Lena Gieseke – Divorce & Other Facts About Tim Burton’s Ex-Wife

Best known as the first wife of renowned Hollywood personality, Tim Burton, Lena Gieseke has her own way of making impact in the entertainment world and that is through photography. Her strong passion for arts has helped her make a meaningful contribution to the world of arts as a special effects technician.

The German photographer has also contributed quite a lot in movie productions. She uses her special skills as a 3D artist to create impressive visual effects for many films and television series. Lena and the Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton are long divorced but people’s interest in their affair and personal lives still lingers on. Here are fascinating facts about Lena Gieseke you are yet to know.

Who is Lena Gieseke?

Born in Bremen, Germany, Lena Gieseke is of German nationality, she was born on September 12, 1965, and named Helena Gieseke. Helena  Gieseke has not spoken about any member of her family hence it is not known if she has siblings or not. Information about her ethnic background is also not known. Similarly, there is no detail of her childhood but information about her academic background says she schooled at the California Institute of Arts where she studied Photography and Fine Arts and after graduation, she travelled to England where she enrolled at Wimbledon College before she later transferred to Goldsmith College also in London, where she completed her bachelors in arts.

Lena didn’t get to know about her special talent in arts in school, it has been her passion since her formative years and her parents who discovered it decided to send her to study at a German School in Athens. There, she studied more about Greek creative arts, sculpture and more.

After her college career, she set out for the United States of America where she worked as a visual artist and received jobs for film and TV projects. In 2008, she worked as a 3D artist involved with the ‘1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde’. At the same time, she was involved in the production of Die Jahrhundertlawine – a German catastrophe film directed by Jörg Lühdorff. Lena Gieseke also took part in the production of the German-Austrian-Japanese animated series, Vicky the Viking. She was even the 3D artist for the German film Berlin 36. Other films she has worked on include Entführung Aus Liebe, Immortals, Otto’s Eleven, and Hotel Lux. 

Her Divorce Story

Lena Gieseke and her husband Tim Burton were a couple only for about two years before they separated in 11991. The two got married on February 24, 1989, after dating for almost a year. To be more precise, Lena and Tim saw each other in 1988, shortly after the former completed a course at CalArts. Their marriage eventually ended in 1991 following Tim’s extramarital affairs with Lisa Marie came public. The divorce papers were finalized on December 31, 1991.

Lena Gieseke’s Salary Salary and Net Worth

Throughout the years, Lena Gieseke has earned for herself the much-desired fame thanks to her work ethics and professionalism both as a photographer and as an artist. With her decades-long career that has received over ten credits in different movies and TV series, Gieseke’s net worth is estimated at $1 million. She must have also had a share from her husband’s wealth reportedly $140 million.

Her Ex-Husband

Lena may no longer be hooked up with Tim Burton but the history of their lives remains connected. Since her divorce with the star was finalized in 1991, she has remained single, focussing more on her career. But as for Tim Burton, he has had a series of romantic relationships ever since. He lived with actress Lisa Marie from 1992 to 2001 and she even appeared in some of the films he produced. After they separated, he got into a relationship with an English actress named Helena Bonham Carter. While dating, they had two children- a son named Billy Raymond and a daughter named Nell. Billy was born in 2003 while Nell in 2007.

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The filmmaker Tim Burton is also known as a talented animator, writer, and artist. he is a Califonia native and he started his career as an animator apprentice at Walt Disney Productions’ animation division and today, his works have earned him several prestigious awards some of which include Emmy Awards, the British Academy of Film (BAFTA) Awards, and the National Board of Review Awards, to name a few.

Lena Gieseke’s Height, Weight

While Lena Gieseke is yet to give details of her body statistics, it is quite clear that the beautiful lady is not slack when it comes to taking care of her body. The artist has a perfect weight that fits her height. She equally has an enviable shape beautified with her brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and when she is not writing about famous people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some cool jams.


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