Quick Facts of Shera Lynn Kaminski

  • Full NameShera Lynn Kaminski
  • Date of Birth09 October, 1949
  • Marital Status Widow
  • BirthplaceHartsdale, New York, U.S.
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1975–2010
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • SpousePeter Falk (1977–2011; his death)
  • Height1.7 m
  • Horoscope Libra

Shera Danese is an American actress and the widow of an actor Peter Falk. She is famous for playing the role of the Prostitute named Vicki in 1983 American coming-of-age Comedy film Risky Business alongside Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. Whereas, her husband was also a famous American actor who had won various awards in his career.

Danese is a second wife of late Falk. When did they get married? Does she have any children? In order to know further details regarding her age, marital life, earnings as well as net worth, read the full article.

A native of Hartsdale

Shera Danese was born as Shera Lynn Kaminski on the 9th of October, 1949, in Hartsdale, New York. She is currently 69 years old. Shera is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Further, her star sign is Libra.

There is no information about her parents, family and academic qualifications. In the year 1970, she won the title of Miss Pennsylvania World and since after her career began to take an acceleration.

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Shera Danese’s Married Life (Husband, Children)

When talking about her, people hardly put aside the marriage of Shera Danese to actor Peter Falk. This is probably because, during their time together, the two became a role model for younger couples.

Peter Falk with his second wife  Shera Danese
Shera Danese with her late husband, Picture Source: Instagram


In 1976, Shera and Falk met on the set of the movie, Mikey and Nicky. Things were happening so quickly between them at the time, Falk was only thinking of making her as his wife. She also felt the same way, and the two soon exchanged their wedding vows in December 1977 the following year.

Shera Danese and her husband Peter at their wedding
Shera Danese and Peter Falk at their wedding, Image Source: Instagram @#sheradanese

Shera became the second wife of Falk as he had was previously married to Alyce Mayo before. Following his relationship with Shera, Falk divorced his previous wife and Danese. The former couple had adopted two children, Catherine, and Jackie Falk.

The couple stood in a marital relationship for over 3 decades disproving Hollywood’s short-spanned celebrity marriage prediction. Unfortunately, death became the only reason for their separation.

Husband’s Death

Falk died at his long-time home on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills at the age of 83 on the evening of June 23, 2011. His death was primarily caused by pneumonia, with a secondary underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease complications. Falk’s body was buried in Los Angeles, California, at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

Check out Shera and Peter’s tribute

Tributes from many movie celebrities including Jonah Hill, Roger Ebert, and Stephen Fry marked his death.

Enjoys an Impressive Net Worth

Being active in the profession since 1975 until 2010, Shera Danese has portrayed in several movies and tv shows. During her longtime career industry, she has probably earned quite a great amount as her salary. However, the exact figure of her salary and net worth is still under review but she supposedly has it in $millions.

On the other hand, her husband, Peter had an estimated net worth of around $14 million. After his demise, Shera rightfully possesses all his earnings and property. So, it can be said that Shera is currently relishing her sole gathered amount along with his late husband’s fortunes and wealth.

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Age & Body Measurement

Danese is currently at the age of 69 as of her birthdate. Despite her late sixties, the actress has a well-maintained physique. Looking at her body features, she stands 1.7m (5 feet 7 inches).

However, we are not sure about her weight as of now. In comparison to her previous body structure, she has losses much weight. Similarly, her blonde hair and brown eyes have enhanced her beauty to some extent.

Rise to Fame 

Danese began her acting career in 1975 with the role of Kitty in an episode of the tv series Medical Story. Subsequently, she guest-starred in other TV series like One Day at a Time, Serpico, Baretta, Starsky and Hutch, and Charlie’s Angels. Also, she has appeared along with her husband Peter Falk in the Movie Checking Out in the year 2005.

Additionally, Danese had major supporting roles as Cathleen Calvert in six episodes of the TV series Columbo appearing alongside her husband who played the detective Columbo in an episode Fade into Murder (1976), and Murder Under Glass (1978), Murder, a Self Portrait (1989). Although she never played the killer, Danese distinguishes herself from any other female actor in more episodes of the series.


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