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Is Adrienne Barbeau Alive or Dead? Where Is She Now? Age, and Net Worth 

Adrienne Barbeau is an American stage and screen actress, author, and singer. She is most famous for her role in movies like “Escape from New York” and “Argo,” and TV series like “Maude” and “Batman: The Animated Series.”

There is a rumor that Adrienne Barbeau is dead. Is it true? What is she doing today? Find the queries through this article. Also, know her age and net worth.

Adrienne Barbeau Death Rumors

Since late-2020, rumors have been running rampant about whether Adrienne Barbeau is dead or alive. The rumors started when another person by her exact name passed away in December 2020.

Nonetheless, Adrienne Barbeau is still alive.

 Adrienne is 76 Years Old and Alive

On June 11, earlier this year, Adrienne Barbeau celebrated her 76th birthday; she was born on June 11, 1945. Despite rumors of her death, Adrienne is alive and well. She has her fair share of health issues, as is natural of someone in their mid-70’s.

Nonetheless, Adrienne Barbeau is alive and healthy enough to continue still acting well past her prime. Mrs. Barbeau is currently celebrating her 50th year in the film industry. More astoundingly, she has no intentions of stopping anytime soon.

Adrienne Barbeau with her twin sons
Adrienne Barbeau with her twin sons, Walker Steven Van Zandt and William Dalton Van Zandt

Body Measurements: Height and weight

Adrienne Barbeau is officially billed at 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters). According to, Adrienne weighs around 130 lbs. (59 kg). The same site conjectures that she has a breasts-waist-hip ratio of 36-25-36 inches (91-64-91 cm).

Barbeau is infamous for her ample bosoms. She sports D-cup breasts.

What is Adrienne Barbeau Doing Now?

Despite getting up there in age, Adrienne still keeps herself busy by taking on some work. Proving that age is just a number, Adrienne Barbeau still manages to remain an active actress despite climbing up in the years.

She most recently appeared as Verna in the first season of the FX anthology horror series “American Horror Stories,” which aired in July 2021.

Furthermore, her most recent film role was Kathryn Dolan in the horror film “Unearth,” which premiered in August 2020 but had a theatrical release on April 22, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

She has at least two upcoming projects in development, namely the horror movies “Hellblazers” and “The Pitch-Fork.”

On the personal front, Mrs. Barbeau is in the process of divorcing her longtime husband, the playwright and actor Billy Van Zandt. They tied the knot on the eve of the New Year, 1992. After more than a decade and a half, they mutually decided to part ways in 2018. Their divorce is yet to be finalized.

Adrienne Barbeau with her long time husband, Billy Van Zandt
Adrienne Barbeau with her long time husband, Billy Van Zandt

Mrs. Barbeau had something of a miracle birth at age 52 when she gave birth to a set of twin boys: Walker Steven Van Zandt and William Dalton Van Zandt, on March 17, 1997.

She was previously married to actor/filmmaker/musician John Carpenter, from January 1, 1979, to September 14, 1984. They had a son together, named John Cody Carpenter, born on May 7, 1984.

Net Worth and Career

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Adrienne Barbeau has a net worth of $5 million as of August 2021. Her wealth is the accumulation of her decades-long stint as an actress. She has been active on the scene for over half a century as a stage and screen performer.

Adrienne Barbeau began her acting career on the stage in the sixties. Throughout her career, she has appeared in over two dozen musicals. Mrs. Barbeau is most known for her portrayal of Rizzo in the Broadway musical “Grease.” Adrienne’s performance earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1972.

Subsequently, Mrs. Barbeau made her on-screen acting debut in the early-’70s, with a starring role as Carol Traynor in the CBS sitcom “Maude” (1972 – 1978). Since that time, Adrienne has been credited with appearances in over 150 movies and TV shows combined.

Mrs. Adrienne came to be known as “The Scream Queen” for her penchant for roles in horror films. Beginning with her ex-husband, John Carpenter’s 1980 horror classic “The Fog,” Mrs. Barbeau has appeared in several horror films like “Swamp Thing,” “The Thing,” “Creepshow,” “Open House,” “Halloween,” and “Death House.”

However, Mrs. Barbeau was a versatile actress and never let herself be typecast into a single genre. She has appeared in such diverse movies like “Escape from New York,” “Demolition Man,” “Across the Line,” and “Argo.”

Furthermore, she also voiced Catwoman / Selina Kyle in “Batman: The Animated Series.” Other notable TV roles include appearances in shows like “Murder, She Wrote,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Diagnosis: Murder,” “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” “Carnivàle,” “Dexter,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sons of Anarchy,” and “Criminal Minds.”

Adrienne Barbeau is Alive