Marlene Knaus (Niki Lauda Ex-Wife) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Marlene Knaus

Biography / Wiki

Famously known as the ex-wife of famous Austrian ‘Formula1’ racer Niki Lauda, Marlene Knaus is a former model. Until she started dating the three-time winner of the ‘F1 World Championship’ she was a lesser-known model. They were the most talked-about couple of that time, and regular news headlines were subjected to their affair.

Within a year of getting into a relationship, Niki and Marlene got married. She had been backing Niki while he survived injuries. One such incident had his ear injured and his face burned.

The media then asked if Marlene, a gorgeous model, would continue the relationship. She has been in a strong relationship even after her divorce with Niki’s second wife and her children. The second wife of Niki and Marlene was also by his side while counting his last days.

Height / Weight / Age

Born in the year 1956 Marlene Knaus will be 66 years old. She is tall and even at this age keeps herself fit. Her body figure measurements are 34-26-35 and she wears number 7 in the shoe size. Her height measures 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is 55 kg approximately. She has brown colored eyes on the color of her hair is brown as well.

Net Worth

Marlene Knaus was a former model before she dated and married the popular racer Niki Lauda. Although she has not revealed many details about her professional life, it is known that she was quite popular and earned a lot of wealth through her modeling assignments. The total net worth estimated for Marlene Knaus is $785 thousand US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

Marlene Knaus was born and raised in the United States of America but has not revealed her exact birth details. She has also not revealed the details about her family including her parents or siblings. Knaus is a high school graduate but it is not known if she attended any college.


Marlene Knaus

Nickname Marlene
Birth Place The United States of America
Date Of Birth 1956
Age -1 Years
Height In centimetres – 172 cm

In feet and inches – 5′ 8″

Weight In kilograms – 55 Kg

In pounds – 121 lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Profession Former Model
Zodiac sign Not Known
School High School
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American, Austrian
Home Town The United States of America
Fathers Name Name Not Known
Mothers Name Name Not Known
Brothers Not Known
Sister Not Known

Career / Fashion And Style

Marlene had earlier dated stage and film actor Curt Jürgens from Germany-Austria. Ironically, at a dinner party that Curt had hosted at his house, Marlene and Niki met together for the first time. Marlene and Niki had been dating for a while until he married in 1976.

They were one of the time’s most popular celebrity couples and were already under the media radar. Their love story also brought headlines. Similar to reports, Marlene fainted during a fatal ‘Grand Prix’ crash when she saw Niki’s burns and his bruised eyelids.

Considered the “it girl,” she was recognized during that period for her impeccable sense of fashion and signature loose hairdo, which became a trend. In the 2013 film ‘Rush,’ which focused primarily on the rivalry between Niki and fellow ‘Formula 1’ driver James Hunt during the 1976 ‘Formula 1’ motor-racing season, actors Alexandra Maria and Daniel Brühl played Marlene and Niki respectively.

The movie reveals that Marlene had no idea of Niki’s stardom at first. Alexandra performed beautifully in the movie with the trademark of Marlene loose top knot bun hairstyle. When visiting “Rush” sets, Niki saw Alexandra from a distance in her full Marlene persona, exclaiming” Marlene! Marlene!”

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

Married to Niki Lauda for a long time, the couple has two sons together, Lukas Lauda and Mathias Lauda.

Boyfriends Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda
Marital Status Married once (Divorced now)
Husband Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda (from 1976-1991)

Marlene Knaus with her ex-husband
Marlene Knaus with her ex-husband

Children Son – Lukas Lauda, Mathias Lauda

Andreas Nikolaus Niki Lauda with son
Andreas Nikolaus Niki Lauda with son

Favorite Things

Here we provide you the list of Marlene Knaus’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Colour Pink
Favorite Holiday Destinations Miami
Favorite Food Italian Cuisine
Favorite Things To Do Shopping, and Travelling

Marlene Knaus

Some Interesting Facts About Marlene Knaus

  • Marlene was born in America but belongs to Austrian nationality.
  • Her husband had won the 1975, 1977 and 1984 World Driver Championship.
  • She currently lives in a home in Ibiza which she acquired from her ex-husband after her divorce.
  • She was considered an Icon of fashion in her days.
  • She stayed in touch with her ex-husband for a few years following their divorce.
  • In 1997, Niki was given a kidney from his brother Florian Lauda but in 2005 it stopped working.
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