An Austrian-American actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is best known for his notable performance in the action movie The Terminator. He is a former professional bodybuilder, director, activist, investor, businessman, and philanthropist. Started weight training at the age of 15, he won the Mr. Universe title at the age of 20.
Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947, in Thal, Styria, Austria. The Austrian born star holds both Austrian and American nationality. He is the son of Aurelia Jadrny Schwarzenegger and Gustav Schwarzenegger. His father was the local chief of police and had served as a Hauptfeldwebel in World War II after joining the Nazi Party.
Schwarzenegger grew up in a Roman Catholic family who attended Mass every Sunday. He has a brother named Meinhard Schwarzenegger. He played several sports during his childhood days. He chose bodybuilding as his main career at the age of 14. He started weight training at the age of 15.
Schwarzenegger started his career as Austrian Army in 1965. After one year of service, he took part in the Mr. Universe competition where he was able to earn the second position. Later he won Mr. Universe title for five times and the Mr. Olympia title for seven times.
Schwarzenegger became the 38th Governor of California in 2003. He served as a governor for eight years. He gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon after working in the movies like Conan the Barbarian, Predator, and Total Recall.
Schwarzenegger earned public attention after his portrayal as a terminator in the science-fiction action movie, The Terminator. The movie was a critical commercial success. He also continued his appearance in the sequels of the movie.
Schwarzenegger had a relationship with an English teacher named Barbara Outland for several years. They met in 1969 after Arnold arrived in the United States. The couple had their first date watching the first Apollo Moon landing on television. They lived in an apartment in Santa Monica for three and half years.
Schwarzenegger has the relationship with Sue Moray, a Beverly Hills hairdresser’s assistant on Venice Beach in July 1977. He then met Maria Shriver at the Robert F. Kennedy Tennis Tournament in August 1977 and started a relationship with both the women. Moray issued an ultimatum after knowing about their relationship.
Schwarzenegger married television journalist, Maria Shriver on April 26, 1986. Maria is the niece of President John F. Kennedy. Their wedding ceremony was performed by The Rev. John Baptist at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Together they have four children; two daughters, Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger and two sons, Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger and Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.
The Schwarzenegger family lived in Brentwood. They also lived in their vacation homes in Sun Valley and Hyannis Port. The couple ended their relationship after 25 years of marriage on May 9, 2011.
Schwarzenegger had a son named Joseph Baena with an employee in their household named Mildred Patricia Patty Baena. He kept the information about his son for 14 years until the Los Angeles Times disclosed the news on May 16, 2011.
There have been many rumors of him having an extramarital affair. In fact, he is also shown guilty of sexual misconduct to six women in different reports. And he has also apologized telling that he may have behaved badly sometimes, but all the stories are not true.
Height, Net Worth, and Salary
Schwarzenegger’s official height is 1.8 meters (6 feet 2 inches) and weighs 249 lbs. According to Men’s Health, his height was confirmed to be 1.7 meters, i.e., 5 feet 10 inches in 1999. He earned $12, 000 from his film, Conan the Barbarian.
Schwarzenegger has earned $75,000 from his successful movie, The Terminator. He earned $15 million from its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. He purchased the 14,500-sq.ft. Brentwood mansion for $11.9 million. The current value of the mansion is $23 million.
Schwarzenegger owns a Gulfstream III private jet worth $38 million. He has an incredible net worth of $300 million.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Affairs
First Affair with Heather Milligan
Professionally she is a physical therapist. Their relationship lasted only for few months and their relationship faded out eventually.
Second Affair with Barbara Baker
She met him when she was just 21 years old. After they had six years long relationship they broke up because he thought she wanted balanced and normal life and he could not provide that for her.
Third Affair with Kellie Everts
She is stripper, female bodybuilder. Their relationship came into light after they were spotted together getting cozy in different places.
Fourth Affair with Sue Moray
They first met each other at Venice Beach. They were said to be having an open relationship. After she found he was dating another woman she broke up with him.
Fifth Affair with Eleanor Mondale
She is a television show host at E! Television. In an show she disclosed that she had an romantic relationship with him when she was 19 years old.
Sixth Affair with Debra Wrenn
They were romantically linked for few months. Their relationship came into light after they were spotted dating publicly.
Seventh Affair with Brigitte Nielsen
She is a celebrated American TV journalist. He even purposed her to marry with him. Unfortunately they broke up after one year of relationship.
Eighth Affair with Rachel Ticotin
they first met each other at the set of Total Recall. It is said that after the movie they had off screen romance for few months.
Nineth Affair with Gigi Goyette
She met her when she was 16 years old. She also disclosed that after his marriage he used to come to her for sexual pleasure because he was not satisfied from his wife.
10 Affair with Vanessa Williams
Professionally she is an American singer, actress and producer. She was his co-star in movie named Eraser. They dated briefly.
Affair with Mildred Patricia Baena
She was his housekeeper/assistant who worked for him for more than 20 years. He also fathered her one child named Joseph. Though the child looks like Arnold she has not disclosed the identity of father of her child.