Greta Kukkonen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Oct, 2020
Facts of Greta Kukkonen
Date of Birth: 1911 , January-25
Age: 109 years old
Birth Nation: Finland
Name Greta Kukkonen
Birth Name Eine Matilda Kukkonen
Children 2
Divorce Gregory Peck
Education Finlandia University
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Greta Kukkonen was a Finnish-American real estate broker. The late real estate broker was on the headlines for being the first wife of Gregory Peck. Her husband was one of the famous actors from the 1940s to 1960s.

Age And Real Name

Greta’s real name is Eine Matilda Kukkonen. She was born on 25th January 1911, in Helsinki, Finland. She held dual nationalities; Finnish and American. Sources reported that her family emigrated to the United States in 1913.

Besides this, Greta had never opened up about her parents, family life, siblings, and early life. Regarding educational background, she received an honorary doctorate from Finlandia University in 1994.

Cause of Her Death

Greta died on 19th January 2008. She was 96 years old at the time. She died just six days before she celebrated her 97th birthday. She passed away in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, the United States of America.

Similarly, her former husband, Gregory, passed away at the age of 87 on 12th June 2003. He died of old age.

 Personal Life; Her Married Life and divorce

Greta was married twice. She was first married to Charles Rice. After divorcing the first husband, she got married to Gregory Peck on 4th October 1942. Two years later, the marriage, they welcomed their first child, son Jonathan Peck.

CAPTION: Greta was Gregory Peck's first wife SOURCE: Pinterest

The following year, Greta gave birth to their second child, Stephen Peck. In 1949, their third child, Carey Paul Peck, was born. Greta was the grandmother of Ethan Peck, who is an actor.

After almost thirteen years of marriage, the couple separated. Their divorce was finalized on 30th December 1955. Sadly, the pair’s first child, Jonathan, died on 26th June 1975, from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Career And Net Worth

Greta was a real estate broker who came into the headlines after tying the knot with Hollywood actor Gregory Peck. She owned a beauty salon and an estate agency. Her agency was actively working on charitable causes like raising money for Finnish World War II veterans.

For her contributions, the Finnish Government awarded her with Order of the White Rose in 1967. Greta Kukkonen’s net worth was reported to be around $1.3 million during her death.

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