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Facts About Shaunyl Benson - Actress and Criss Angel's Wife

Published Fri Jun 12 2020 By Aashika
Facts About Shaunyl Benson - Actress and Criss Angel's Wife

Australian actress, Shaunyl Benson is known for her acting performance in movies like "June" as Jane Campbell and "Desert Rose" as Molly Cairns. She came into news headline when her name joined with popular magician, Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos aka Criss Angel. 

She was born on 29 July 1991, in Queensland, Australia. She is of Filipino descent from her mother, while her father is Irish. She grew up with her sister named Jackie. 

Let's look at some facts that you should know about Benson:

What's Her Net Worth?

Benson's net worth is estimated at $1 million which she earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry. She accumulated her wealth as an actress, singer, and songwriter.

Similarly, her husband, Criss Angel has an extensive amount of net worth $50 million. He made a massive fortune from his professional career as a magician. He also adds some money through acting as well as a musician. He is known for the highest-earning magician who has shows his live performance in 'Criss Angel Believe' where he collected $150 million.

Lavish Lifestyle

"Desert Rose" actress and her spouse live in a $22 million luxurious mansions. The house occupied 22,000 square-foot which is located in the Mediterranean in Henderson, Nevada. Their house is named 'Serenity'. 

Shaunyl's has also a collection of expensive cars such as Lamborghini Murcielago, Roll Royce Phantom, and Bugatti  Veyron.

Lives in a lavish mansion in Henderson, Nevada.
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Married Life of Shaunyl Benson 

Shaunyl Benson and Criss Angel tied their knot in 2015 after dating 3 years. Their wedding was organized privately where they invited only their close relatives and friends. After a year, the coupe's married life split and they got divorced in 2016. However, in 2018, the pair again reunited and living happily together with their two children.

A picture of Shaunyl Benson with husband Criss Angel on vacation.

Husband Previous Marriage

Before involving in a romantic relationship with Benson, Angel was married to a model, Joann Winkhart's. They married each other in 2002 but things did not work out during their marriage years. Finally, later four years the duo got divorced in 2006. The ex-couple didn't share any children.

Criss Angele and ex-wife Joann Winkhart's.

Has Two Children

From marriage with Criss Angel, she became the mother of two children named Jonny Crisstopher Sarantakos and Xristos Yanni Sarantakos. Their name is a combination of Criss's first name and his late father's name. 

She gave birth to her first son in the year 2014 and second son in 2019. Now, both parents are spending quality of their time with two sons. 

A family picture of Criss Angel, Shaunyl Benson, and their two sons.
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Elder Son is Cancer Survivor

Her elder son, Jonny Crisstopher Sarantakos battled acute Lymphoblastic leukemia. He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015 when he was just 20 months old. 

In January 2019, Jonny's three years of chemotherapy for cancer treatment ended and declared cancer-free. Sadly, on 3rd December 2019, Angel's gave an interview where he said that his son's cancer has returned.

Charity Work

Benson and her husband have a charity organization, Jonny Crisstropher Charitable Foundation. This foundation raises awareness of pediatric cancer and provides funds for research, treatment, and a cure to cancer patients.

Shaunyl Benson's Career 

She was inspired by her mother who led her to become an artist. She came into the Hollywood industry as a songwriter who was co-writer of the song named 'Never' which was featured in one of Criss Angel's television show. 

Later, she got an opportunity to show her acting skills. In 2017, Benson appeared in the movie "Jane" as a Jane Goodall, the story of an anthropologist. Again in the following year, her work can be seen as the lead actress in the film  "Desert Rose" along with co-star Curtis Walker. She is one of the actresses who gain popularity in a short period. 

Body Traits 

A beautiful wife of Criss stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Her body measurement is 33-24-35 and weighs around 52 kg. She has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media Presence

Shaunyl is most active on social sites. She is online on Instagram and Twitter. Her Instagram account has 55.9 k followers and on Twitter 417 followers. She is also counted as one of the Instagram personality. 

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