Dana Gillespie Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Aug, 2017
Facts of Dana Gillespie
Date of Birth: 1949 , March-30
Age: 72 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Dana Gillespie
Birth Name Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein Gillespie
Nick Name Winterstein Gillespie
Father Baron de Winterstein Gillespie
Birth Place/City Woking, United Kingdom
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Light brown
Body Measurements 34-25-35
Breast Size 34
Waist size 25
Hip Size 35
Weight in KG 62kg
Affair with David Bowie
Movies Mojo Blues Band (1981 – 1983)
Albums Weren't Born a Man
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Dana Gillespie, age 68, is a Hollywood actress, songwriter, and singer, best known for Mahler (1974). The People That Time Forgot (1977), and Bad Timing (1980).

Dana was honored by Porin Award for Best Jazz Music Album. She has been involved in the recording over 45 albums, and also appeared in several movies.

Early life and Education

Dana was born as Richenda Antoinette de Winterstein Gillespie on March 30, 1949, in the Woking United Kingdom. She belongs to British nationality and ethnicity is white.

Dana is the daughter of father Baron de Winter Stein Gillespie, who is retired Austrian radiologist, and mother, a cousin of Lord Buxton.

During the childhood, young David Bowie used to carry her homework books and teach her guitar chords. She also became Britain’s junior water-skiing champion for four years in 1962 during her college days. Later, she left skiing due to a knee injury.


Dana's music career progressed from teen pop and folk in her early part of the career, to rock in 1970. In 1997, she debuted in a new album song ‘Weren’t Born a Man’ which was produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson.

Dana has recorded several songs in the blues genre and has also appeared as an active member of the London Blues Band. She appeared on the original London Cast Albums and became a member of the Austrian Mojo Blues Band in 1980.

Dana is a great follower of Indian Spiritual Guru Sri Sathya Sai Baba and has also recorded thirteen bhajan-based albums in Sanskrit.

Dana is also active as a member of Blues Festival t Basil’s Bar in the Caribbean at the end of January for 15 days.  Mick Jagger appeared as a guest in 2005 songs including, “Honky Tonk Women, Dust My Broom, and Going Down”.

But other many Blues artist appeared through the year, such as Joe Louis Walker, Larry Garner, Big Jay McNeeley, Earl Green, Zach Prather etc.

Personal Life

Dana Gillespie is not married yet but has previously dated several celebs.  She had an affair with British musician, David Bowie since 2007 after some years they ended up their relation.

Dana was also in a relationship with Mick Jagger which also did not last long. There was a rumor that, she also linked up with Bob Dylan and Donovan for several years.

Currently, sources claim that she is single. Present information regarding Dana's boyfriend, affairs or relationship is in shadow. 

Net worth

Dana is a successful singer and actress who is a millionaire. She earned huge amount of salary from her acting career, which makes her lifestyle lavish. But an exact figure of net worth is not revealed.


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