Christina Crawford Net Worth

Christina Crawford Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Christina Crawford net worth is
$5 Million

Christina Crawford Wiki Biography

Christina Crawford was born on the 11th June 1939, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actress, musician, and a writer, probably best known for her book “Mommy Dearest”, and small roles in such TV series and films as “The Secret Storm” (1968-1970), and “Wild In The Country” (1968), among others.

Have you ever wondered how rich Christina Crawford is, as of mid-2016? According to sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Christina Crawford`s net worth is $5 million, an amount she accumulated through her successful career in the entertainment industry.

Christina Crawford Net Worth $5 Million

Christina`s parents are unknown, however, she was adopted by famous actress Joan Crawford, becoming one of her five adoptive children. Christine had a troubled relationship with Joan, which she later described in her book. When she was 10, Christine was sent to a boarding school Chadwick School, situated in Palos Verdes, California, alongside other celebrity children, however, Joan cut her out, due to her alleged misbehavior with other children. Afterwards, Christine spent several years at the catholic school Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. After matriculation she became a student at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, and eventually enrolled the at Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan, but also eventually graduated with a BA degree from UCLA.

Christina`s career began in the late 1950s, appearing in summer theaters in such productions as “Color on Sundays” (1958), “Dark Of The Moon”(1959), and “At Chrismastime”(1959), among others. She continued successfully into the 1960s, appearing in such productions as “The Moon Is Blue” (1960), and “Splendor In The Grass” (1961), which not only boosted her popularity, but also increased her net worth.

Thanks to her initial success on stage, she started auditioning for screen roles, and she earned her first film role as Ann in the film “Force Of Impulse” (1961), with J. Carroll Naish and Robert Alda in lead roles. The same year, she featured in the film “Wild In The Country” as Monica George, alongside the king of rock & roll, Elvis Presley and Hope Lange in lead roles. During the 1960s, Christina also starred in such films and TV series as “The Secret Storm” (1968-1969), as Joan Borman Kane, and “Faces” (1968). Before she put an end to her acting career in 1972, Christina appeared in several TV series, including “Medical Center” (1970), “Ironside” (1971), and “The Sixth Sense” (1972), which only added further to her net worth.

Following the death of her mother, Christina released a book entitled “Mommy Dearest” (1978), in which she describes her mother`s abusive behavior towards her. The book became a bestseller, and it certainly increased her net worth.

Furthermore, Christina then published four more books, including “Black Widow: A Novel” (1981), “Survivor” (1988), and “Daughters Of The Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origin and Aftermath” (2003).

After her mother died, Christina retreated from the acting scene, and launched a business career, firstly by starting a bed and breakfast “Seven Springs Farms” in 1994, which ran until 1999. Afterwards, she started Seven Springs Press, through which she released a 20th anniversary edition of her book “Mommy Dearest”. Furthermore, she worked as a special events planner for the Coeur d’Alene Casino, which also added to her net worth.

When it comes to her personal life, Christine is married to Michael Brazzel, and has two marriages behind her. The first was with Harvey Medlinsky whom she met while working as a stage actress; they were married for two years, from 1966 until 1968. His second husband was David Koontz, a film producer; they were married from 1976 until 1982.

She has also been recognized as a philanthropist, starting the non-profit organization Benewah Human Rights Coalition in 2011.

