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Relationship Facts of Elizabeth Ashley

Elizabeth Ashley is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Is Elizabeth Ashley divorced?

Elizabeth Ashley has married three times but her marriages don’t stick for a long period of time.

At first, she married James Farentino who was an American actor in 1962.  After three years the couple both separated from each other. James died on January 24, 2012, at the age of 73 years old in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Within a year She got engaged and married George Peppard who was also an American actor.  The couple was blessed with a son named Christian Peppard. In 1972 the couple also separated and work in the same field. Later on May 8, 1994, he died in Los Angeles, California, U.S. at the age of 65 years old.

After three years she ties with James McCarthy in 1975. The relationship was not for so long so within six years the couple separated from each other and divorced in 1981.

Who is Elizabeth Ashley?

Elizabeth Ashley is a well-known American actress who is famous for playing bold and robust characters. She is popular as a “Broadway” performer and has also worked in several films and TV shows.

Elizabeth Ashley: Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Education

Elizabeth Ashley was born on 30 August 1939, in Ocala, Floride, U.S. As of 2023, her age is 83 years old. Ashley holds American citizenship and her zodiac sign is Virgo.

She was raised by her parents Arthur Kingman Cole and her mother Lucille Cole in her hometown. There is no information about her sibling and other family members. Elizabeth often visited her mother, who was suffering from cancer and she feels broken.

Elizabeth joins the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. After that, she joined Louisiana State University but left and moved to New York.

Elizabeth Ashley: Professional Life, Career

In 1958, Elizabeth Ashley started her career as a theater artist and played a role in the West End musical ‘Expresso Bongo’ by ‘Original London Production.’

After that, she made her ‘Broadway’ debut with the short-lived holiday drama ‘The Highest Tree’ and her ‘off-Broadway’ debut with ‘Dirty Hands.’

Her role as a college student name ‘Mollie Michaelson’ in the play ‘Take Her, She’s Mine’ got awards. Then she plays various roles in different plays like:-

  • Ring around the Bathtub
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Dividing the Estate
  • Hartford Stage 
  • If Memory Serves
  • You Can’t Take It With You etc.

Elizabeth Ashley has also acted in films and TV shows. Ashley’s first film ‘The Carpetbaggers’ was in 1964 and the following:-

  • Ship of Fools
  • The Third Days 
  • The Marriage of a Young Stockbroker
  • Paperback Hero
  • Golden Needles
  • 92 in the Shade
  • Coma 
  • Stagecoach 
  • Fry Day 
  • Severance

and Television shows like:-

  • The Defenders
  • The Nurses
  • Route 66
  • Hawk
  • The File on Devlin
  • Harpy
  • The Heist
  • Police Story 
  • Family
  • Svengali
  • Hunter
  • Law & Order 
  • Hey Arnold
  • Treme
  • The Bold Type 
  • Better Things

Awards, Nominations

Elizabeth Ashley has won different awards and got nominated.

In 1961 She won the Tony awards in the play ‘Take Her, She’s Mine.’

In 1963, her role earned a Tony nomination for the best actress.

Her first debut film earned her a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress.’

Elizabeth Ashley: Net Worth, Income, Salary

By the data of 2023, Elizabeth Ashley has an estimated net worth of around $10 million.

Was Elizabeth Ashley Raped?

Elizabeth Ashley faced different problems but there was a serious incident that was revealed 16 years later. She got encouraged after her long-time friend, Mary Martin confirmed in the media that she was raped years back.

At Nashville’s “Metro Courthouse,” Ashley also provided evidence against the defendant. She was inspired by everything that had happened to share the secret that had been keeping her down for years.

At a gas station located amidst a lonely stretch of Interstate 5, near Bakersfield, California, she was stopped by three drunken men who robbed all the cash and raped her. She left down on the deserted road.

The incident hit her very hard and she went into trauma for a long time. She stops her conversation with people and spends hours in the bathroom washing herself.

To overcome herself she sold her all property and send her son to live with his father. Then after she moved to St. Barthelemy, an island in the Caribbean where she transformed into a new person.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Elizabeth Ashley stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 55 kg. She has a thin physique and is in good shape.

Her body measures 34-24-35 inches, with breast measurements of 34 inches, a waist measurement of 24 inches, and hip measurements of 35 inches.

Her look is stunning, with green eyes, and blonde hair, and her shoe size is 8(US). Basically, she wears a dress size of 5 US.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Elizabeth Ashley is not available on social sites such as Instagram. Also, she is not active on TikTok, Twitter, or Facebook.

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