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What Is ‘Body Double’ Star Melanie Griffith’s Net Worth?

Melanie Griffith started as an actress in the 1970s, appearing in mostly thriller movies.
Melanie Griffith | Getty Images |  Rachel Luna
Melanie Griffith | Getty Images | Rachel Luna
Name Melanie Griffith
Net Worth $40 million
Sources of Income Acting
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 9, 1957
Age 66 
Nationality United States of America
Profession Actor, Model, Voice Actor, Film Producer

Melanie Griffith | Getty Images |  Kevin Winter
Melanie Griffith | Getty Images | Kevin Winter

Melanie Griffith started as an actress in the 1970s, appearing in mostly thriller movies. She is best known for her role in Brian De Palma's thriller "Body Double" which was released in 1984. The role got her a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress and catapulted her career to the next level. She went on to star in many movies and popular commercials. Some of her best works include "Working Girl," "Pacific Heights," and "Nobody's Fool." As of October 2023, Melanie Griffith's net worth is around $40 million, per Celebrity Net Worth

Most of her net worth is attributed to her work as an actor and model for many years. She started acting at a very young age and was already appearing on TV in her teen years. She reportedly earned $1 million in the 1990s's "Bonfire at the Vanities" and $2 million in "Milk Money."

Career highlights 

Melanie Griffith started bagging prominent roles at the age of 17 and was seen in the movie, "Night Moves." She did movies like, "The Drowning Pool," "Smile," and "The Garden." While these were pretty prominent roles, her breakthrough came in the '80s when she was seen in the movie "Roar." She went on to appear in "Body Double" which created a lot of buzz in the mid-80s.

She appeared in films like "Something Wild," "Fear City," and "Cherry 2000." She ended the decade with her role in "Working Girl." Griffith later went on to bag the Golden Globe for her performance. She continued to perform throughout the '90s and was seen in projects like "Shining Through," "Born Yesterday," and "A Stranger Among Us".

In the late '90s, she made her stage debut and was seen in the production "The Vagina Monologues." The play was staged in the Old Vic in London. She also voiced a few characters in the early 2000s such as Margalo in "Stuart Little 2." She later made her Broadway debut and appeared in the musical "Chicago."

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Melanie Richards Griffith was born in Manhattan, New York on August 9, 1957. She was born to a renowned former fashion model and actress while her father was the late Peter Griffith, a child actor and advertising executive. She moved to Los Angeles with her mother after her parents split. She excelled academically and graduated from secondary school when she was only 16.

Melanie Griffith has been married four times. She was married to Don Johnson, whom she married at the age of 18 in 1976, the couple called it quits after six months. They had a daughter Dakota Johnson, who is now a famous actor. She was also married to actor Steven Bauer from 1981 to 1987 and has a son named Alexander Bauer. She later got married to actor Antonio Banderas. The two have a daughter, Stella Banderas Stella Banderas. The two separated after being together for more than two decades.


In 2019, she bought a Spanish-style villa located in the Sunset Strip in Hollywood Hills. She paid $3.7 million for the house that featured tile flooring, a stone fireplace, and a pool. Melanie Griffith and Banderas paid close to $3.5 million for a property in Aspen on 12 acres. Griffith went on to receive the estate after divorce and decided to split the property and sold a 10-acre slice of the estate in 2017 for $2.24 million and the remaining two acres for $4 million in 2019. 

Divorce Settlement

The divorce was finalized in 2014. The divorce divided the actor's share of profits from numerous films, including several movies in the Shrek franchise. 

: Actress Melanie Griffith | Getty Images | Paul Archuleta
Melanie Griffith | Getty Images | Paul Archuleta

Academy Awards, USA- Nominated in 1989 for "Working Girl"

American Comedy Awards, USA- Nominated in 1989 for "Working Girl"

Australian Film Institute- Nominated for Best Actress for "All the Way"

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards- Winner in 1989 for "Working Girl"

Primetime Emmy Awards- nominated in 2000 for "RKO 281"

Golden Globes, USA- nominated in 2000, 1985,1987, and 1996. Winner in 1989 for "Working Girl"

Bonfires at the vanities $1 million
Milk Money $2 million
Instagram 639K
Twitter 120.9K

Are Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas still married?

No, the two called it quits in 2015. 

Are Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson related?

The two were married in the '90s. They have a daughter named Dakota Johnson who is known for her role in "Fifty Shades of Grey" franchise.

Why did Melanie Griffith stop acting?

As her career progressed, Griffith became increasingly dependent on drugs and alcohol, per reports, and studio executives stopped considering her for feature film roles.

What Does Melanie Griffith's Son Do?

Her son is a producer. 

How Many Children Did Melanie Griffith Give Birth To?

She has three children, son Alexander Bauer and daughters Dakota Johnson and Stella Banderas. 

What Is Dakota Johnson's Net Worth?

Her net worth is around $14 million.

What Is Melanie Griffith Famous For?

She is known for her roles in "Working Girl" for which she received an Academy Award nomination.