Greta Kukkonen Biography
|Date of Birth:||1911 , January-25|
|Date of Death:||2008 , January-19|
|Age:||110 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Birth Name||Eine Matilda Kukkonen|
|Birth Place/City||Helsinki, Finland|
|Profession||Real Estate Broker|
|Net Worth||$1.3 million|
|Famous for||Wife of late Gregory Peck|
|Divorce||Charles Rice; Gregory Peck (m. 198420- div. 1955)|
|Died||January 19, 2008|
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, however, they divorced after 13 years of marriage. Here we are with Greta Kukkonen's biography.
What Was Greta Kukkonen's Real Name?
Greta’s real name was 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.
She had a height of 5 feet 8 inches while her husband Gregory Peck (who died at 87, in 2003) stood 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Cause of Her Death
Greta died on 19th January 2008. She was 96 years old at the time of death. She died just six days before 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 her first husband, she got married to Gregory Peck on 4th October 1942. Hence took changed her name to Greta Peck throughout their decadde-long marriage.
After two years of marriage, they welcomed their first child, son Jonathan Peck, an actor. Sadly, Jonathan, died on 26th June 1975, from a self-inflicted gunshot.
The following year, Greta gave birth to their second child, Stephen Peck. In 1949, their third child, Carey Paul Peck, was born. From her son Stephen, she became the grandmother of 10 Things I Hate About You actor Ethan Peck.
After almost thirteen years of marriage, the couple separated. Their divorce was finalized on 30th December 1955. Following their divorce, Greta remained low-key about her relationship, while Gregory married again; he live with his second wife Veronique Peck, a French-American patron until his death in 2003.
As per IMDB, Gregory and Veronique had exchanged vows on December 31, 1985, and welcomed 2 children: son Anthony Peck (b. 1956) and daughter Cecilia Peck (b. 1958).
Career And Net Worth Of Greta Kukkonen
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.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, at the time of death, her ex-husband Gregory Peck had a net worth of $40 million. Although, no official report on the will of Peck is out, but it is probable that his second wife Veronique Peck and his children partly inherited the millions of dollars worth estate.