as a man to live the way she does if she does no actual harm to society.
20 Why don't you come up sometime and see me? I'm home every evening . . . Come up, and I'll tell your fortune.
21 I always save one boyfriend for a rainy day . . . and another in case it doesn't rain.
22 Few men know how to kiss well. Fortunately, I've always had time to teach them.
23 To err is human, but it feels divine.
24 I do all my writing in bed; everybody knows I do my best work there.
25 On desire: Sex is an emotion in is what you make it and who you make it with.
26 Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.
27 I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
28 Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere else.
29 Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
30 It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
31 I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it.
32 It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
33 Don't marry a man to reform him. That's what reform schools are for.
34 I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
35 Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
36 I only like two kinds of men: Foreign and Domestic.
37 I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.
38 Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
39 It's not the man in your life that counts. It's the life in your man.
40 Marriage is a great institution. I'm not ready for an institution.
41 When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad, I'm better.
42 When caught between two evils I generally pick the one I've never tried before.
43 When women go wrong, men go right after them!
44 Men are my life, diamonds are my career!
45 A hard man is good to find.
46 It's better to be looked over than overlooked.


All Mae West pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1969 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Female Star of the Year
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1560 Vine Street.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Actress Sextette (1978)
1978 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Sextette (1978) Timothy Dalton



Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk", "I Found a New Way to Go to Town", "I Want You, I Need You" - uncredited
Sextette 1978 performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together", "After You've Gone", "Happy Birthday Twenty One"
My Tongue Is -Quick! 1971 "My Old Flame", uncredited
Myra Breckinridge 1970 performer: "Hard to Handle", "You Gotta Taste All the Fruit" - uncredited
Mondo Trasho 1969 performer: "Treat Him Right", "You Turn Me On"
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk" - uncredited
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
The Heat's On 1943 performer: "I'm Just a Stranger in Town" 1943, "Hello, Mi Amigo" 1943
My Little Chickadee 1940 performer: "Willie of the Valley"
Every Day's a Holiday 1937 performer: "Jubilee" uncredited, "Fifi", "Little Butterfly", "Every Day's a Holiday" uncredited, "Along the Broadway Trail" uncredited
Klondike Annie 1936 performer: "My Medicine Man" uncredited, "Cheer Up, Little Sister", "It's Better to Give Than to Receive", "I'm an Occidental Woman in an Oriental Mood for Love", "Mister Deep Blue Sea", "Little Bar Butterfly"
Goin' to Town 1935 performer: "HE'S A BAD MAN", "NOW I'M A LADY", "MON COEUR S'OEUVRE A TA VOIX", "LOVE IS LOVE"
Belle of the Nineties 1934 performer: "Memphis Blues", "My Old Flame", "Troubled Waters", "When a St. Louis Woman Goes Down to New Orleans" - uncredited
I'm No Angel 1933 performer: "They Call Me Sister Honky-Tonk" 1933, "That Dallas Man" 1933, "I Found a New Way to Go to Town" 1933, "I Want You, I Need You" 1933, "I'm No Angel" 1933 - uncredited
She Done Him Wrong 1933 performer: "I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone" 1933, "A Guy What Takes His Time" 1933, "Frankie and Johnny" 1912 - uncredited


Sextette 1978 Marlo Manners
Myra Breckinridge 1970 Leticia Van Allen
Mister Ed 1964 TV Series Mae West
The Heat's On 1943 Fay Lawrence
My Little Chickadee 1940 Flower Belle Lee
Every Day's a Holiday 1937 Peaches O'Day
Go West Young Man 1936 Mavis Arden
Klondike Annie 1936 The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden
Goin' to Town 1935 Cleo Borden
Belle of the Nineties 1934 Ruby Carter
I'm No Angel 1933 Tira
She Done Him Wrong 1933 Lady Lou
Night After Night 1932 Maudie Triplett


Sextette 1978 play "Sextet"
My Little Chickadee 1940 original screen play
Every Day's a Holiday 1937 screen play
Go West Young Man 1936 screenplay
Klondike Annie 1936 play / screenplay
Goin' to Town 1935 screenplay
Belle of the Nineties 1934 story "It Ain't No Sin"
I'm No Angel 1933 dialogue / screenplay / story
She Done Him Wrong 1933 by
Night After Night 1932 additional dialogue - uncredited


Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacre special thanks filming


The Second Annual Rock Music Awards 1976 TV Special Herself
Backlot USA 1976 TV Movie Herself
The Red Skelton Hour 1960 TV Series Herself
Person to Person 1959 TV Series documentary
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Ed Sullivan Show 1948 TV Series Herself - Audience Member
Fashions in Love 1936 Documentary short
The Fashion Side of Hollywood 1935 Documentary short Herself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 1933 Short Herself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Welcome to the Basement 2014-2015 TV Series Flower Belle Lee
Hollywood Rebellen 2013 TV Movie documentary
Arena 2012 TV Series documentary
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression 2009 Video documentary Herself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary
Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood 2008 TV Movie documentary Tira
Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007 Documentary Herself
Dead Famous 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Naughty Bits 2004 TV Series Herself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Herself
Complicated Women 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Cleavage 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 1999 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
E! Mysteries & Scandals 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Herself
The Real Las Vegas 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
Inside the Dream Factory 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Biography 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons 1995 Documentary Herself
The Casting Couch 1995 Video documentary
Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 1993 TV Series documentary Herself
Legends of Comedy 1992 TV Movie documentary
Hollywood on Parade 1990 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Sex Symbols 1988 Video documentary short
Going Hollywood: The '30s 1984 Documentary Herself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actress - 'My Little Chickadee' (uncredited)
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 1981 TV Special Herself
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Herself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Herself
The Great Radio Comedians 1972 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Blue 1970 Documentary Herself
The Best of Laurel and Hardy 1968
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Herself
Wayne and Shuster Take an Affectionate Look At... 1965 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Herself
Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 1933 Short Herself (uncredited)

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