Jocelyn Wildenstein, also known as “Catwoman” or “The Bride of Wildenstein”, is an American socialite and former fashion model who has become famous for her extensive plastic surgery. She has been called the “most famous plastic surgery disaster”, and her name is often used as a cautionary tale when talking about the potential risks of going too far with plastic surgery. Her estimated net worth is $500 million.
Early Life and Career
Jocelyn Wildenstein was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1940. She was born into a wealthy family; her father was a Swiss industrialist and her mother was a French socialite. When she was a young woman, she moved to New York and began working as a fashion model. She eventually became a fixture in New York’s social scene and was often seen at high-profile parties and events.
Marriage to Alec Wildenstein
In 1978, Jocelyn married Alec Wildenstein, the heir to an international art dealing and horse breeding dynasty. Together, they had two sons, Alec Jr. and Diane. Over the course of their two-decade-long marriage, the couple lived a lavish lifestyle, traveling the world and spending their money on luxury items, including a 150-foot yacht and a private jet.
Divorce and Subsequent Legal Disputes
In 1998, Alec and Jocelyn divorced after allegations of infidelity, and Jocelyn received an estimated $2.5 billion in the settlement. However, Alec contested the settlement and a lengthy legal battle ensued. In 2017, the dispute between the two was finally resolved, with Jocelyn receiving a further $100 million in the settlement.
Plastic Surgery and Celebrity Status
Jocelyn’s transformation began soon after her divorce and she became known for her extensive plastic surgery. She has been estimated to have spent more than $5 million on plastic surgery, including procedures such as facial implants, nose jobs, cheek implants and liposuction. She also changed her hair and makeup styles to match her new look.
Due to her extensive plastic surgery, Jocelyn gained notoriety and was often referred to as “Catwoman” or “The Bride of Wildenstein”. She has been featured in television shows, documentaries, and other media, and has become a popular subject for tabloids.
Jocelyn Net Worth
Jocelyn Wildenstein is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million. Most of her wealth comes from the settlements she received in both her divorce with Alec Wildenstein and their subsequent legal disputes. In addition, she has also earned money from her appearances in television shows and other media.