Quick Facts of Pilar Pallete

  • Full Name Pilar Pallete
  • Date of Birth1928 /09 /03
  • Nickname Pilar
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplacePaita, a city in north-western
  • ProfessionActress
  • SpouseRichard Weldy (m. 1948; div. 1953) John Wayne (m. 1954; his death 1979) Stephen Stewart (m. 1984; div. 1997) Jesse L. Upchurch (m. 1998)
  • Children3
  • HoroscopeVirgo

Pilar Pallete is a former actress. She is known for her uncredited role in American historical epic war film The Alamo. Not only this, but she is known as the former third wife of John Wayne.

Pallete is married four times in her life, however, her three weddings did not last long. Currently, she is in a conjugal relationship with Jesse L. Upchurch. Does Pallete have kids from her relationships?

Pilar Pallete Bio & Wiki

Pilar Pallete was born on September 3, 1928, in Paita District, Peru under the birth sign Virgo. She is the daughter of Miguel Arturo Pallete, a Peruvian Senator and Carmela de Pallete. Other than this, there are no details about her early life and educational background.

Who Is Pilar Pallete Husband? Know About Her Relationship

The 91 years old personality, Pallete is married four times in her life.

First Marriage

Firstly she married Richard Weldy, a professional big-game hunter. However, their marriage lasted from 1948 to 1953.

Second Marriage

After the divorce with Richard, Pilar began dating John Wayne. Her former husband was an American actor, filmmaker and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The couple met each other on the set of the movie The Alamo. Though the couple met each other on the set they did not start a relationship immediately as John was the husband of actress Esperanza Baur while Pallete was Weldy’s wife.

In 1953, Pallete and Wayne met for the second time and started dating each other. After dating for one year the lovebirds shared the wedding vows on November 1, 1954. Their wedding ceremony was held in Kona, Hawaii in front of their family and friends.

Pilar Pallete and her husband John Wayne
Pilar Pallete and her husband John Wayne

After a few years of their wedding, Pallete played her uncredited role in The Alamo which Wayne directed. Moreover, from their blissful married life, the husband and wife are blessed with three children Aissa Wayne born in 1956, Ethan Wayne born in 1962, and Marisa Wayne born in 1966.

Pilar Pallete
Pilar Pallete

However, their marriage did not go well and in 1973, they separated but never got divorced. Unfortunately,  the actor passed away on June 11, 1979, due to stomach cancer.

Third Marriage

After the death of Wayne, Pilar stayed single for eleven years. Later in 1984, she married Stephen Stewart, a municipal court judge. Sadly the pair separated in 1997.

Fourth Marriage

Later in 1998, she married Jesse Upchurch, a travel company executive. Unfortunately, they separated in 2010.

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Pilar Pallete’s Net Worth

The Peruvian actress Pilar Pallete’s net worth is still under review. But her former husband John Wayne’s net worth was $50 Million until his death. He earned a hefty amount of money through his career as an American film actor, director, and producer.

Till 1977, John played in the several movies and series which did a good earning in the industry. Moreover, through his successful career, he was nominated for three Academy Awards and also won Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1969.

Pallete divorced with her all husbands. During her divorce, she definitely received some amount of money as well as property as alimony.

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Pilar Pallete Career

Pilar Pallete began her acting career in 1953 through a Peruvian film Saboteur en la Selva. As a matter of fact, the actress has played in the few TV series and film. In 1960 she played an uncredited role in American historical epic war film The Alamo. In the movie, she played along with Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, etc.

Moreover, Pallete’s other TV series and film credit are John Wayne Standing Tall, John Wayne: The Unquiet Man, John Wayne: American Legend.