Christina Crawford is famous as the author of ‘Mommie Dearest’ who has an enormous amount of net worth $5 million which she earned through her professional career as an author and actress.
She has appeared in many TV films such as Medical Center, Marcus Welby, M.D., and many more. Besides an actress, she is a well-known author who has published numerous books that are based on her life.
Here is some information about her net worth.
Earning from Acting Career
Crawford is the legendary actress, who gained fame in the 1960s by portraying many roles in the films. She was the highest-paid actress at her time. She began acting career from Broadway production as well as a small role in the 1961 film ‘Wild in the Country’ where she starred with actor/singer Elvis Presley. Later, she appeared in the drama film ‘Faces’ from 1968 until 1969.
She played on the television soap opera ‘The Secret Strom’ as Joan Borman. Her acting skills could be seen on several TV series such as Medical Centre, Marcus Welby, M.D., Matt Lincoln, Ironside, and The Sixth Sense.
Author of The Popular Book ‘Mommie Dearest’
In 1978, Christina Crawford’s book ‘Mommie Dearest’ was published and sold 5 million copies. The book is about her childhood. She has described accused of her mother of being a cruel, violent, neglectful, and deceitful narcissistic fraud who adopted her children only for wealth and fame after she had been labeled “box office poison”.
In 1981, a movie was made based on her book, where stars were Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, Mara Hobel as young Christina, and Diana Scarwid as an adult Christina Crawford. The movie earned $39 million worldwide from a $5 million budget. It also won five Golden Raspberry Awards.
After the successful author of her first book, she released Black Widow: A Novel, Survivor, No Safe Place: The Legacy of Family Violence, and Daughters Of The Inquisition: Medieval Madness: Origin and Aftermath.
On November 21, 2017, the e-book editions of Mommie Dearest, Survivor, and Daughters Of The Inquisition were published through Open Road Integrated Media. Currently, she is working on her third book in her memoir trilogy, following Mommie Dearest and Survivor.
Primary Source of Income
In 2000, Christina worked as an entertainment manager at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Idaho, where she worked until 2007 through which she earned a cool amount. Then, she worked as a writer and producer in a regional TV series, Northwest Entertainment.
After her mother, Joan Crawford died in 1977, Crawford and her brother Christopher, discovered that their mother had disowned both children from her $2 million estates. At last, a court settlement was reached on July 13, 1979, Christina and her brother got $55,000 from their mother's estate which also added some money in her worth.
She has been involved in many charitable organizations. Even, she founded the non-profit Benewah Human Rights Coalition and served as the organization's first president.