Ottavia Busia Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Sep, 2021
Facts of Ottavia Busia
Date of Birth: 1965 , July-11
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: Italy
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Ottavia Busia
Birth Name Ottavia Busia
Nick Name Ottavia Busia
Nationality Italian
Birth Place/City island of Sardinia
Ethnicity White
Profession television actress
Working For Tv Shows
Net Worth $ 16 million
Weight in KG 70 kg
Married Yes
Married to Anthony Bourdain
Children Ariane.
Divorce Yes
Education elementary school in Sardinia.
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Ottavia Busia, an Italian-born mixed martial artist practices jiu-jitsu and calls it her life. She initially used to work at restaurants and held several high posts. She is the wife of popular American chef Anthony Bourdain, who died of suicide by hanging in 2018. The couple was married from 2007-2016 and has a daughter.

Ottavia Busia's Early Life And Childhood 

Ottavia Busia was born on July 11, 1965, on the island of Sardinia, Italy. Her parents raised her with great compassion and care. 

Ottavia Busia belongs to Italian nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she is of Italian descent. She attended an elementary school in Sardinia. She was very tough and involved in fights since her childhood. Due to her keen interest in fighting, she started taking martial arts training in Italy.

Ottavia Busia's Career 

Ottavia Busia took a road trip to follow an Irish rock band leading her to American soil.  She moved to New York City in 2000 and started working in restaurants due to her financial problems. She has held various positions in restaurants like Café des Artistes, Orsay, Geisha, and Serafina.

Besides, Ottavia Busia participated in several martial arts education programs. She thought Ju-Jitsu was only going to be an exercise to drop pregnancy pounds. Ottavia wanted to lose some weight after her daughter’s birth. 

Ottavia Busia decided to procure a private instructor and enrolled as a student at Rizio Gracie Academy. Ottavia Busia trained in the art of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and specialized in it.

Busia began to work as a mixed martial art fighter after that. Promptly, she started to compete in tournaments. Ottavia Busia is also a television actress. She featured in the movie No Reservations sharing the screen along with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, and Abigail Breslin

Ottavia Busia's Net Worth And Salary 

Ottavia Busia's net worth is expected to be around thousands of dollars at present. She has earned a considerable amount of money from her hard work as a martial artist and TV actress. According to a source, an MMA fighter earns an average of $35000 annually.

In the year 2007, she was a cast in the film No Reservations which was turned out to be a box office hit grossing more than  $92 million worldwide against its producing cost of $28 million. 

Her late husband, Anthony Bourdain had an estimated net worth of $16 million as per celebrity net worth. He reportedly gave a hefty amount of money to raise their children and spousal support after his death.  The couple bought a home for $3.35 million at 40 East 94th Street. The 2,250-square-foot condo has three full bathrooms. 

Ottavia Busia's Personal Life And Marriage

Ottavia Busia was married to Chef Anthony Bourdain on April 20, 2007. She started dating Anthony Bourdain in 2006 after meeting at the restaurant where they worked together. Busia was a general manager while he was a chef of the same restaurant.

The couple has a daughter named Ariane Bourdain. The couple got separated in 2016. However, their divorce is not finalized. The following year, Anthony Bourdain started dating the Italian actress Asia Argento. The couple met for the first time on the Rome episode of Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain was married to his high school girlfriend,  Nancy Putkoski in 1985, and remained together for two decades, divorcing in 2005.

Ottavia Busia is active on Twitter and Instagram with thousands of followers. Her Twitter account is private. She has shared many pictures on her Instagram account.

Her Husband's Death

Her husband was found dead in his room at  Le Chambard hotel in Kaysersberg, France, on June 8, 2018. According to a source, he hanged himself. 

Anthony Bourdain was traveling with his friend Éric Ripert, who became worried when Bourdain missed dinner and breakfast. Christian de Rocquigny du Fayel, the public prosecutor for Colmar, said that Bourdain's body bore no signs of violence, that toxicology tests would determine whether drugs or medications were involved, but that the suicide appeared to be an "impulsive act".

Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: Ottavia Busia is 53 years old. 
  • Birth Sign:  Cancer
  • Height: She stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches(1.65m).
  • Weight: Her body weight is around 55kg(123 pounds). 
  • Body Measurements: She has an hourglass-shaped body with measurements of 35-27-34 inches. 
  • Shoe Size: 6(US)

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