Carla Ferrigno is a former psychotherapist, actress, and trainer who is more famed as the wife and manager of The Incredible Hulk actor, Lou Ferrigno. The pair have been married for over 4 decades and still counting. Together, they have birthed three children namely, Shanna Ferrigno, Louis Jr Ferrigno, and Brent Ferrigno.
10 Facts About Lou Ferrigno’s Wife
1. Carla Ferrigno is 74 Years Old
Lou Ferrigno’s wife was born Carla Green on May 24, 1949, and she’s 74 years old at the moment. She was raised in Los Angeles, California by her parents however, there is no information about them. It’s also not known if she has any siblings or not as no records about them have been established.
2. She Had a Brief Acting Career
As you would find, Carla Ferrigno is an actress; albeit not so popular. This is because her career in the entertainment industry was quite brief. She holds 3 acting roles in movies such as Black Roses (1988), The Adventures of Hercules (1985), and I Sette Magnifici Gladiatori (1983).
3. Carla Previously Worked in the Restaurant
Acting is not the only thing Carla has dabbled into. Before when she earned roles in movies and television series, she was already working at the TGI Freis restaurant and later became the manager.
It was while working here that she met Lou Ferrigno who would later be her husband.
4. Carla Ferrigno has Been Married to Lou Ferrigno Since 1980
As hinted, Carla and Ferrigno met sometime in the 1970s while she was working at a restaurant Ferrigno and his friends had come to rest. Recalling this, Carla said it was his body that got her asking ” How big are you?” and he responded “Big enough”. The pair soon got chatting and even though she was persistent in having a conversation, she admitted that she couldn’t just resist as he had this sweetness about him.
Following this, they soon became friends and later went on their first date. Thereafter, the pair began dating and in 1980, precisely on May 3, Carla and Ferrigno got married. Their wedding was held at the Bella Hotel and witnessed by 50 people who were mostly family and friends.
Their marriage has also seen the birth of three children namely; Shanna Ferrigno, Louis Jr Ferrigno, and Brent Ferrigno. The first child of the pair was born in 1981, a year after their marriage and she’s 34 years old at the moment. Their second and third child was born in 1984 and February 1, 1990, respectively.
5. Her Husband was Previously Married Before Meeting Her
Even though the former actress, Carla Ferrigno is famous as the wife of Lou Ferrigno, she is not his first wife. The former bodybuilder was previously married to his ex-wife Susan Groff in 1978. Information on how they met is not known but records have it that they were married for a year before their divorce.
6. Carla’s Children are All Active in the Entertainment Industry
Even though none of Carla’s children is a professional bodybuilder like their father Lou Ferrigno, they are all building an acting career in the entertainment industry.
The first child of the pair, Shanna is an actress who is known for her works in films and tv series such as Days of Our Lives, Windfall, Within, and Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.
Louis Jr, the couple’s second child is also into show business and known for his recurring role in TV series such as S.W.A.T. Asides from this, Louis Jr is also an avid sportsman with a special interest in football. Likewise, the youngest child of the couple, Brent Ferrigno.
7. She Became Her Husband’s Manager After Their Marriage
Shortly after Carla and Lou got married, they realized that they didn’t have enough money to keep up. According to the former psychotherapist, her husband had only $5000 while she had $7000. Even though they both had good jobs at the time, they just didn’t know where the money went to.
Thusly, she decided to help him capitalize on his fame and became his manager. She booked for every appearance he made and also traveled with him. In a short while, the couple built their money as well as their home.
8. Carla Revealed the Secret to Their 4 Decades Marriage
In an interview with Geffner Production, the couple revealed that the secret to their long marriage is intimacy, honesty, and communication. Carla’s husband also added that they communicate even ‘when they are having issues and do not wait until 24 hours before issues are resolved.
9. She Was Sexually Assaulted in the 60s
Lou’s wife revealed on the “John and Ken” show on Los Angeles’ KFI radio station, that a popular comedian famous as Bill Cosby almost forced himself on her sometime in the late 60s.
According to Carla, she a man had approached her shortly after her breakup and asked if she would love to go for dinner and then to the comedian’s house. She agreed to this and after the dinner date with the man alongside Cosby and his wife, they all went to Cobsy’s house.
There, his wife retired early to bed and her date was nowhere to be found. As such, she was left along with Cosby at the pool who grabbed her and kissed her. She managed to push him away and ran towards the hall. Carla met her date there and told him she wanted to go home.
While Carla kept this to herself for several years, she was encouraged to reveal her encounter with the comedian. This was after his other victims had narrated their stories as well.
10. What is Carla Ferrigno’s Net Worth
Carla dabbled into careers before getting married. She started as a physiotherapist and later worked in a restaurant before earning a few roles as an actress. However, she revealed that their finances stabilized after she became her husband’s manager.
While Carla has not revealed how much she has accumulated over time. Loveohlust estimates her at about $2 to $3 million which affords her a comfortable life.