About Lauren Bacall
Now, just like before her death, it is difficult to find reliable information on Lauren Bacall net worth. Some sources suggest that her assets and capital were worth some $20 million, while the others claim that her apartment alone, which, according to the insiders, spanned some 100 feet and faced Central Park, was sold for more than $20 million, even though its market value was initially estimated at $9 million. This is not the only interesting detail considering the inheritance left by the actress and her personal relationships – we will get into it a bit later. For now, let us tell you how Lauren Bacall net worth reached its current heights.
Lauren, real name Betty Joan Perske, was born in The Bronx, in a family of Romanian and Polish origin. Although her family was not rich, the future millionaire was schooled at private boarding school titled Highland Manor Boarding School for Girls and latter at Julia Richman High School in Manhattan. It was her wealthy uncles who paid for education in some of the best schools in the United States. In fact, if it was not for Lauren‘s relatives it is most likely that her whole childhood would have been marked by deprivation. Her parents divorced when the girl was only 5 years old. As the family fell apart, Lauren stayed with her mother and the two formed a very close relationship. This is why the star has later changed her family to Bacall (this was her mother’s last name before the marriage).
Lauren Bacall net worth started to grow when she was still just a teenager. She started acting at the local drama school before she started modeling, but it was this later job that turned her into a star. As a teenage model Lauren has appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. According to LIFE, most people admired her for “cat-like grace, tawny blonde hair and blue-green eyes”. As an actress Lauren ascended to stardom in the mid-1940s, appearing in movies To Have and Have Not, Confidential Agent, Dark Passage. In two of these movies, To Have and Have and Dark passage, Lauren has starred alongside her first husband Humphrey Bogart, most famous for the movies The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948); In a Lonely Place (1950); The African Queen (1951), for which he won his only Oscar; Sabrina (1954); and The Caine Mutiny. Although at the time Bogart was married to another actress (not to mention he was 20 years older), the two have instantly fallen in love. The two remained together until Bogart‘s death from cancer. Following this the actress has dated men whose fortune was much greater than Lauren Bacall net worth, including Frank Sinatra.