Model turned stunt driver, model and actress Georgia Durante has been the stunt double driver in movies like "Blood Type", "The Girl Gets Moe", "Spy Hard", and "Shattered". Her book named "The Company She Keeps" shares the moments of her life from a kid to a successful commercial stunt driver. Durante in her late teens was involved with the mob and was their trustworthy driver.
Is Georgia Durante Single? Or in Relationship?
Georgia Durante is possibly a single woman now as she is not involved in any kind of intimate relationship with any men. Besides, She has already been married and divorced three. She is a mother of two children; has a child each from two of her former husbands.
Past Affairs, Failed Marriage, and Divorce
Firstly, Durante married high school boyfriend, Thomas Mugavero in the year 1968 but separated in 1969. She and her first husband shared a child together named Toni Mugavero.
Following the divorce in 1970 she tied the knot with Joe Lamendol in 1970. She and her partner were in a relationship for seven years until they decided to get a divorce in 1977.
Lamendola was a mobster and was an abusive husband so she separated from him. She met Lamdenola at his Rochester nightclub a few months before the wedding.
After two failed marriages Durante remained single and focused on herself for two years. Then, later on, she met the man, Richard Adray and dated for several years. The couple walked down the aisle in a private ceremony on November 22, 1979.
During their marriage, they gave birth to a beautiful child. Everything was going sound in their marriage but after four years on December 8, 1983, the couple finalized their divorce and separated for good.
How Much Is Georgia Durante's Net Worth?
The popular stunt driver Georgia Durante is estimated to have a net worth of $8 million. Her major source of earning is a career as an actress.
The blonde-haired pockets big bucks through a movie in which she portrays the role of a stunt double. The average salary of a stunt double range from $62,000 to $70,000 according to their experience level.
Till today, she served for a number of movies and advertisements including, Casper from which she earned $287,928,194. Georgia generates huge revenue from her driving team, Performance Two.
Durante,69-year-old is a benevolent woman is actively involved in charity works. Or even better, she contributed a lot in spreading awareness regarding domestic violence. Durante in her idle time goes to meet the women in prison and shelters to talk to them.
Georgia Durante's Career
Georgia Durante started her career as a driver for the mob. Slowly and gradually, she did modeling and was given the title of The Kodak Girl at the age of 17. Durante has appeared as a stunt driver for movies like Blood Type, The Girl Gets Moe, Spy Hard, and Shattered.
Prior to fame, she appeared in many commercial works and did television series, Diagnosis Murder and Melrose Place. Her career highlight includes a stunt double of supermodel Cindy Crawford in a Pepsi Commercial and for Chevrolet ads.
She portrayed herself in some series like I Married a Mobster, Larry King Live and To Tell the Truth. Durante has published a book named The Company She Keeps which gives details of her life as a model, a mafia wife, and her abusive husband.
In her book, she wrote about her journey from her early days and how a successful model like he became a member of the mob who started driving cars for the wanted mafias. After getting entry into the club named Sundowners she was encountered by a mobster who told her to drive their car and drop off an injured person to the hospital whom they had shot. Eventually, her amazing driving skills got all the mobsters impressed and they hired her as their driver.
During her time with the mob, she would deliver packages to places and later on worked as pickups. She even married a mobster named Joe Lamendola who was very abusive and often used to threaten her pointing a gun at her to prevent her from leaving him.
Later on, after the mob war broke out Durante decided to escape and ran away with her 7-year-old daughter Toni and drove to Los Angeles. In LA, she happened to know about the stunt double profession which let the people be hidden from the camera and since she was on the run, it was the perfect job for her. Her experience of driving for the mob came handy and she started working as a stunt double driver.
Georgia Durante Wiki-Bio
Georgia Durante was born in the year 1950 in Rochester, New York, United States. The brown-eyed eared graduation from East Rochester High School in 1968.
She had dreamt of being star or facing cameras at a small age. Henceforth, she started modeling when she was 12.
As a teenager, she was acclaimed for being the most photographed girl in the country. Her life-size image was displayed in 80,000 retails stores around the world. Later then, she gained some recognition which got her more modeling projects.
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