Marlene Knaus is a former American-Austrian model known for being the ex-wife of the late Austrian Formula One driver and an entrepreneur, Andreas Nikolaus Lauda (professionally known as Niki Lauda). He is regarded as one of the legendary riders in Formula One and has won three championships to his name with 24 pole positions and 25 wins during his entire professional career. The two of them met in the 1970s and stayed together for over 15 years before parting ways.


Quick Info 
Full NameMarlene Knaus
Date of Birth1956
Place of BirthUnited States of America
AgeAround 64 years old
OccupationFormer Model
Mother's NameElena Knaus
Father's NameRobert Knaus
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Body FigureSlim
Body MeasurementsBust: 34 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: 35 inches
Eyes ColorBrown
Hair ColorBrown
Husband / SpouseNiki Lauda (1976-1991)
ChildrenMathias Lauda (son)
Lukas Lauda (son)
Net Worth$43 million (estimated)


Early Life and Bio

Marlene Knaus was born sometime in 1956 somewhere in the United States of America to a mother whose name is Elena Knaus and a father named Robert Knaus. There is no information regarding what her mother did as a professional, but it is known that her father was a reputed realist painter of Austria. Likewise, there is no information available regarding her family background and sibling details at the moment, so it is assumed that she was most probably raised as a single child by her parents. Besides this, she is currently supposed to be around 64 years, and since her exact date of birth is unknown, her zodiac sign could not be determined.


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Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion

Marlene Knaus previously held an Austrian nationality, but she was later granted an American nationality after being married to her husband. She belongs to white ethnicity, and she descends from Venezuelan ancestry. Besides this, she is a Christian, and she practices Christianity as her religion.


Body Measurements

Marlene Knaus stands at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73m/173cms) tall, and she weighs around 55kgs (121lbs). Besides this, she has a slim body figure with a body measurement of 34-26-35 inches, respectively. Moreover, she has a pair of beautiful brown colored eyes with brown colored hair.


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Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding Marlene Knaus’ educational background and educational qualifications at the moment. However, it is assumed that she has completed her schooling level education from some local schools in America.

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Marlene Knaus is a former model and was quite popular during her glory days. She was immensely popular for her flawless sense of style and was also often stated as the ‘it girl.’ She was also known for her loose hairdo, which later on to be a trend among the people. Besides this popularity, she stole the limelight when she got married to a racecar driver in 1976.


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Marlene Knaus was not directly associated with the media, so she has not yet won any significant awards or accolades. However, her ex-husband has won the Formula-One championship thrice in his career.


Ex-husband: Niki Lauda

Marlene Knaus was previously married to her ex-husband, whose name is Niki Lauda. He was a legendary Formula-1 racecar driver who recently passed away on 20 May 2019 (aged 70 years) in his sleep. The two of them met for the first time at a dinner party hosted by the German-Austrian actor Curt Jurgens. After dating for some time, they finally decided to get married in the year 1976, and following this auspicious ceremony, they were blessed with two sons whose names are Mathias Lauda and Lukas Lauda. Mathias is also a racecar driver associated with the Aston Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, while his brother Lukas works as his manager.

Things took an unfortunate turn in 1991 when the couple parted ways from one another due to her husband’s extramarital involvement with an unknown woman. Marlene Knaus has not been involved with anyone in a romantic relationship since her divorce. She is currently residing in her residence in Ibiza, which was acquired after the divorce from her husband. However, Niki Lauda moved on to marry the flight attendant, Birgit Wetzinger, in 2008.


Marlene Knaus
Marlene with her husband, Niki Lauda
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Marlene Knaus’s Net Worth

Marlene Knaus earned mostly from her professional career as a model and had made herself a handsome amount of money, around $800,000. However, as of the year 2021, she has an estimated net worth of approximately $43 million that she received through her ex-husband and her children’s support.


Social Media Presence

Marlene Knaus is not active on any social media platforms. She likes to keep her personal life private to herself and away from the media attention, which might be the reason for her unavailability on social media platforms.


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