Robin Christensen-Roussimoff (born 16th March 1979) is a wrestler, actress, and the daughter of Andre the Giant, the late famous wrestler whose real name was Andre Rene Roussimoff.
Being the only child of a man who was once referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World is enough to become a famous person. This is the case of Robin Christensen-Roussimoff. The good thing about Robin is that she has been able to find a way to make a name for herself in acting and also wrestling, stepping out of her father’s looming shadow.
Summary of Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Biography
- Full name: Robin Christensen-Roussimoff
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: 16 March 1979
- Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Age: 44 years old
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: French-American
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Marital Status: Single
- Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Parents: Andre the Giant(Father), Jean Christensen(Mother)
- Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 11 inches
- Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Height in Centimeters: 182 cm
- Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Weight: 96 kg
- Body Measurements in Inches: Bust-44 inches, Waist-40 inches, Hips-44 inches
- Body Measurements in Centimeters: Bust-111 cm, Waist-101 cm, Hips-111 cm
- Robin Christensen-Roussimof’s Net worth: $10 million
- Famous for: Being the daughter of Andre the Giant.
- Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Instagram: @hey_puddin_79
Andre the Giant’s Daughter was Born in 1979
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is the only child of the great wrestler Andre the Giant. She was born on the 16th of March in 1979, in her father’s home country, France, to Jean Christensen and Andre Roussimof. Robin gets her surname from her two parents. There is not a lot of information available on the early life of Robin Christensen-Roussimof; she was largely sheltered from news outlets.
When Robin was 10 she had the choice of living with her father but declined to do so and this was because she did not have a great relationship with her father.
Are Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Parents Still Alive?
Sadly, both of Robin’s parents are no longer alive. Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s parents met while Andre the Giant was still a wrestler, the two became close because of the work she did in the wrestling industry, particularly working in Public Relations. Asides from this, she also worked as a model. The nature of their relationship is not very clear but it is believed that the two got married, shortly after their daughter was born.
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff lost her father at the age of 14. He died in his sleep and the cause of his death was congestive heart failure which happened when he was just 46. He was in Paris for his father’s funeral and had spent the previous day with his friends.
Christensen-Roussimoff’s mother died 15 years later in 2008 when she was much older. There is not much information on how her mother died or the cause of her death.
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff Had No Real Relationship with her Father?
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s father died when she was still a child but even before his death, the two were not very close. The two had no real relationship and before he died they had only ever seen each other 5 times which would have been hard for a young Robin Christensen-Roussimof who did not see her father in person but saw him on the news and on tv.
When Robin was born Roussimoff was not certain about the paternity of the child and worried that he was not her birth father. This led to court proceedings and a paternity test, and the results of the test confirmed that she was indeed his daughter.
When she still gave interviews Robin Christensen-Roussimoff would avoid conversations about her father. Regardless of their estrangement, when her father died he left his entire estate to her.
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Net Worth
Andre, the Giant’s daughter is said to be worth about $10 million. When Andre the Giant died, leaving his estate to his daughter, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff was only just a child then. But as she became an adult she quickly took over the running of his estate, regardless of the stilted nature of their relationship.
In 2018, the estate under her control and leadership worked on creating the Andre the Giant documentary which was basically a story about the life her father lived. During this time, she had to work with some of his old friends to get better insight into who he was as a man and the type of career that he had.
As the sole owner of this estate, Robin has earned a lot of money from the royalties of using the “Andre the Giant” name, image, or likeness in films, video games, or action figures. This has given her a huge net worth, which is believed to be about $10 million.
During Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s father’s career, he was one of the highest-paid wrestlers in the world and according to the Guinness Book of World Records, he was the highest-paid wrestler in the history of the world. He also went unbeaten for 15 years. All of this made him a rich man before his death and all of this money went to Robin Christensen-Roussimoff.
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Height
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is 6 feet tall. When she was born, there were legal battles surrounding her paternity which came out to be positive for Andre Roussimoff after a paternity test was conducted. But without the paternity test, the sheer size of Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is significant proof that she is the child of Andre the Giant.
At the height of his career, he was defined as one of the wonders of the world because of how large and big he was. This feature has also trickled down to his daughter, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff who is 6 feet tall and weighs 96 kg- a feat that is not achievable for many women. There was a time when she tried to have a wrestling career, just like her father. The reason for this has been speculated with some people saying she was paying homage to her father, but unlike her father Robin Christensen-Roussimoff was unsuccessful.
This is not the only career she had tried to be an actress and just like the attempt at wrestling this was also not a very successful venture.
Is Robin Christensen-Roussimoff Single?
Unlike her father who was constantly in the news because of not only his career but his size, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is not a public figure. Regardless of the fact that she’s the daughter of a truly famous man, Robin has found a way to lead a very quiet life. She is believed to live in Seattle where she also works while also having a private Instagram account which is believed to be her only social media presence.
As a result of this, there is not a lot of information on her life that is easily available. This means that details of her romantic life are secret and privy to only those closest to her. However, from all indications, she has never been married or has any kids.