Pia Zadora Net Worth

Pia Zadora Net Worth is
$25 Million

Pia Zadora Biography

She released a film profession in the mid-60s, and continued to appear in tasks like, “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”, “Butterfly”, “The Lonely Woman”, “Voyage of the Rock Aliens”, “Hairspray”, “Troop Beverly Hills”, and “Naked Gun 33 1/3: THE ULTIMATE Insult”. While she was extremely criticized on her behalf acting functionality, Pia Zador’s music profession prospered well. The girl of a Broadway closet supervisor and a violinist, she made an appearance in multiple musicals as a kid, including the first cast of “Fiddler on the top”.Pia Zadora net value: Pia Zadora can be an American celebrity and singer who includes a net value of $25 million dollars. Her on-camera acting profession was not particularly effective, and critics weren’t kind. She shifted her concentrate to a music profession in the mid-80s, and achieved achievement in Europe, but had not been as successful in america, though she did get a Grammy nomination in 1984 for “Rock It Out”. She’s released multiple albums since that time, but has been just moderately successful. Zadora made an appearance as a child celebrity with Tallulah Bankhead in Midgie Purvis. In 2015, she also made an appearance on the hit truth series, “Superstar Wife Swap”, where she exchanged lives with celebrity, Cloris Leachman. Pia Zadora Net Value Born on, may 4, 1954, Pia Zadora can be an American singer and celebrity with around net worth of $25 million in 2012. She adapted component of her mother’s maiden name as her stage name. As an celebrity, Pia Zador has made an appearance on film and Television tasks like Fake Out, The Lonely Woman,

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NamePia Zadora
Net Worth$25 Million
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1953
Height1.52 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
SpouseMichael Jeffries (m. 2005), Jonathan Kaufer (m. 1995–2001), Meshulam Riklis (m. 1977–1993)
ChildrenKady Z, Kristofer Barzie Riklis, Jordan Maxwell Kaufer
ParentsAlphonse Schipani, Saturnina Zadorowski
AwardsGolden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
MoviesSanta Claus Conquers the Martians, Butterfly, The Lonely Lady, Voyage of the Rock Aliens, Hairspray, Troop Beverly Hills, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult, Favorite Deadly Sins, Fake-Out

Interesting Facts

1 Former stepmother of: Ira D.Riklis, Mona Ackerman and Marcia Riklis.
2 Suffered head injuries and a broken ankle after falling from a golf cart being driven by her son. [September 11, 2014].
3 Stepson Michael Jeffries Jr. was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a friend during an argument a party in October 2011. Jeffries faces 20 years to life in prison. [March 26, 2015].
4 Las Vegas, NV, USA: Opening at the Smith Center, July 27-28. [July 2012]
5 Born on a Tuesday.
6 Arrested on charges she scratched and choked her autistic son after he refused to go to bed, which resulted in a SWAT standoff after he called police. The case against her was dismissed after she completed alcohol and impulse control counseling. Her husband, who was home at the time, was fired from his job as a deputy sheriff four months later for refusing to cooperate with police during the incident. He filed a lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Clark County Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie a year later claiming his constitutional rights had been violated. [June 1, 2013].
7 Lives in Las Vegas with her third husband, a Las Vegas detective. She met her current husband after reporting a stalking incident to the Las Vegas Police.
8 She is of Italian origin by her father side (Calabria) and Polish by her mother side.
9 In 1961, the six-year-old was selected by noted screen and stage actor Burgess Meredith to appear in the Broadway production of "Midgie Purvis" starring the one and only Tallulah Bankhead.
10 Attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art while a child as a means of overcoming shyness.
11 Father, Alphonse Schipani, played violin in Broadway pit orchestras, and mother, Saturnina Zadorowski, was a theater wardrobe supervisor.
12 For "Rock It Out" she received a Grammy nomination in 1984 for "Best Single By A Female Rock Star.".
13 After remarrying in 1995, she appeared on Broadway in "Crazy For You" to favorable reviews, but during this production, she suffered a miscarriage, retired from show business, divorced her second husband and began living with her first husband and father to her children on the grounds of the former Pickfair Estate in Beverly Hills.
14 In 1990 she toured as an opening act for Frank Sinatra.
15 She made her first records in the 1960s, which included "Bye Bye Boy", for which she was billed as "Little Pia".
16 At the time when Zadora became the "ad girl" for the French wine-based aperitif, her first husband was a major shareholder of the American distributor for Dubonnet.
17 It was during a 1972 bus-and-truck production of "Applause" starring Alexis Smith that was touring in Ohio that Zadora met Meshulam "Rik" Riklis, a 49-year old corporate businessman. She was 17. Four years later they married.
18 Played youngest daughter Bielke for two years in "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway (1964-1966).
19 Considered for the role of Evita Peron in Evita (1996).
20 Ex-sister-in-law of Scott Kaufer.
21 In 1984, her song "Rock It Out" earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Among her fellow nominees: Lita Ford, Bonnie Tyler, Wendy O. Williams and eventual winner Tina Turner.
22 Appeared in a Penthouse spread in 1983. The picture for her 1984 "Rock It Out" single was taken from this shoot.
23 Became the first thespian to "win" back-to-back RAZZIE Awards when she was named Worst Actress of 1982 for Butterfly (1982) and Worst Actress of 1983 for The Lonely Lady (1983) - thus making her the RAZZIE equivalent of Luise Rainer.
24 Children: Jordan Maxwell (13 April 1997) with Jonathan Kaufer; Kady Zadora (1 January 1985) and Kristopher Barzie (1987) with Meshulam Riklis.
25 After she won the 1982 Golden Globe for New Star of the Year, Female - despite having made her film acting debut 17 years earlier - rumors swirled that then-husband Meshulam Riklis "bought" her the award. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association retired the category in 1983.
26 She had a relatively successful singing career. She made pop and traditional vocal albums in the 80s. Her biggest hit in the U.S. was 1983's "The Clapping Song". She earned a Grammy nomination in 1984 with "Rock It Out" (for Female Rock performance) and also scored a worldwide hit with "When the Rain Begins to Fall", a duet with Jermaine Jackson. It was not a hit in the U.S., however. Among her albums: Pia (1982) and Let's Dance Tonight (1984), Pia & Phil (1985), I Am What I Am (1986), Reflections/Today (1988) and When the Lights Go Out (1988) and Pia Z (1989). She also had songs on the soundtracks to her films Butterfly (1982), Fake-Out (1982) and Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984). She went on to perform in Las Vegas, opening for such pop standard veterans as Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and others.
27 Her son's godfather is Don King.
28 Bought the Pickfair mansion in January 1988, only to have it demolished. The outside gate with the letter P is all that remains of the original home.


