Quick Facts of Rose Diane Ladner

  • Full NameRose Diane Ladner
  • Net Worth$20 Million
  • Date of Birth29 November, 1935
  • NicknameDiane Ladd
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceMeridian, Mississippi, U.S.
  • Ethnicity White
  • Religion Roman Catholic
  • ProfessionActress, Director, Producer, Author
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1957–present
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Curly Blonde
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseRobert Charles Hunter (m. 1999)
  • Height5′ 7″
  • Weight52 kg
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Cancer
Diane Ladd Is Active In The Film Industry For More Than Six Decades

We can rarely find a person who has served over six decades in the film industry. Today’s article is about Diane Ladd, who has been active in the American movie industry since 1957 and still going on.

The Golden Globe Award winner Diane Ladd married thrice in her life and has two children at present. From her past years of career, she has accumulated a net worth of $20 Million from her multi-profession.

Let’s know about her biography in detail in the upcoming sections.

Childhood of Diane Ladd

Diane Ladd was born as the only child of her famous American parents. It would not be wrong to say that Ladd grew up with a silver spoon in her mouth.

Her late mother, Mary Bernadette, was an actress and also used to serve as a housewife. Her mother died at the age of 90.

The young image of Diane Ladd
The young image of Diane Ladd
Photo Source: Wikipedia

Whereas her father, Preston Paul Ladner, died at the age of 77. He used to work as a veterinarian. Diane got an extended chance to live with her mom and also followed the religious views of the Roman Catholic.

Since early childhood, Ladd was interested in playing roles in films and TV series.

Career Highlights

The multi-talented Diane Ladd made her professional debut in the film in a 1996 American film, The Wild Angels, where she played the role of Gays.

She made her TV debut through an episode of the 1957 TV series, Decoy. She received a long-running role in the CBS soap opera, The Secret Storm.

Some of her film credits include White Lightning (1973), All Night Long (1981), A Kiss Before Dying (1991), Just Before I Go (2014), Boonville Redemption (2016) and so on.

Furthermore, her TV series include The Detectives (1961), The Great Adventure (1964), Cold Lazarus (1996), Enlightened (2011-13) and many others.

The character of Lucille in Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
The character of Lucille in Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me
Image Credit: Wikipedia

Currently, Diane is portraying the role of Nell O’Brien in the Canadian/American TV series Chesapeake Shores.

She received various awards for her performances that including BAFTA Award for Best Actress and Golden Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Married Thrice In Life

  • Bruce Dern (m. 1960 – div. 1969)
  • William A. Shea, Jr. (m. 1969 – div. 1976)
  • Robert Charles Hunter (m. 1999-present)

The 83 years old American actress Diane Ladd married thrice in her life. As we can see, she first exchanged her wedding vows with Bruce Dern, an American actor.

The ex-couple are of the same age. It was Diane’s first marriage, however, the second wedding of Bruce. The couple tied the wedding knot in 1960 and got blessed with two children.

After spending nearly a decade of marriage relationships together, the duo divorced in 1969.

Diane Ladd with her ex-husband, Bruce Dern and their daughter, Laura Dern at their Hollywood Walk
Diane Ladd with her ex-husband, Bruce Dern and their daughter, Laura Dern, at their Hollywood Walk

After the divorce from Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd married William A. Shea, Jr. in the same year. Again, she separated her way with her then spouse in 1976, after seven years of marriage.

Finally, Ladd tied the wedding knot with her third and present spouse, Robert Charles Hunter.

Though she has not shared much information about her husband, she spends a blissful married life with him. At present, Diane is free of any rumours and controversies.

Children & Grandchildren

Diane Ladd shared two children with her first husband, Bruce, as we mentioned earlier. The former couple welcomed their first daughter, Diane Elizabeth Dern, on 29 November 1960. After seven years, the ex-couple gave birth to their second daughter, Laura Dern, on 10 February 1967.

Sadly, their first child, Elizabeth, died after living eighteen months in the world. Her death was due to head injuries after falling into a swimming pool on 18 May 1962.

On the other hand, their second daughter, Laura Dern, is an American actress, director, and producer who is currently 52 years old. She got married and divorced Ben Harper.

The divorced couple shares two children; a son, Ellery Walker and a daughter, Jaya.

Laura with the grandchildren of Diane Ladd
Laura with the grandchildren of Diane Ladd
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Also, Diane has played in several films with her daughter, Laura Dern. Some include Wild at Heart, Rambling Rose, Inland Empire, and HBO’s Enlightened.

Net Worth – $20 Million

As we have mentioned several times, Diane Ladd has been active in her career for over six decades. She has played roles in over 120 films, and TV included. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, Diane has an estimated net worth of $20 Million as of 2019.

Her 2015 film, Joy, grossed $101.1 Million at the box office against a total budget of $60 Million. Her other film, 28 Days, collected $62.2 Million at the box office created with a total budget of $43 Million.

On the other hand, her daughter, Laura Dern, has accumulated an estimated $20 million in the capital as per the CNW.


The American actress Diane Ladd listed her Ojai, CA house for $4,150,000. She had bought a Victorian type cottage for $1.1 Million in 1998.

The Victorian home of Diane Ladd
The Victorian home of Diane Ladd, Photo Source: Realtor

She had listed the house for more than $4.7 Million in 2011 and around $3.9 Million in 2014.