Who is Vera Steimberg?
Vera Steimberg was born in 1973, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a make-up artist, who has worked in numerous high profile Hollywood films. However, she is perhaps better known for being the ex-wife of cinematographer Daniel Moder, who is now the husband of famed actress Julia Roberts.
— Vera Steimberg (@MakeupByVera) May 15, 2013
The Net Worth of Vera Steimberg
How rich is Vera Steimberg? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned largely through success in the entertainment industry. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to her association with and divorce from her now ex-husband, who has a net worth estimated at over $10 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career
There is very little information regarding Vera’s childhood, her family, and even her education. While she was born in Buenos Aires, her family soon relocated to the US where she would grow up. She started her career in the makeup industry working with various A-list Hollywood personalities on a variety of films. Over the next 15 years, she would flourish at her work, as her unique style made her one of the more notable personalities in the industry.
According to various sources, she is responsible for transforming Eddie Murphy into the titular character in “The Nutty Professor”. She also served as the make-up artist for actress Zoe Saldana for most of her career, who is known for her work in films such as “Guardians of the Galaxy”, “Planet of the Apes”, “Dream Girls’, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, “Colombiana”, and “Medium”. Her fame also increased significantly during the late-1990s, when she became associated with cinematographer Daniel Moder.
Ex-Husband – Daniel Moder
After graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in psychology, Daniel took a turn in his pursuits and began work as a production assistant in the 1995 film “Crimson Tide”. The following year, he became a part of the sports drama film entitled “The Fan”, and more opportunities started opening up for him as he became a mainstay of the Camera and Electrical Department of numerous films. Some of the other project’s he worked on include “The Brave”, “Enemy of the State”, and “Tuesdays with Morrie” which is based on the Mitch Albom book of the same name.
He eventually transitioned into cinematography, making his debut in the short film “Kid Quick”. Shortly afterwards, he started working on feature films as a cinematographer. Some of his projects have include “Grand Champion”, “Border”, and “Fireflies in the Garden”., and others such as “Mona Lisa Smile”, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, and “Spider-Man 3”. His most acclaimed work is the film “The Normal Heart”, which directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Julia Roberts earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Marriage, Separation, and Divorce
While details about their relationship leading to marriage are scarce, it is known that Steimber and Moder married in 1997, however, after five years without children, in the 2000s their marriage had a lot of problems, during which time Daniel met future wife Julia Roberts on the set of the film “The Mexican” in 2000. The two started a relationship there while he was still married, and apparently while Roberts was still dating actor Benjamin Bratt.
This eventually led to the separation of Steimberg and Moder, with their divorce finalized in the middle of 2002. Afterwards, he married Roberts in a small ceremony held at the actress’ ranch in Taos, New Mexico, and they went on to have three children. Steimberg faded a bit more out of the spotlight, and it’s not known if she has any new relationships or has remarried. Despite the rocky times that they had during this period, she bounced back and returned to working in the entertainment industry as a make-up artist once more.
Social Media and Controversy
Similar to numerous people in the entertainment industry, Vera is highly active online through an account on Instagram, which promotes her work and some of the celebrities she’s worked with, often high profile models and actors. She continues to be the go-to makeup artist for Zoe Saldana, including during red carpet events. She also works a lot with Christina Ochoa and Eddie Murphy in their projects. She posts a few personal pictures, and some of her daily endeavors.
While it has been a long time since Vera and Daniel divorced, the media often go back to her when an issue rises between Moder and Roberts. In 2018, reports started surfacing that Julia Roberts doesn’t have a good relationship with Daniel’s siblings, and mentioned that a lot of Moder’s relatives were actually close to Vera before their separation. There was also talk that Roberts offered Steimberg money so that she would separate with her then-husband, but she put up a fight leading to Roberts publicly making a statement by wearing a shirt that alluded to her dislike of the make-up artist.