|Real Name:||Linda Kozlowski|
|Birthday:||January 7, 1958|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Occupation:||American Former Actress, Businesswoman|
Many people recognize Linda Kozlowski as the wife of Crocodile Dundee. And that is the project that helped her gain fame and recognition in America. The Polish actress made headlines thanks to the Hollywood classic Crocodile Dundee. But after two more projects, she left cinematography. Where is she now? How much is Linda Kozlowski’s cash flow? Let’s find out.
Born in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1958, Linda attended Andrew Warde High School. She later attended Julliard. There, she graduated from the drama division in 1981. She got married two times in her life, once to the famous Crocodile Dundee, actor Paul Hogan. The two met on the set of the movie and tied the knot in 1990.
As of October 2020, Linda Kozlowski’s fortune is more than $10 million. How did she earn her wealth? We take a look.
Career Ups and Downs
Born in 1958 to Polish parents, she lived in the United States. But she has Polish roots. Born in Fairfield, Connecticut, she graduated from Fairfield’s Andrew Warde High School. She also graduated from Julliard in the drama division in 1981.
Linda spent her childhood with her older brother in the same town. Her daily routine included singing to kill off boredom. Her parents noticed her artistic abilities and talent and encouraged her to develop them further. They enrolled her in the prestigious Julliard School to study drama and opera singing. She studied at the same time with Val Kilmer.
Kozlowski finished her education at Julliard in 1981. Then, she debuted in the off-Broadway show How it All Began. Then, she played Miss Forsythe on Broadway in Death of a Salesman in 1984. In 1985, she played the role in the movie version of the play.
From 1981 to 1984 she participated in many plays. But playing Miss Forsythe in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman served as her break. Director Volker Schlöndorff adapted the play for the big screen and invited her to play the role. This served as her debut in cinematography. Before that, she only appeared in the TV series Nurse once.
In the movie version of the play, Linda played alongside Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich.
During that period, Paul Hogan and Ken Shadie started developing the story about the crocodile hunter Mick Dundee. Because they had a low budget, they had to look for little-known artists for their title role. But the enthusiasm of Hogan helped finish the project and find the right actress.
They loved Linda and her pretty blonde look. They gave her the role of Sue Charlton, a journalist coming to Australia to write an article about a local hunter. The movie gained instant fame, popularity, and recognition.
This served as Linda’s big break on the big screen. Yes, she appeared in Death of a Salesman, but alongside Hoffman and Malkovich, she had little chance to shine.
The on-screen chemistry with Paul Hogan spilled over into a real relationship. The two met on the set, and then in 1990, they tied the knot. Kozlowski earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sue Charlton. Two years later, she starred in the sequel of the movie, Crocodile Dundee II.
The first installment of Crocodile Dundee grossed $338 million at the box office. That made it the most successful Australian movie in the entire history. It helped Hogan win a Golden Globe, and turn Linda into a celebrity.
The movie helped her earn numerous roles. She appeared in Almost an Angel, The Neighbor, Village of the Dammed, and more. She also appeared in the second and third installments of the Crocodile Dundee series. Sadly, the third installment, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, didn’t achieve the success of the first two.
Following the third installment, she retired from cinematography. Linda left the business because of dissatisfaction with the roles and because she wanted to focus on her parenthood. She gave birth to her son, Chance Hogan, and started taking care of him.
Linda and Paul divorced in 2014 to some irreconcilable agreement. They had a peaceful divorce and share custody of their child. Hogan kept the rights for the Crocodile Dundee franchise. Linda, on the other hand, received a one-time payment of $6.25 million.
Following her divorce from Paul Hogan, Linda started dating Moulay Hafid Baba. He served as her tourist partner in the agency. In 2017, reporters noticed them with gold engagement rings. But the couple neither denied nor confirmed the speculation.
In 2018, Linda revealed her move to Morocco. She left the US to go to the home country of her husband and work there.
Linda earned a bunch of money from her movie roles. Crocodile Dundee earned more than $330 million at the box office. And she got a one-time payment for the franchise following her divorce to Paul Hogan.
She starred in other movies as well. And she appeared in off-Broadway and Broadway performances as well. Now, she runs a tourist company with her husband. In 2018, the couple left the US for Morocco, the home country of her husband.
As of October 2020, Linda Kozlowski’s fortune is more than $10 million. She owns a $2 million home in Venice Beach, California. She also co-owns a Morocco-based tour company. Titled Dream My Destiny, the tour company serves as her main source of income nowadays. She retired from acting years ago, but people still recognize her as the wife of Crocodile Dundee.