Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is a famous actor, film director and script writer whose work stems from decades ago. The American action movie actor was born on July 1946 in New York and has been in the film industry since 1970, although his major breakthrough came in 1976 after writing his debut movie “Rocky.” Sylvester has a remarkable reputation and worldwide stardom known in various countries where his movies sold. His unique physique and body measurement, charming demeanor and incredible use of ammunition are some key characteristics that fans identify him for. Sylvester Stallone’s wife, daughters, mother and father have also had a significant influence on the actor’s screen endeavors. The actor had a great interest in action and was fond of watching boxing events. In fact, he is said to have written the script for Rocky after three days of watching a boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner in 1976.
Sylvester Stallone’s Father And Mother
Stallone’s father was Frank Stallone Sr. An Italian-American who was a hairdresser and lover of the polo sport. Stallone Sr made his first ever and only movie appearance in his son’s 1976 movie Rocky playing the role of the timekeeper. Late in his life in 2010 at 90 years old he penned a book Stewart Lane, a story about a couple who attempt to refurbish an old country house in ruins. He died at 91 years of age as a result of prostrate cancer. He married Jackie, Sylvester’s mom in 1945 but both separated in 1957. They had two children together, the other being singer Frank Stallone.
Sylvester Stallone’ mother is Jacqueline Stallone, 94. She is an American astrologer, promoter of women’s wrestling (now you see where Stallone got his love for wrestling from) and a former dancer. Jackie Stallone is a rather controversial celebrity, she has made TV appearances in The Howard Stein Show where she claimed the actor’s father wanted him aborted, she has also appeared on UK TV series Celebrity Big Brother and Through The Keyhole, a BBC TV Show.
Jackie has undergone excessive plastic surgeries which has resulted in giving her a horrible look. She also calls herself “botched”. Surgery doesn’t seem to go down well with her at all, back when she was pregnant with Sylvester, she underwent an operation during his delivery which resulted in paralyzing the left side of his face including parts of his lips, tongue and chin. The actor has followed in his moms footsteps and have had various plastic procedures in a bid to solve the facial problem but at some point it didn’t go down well with him.
Nonetheless, he has managed to overcome these difficulties to become one of the most acclaimed action movie actors in Hollywood. At some point, he even starred in the renowned James Bond series.
Wife And Daughters
The actor has been married thrice and divorced twice. His marriages have produced a total of five children- two sons of which one is late and three daughters.
His first marriage was at the age of 28 to Sasha Czack in 1974 and the couple divorced in 1984. This relationship resulted in two sons- Sage who was found dead in his apartment as a result of heart disease in 2012 at 36 and Seargeoh who was born in 1979.
He was then married to actress and model Brigitte Nielsen in 1985, their relationship was highly publicized by the media. After 19 months of marriage, they divorced in 1987 with no children.
He later married Jennifer Flavin in 1997. She was a former model and now an entrepreneur and businesswoman. Stallone is still married to Flavin and together they have three daughters; Sophia (b. 1996), Sistine(b. 1998) and Scarlet (b. 2002). We get it Sylv, you just love the letter S.
The Actor has three siblings Dante Stallone, Frank Stallone and Toni D`Alto, who died in 2012 of lung cancer.
Sylvester Stallone’s career and hobbies
He is a lovable character in Hollywood and has many fans. His movies and missions are quite thrilling and entertaining to most people and are loved by audiences of all ages. Some of his popular movies include First Blood, Rambo I, II, and III, Judge Dredd, The-Expandables and The-Escape-Plan. Stallone has an oil painting hobby that helps him to maintain the health of his 17-inch biceps. The 5 feet 10 185 lbs actor also has a passion in boxing and has endorsed several events. He owns a boxing promotion company called Tiger Eye Productions and is frequently seen in boxing events.
Without a doubt, Stallone remains an iconic figure and a great source of inspiration in the movie industry. Fans have given him various nicknames including “The Italian Stallone” and “Sly” among others. Stallone is gradually getting old for the thrilling action moves, and most fans can’t help but hope he will pass on the amazing skills to a protégé.