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Facts About Lena Gieseke - Tim Burton's ex-wife

sajju Published On Wed Oct 13 2021   Modified On Wed Oct 13 2021
Facts About Lena Gieseke - Tim Burton's ex-wife

Lena Gieseke is a German-American animator, visual effect technician, and 3D artist who the former wife of the American film director Tim Burton.

Furthermore, he is famous for his work in horror films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Frankenweenie (2012), Corpse Bride (2005), and many more.

Early Life:

Gieseke landed on earth on 12th September 1965 in Bremen, Germany. As per her date of birth, she belongs to the birth sign Virgo. By nationality, she is a German-American and belongs to mixed ethnicity. 

Educational Qualifications:

Regarding her educational details, Gieseke attended the German School of Athens. After that, she went to the California Institute of Arts (CalArts). Then she transferred to Wimbledon College and Goldsmith College. 

Later, she enrolled at Universitat Koblenz in 2000 and graduated with Bachelor's degree in Science in 2004. For further studies, she studied at the University of Georgia and obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in dramatic media in 2007.

Married Life with her ex-husband, Tim Burton:

Lena Gieseke met the love of her life, Emmy award-winning artist, Timothy Walter Burton aka Tim Burton at a party in London in 1988. They began seeing each other and finally decided to get married on 24th February 1987. 

Lena Gieseke's ex-husband, Tim Burton Source: Naibuzz

The former couple didn't have any children from their relationship. After 2 years of their marriage, Lena and Tim separated and got divorced on 31st December 1991. 

The reason behind their divorce was her husband having an affair with an ex-stripper, Lisa Marie.

Current Situation after divorce:

After her divorce from Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton, she might have stayed single all her life because she has been living a low-key life since their divorce. 

On the other hand, Walter moved on with model and actress, Lisa Marie until 2001. 

Lena Gieseke's ex- husband with Helena Bonham Carter Source:

Then, he began dating English actress, Helena Bonham Carter with whom he shares two children: a son named William Raymond (2003) and a daughter named Nell (2007). Sadly, the ex-pair broke up in December 2014 due to some personal reasons. 

Career Journey: 

Gieseke made her professional career in the field of visual effects in 2008 where she worked in 1 1/2 Knights - In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde' as a 3D artist. In the same year, she also worked on a TV movie titled Die Jahrhundertlawine. 

Lena Gieseke's movie, When Santa Fell to Earth Source: IMDb

Moreover, the visual artist has contributed to the animation and visual effects for Vicky the Viking, Berlin 36, 2012, Westflug - Entfuhrung Aus Liebe, Otto's Eleven, Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods, Hotel Lux, Immortals, and When Santa Fell to Earth. 

How much does she earn from her profession?

The German-American 3D artist Lena Gieseke has an estimated fortune worth $1 million as of now. Similarly, she earns an average salary amounting to $200 thousand. Meanwhile, her former husband, Tim Burton holds a massive net worth of $100 million today. 

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