Best known for her marriage to an American Film Director Tim Burton, Lena Gieseke is a German artist widely celebrated for her special visual effects in different movies and television series.
The young photographer who was born on September 12, 1965, in Bremen, Germany is initially known for her involvement as a 3D Artist in ‘1½ Knights – in Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde’ in 2008.
Tim Burton’s name may not be new to most people, especially those who love dark, gothic, eccentric horror and fantasy films like the adventure film, Alice in Wonderland. But little or nothing is known about his former wife Lena. Here are 6 quick facts you need to know about the German Super talented artist.
1. Lena is a Dedicated Photographer
Her love for photography forced her parents to send her to German School in Athens where she learnt and mastered everything about arts and enjoyed the pleasure of knowing facts about the Greek ancient gods and goddesses, temples sculptures and many more that pertains to creative artistry.
Lena also attended California Institute of Arts (CalArts) where she intensively studied Fine Arts and Photography. She further moved to Lena Wimbledon College and Goldsmith College in London in order to perfectly set herself for her future career in the field of visual effects.
2. She Met Tim after Graduation in 1989
Lena Gieseke quickly got into business immediately after her short degree course at CalArts. She received an invitation to take picture shots of Tim Burton’s American superhero film “Batmen” which starred great American actors like Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Jack Palance and Robert Wuhl. On meeting with her, Tim fell in love, proposed to Lena and officially married her on February 24, 1989. Unfortunately, their marriage was short-lived as they got divorced in 1991 after two years, thanks to Burton’s complicated personality. Lena Gieseke found out he was dating another woman Lisa Marie, a Californian ex-stripper.
Taking a brief look at Tim Burton’s personality, he is a renowned animator, film director, producer, artist, and a writer. Initially, his weird drawings which are often inspired by horror movies made his peers keep away from him basically because his paintings of bones, worms and skeleton were at that time, not considered as a work of art. Tim was born in Burbank, California on August 25, 1958. He is a son of a former minor league baseball player William “Bill” Burton and Jean Burton (née Erickson), known as the owner of a cat-themed gift shop. He was known at home and at school as one who is very introspective and one who loves painting watching horror movies.
As a movie producer, his excellent skills can be seen in such films as Sleepy Hollow, Planet of the Apes, Edward Scissorhands, Dark Shadows, and Alice in Wonderland. While he was still married to Lena, she played a good role in the production of one of the most famous cinematographic works “Edward Scissorhands” produced in 1990.
3. She Served as an Animation Modeller for Various Films.
The renowned artist served as a modeller for most interesting TV movies like the 2009 American epic science fiction disaster film, “2012” which was directed and produced by Roland Emmerich, a German film director. The films also starred such actors as John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson. She also worked on the visual effects of films like Westflug – Entführung Aus Liebe, Otto’s Eleven, Hotel Lux, Immortals, Die Jahrhundertlawine, Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods, and When Santa Fell to Earth’. Lena was also a 3D artist for Berlin ’36.
4. Lena Gieseke’s Net Worth and Salary
Although the beautiful artist has not yet been benevolent enough to expose facts relating to her financial status, there is no gainsaying that Lena is living a quiet but luxurious lifestyle. Most of her earning must come from her artistic work as a photographer followed by her works on numerous films. Also some of her wealth could possibly be from her share of her ex-husband’s wealth after divorce. Tim Burton currently has a net worth of $140 million dollars. However, Lena has more than 10 credits for visual effects in different movies and TV series.
5. Height and Body Measurement
Mere looking at her, beautiful German-born artist Lena has a unique figure that perfectly matches her height. Her well-shaped body clearly proves that she is at her best in keeping fit for her career. She has dark hair and brown eyes.
6. Lena Avoids Media Spotlights
Following her simple and well-preserved nature, Lena has clearly stayed clear from social media activities. Although she might have a personal social media platform, she has managed to keep it strictly to her close friends and relatives.