- Marina Ghane is the long time wife of Stargate and Titanic actor Erik Holland whom they tied the knot in 1969
- She enjoyed a successful career before leaving the screen
- Her marriage to Erik may have outlived him and it produced one child, Vanessa R. Holland
Marina Ghane is perhaps one of the easily recognizable names that will be on the list of actors in the golden age of movies. While this is in connection to her roles in classic movies like El Dorado, The Green Hornet, and The Wild Wild West, her marriage to Erik Holland is quite interesting.
Holland who also found fame with his popular movie roles in the 80s and 90s is also another classic actor.
Marina Ghane Was Married To Erik Holland For A Long Time
Despite their many years of marriage, the Classic actors found love with each other that outlived one of them. The couple reportedly tied the nuptial knot on June 16, 1969. Throughout their marriage, they pursued and built on their careers.
While details about the duration of their marriage are scanty, many sources claim the couple was together till the time of Erik Holland’s death on April 6, 2020. Still, yet, there are other sources that claim the couple was already divorced at the time of his unconfirmed death. Allegedly, Marina’s husband was once married to another lady named, Vicky.
The exact time he was with Vicky is not certain if it was before or after his marriage to the actress. Since both couples kept details about their personal life quiet, the information is still been investigated.
Other Untold Facts About Marina Ghane
1. Her Early Life And Real Name
The Wild Wild West actress was born Guitty L. Ghane in Tehran, Iran on March 24, 1946, shortly after World War II started. She and her mother Olga Ghane stayed in the Netherlands before finally moving to the US aboard the ship Rinjindam in 1952.
They arrived in New York before they finally settled in Beverly Hills where Ghane was raised. Other details about her father are still shrouded in mystery.
2. She Had One Child With Her Former Husband
Marina and Erik had their only child, a daughter named Vanessa R Holland on October 7 1975 in Los Angeles. Marina’s daughter shares a close identity with Vanessa Roxanne Holland(Ovregarrd) a practicing dermatologist in Studio City.
The doctor has been practicing for close to two decades going y her LinkedIn profile.
3. The Tehran Born Worked As An Operation Entertainment Girl
Marina did not just entertain on the screen alone, she was one of the entertainers for American troops around the world. Featured on the ABC variety hour traveling show alongside Eileen O’Neill, Shawn Robbinson, and Sivi Aberg, she visited different bases around the world while being filmed on the show in November of 1968.
The show ran on a weekly basis throughout the month while featuring different hosts.
4. Her Alleged Late/ex Husband Had a Successful Acting Career
Olav Roger Ovregard who is well known by his Erik Holland had a long successful career in the US. Though born in Sandnes, Norway on May 18, 1933, his career was quite successful.
He took roles in popular films like Stargate, Titanic and Ghostbusters, yet he appeared in many other movies.
5. Marina Ghane Was Motor Trend 500 Queen Back in 1966
The actress was one of the queens in the motor Trend 500 races for NASCAR cars. This annual event is comparable to the Grand Prix for Formula 1 cars back in the day.
Marina was one of the reigning beauty queens during the mid-’60s when the event was quite popular. She presented Dan Gurney’s symbols of winning after winning his fourth consecutive race in 1966. The symbol included the trophy, cheque, and a bottle of champagne.
Notably, Dan was one of the top racers in the world in the line of other greats like Curtis Turner. He had a four-year winning streak between 1963 and 1966 when he was beaten by Parnelli Jones in 1967.
6. She Was Turned Down For A Role For Having a Small Voice
The 77 years old actress had her own share of getting movie roles back in the day. The director, Howard Hawks denied her a movie role because he considered her voice to be too small.
However, she proved her worth by getting a job as a telephone operator where she yelled and used the phone in practice for 8 hours a day. In the end, the director of the movie, Hawkes invited her back on set after three weeks.
7. Where Is Marina Ghane Now?
The former actress and model is still alive and kicking. Marina is likely still living in her home for many years in Studio City in California. However, it is not clear if she ever remarried after the alleged death and her divorce from her actor, Erik Holland.