1 They [Hollywood industry] may resent somebody infringing on their territory which is a natural thing. You don't come out of nowhere and win a Golden Globe! If I were a struggling little actress who won, they'd say, 'Oh come on, sweetheart. You won! Great!' and I'd be part of their clique. But no. They don't have that power over me; I'm not at their mercy. That may be what they resent. - on her Golden Globe win
2 "They never told me about winning all those Razzie Awards -- Maybe because they were afraid that, after reading all the reviews, I might kill myself!" (Quoted from "The E! True Hollywood Story: Pia Zadora")
3 I don't know, people say I'm a sex symbol, but I think I'm an actress.


Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst New Star of the Decade For The Lonely Lady
1984 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress The Lonely Lady (1983)
1983 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress Butterfly (1982)
1983 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst New Star Butterfly (1982)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture Butterfly (1982)
1982 Sour Apple Golden Apple Awards
1982 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Young Star of the Year

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress of the Century

For Voyage of the Rock Aliens

1990 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress of the Decade For The Lonely Lady



Frasier 1999 TV Series Jill
Favorite Deadly Sins 1995 TV Movie Pia Zadora
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 Pia Zadora
Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme 1990 TV Movie Little Miss Muffet
Troop Beverly Hills 1989 Pia Zadora
Heartbeat of Love 1989 Video short Girl
Hairspray 1988 Beatnik Chick
When the Rain Begins to Fall 1986 Video short
Feel the Motion 1985 Pia Zadora
Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1984 Dee Dee
The Lonely Lady 1983 Jerilee Randall
Pajama Tops 1983 TV Movie Babette Latouche
Fake-Out 1982 Bobbie Warren
Butterfly 1982 Kady Tyler
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964 Girmar


Beavis and Butt-Head 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult 1994 performer: "This Could Be the Start of Something"
The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie performer: "Party of a Lifetime", "You Are So Beautiful"
Hairspray 1988 performer: "Day-O"
Tommys Hollywood Report 1988 TV Movie performer: "Dance Out of My Head"
Feel the Motion 1985 performer: "Little Bit Of Heaven"
Voyage of the Rock Aliens 1984 performer: "When The Rain Begins To Fall", "Real Love", "You Bring Out the Lover in Me", "Little Bit Of Heaven", "Let's Dance Tonight"
Solid Gold 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Lonely Lady 1983 performer: "The Clapping Song"
Fake-Out 1982 performer: "Those Eyes"
Butterfly 1982 performer: "It's Wrong For Me To Love You"
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964 performer: "Hooray for Santa Claus"


Celebrity Wife Swap 2015 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Butterfly: The Steamy Saga of a Cult Classic 2008 Video short Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995 TV Series Herself - Guest
I Am Legend 1994 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Women 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army Archerd 1993 TV Movie Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to David Lean 1990 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special 1990 TV Movie Herself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1990 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself - Guest
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1988 TV Series Herself
The18th Annual Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
Solid Gold 1983-1988 TV Series Herself
Tommys Hollywood Report 1988 TV Movie Herself
Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th Anniversary 1987 TV Special Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 TV Movie Herself
Champs-Elysées 1987 TV Series Herself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1986 TV Series Herself
Bitte umblättern 1985 TV Series documentary Herself
Känguru 1985 TV Series Herself
Àngel Casas Show 1985 TV Series Herself - Guest
Formel Eins 1985 TV Series documentary Herself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself
Circus of the Stars #8 1983 TV Special documentary Herself
When the Rain Begins to Fall 1983 TV Movie documentary Pia
L'académie des 9 1982 TV Series Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1979-1980 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1979-1980 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1980 TV Series Herself - Vocalist / Actress / Herself - Guest / ...

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The Golden Globes: Hollywood's Dirty Little Secret 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself

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