German-born artist, Lena Gieseke is a professional special effect technician. She is best known for her work in 1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde, Die Jahrhundertlawine and Vicky the Viking. But widely she is recognized as the former wife of American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator, Tim Burton. The duo tied the knot in 1987 and divorced in 1991.
Early Life of Lena Gieseke
Lena Gieseke was born on September 12, 1965, in Bremen, Germany. Her birth sign is Virgo which defines her personality as a mix of intelligence, attention to detail, common sense, and commitment.
She attended California Institute of Arts and graduated in Fine Arts and Photography. Then she joined Wimbledon College and Goldsmith College in London.
Lena Gieseke's Career
Gieseke is a German artist and special effects technician. She is best known for her 3D work in 1½ Knights – in Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde in 2008. She also served as a modeler for the film, 2012 and animation artist for Vicky the Viking and Berlin ’36.
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Some of her notable films and series are Otto’s Eleven, Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods, Hotel Lux, Immortals and When Santa Fell to Earth.
Gieseke is popularly known as the former wife of American film director, producer, artist, writer, and animator, Tim Burton. He is best known for his dark, gothic, horror and fantasy film including Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Corpse Bride (2005) and Frankenweenie (2012).
Lena Gieseke's Net Worth
Lena Gieseke is a professional artist and special effects technician. The average salary of special effects technician is $73k but Gieseke is quite experienced in this field.
So, her salary is more than the average figure. Considering her career profile, her net worth isn't less than six digit figure.
Lena Gieseke's Personal Life
Lena Gieseke is possibly single at the moment but previously she married the actor, Tim Burton. The duo exchanged vows in 1987 in an intimate ceremony in the presence of their closed ones and family members.
Their relationship was going smoothly until and unless their personal differences started hitting their married life. In 1991, the couple decided to part ways in a mutual understanding.
The couple has no children. After divorcing, Gieseke, Burton had two romantic relationships with Lisa Marie Smith (1993–2001) and Helena Bonham Carter (2001–2014). He has two children with Bonham Carter.