Mel Ferrer Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Spouse, Children

Mel Ferrer Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Spouse, Children
Mel Ferrer Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 96 kg
Date of Birth August 25, 1917
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Date of Death June 2, 2008

Mel Ferrer was an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter whose notable film credits include Lost Boundaries (1949), The Antichrist (1974), Scaramouche (1952), War and Peace (1956), Knights of the Round Table (1953), etc.

Born Name

Melchor Gastón Ferrer

Nick Name

Mel

American actor Mel Ferrer as seen in 1960
American actor Mel Ferrer as seen in 1960 (Unknown / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Age

Mel was born on August 25, 1917.

Died

He passed away from heart failure in Santa Barbara, California at the age of 90 on June 2, 2008.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Elberon, New Jersey, United States

Nationality

American

Occupation

Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter

Family

  • Father – José María Ferrer (Physician)
  • Mother – Mary Matilda Irene
  • Siblings – María Irené Ferrer (Older Sister) (Cardiologist, Educator), Jose M. Ferrer (Older Brother) (Surgeon), Teresa Ferrer (Younger Sister) (Editor)

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

Weight

96 kg or 211.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mel had dated –

  1. Frances Pilchard (1937-1939; 1944-1953) – He was married to Frances Pilchard twice from 1937 until 1939 and again from 1944 until 1953. Their marriage produced 1 child who died in infancy as well as a daughter named Pepa Phillippa Ferrer (b. August 19, 1941) and a son named Mark Young Ferrer (b. June 19, 1944).
  2. Barbara C. Tripp – The Saadia (1953) actor wed Barbara C. Tripp in 1940. He became a father to daughter Mela Ferrer (b. January 22, 1943) and son Christopher Ferrer (b. February 4, 1944).
  3. Audrey Hepburn (1954-1968) – His marriage to renowned actress Audrey Hepburn lasted from 1954 until their divorce in 1968. They had welcomed son Sean Hepburn Ferrer (b. July 17, 1960) together.
  4. Tessa Kennedy
  5. Elizabeth Soukhotine (1971-2008) – Ferrer was happily married to Elizabeth Soukhotine from 1971 until his death in 2008.
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Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn seen while filming the 1955 film War and Peace
Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn seen while filming the 1956 film War and Peace (Milton H. Greene for LOOK Magazine / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Hispanic and White)

He had Spanish and Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ due to his advancing age.

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • He had a shrivelled arm after contracting polio in 1940.
  • Towering height
Mel Ferrer as seen in Schiphol in 1966
Mel Ferrer as seen in Schiphol in 1966 (Anefo / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL)

Mel Ferrer Facts

  1. He could speak fluently in Spanish, English, and French.
  2. In 1947, Mel co-founded the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego along with Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten, and Dorothy McGuire.
  3. His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame can be found at 6268 Hollywood Blvd.

Featured Image by Unknown / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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