Last Updated: April 12, 2024
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Net Worth:
$20 Million
Aug 19, 1940 (83 years old)
Los Angeles
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
United States of America
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What Is Jill St. John's Net Worth?

Jill St. John is an American actress who has a net worth of $20 million. That is a combined net worth with her husband since 1990, fellow actor Robert Wagner. Jill St. John is most widely recognized for her Golden Globe-nominated performance in 1963's "Come Blow Your Horn" and as Bond Girl Tiffany Case in 1971's "Diamonds Are Forever." Jill has more than 60 acting credits to her name, including the films "The Lost World" (1960), "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961), "Tender Is the Night" (1962), "Tony Rome" (1967), "The Concrete Jungle" (1982), "The Player" (1992), and "The Trip" (2002) and the TV movies "Fame Is the Name of the Game" (1966), "Foreign Exchange" (1970), "Brenda Starr" (1976), and "Northpole" (2014). St. John also starred as Deanna Kincaid on the primetime soap opera "Emerald Point N.A.S." (1983–1984), and she appeared in several episodes of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1968–1972).

Early Life

Jill St. John was born Jill Arlyn Oppenheim on August 19, 1940, in Los Angeles, California. She is only child of restaurateur Edward Oppenheim and philanthropist Betty Goldberg. Jill's maternal grandparents were of Russian heritage and partial Jewish descent. Her paternal great-great-grandparents were from Germany and Amsterdam. St. John grew up in Encino, and she danced with the Children's Ballet Company. Stefanie Powers and Natalie Wood were also members of the company; Natalie would go on to marry Robert Wagner, who would wed Jill nearly a decade after Wood's tragic 1981 death. Betty changed Jill's last name to St. John during her early teenage years because she thought it was more marketable than Oppenheim. Jill graduated from Hollywood Professional School in 1955 when she was only 14 years old. Her IQ was reported to be 162, and she began attending UCLA's Extension School at age 15.


Jill made her stage debut when she was just 5 years old in the 1946 Geller's Theater Workshop production "The Conspiracy." Two years later, she appeared on TV for the first time as a cast member on the musical fantasy series "Sandy Dreams," and in 1949, she played Missie Cratchit in a television adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." By age 10, St. John was regularly appearing on KTLA's Fantastick Studios, Ink., and she soon guest-starred on "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show." Her film career began in the late '50s after she signed a seven-year contract with Universal Pictures. During the '50s and '60s, Jill appeared in the films "Summer Love" (1958), "The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker" (1959), "Holiday for Lovers" (1959), "The Lost World" (1960), "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961), "Tender Is the Night" (1962), "Who's Minding the Store?" (1963), "Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?" (1963), "Honeymoon Hotel" (1964), "The Oscar" (1966), "The King's Pirate" (1967), and "Tony Rome" (1967), and she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in 1963's "Come Blow Your Horn." She also guest-starred on "Burke's Law" (1964), "Batman" (1966), "The Big Valley" (1966), and "The Name of the Game" (1969).

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In 1971, St. John played Tiffany Case in the James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever," which grossed $116 million against a $7.2 million budget. Next, she starred in the film "Sitting Target" (1972) and the TV movies "Decisions! Decisions!" (1971), "Old Faithful" (1973), "Saga of Sonora" (1973), "Brenda Starr" (1976), and "Telethon" (1977) and guest-starred in four episodes of "The Love Boat" (1979–1982). In the '80s and '90s, Jill appeared in the films "The Concrete Jungle" (1982), "The Act" (1983), "The Player" (1992), and "Something to Believe In" (1998) and the TV movie "Out There" (1995), and she guest-starred on "Vega$" (1980), "Fantasy Island" (1981–1982), "Magnum, P.I." (1982), "Matt Houston" (1982), and "Seinfeld" (1997). From 1983 to 1984, she starred as Deanna Kincaid on the CBS primetime soap opera "Emerald Point N.A.S.," and in 1989, she appeared in the miniseries "Around the World in 80 Days." As of this writing, her most recent feature films were 2002's "The Trip" and "The Calling," but she played Mrs. Claus in the 2014 Hallmark Channel movie "Northpole."

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Personal Life

Jill was married to Neil Dubin from May 1957 to July 1958. She was just 16 years old when she eloped with Dubin, the heir to a linen fortune. St. John has said that Dubin ridiculed and harassed her. In March 1960, Jill wed Lance Reventlow, the great-grandson of Frank Winfield Woolworth, who founded the F. W. Woolworth Company. Jill and Lance divorced in October 1963, then St. John was married to singer Jack Jones from October 1967 to February 1969. In May 1990, Jill wed actor Robert Wagner after eight years of dating. She is stepmother to his daughters, Katie Wagner, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and Courtney Wagner. St. John previously dated celebrities such as Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Robert Evans, Henry Kissinger, Peter Lawford, Joe Namath, Tom Selleck, Jack Nicholson, and Frank Sinatra. Jill founded the Aunts Club, a group of women in Rancho Mirage who donate at least $1,000 each year toward financially supporting a child.

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Award Nominations

In 1964, St. John earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical for "Come Blow Your Horn."

Real Estate

In 1983, Robert paid $220,000 for a 1+ acre property in LA's Brentwood neighborhood that was originally built in 1940 by famed architect Cliff May to be used as his personal family residence. At some point, he purchased the property next door and created a 1.6-acre compound complete with large main house, guest house, tennis courts and horse stables. Wagner also reached out to Cliff May and hired him to complete a full renovation and expansion.

In August 2007, Wagner and St. John sold the property for $14 million. The buyers were Rita Hogan – heiress to a Japanese video game empire – and her husband Richard Edlund – an Oscar-winning cinematographer. For some reason, Richard and Rita never moved into the house, which sat empty for the next 12+ years. Unfortunately, Rita died in 2019. The Wagner/St. John mansion was sold in January 2021 for $11 million.

After selling the Brentwood mansion, Robert and Jill packed up and moved full-time to Aspen, Colorado, where they had owned a house since 1995. They also continue to own a condo in Los Angeles.

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