She was raised as an only child who grew up to become an actress, writer, and entrepreneur. She has appeared in several movies and TV series and later married billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, albeit now divorced. For her age, Talulah Riley is what one would call a successful woman; making her the subject of millions of online searches. Why not? When you’re a queen in your own world and then fate made you exchange vows with a king, you sure own the spotlight. This post tells you more about British actress and entrepreneur, Talulah Riley.
Talulah Riley’s Bio, Age
Talulah Riley (a.k.a Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn) was born in Hertfordshire, England on September 26, 1985, to Doug Milburn and Una Riley. Her mother, Una Riley, founded a Security Systems and PR Company while her father worked as the head of the National Crime Squad. However, the English dad had a big career switch, now working as a screenwriter. Some of his works include episodes for TV series like The Bill, Prime Suspect, and Silent Witness. As an only child, Riley was raised in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. She attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Berkhamsted Collegiate School. She then went on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences at the Open University. Around that time, Riley began taking acting roles while in London.
Talulah Riley’s career spans from television, stage acts, and film. She has appeared on episodes in several TV series including Poirot (2003), Marple (2006), Doctor Who (2008’s “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead”). In the 2017 E4 series, she appeared as Lila, a love-struck writer. She also played the role of Angela in the first two seasons of the television series, Westworld.
Although Riley has been active since 2003, it wasn’t until 2005 that she made her first theatrical performance in The Philadelphia Story. She also performed in the 2006 revival of Summer and Smoke; A performance that was tagged as “delightful,” by renowned critic Rachel Read.
But it doesn’t end there, Riley has been watched on several films right from the 2010 release, Inception. She also secured the lead role in the 2010 movie, The Summer House. Within twenty-four hours of its release, the film had scaled to number one on iTunes worldwide and remained there for several days. Talulah Riley also starred as Mary Bennet in the 2005 remake of Pride and Prejudice and as Marianne in the 2009 film, The Boat That Rocked. Two years before that, she had starred in the film, St Trinian’s and its 2009 sequel, St Trinian’s: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.
Away from the screens, Riley has been featured on several magazines, including the March 2010 cover of Esquire. About a year later, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts named her a “Brit to Watch.”
Talulah Riley’s Net Worth
As of the time of this writing, Talulah Riley has garnered a net worth of over $18 million. Although she’s earned so much as an actress, a larger chunk of her net worth has come from her split from her billionaire ex-husband, Elon Musk. Following her first divorce, Talulah received $4.2 Million in divorce settlements. The second divorce from Musk, however, landed her a fortune of $16 million in the settlement.
Marital Life With Elon Musk
In 2008, Talulah Riley first met business magnate, Elon Musk. What followed was two years of whirlwind romance which led them to tie the knot in 2010. The lavish wedding held at Dornoch Cathedral and was attended by close friends and family. Riley was just 22 at the time. However, things went awry when, in January 2012, Elon Musk announced that he had ended his two-year marriage with Riley. Two months after the first announcement, Musk was already seeking a divorce.
Barely a year after that, in July 2013, Musk and Riley “reconciled” and were remarried. The two lived together with Musk’s five children from his first marriage to Justine Musk. However, on the New Year’s eve of 2015, news broke that Musk had again filed for divorce; even though it was later withdrawn. At the time, the couple had been living separately for six months and then finally filed for a second divorce in a Los Angeles Superior Court in March 2016; which was finalized in October of that year.
Height And Body Measurements
For a woman her age, Talulah Riley still maintains an incredible physique; the kind you would normally expect from an ace actress who also doubles as a model. She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters) and weighs 57 kg. Her bust-waist-hips measure 35-24-34 inches. She wears bra and dress sizes of 6 (US) and 32C respectively and she rocks size 8.5 (US) shoes.