Sigrid Valdis was a renowned American actress who got fame initially by working on stage. The role she played as “Hida” on Television also got recognition worldwide. She has a distinctive style of acting that helped her win millions of hearts.
As of 2022, Sigrid Valdis' net worth is estimated to be $16 million.
|Net Worth||$16 million|
|Given Name||Patricia Annette Olson|
|Famous Name||Sigrid Valdis|
|Source(s) of Fame||Actress|
|Date of Birth||September 21, 1935|
|Place of Birth||Bakersfield, California, United States|
|Relationships||Widowed, George Gilbert Ateyeh, (1958 - 1967)Widowed, Bob Crane, (1970 - 1978)|
Sigrid Valdis was born on the 21st of September, 1935 in Bakersfield, California, United States. She grew up in Los Angeles. However, she never talked about her parents, siblings, or any relatives, so there is no information available on the internet regarding that.
She also attended various private schools to complete her studies. She also went to Marymount High School. She moved to Europe and then to New York after her graduation. She started modeling in her teenage.
She also got training for acting from Stella Adler’s Theatre School. After coming back to California, she decided to pursue her career in acting.
Sigrid Valdis appeared in the role of a young woman in 1962 in the film “Two Tickets to Paris”. The next year, she played the role of Ruby on the small screen in a television series “Kraft Suspense Theatre”.
In 1965, she acted in both film and television. She portrayed the role of Kitty in the film “Marriage on the Rocks” and the role of “Miss Piecemeal” in television “The Wild Wild West”.
She was also cast for “Hogan’s Heroes” a television series. She played the role of “Gretchen” in its first episode. The series continued from 1966-to 1971 and she played the role of “Hilda” in 43 episodes. She got acknowledged both by the audience and critics for playing this role.
In 1966, she also appeared again in the film “Our Man Flint” in the role of “Anna”. In 1977, she did another film “The Venetian Affair”.
Sigrid Valdis got married twice in her life. First, she got married to George Gilbert Ateyeh in 1958. They had a daughter together. Unfortunately, Ateyeh died after 9 years of marriage. After that, Sigrid married again to Bob Crane in 1970. They met on the set of Hogan’s Heroes. After one year, Sigrid gave birth to her son and decided to quit acting. In 1978, Bob got murdered and Sigrid left Los Angeles after his death. It affected her mentally and she took a lot of time to get back to her normal life.
She also created a website to pay tribute to her husband where she used to answer the questions of her husband’s fans. The website is now being run by her son. Some fans also have made tribute websites for Bob Crane.
Sigrid Valdis was not active on any social media platform. She didn’t even keep her fans engaged through her social media accounts like other celebrities. Her fans are still interested to know more about her life, however, she always preferred to keep her life private.
Sigrid Valdis died on the 14th of October, 2007 in California. The reason for her death was lung cancer. She had a lot of close people around her when she died. Her daughters, son, brother-in-law, one granddaughter, four grandsons, and three stepchildren from Crane still remember her even after her death.
Sigrid Valdis was a famous actress who achieved a lot of milestones in her life. She has die-hard fans who love her because of her acting skills and strong willpower. Her life wasn’t a bed of roses but she went through every up and down courageously. She also fought lung cancer but unfortunately couldn’t survive. She had an estimated net worth of around $16 million before her death.