Full NameChristina Crawford
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJune 11, 1939
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, U.S.
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Producer
EducationChadwick School, Palos Verdes, California, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, UCLA
SpouseMichael Brazzel (m. 1994–1999), David Koontz (m. 1976–1982), Harvey Medlinsky (m. 1966–1968)
ChildrenAndrew Ansin, James Ansin, Stephanie Ansin
ParentsPhillip Terry, Joan Crawford
SiblingsChristopher Crawford, Cathy Crawford, Cynthia Crawford
AwardsTelly Award for TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces Film/Video - Documentary, Golden Raspberry Awards
Movies“Color on Sundays” (1958), “Dark Of The Moon”(1959), “At Chrismastime”(1959), “The Moon Is Blue” (1960), “Splendor In The Grass” (1961)
TV Shows“Medical Center” (1970), “Ironside” (1971), “The Sixth Sense” (1972), “The Secret Storm” (1968-1969), “Wild in the Country”
1[Interview after the release of Mommie Dearest (1981), 1981] Faye Dunaway's portrayal was absolutely ludicrous. I've read she's saying that she has been haunted by the ghost of Joan Crawford and after watching her performance, I can see why.
1Her husband Harvey Medlinsky. Was a stage manager at the theater Christina's drama classes used.
2Met her husband Harvey Medlinsky while she was attending an acting school.
3Preparing to publish her 5th book, "Daughters of the Inquisition: Medieval Madness-Origin & Aftermath". [March 2003]
4Currently owns and operates a bed & breakfast in Idaho. She sometimes rents it out to film production crews for motion pictures. [2004]
5Employed as a food manager for an Indian casino near Worley, Idaho. [January 2005]
6Her adopted brother, Christopher Crawford (October 15, 1943 - September 22, 2006) died of cancer. Chris did not take part in the publicity of the "Mommy Dearest" book but largely supported his sister's account of their controversial childhood.
7Is portrayed by Mara Hobel and Diana Scarwid in Mommie Dearest (1981)
8She is referenced in the song "Joan Crawford" by Blue Öyster Cult.
9When Christina began her acting career, her mother asked her to change her last name so it wouldn't look like she was using the name to her advantage. Christina refused.
10Ex-stepdaughter of Phillip Terry.
11Stepdaughter of the late Pepsi-Cola Company President & CEO Alfred Steele.
12Neice of actor Hal Le Sueur
13Owns a 150-acre farm in Northern Idaho
14Received her BA degree from UCLA and her Masters Degree in Communication Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, after which she worked in the corporate communications department at the headquarters of Getty Oil Company where she produced company films and videos, including one on founder, J. Paul Getty.
15Suffered from an ovarian cyst in 1968 while appearing on The Secret Storm (1954). While she was recovering from surgery, her mother, Joan Crawford, 63 years old at the time, temporarily took over Christina's role as a 28-year-old on the show. Christina wrote in her book "Mommie Dearest" that when she watched her mother's scenes on the telecast, it was obvious to her that Joan Crawford had been drinking before the taping.
16Has written five books: A fictional novel called 'Black Widow', and four non-fiction books, 'Mommie Dearest', 'Survivor' (the sequel to Mommie Dearest), 'No Safe Place: the Legacy of Family Violence' and the upcoming 'Daughters of the Inquisition'.
17Formed her own publishing company in 1998, Seven Springs Press, to publish the 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Mommie Dearest' from the original manuscript.
18Was born to teenage parents; her father was in the Navy at the time. It was later revealed that Christina was adopted by Joan Crawford through a black market baby ring.
19The movie, Mommie Dearest (1981) is based on her best-selling book about her allegedly abused childhood with adoptive mother, Joan Crawford. Faye Dunaway portrayed Joan Crawford. Mara Hobel portrayed Christina as a child, and Diana Scarwid played her as a teenager and young adult.
20Adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. Adopted sister of Christopher Crawford, Cynthia Crawford and Cathy Crawford. Niece of actor Hal Le Sueur. Ex-stepdaughter of Phillip Terry. Stepdaughter of the late President & CEO of the Pepsi-Cola Company, Alfred Steele.
21Suffered a major stroke in 1981, from which she has fully recovered.


The Sixth Sense1972TV SeriesBetty Blake
Ironside1971TV SeriesEdie
Marcus Welby, M.D.1971TV SeriesSister Mary Eileen Kirkpatrick
Medical Center1970TV SeriesDr. Myle
Matt Lincoln1970TV Series
The Cliff1970TV Movie
Faces1968/IWoman Scattering Coins on Bar
Force of Impulse1961Ann
Wild in the Country1961Monica George
The Secret Storm1954TV SeriesJoan Borman Kane (1968-1969)


Mommie Dearest1981book


Crawford at Warners2008Video documentary shortHerself
Gable and Crawford2008Video documentary shortHerself
Tough Baby: Torch Song2008Video documentary shortHerself
Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star2002TV Movie documentaryHerself - Daughter / Author, 'Mommie Dearest'
Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The Life of William Haines2001DocumentaryHerself
Boys Life 32000Herself (segment "Inside Out")
Inside Out1997ShortHerself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Dream Girl of '671967TV SeriesHerself - Fashion Hostess
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHerself

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