Kim Novak is a retired American actress, model, photographer, painter, and poet. She gained fame after getting a contract with Colombia Pictures. She has appeared in many movies, including the 1955 classic, The Picnic. She has starred alongside many prominent stars of the era, such as Fred MacMurray.
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Early Life & Biography
Kim Novak, born Marylin Pauline Novak, was born in Chicago, Illinois, to parents Joseph and Blanche Novak. Both her parents were original Czech descendants. Joseph, her father, was a history teacher who also took a job as a freight dispatcher at the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad. As for her mother, she worked at a factory. Kim attended William Penn Elementary and later went on to join Farragut High School.
Later on, after her high school life, she went ahead and joined Wright Junior College, where her hard work and talent helped her to bag herself two scholarships at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. During the summer break in her last semester in junior college, Kim went on a cross country tour for a refrigeration company at trade shows.
Kim was first married to English actor Richard Johnson with whom they divorced a year later but still maintained their friendship. She was later engaged to director Richard Quine but never got to do a wedding. She also dated numerous people, including the adopted son of the Dominican Dictator Rafael Trujillo. Kim moved to Big Sur in the 60s in order to pursue her passion for painting and raising horses. It was in 1974 that she met her current husband, Richard Quine, who they got married in 1976.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 13 February 1933, Kim Novak is 87 years old as of today’s date 7th October 2020. Her height is 1.6m tall, and her weight is 56 kg.
Kim’s long acting career began after she was cast as extras for the movies The French Line and Son of Sinbad. It was while she was at Los Angeles where she was discovered by an agent who signed to a contract with Colombia Pictures. At the onset of her career, she was engaged in a battle with Colombia’s chief over the changing of her name to “Kit Marlowe,” but she insisted that her Polish and Czech ancestry were an essential part of her heritage. Therefore, they settled for the name “Kim Novak” instead of as a compromise.
Kim’s first role was in the film Pushover and the romantic comedy The French Line in 1954. Both films were a major success in the Box Office. In 1955 Kim took on the role of Madge Owens in the hit film Picnic, which turned out to be a huge box Office triumph for her and for Colombia Pictures.
Kim appeared in very many successful movies and was considered as one of the greatest hits of the 1950s. Colombia also put her in the film Pal Joey where she played alongside great names such as Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth. The movie was a hit and was considered one of her best performances. Later on, her career experienced major setbacks after most of her films proved not to be very successful.
In 1964 she played a leading role in the movie Kiss Me Stupid, which made no impact on her career. She also was the lead female in the Eye of The Devil alongside David Niven; during the filming of the movie, she fell off a horse and suffered injuries that took time to heal. She later gave up the role.
By the end of the 60s, she started to act less and decided to focus on visual arts and poetry, and she even moved away from Hollywood. In 1980 she appeared in the British mystery thriller The Mirror Crack’d, which was a moderate success, she did not appear in any other film for the whole of that decade. She instead started appearing in TV movies such as Malibu. Kim Novak retired from acting in 1992 and made only rare appearances.
Awards & Achievements
Kim’s long career has given her numerous awards and achievements. In 1955 she won the Golden Globe Award for most promising newcomer females and also won another Golden Globe for World Favourite Female Actress two years later. Novak was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960; years later, in 1995, she was ranked 92 on the Empire Magazine list of sexiest stars in the film industry.
Novak also has a Golden Bear for lifetime achievement and an Eastman Kodak Archives Award for her major contribution to film under her name. Kim was honored with a handprint and footprint ceremony at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 2012 and also received the S.F Cinematic Icon Award the same year.
Net Worth & Salary of Kim Novak in 2020
Kim Novak has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of October 2020. She is considered as one of the richest actresses of Holly wood. Her enormous wealth is generated from her long acting career and her numerous endorsements. Apart from acting, Kim owns a 43-acre ranch together with her husband, where they raise horses and farm Llamas. Kim is also a renowned artist and poet, which brings her a decent income.
Kim portrays a woman full of will and strength who has worked hard in order to achieve all her goals. She serves as a great example and role model to all the young and talented ladies. During the active years of her career, she managed to achieve a lot that many people might not be able to.