Joan Elan Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Real Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On May 5th, 2022

Joan Elan was an actress from British Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka). She is still famous for her role in The Girls of Pleasure Island (1953). She left this world on the 7th of January, 1981.

Joan Elan's Net Worth

As of 2024, Joan Elan's net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Net Worth$3 million
Given NameJoan Georgina Bingham-Newland
Famous NameJoan Elan
Source(s) of FameActress
Date of BirthJuly 24, 1928
Place of BirthColombo, British Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
Age At Death52
Date of DeathJanuary 7, 1981
Cause of DeathNon-Communicable Disease
RelationshipsMarried, Harry F. "Bud" Nye,

Early Life

Joan Elan opened her eyes on the 24th of July, 1928 in British Ceylon, present-day Sri Lanka. Her father’s name was Richard C. Bingham-Newland. Her mother’s name was Georgina Low. She had two siblings but she never mentioned their names.

Joan spent her childhood in the tea farms of Sri Lanka. Her family shifted to England when their father wrapped up his tea business from Ceylon. Most of Joan’s work is in the Western Television industry.

Career Highlights

Joan Elan began her career in the British drama ‘Hell is Sold Out’ in 1951. She played the role of a nurse in that drama.

In 1952, she was selected as the cast member for ‘The Girls of Pleasure Island’. She played the lead role of Violet Halyard in the romantic comedy-drama The Girls of Pleasure Island in 1953.

In 1955, she was selected as the cast member for The Returning. The same year she played the role of Liza Gerlan in Boxing Match.

From 1955 to 1958, she remained part of Matinee Theatre. It was a television anthology series that had 3 seasons and more than 300 episodes. Joan played multiple roles in Matinee Theatre.

In 1957, she played Wendy Hollister in Darby’s Rangers. Darby’s Rangers also titled The Young Invaders was an action drama based on the first rangers battalion that took part in World War 2.

Joan was a part of the cast of The Case of The Terrified Typist (1958). She acted the role of Deborah Jenkins in Man of Action (1959). Man of Action is a western suspense drama in which a town leader is kidnapped.

In 1960, Joan acted the role of Nancy in Incident in the Garden of Eden. It is a western romantic drama. The same year she played the role of Ursula in the western comedy Iron Hand. She played her final role of Venessa Straut in Have Gun- Will Travel in 1962.

Joan Elan winded up her acting career in 1962.

Personal Life 

Joan Elan got married to Harry Franklin (Bud) Nye Jr. in 1967. The couple was together till the death of Joan Elan. In the 52 years of her life, Joan was not involved in any controversies or love affairs. She kept her private life to herself.

Social Media

Joan Elan does not have any social media account. She does not have any YouTube channel. She died in 1981, at that time social media platforms were not available. Back in 1950-60, when Joan was alive, newspaper, television, and radio were considered as media platforms where she was quite active.


Joan Elan died on the 7th of January, 1981. By the time of her death, she was married to Harry Franklin. The cause of her death has not been made public. However, her fans still miss her and admire her acting skills.


Joan Elan was a versatile actress of old times. She was a famous television actress in the golden era of television. She played all sorts of roles including romance, action, suspense, and comedy. She died on the 7th of January 1981, the cause of her death is not known. May her soul rest in peace.

Joan Elan has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Ran Masaki, Tsao Yu-Ning, Jada Alberts, Davey Davison, Crystal Grant, Colter Wall, Yuri, Regina Hall, and Maite Perroni.