Who is Marlene Knaus? Niki Lauda’s ex-wife and Everything About Her

Marlene Knaus being one of the most beautiful and elegant models of her time, but her success as a model never drew international recognition; instead, she rose to prominence owing to her ex-husband Niki Lauda.

Niki Lauda died on May 20, 2019, at the age of 70, due to health issues in Vienna. The 70-year-old racer went on vacation to Lbiza, but he had to return due to lung infection.

Here is everything You Need to Know About Marlene Knaus!!

Knaus’s Early life

She was born on 1956 in the United States of America, and belongs to White ethnicity. Little information is available regarding Marlene’s childhood, family, or schooling, but it is known that she grew up in the United States and later earned Austrian citizenship.

Marlene’s Professional career

Marlene began her modeling career at a young age in the 1960s. She gained notoriety as a result of her successful modeling career, and several well-known businesses sought her services. She was renowned as the ‘it-girl’ because of her trademark loose haircut and exquisite sense of fashion — her hairstyle eventually became a trend at the time.

She appeared on the covers of several publications and rose to prominence in the fashion world, subsequently working as a designer and becoming a socialite.

Marlene Knaus’s Love life

Marlene formerly dated German-Austrian theater and cinema star Curt Jürgens. Interestingly, Marlene and Niki met for the first time during a dinner party which Curt had thrown at his residence. Niki and Marlene started dating from there and got married in 1976.

They were one of the most prominent celebrity couples at the time, and they were already on the media’s radar. Their love tale made headlines as well.

Marlene’s Family

In the 1970s, Marlene began dating legendary racing car driver Niki Lauda. The pair married in a private ceremony in 1976. Mathia Lauda was born on January 30, 1981, after she and her husband received their two children in 1979. Mathias, like his father, is a race car driver who is presently competing as a factory driver with Astorn Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Lukas, on the other hand, became Mathias’ manager.

Marlene and Niki’s Divorce

In 1991, they got separated, as the late racer cheated on his girlfriend, the pair began to have troubles. The race driver, according to the insider, began an extramarital affair with his girlfriend.

Marlene’s ex-husband

Andreas Nikolaus Lauda is the only driver who has won titles with both McLaren and Ferrari. That would be both the most successful constructors in the sport and one of the most influential F1 drivers of all time. Aside from his world championship victories, one of the most significant occurrences in his career occurred at the 1976 German Grand Prix, when he sustained serious burns after his Ferrari burst into flames and came near to death after inhaling toxic gases but survived.

He was able to race in the Grand Prix six weeks later, after only six weeks of rest. He’s become more of an aviation entrepreneur in recent years, running the airline companies Laudamotion, Niki, and Lauda Air.

He has also served as a brand ambassador for Bombardier Business Aircraft and as a consultant for Scuderia Ferrari. Currently, he works extensively on German television during Grand Prix weekends, primarily as a commentator.

Marlene’s Net worth

According to sources, her net worth to be $43 million, derived from a successful modelling career and significantly enhanced as a result of her connection with Lauda.  Marlene Knaus’s current net worth is believed to be $785 thousands US dollars.

Marlene Knaus was a ex-model, who dated and married Niki Lauda. Although she has not shared specifics about her working life, it is known that she was highly popular and made a lot of money from modelling contracts.

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