- Luciana Pedraza became the fourth wife of the American actor and film producer Robert Duvall when they married 18 years ago
- She is an Argentine actress, director, and producer and has appeared alongside her husband in a few movies including Assassination Tango
- The actress is known for helping the less privileged together with her husband through The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund
Argentine actress Luciana Pedraza has been married to the seven-time Oscar nominee Robert Duvall since 2004. The actress happens to share the same birthday as her husband although he is over four decades older.
Luciana Pedraza has appeared in a few movies that were written, directed, and produced by her 93-year-old husband. On her own, she has written and directed a short documentary The Portrait of Billy Joe(2004).
Aside from her acting career, Robert Duvall’s fourth wife is a philanthropist and has worked to help impoverished children and families through ‘The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund’.
A Look at Luciana Pedraza’s Early life
The actress is the oldest of five sisters. She was born on January 5, 1972, in the city of Salta but she grew up mainly in Jujuy in the north.
According to reports, her parents and sisters all live in Buenos Aries. Her family is well-known in the town. Her grandmother, Susana Ferrari Billinghurst was the first female licensed pilot in Argentina. Also, her grandfather reportedly flew the first flight from Argentina. He was said to be the Argentine President’s pilot in his days.
Luciana graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with an MBA and a minor in English. Upon her graduation, she became the marketing director of W.& Associates.
Luciana Pedraza and Robert Duvall are Still Together
While walking on the streets of Buenos Aires, Luciana met Robert, who was on his way to the baker’s shop. Her friends persuaded her to invite him to a local party and she gave him her card. At that time, Robert was filming in the town but she claimed she didn’t know he was an actor.
When he was done filming, he left the town only to return a couple of weeks later to visit her unexpectedly. According to Robert, he was first attracted to her smartness.
While there are strong claims that the pair got married on October 6, 2005, other sources suggest they tied the knot in 2005.
However, the Assassination Tango actress is not Robert Duvall’s first wife. Long before he met her, he got married to a model Barbar Benjamin in 1964 and after ten years but the marriage ended in 1975. They did not have any children together but his ex-wife had two daughters at the time she married him.
His second wife was Gail Youngs, an actress as well. The marriage only lasted for four years (1982-1986) and then he married a dance instructor, Sharon Brophy(1991-1995).
Pedraza’s marriage has been described as a peaceful and intimate one. The couple has been seen a few times at events.
Luciana is 41 Years Younger than her Husband
At the moment, the Godfather actor is currently 93 years old while Luciana is currently 52 years old. Despite their huge age difference, their marriage has lasted for currently 18 years and it is said to be Robert’s longest marriage ever.
Apparently, acting is not the only thing the couple has in common. They are both keen martial artists. While Robert is trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Luciana also trains in Krav Maga.
Does She Have Children?
Neither Luciana nor her husband has biological children. According to reports, Robert has revealed that he has tried to have children both in and outside marriage but that has not worked for him.
However, the power couple has revealed that they would love to adopt children but at the moment, it seems they still haven’t.
Can Luciana Pedraza Tango Like Her husband?
Based on the findings, Luciana has been a tango dancer for several years. Her husband on the other hand considers tangoing a hobby. He has revealed that his wife’s dance is so elegant and beautiful. On her own part, she said dancing the tango with her husband makes her feel very centered.
Robert reportedly fell in love with the dance after he saw the Broadway show, Tango Argentino in the 1980s.
She is a Co-Founder of ‘The Robert Duvall Children’s Fund’
While they were still dating in 2001, the couple started the children’s fund with the aim of helping families in Northern Argentina through renovations of homes, schools, and medical facilities.
Also, the pair are said to be active supporters of a nonprofit charity organization called Pro Mujer. The organization is aimed at assisting Latin America’s poorest women. Luciana and her husband have channeled their help mostly to women in Northwest Argentine, which happens to be where her home is located.
Luciana is Still Part of the Entertainment Industry
Luciana Pedraza began acting her career acting shortly after she graduated from college. Aside from having a number of production credits to her name, she has also featured in movies such as Assassination Tango and Wild Horses alongside her husband.
At the moment, it seems she is more focused on her philanthropic works than acting. However, that is different for her husband, who has been acting for over five decades now. He began acting with the Gateway Playhouse in 1952 and his first television appearance in 1959.
He became very famous in the 1970s for his portrayal of Frank Burns in the movie MASH. However, his major hit came when he starred as Tom Hagen in The Godfather(1972).
He has received several awards and nominations for his acting roles. Robert Duvall has received 4 Golden Globe awards, 2 Emmy Awards, and 7 nominations for Screen Actos Guild Awards.
Some of his famous movies and television series include:
- Lonesome Dove (1989)
- The Man Who Captured Eichmann (1996)
- American Experience (2005)
- Broken Trail (2006)
- Hemingway &Gellhorn (2012)
- A Night in Old Mexico (2014)
- The Judge (2014)
- Widows (2018)
- 12 Mighty Orphans (2021)
- Hustle (2022)
What is Luciana Pedraza’s Net Worth?
The Argentine actress and filmmaker is rumored to have a whopping sum of $10 million as her net worth. However, this has not been confirmed by the actress yet. Her partner, however, reportedly has a net worth of about $70 million at the moment.
His acting career has garnered him a huge net worth. Reports say that his role in Godfather alone earned him $36,000 in the first installment and $500,000 for the second installment. For the third part, he was supposedly offered $1 million.