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(Actor, Author, Film director, Producer)

Diane Ladd is an American actress, film director, producer, and author. She is married to Robert and has two children.

Relationship Facts of Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd is married to Robert Charles Hunter.
Diane Ladd married on February 14, 1999.
💑 Anniversary in 18 days 💑
She is mother of Two (Laura Dern, Diane Elizabeth Dern).
Diane Ladd is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Diane Ladd?

Diane Ladd is married to Robert Charles Hunter. He is an Author, Speaker, Advisor, and Business Leader. They married in 1999 and have been together since then.

Previously, Diane was married to William Shea Jr. in 1973 approximately. William Shea Jr. was a businessman.

She was first married to Bruce Dern at the young age of 18 approximately. Bruce Dern is an American actor.

Diane gave birth to her youngest daughter in the same year of their marriage. Unfortunately, the child died in a swimming accident 18 months later.

In 1967, Diane and Bruce had their second daughter, Laura Dern. Laura has followed her mother’s legacy and is a well-known actress herself.

In 1969, Diane and Bruce parted ways.

Who is Diane Ladd?

Diane Ladner is an award-winning American actress. She is also a film director and producer. She is an author as well.

She serves as the President of the ‘Art and Culture Taskforce’.

Who are the parents of Diane Ladd?

Diane Ladner was born as Rose Diane Ladner on November 29, 1935, in Meridian, Mississippi, US. She is the only child of Preston Paul Ladner and Mary Bernadette.

Preston Paul Ladner, her father was a veterinarian who sold products for poultry and livestock and, her mother Mary Bernadette was a housewife and an actress.

Despite being the only child, she grew up around several of her cousins.

She attended Mississippi High School, Mississippi, the US where she used to sing in the choir and act in plays too. In 1949, at the age of 16, she completed high school.

After high school, she enrolled at New Orleans University, Louisiana, the US where she learned acting.

She has a Master’s degree in Esoteric Psychology.

Diane Ladd: Professional Life, Career

In 1968, Diane Ladd established herself in Broadway with her first significant role, “Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights”.


Throughout her career, she has made an appearance in over 120 films and television roles.

1958-1959Naked City
1974Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
1960 Murder

She made her appearances in movies of all genres. She played the role of a mother to her real-life daughter Lauren Dern in four movies.


  • 2006, Spiraling Through the School of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery.
  • 2016, A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake: A Collection of Ten Short Stories.


  • Medical Counselor.
  • Proponent in an alternative counselor.

Recognition, Awards

She serves as the president of the ‘Art and Culture Taskforce’.

She is also a member of the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild.

  • 1981, Golden Globes Award- Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1976, BAFTA Awards- Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1991, Independent Spirit Award- Best Supporting Female.
  • 2014, Tennessee Williams Literary Award- Best Writer.


  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress.
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Diane Ladd: Net Worth, Salary

Her total net worth is $10 million US as of 2023.

As an actress she earns $19,564 – $207,748 US.

How tall is Diane Ladd?

Diane Ladd is a blue-eyed blonde. Her height is 5 ft 7 feet and has a decent weight.

Social Media

She has over 5K followers on Facebook, 4K on Instagram, and 6K on Twitter.

She also has her own website- www.dianeladd.com


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