Greta Kukkonen

Inside Biography

Greta Kukkonen was a Finnish-American real estate broker. The late real estate broker was in the headlines for being the first wife of Gregory Peck. Her husband was one of the famous actors from the 1940s to 1960s.

However, Greta and Peck divorced after thirteen years of marriage. Here we are with Greta Kukkonen's biography.

What Was Greta Kukkonen's Real Name? Birth Date and Family?

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 Greta's family emigrated to the United States in 1913. Besides this, she had never opened up about her parents, family life, siblings, and early life.

What Was The Net Worth Of Greta Kukkonen The Time Of Her Demise?

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.

Gregory Peck's ex-wife Greta Kukkonen and their children.  SOURCE: Pinterest

Although no official report on the will of Peck is out, it is probable that his second wife Veronique Peck, and his children partly inherited the millions of dollars worth of estate. The late actor Peck who earned his first recognition in The Keys of the Kingdon (1944) was active in the film industry from 1941 to 2000.

Until his demise, Peck had a total of 58 acting credits under his name, according to IMDb. Some of his notable acting credits are Roman Holiday, Spellbound, The Boys From Brazil, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Will Rogers Follies, The Portrait, and Cape Fear.

Death Cause Of Greta Kukkonen

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.

Kukkonen's 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.

Gregory Peck's Ex-Wife Greta Kukkonen's 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 decade-long marriage.

After two years of marriage, Gregory and Greta welcomed their first child, son Jonathan Peck, an actor. Sadly, Jonathan, died on 26th June 1975, from a self-inflicted gunshot.

Late Greta Kukkonen and her ex-husband (late) Gregory Peck welcomed 3 children throughout their 13-year marriage. SOURCE: YouTube@listoholic

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.

Life Of Greta and Gregory After Divorce: Did They Remarry?

Following their divorce, Greta remained low-key about her relationship, while Gregory married again; he lived 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).

Educational Qualification & Physical Appearance Of Greta Kukkonen

Regarding educational background, she received an honorary doctorate from Finlandia University in 1994.

Gregory Peck's ex-wife 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.

Career Highlights 

Greta was a real estate broker who came into the headlines after tying the knot with Hollywood actor Gregory Peck. Gregory Peck's ex-partner 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 the Order of the White Rose in 1967.




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by ab-krijana, 29 Oct, 2020

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