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Diane Ladd is an American actress, director, and writer with a net worth of $15 Million. Ladd is best known for acting in more than 140 films and television series. She rose to fame in 1974 after appearing in the comedy film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”.

Her performance was well-praised in the series and brought her BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Additionally, she received numerous award nominations. Diane is an accomplished actress and filmmaker in the American entertainment industry.

What is Diane Ladd’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$15 Million
BornNovember 29, 1935
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$1 Million +
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Rose Diane Ladner aka Diane Ladd was born on November 29th, 1935, in Laurel, Mississippi. She is the only child of her parents and was raised in a catholic household. Her mother Mary was a housewife and an actress while her dad Preston was a veterinarian and used to sell products for livestock.

At the time of Diane’s birth, her family was visiting relatives in Laurel before this, her parents lived in Meridian, Mississippi. Growing up, Ladd developed an interest in acting and began working on her skills.


In 1992, Ladd got a chance to appear in the film “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” alongside her mother Mary. Despite this, she made her official acting debut as Vera in an episode of “The Big Story” in 1949.

Later she had guest roles in numerous television shows including “Stanley” (1956), “The Walter Winchell File” (1958), and “Deadline” (1959), among others. A year later, Ladd made her film debut in “Murder, Inc” in which her role was uncredited.

The actress continued to play minor roles in films “Something Wild” (1961), 40 Pounds of Trouble” (1962), “The Wild Angels” (1966), and “The Rivers” which was released in 1969. Along with films, she was guest starring in different TV series such as “77 Sunset Strip” (1963), “Perry Mason” (1963), and “Gunsmoke” (1964–1967).

Diane Ladd as seen in a post (Diane Ladd / Instagram)
Diane Ladd as seen in a post (Diane Ladd / Instagram)


Diane Ladd earned success in showbiz after playing the role of Flo in the hit comedy film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” in 1974. Her outstanding performance earned her a handful of Academy Awards and the Golden Globes nominations.

Since then, she had roles in major projects including the “Embryo” (1976), “Addie and the King of Hearts” (1976), “Black Beauty” (1978), and many more. Two years later, Ladd came to the limelight once again when she became cast on the CBS sitcom “Alice”, starring as Belle Dupree. Her performance led her to win the Golden Globe Award.

In 1983 she had the role of Mrs. Nightshade in the film “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and then “Sweetwater” that same year. Ladd was also cast in 1987’s two movies “Black Widow” and “Plain Clothes”. Diane Ladd has a net worth of $15 Million.

Further Success

Diane’s performance in the 1990s film “Wild at Heart” brought her second Academy Award nomination. Next year, she appeared in the film “A Kiss Before Dying”. That was the same year when Ladd received an Academy Award nominee for her performance in “Rambling Rose”.

In 2000 Diane and other stars Sandra Bullock and Viggo Mortensen were cast in the comedy-drama film “28 Days”. From 2003 to 2007 Ladd had acting credits in different projects including “Charlie’s War”, “The World’s Fastest Indian”, “American Cowslip”, “Best Actress”, “Living with the Dead”, and “Kingdom Hospital” etc.

Diane Ladd earned great success for starring on HBO’s “Enlightened” from 2011 to 2013. She starred as Helen Jellicoe alongside her daughter, Laura Dern. In 2015 she got an opportunity to appear alongside Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence in the biographical movie “Joy”.

In the following year, Ladd continued to star as Nell O’Brien in Sherryl Woods novel based series “Chesapeake Shores”. Later, in 2021 she appeared in the movie “Charming the Hearts of Men” before guest starring on “Young Sheldon”.

Other Ventures

Despite appearing in films and TV shows, Diane Ladd is also known for her work as a writer, director, and producer. In 1995 she worked as a writer and director for the comedy movie “Mrs. Munck”. Additionally, she appeared as Olivia Hendrix and also co-produced the film “Mother” in 1995.

Ladd is an author and published her first book entitled “Spiraling Through the School Of Life: A Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Discovery” in 2006. She followed that up by releasing her second book “A Bad Afternoon for a Piece of Cake” in 2013.

In 1968, Diane made her Broadway debut in “Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights” and then in “A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander” which aired in 1976. Her performance in A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander earned her Drama Desk Award nominee in the category of Outstanding Actress.

Personal Life

Diane Ladd and actor Bruce Dern married in 1960. The couple welcomed their first daughter Diane Dern in 1960, unfortunately, she passed away 18 months later. In February 1967, Diane gave birth to her second daughter named Laura Dern. Laura established herself as an Oscar-winning actress. Aside from this, Diane and Bruce were separated in 1969.

From 1969 to 1976 Diane was married to businessman William A. Shea Jr. Eventually, the actress found her true love. Ladd married Robert Charles Hunter in February 1999 and the two are living happy and luxurious life.

Real Estate

Diane Ladd and her husband Robert spent about $1.1 million on a lavish mansion located in Ojai, California. This estate spans over 2.5 acres of land. The couple bought this, 4,314 square foot house in 1998 and then put it into the market for sale in 2008.

The asking price of the mansion was around $5 million which would change many times over the years. After almost two decades, Ladd and Robert decided to reduce the asking price and put the new price which was $3.62 million. They eventually sold the property for $3.1 million in May 2021.

Career Highlights

  • Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Film, 1974)
  • Alice (TV series, 1980–81)
  • Wild at Heart (Film, 1990)
  • Rambling Rose (Film, 1991)
  • Enlightened (TV series, 2011-2013)
  • 1976 BAFTA Award, Best Actress in a Supporting Role _ Won
  • 1980 Golden Globe Award, Best Supporting Actress _ Won
  • 1991 Independent Spirit Award, Best Supporting Female _ Won

Diane Ladd Net Worth

Diane Ladd is one of the most recognized actresses in the American industry. She has been acting in films and TV series since 1957. Ladd has managed to make millions of dollars throughout her successful career.

She first came to the limelight after starring in the 1974 film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”. From there she continued to appear in high-budget films and TV series. As of 2023, Diane Ladd’s net worth is estimated to be $15 Million.

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