Quick Facts of Eleanor Jessie Neil

  • Full NameEleanor Jessie Neil
  • Net Worth$20 Million
  • Date of Birth1936 /05 /04
  • NicknameEleanor
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceLos Angeles, California
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionFilmmaker
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1963–present
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • SpouseFrancis Ford Coppola (m. 1963)
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter
  • Children3
  • HoroscopeTaurus

Eleanor Coppola is a famous American documentary filmmaker, artist, and writer. Coppola rose to fame as a wife of Renwoed American film director Francis Ford Coppola. Her husband is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Moreover, Eleanor is popular for her work in the 1991 documentary film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse.

Not just that, she is also credited for films like Dementia 13, A Visit China’s Miao Country, On the Set of ‘CQ’, and Coda: Thirty Years Later. She shares three children with her spouse.

Native of Los Angeles

Eleanor Coppola was born as Eleanor Jessie Neil on May 4, 1936, in Los Angeles, California. She is a daughter of a political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Examiner. Eleanor was raised in Sunset Beach, California by her mother Delphine Neil. Coppola holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Eleanor moreover graduated from UCLA with a degree in applied design. She was a member of the women’s fraternity Alpha Chi Omega.

How rich is Eleanor?

Eleanor Coppola might have earned a great amount of money from her successful career. According to celebrity net worth, Coppola has a net worth of $20 million as of 2020. She gained such a hefty amount from her successful career in the entertainment industry. While, on the other hand, Coppola’s husband Francis has a net worth of $400 million as of 2020. He is a renowned film director who has directed a number of hit films to date.

One of their biggest breakthroughs was in 1972 film The Godfather. The movie has a box office collection of $246287 million in the box office, while the budget of the film is $6-7.2 million. In addition, her husband bought the former home and vineyard of Gustave Niebaum in Napa Valley, California for $2 million. Also, the couple earns several other assets and properties in the United States.

Relationship With Her Husband

The 83 years old, Eleanor met her husband Francis Ford Coppola while working on the set of the 1962 horror movie Dementia 13. At the time, she served at an assistant art director, while her husband was making his directional debut with the film. The duo dated for several months until Eleanor announced that she is pregnant with their first child.

Francis Ford Coppola and his wife
Francis Ford Coppola with his wife, Image Source: Zimbio

The pair finally married on February 2, 1962, in Las Vegas. The ceremony was attended by their close friends, family members, and relatives. Even after spending more than five decades together, the couple shares a strong bond and there are no signs of them getting a divorce.

Mother of Three

Together Eleanor and her husband share three children from their long marriage span. The couple decided to exchange their vows soon after Eleanor got pregnant with their first child, a son Gian-Carlo Coppola. Gian was born on September 17, 1963, in the United States of America. Sadly, he died at the age of 22, due to a speedboating incident on Memorial Day in Annapolis, Maryland.

Francis Ford Coppola with his family members
Francis Ford Coppola with his wife, son, and daughter, Picture Source: SFGate

Similarly, Coppolas became parents for the second time with a daughter, Sofia Coppola on May 14, 1971. She was married twice and currently, she shares two children, Romy Mars, and Cosmima Mars with her husband Thomas Mars. Eleanor and Ford’s son Roman Coppola was born on April 22, 1965. He is also an American Filmmaker and screenwriter.