Who is Susan Lucci?
Susan Lucci has a number of professional titles, some of which are a soap series star, television show host, and businesswoman. She was born on 23 December 1946 in Scarsdale, New York and grew up with the local community. She matriculated fromGarden City High School, and later graduated with a bachelors degree in drama from Marymount College. Susan’s mesmerising looks come partially from the abundance of cultures mixed in her roots: her father comes from an Italian family, while her mother has Swedish and German ancestors. Later in her life, after a tremendously successful career, Susan wrote her autobiography called “All My Life”, named almost completely after the show she is most recognized for.
Susan Lucci is best known for her appearance in the hit TV drama “All My Children”, in which she starred as Erica Kane from 1970 to 2011. Susan is married to Helmut Huber, who is an Austrian entrepreneur, and they have two children together.
Apart from taking part in “All My Children”, Susan was the host of the documentary series called “Deadly Affairs”, and also portrayed one of the main characters in the Lifetime TV series “Devious Maids”.
Throughout her successful career, she has earned an enormous amount of money, however, her acting jobs are not her only source of income. She has proven herself as a very capable businesswoman and salesperson. One account when she demonstrated her flair was the deal for her Hamptons home, which was sold for close to $20 million.
Susan also earned a considerable profit from her biography, which was bought and published by Lisa Sharkey, Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins, and came on the market on 29 March 2011. So there is no surprise that Susan’s net worth is estimated by authoritative sources at over $45 million.
One of the serious traumatic moments for Susan was when her longtime friend and co-star on “All My Children”, Mark LaMura, died in 2017. The two played siblings in the show, and this helped them create a lasting friendship; LaMura passed away after battling lung cancer. Despite that, 2017 was not all bad for Susan, as that same year Susan’s mother, Jeanette, celebrated her 100th birthday, while her son Andreas Huber had his first child, Wolf Huber.
While Susan’s most famous character Erica Kane was somewhat indecisive when it came to her dating life and marriages (the character was infamous for her many weddings), Susan herself has never had doubts about her marriage. She married Helmut Huber in 1969, and the two have been together ever since; even after close to 50 years of marriage, the two look like happy newlyweds. While this is Susan’s only marriage (she was 23 years old when they got married), Helmut was divorced when the two started dating. This is the only case in which the mention of divorce can be associated with the couple, as they are indeed an example of what a successful relationship is.
Several years after Susan and Helmut married they had their first child, Liza born on 22 February 1975. A few years later the couple had their son, Andreas. Liza decided to follow in her mother’s footsteps and became a soap opera actress, however, she states that she would have become an actress even if her mother was not a popular TV star. She is most famous for her portrayal of Gwen Hotchkiss in the famous daytime show “Passions”. Liza also received the honorary Miss Golden Globe award, which is given to a daughter of a recognized actor or actress. Susan’s son Andreas decided to go on a completely different professional path from both of his parents, and took up professional golf. Both Liza and Andreas enjoy success in their careers, and they are both married and have children.
— Susan Lucci (@Susan_Lucci) October 7, 2014
Susan and Helmut enjoy a big family. While they only have two children, they are happy to boast of their five grandchildren, so far. Liza gave birth to Royce Alexander in 2006, then in 2008 to their second grandson – Brendan. Later, in 2011, Susan and Helmut welcomed Hayden Victoria, their first granddaughter. As for their son, Andreas, he also has two kids, both boys named Mason Alexander and Wolf.
As far as Susan’s parents go there is very scarce information. On several occasions during her career, there were a lot of rumours regarding who her mother is, including speculations that she was the daughter of the well-known American actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller, however, this turned out to be untrue. In fact, her mother’s name was Jeanette Granquist, and her father was Victor Lucci, who was a successful businessman in the building industry.