A movie star meets a waitress whilst shooting a film, he falls for her and asks her out but she turns him down; they meet a few days later at a party and share a dance; they subsequently fell in love and live happily ever after. Sounds like a Hollywood script right? Well, this is not a movie but the real-life story of Susan Geston. Geston is a movie producer cum actress. She is also the better half of the great Hollywood actor, Jeff Bridges. Find out more about Geston here including her bio and other interesting facts about her.
Susan Geston – Bio (Age)
Susan Geston was born in the year 1953. She is a native of North Dakota and grew up in the town of Fargo. Geston hails from a highly-accomplished family. Her father’s name is Magnus Geston while her mother’s name is Patricia Kennedy Hansen. Her father is an architect and her mother is a professor. Geston grew up in Fargo which is where she completed her grade and high school education. She thereafter moved to Montana for her college education.
The young Geston was a very responsible lady and did several jobs in order to fund her education. When it comes to her career, Susan Geston is in the movie industry. She has scored minor roles in several movies such as Forbidden Zone (1980) and Stay Hungry (1976). She is also a producer. Her production credit includes the 1989 comedy/crime film, Cold Feet. The movie is about an eclectic group of crime partners who turn on each other after stealing some prized jewels.
Her Husband (Jeff Bridges) and Daughters
Susan Geston is married to award-winning actor, Jeff Bridges. Bridges is a native of California and was born in 1949. His notable movies are The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Hell or High Water. Jeff Bridges has won numerous awards in the course of his career. He has been nominated for the Academy Award seven times and won once. He won the 2010 Oscar for best actor. This was for his role as a washed-out country music star in the drama, Crazy Heart.
Susan Geston first met Bridges in 1974 in the town of Paradise Valley, Montana. He was there to shoot scenes for a movie, Rancho Deluxe. Geston, on the other hand, was working as a waiter at Chico Hot Springs. Bridges was immediately attracted to Geston and summoned the courage to ask her out. Geston, unfazed by the fact that he was a movie star, turned him down. As fate would have it, they bumped into each other at the movie’s wrap party some days later. They got talking and dancing and Geston eventually fell for Bridges. They started dating and she moved back to California with him.
They dated for three years and Geston was keen to settle down and start a family. Jeff Bridges, however, did not have a similar mindset. He had a fear of marriage and regarded it as a fate next to death. He, therefore, did all in his power to avoid walking down the aisle. Susan Geston, however, gave him an ultimatum and he proposed to her in June 1977. They tied the knot that same month. The couple has been together since then and is one of Hollywood’s golden couples. They have three daughters together namely Isabelle, Jessica, and Haley. Isabelle is an artist and has co-authored a children’s book. Jessie is a guitarist while Haley is an interior designer.
What’s Her Net Worth?
Geston’s net worth is still under review and not yet available. However, there is no doubt that she must have accumulated a small fortune over the years. Her husband, on the other hand, has a net worth of $75 million. His source of wealth is his earnings from an impressive career which has seen him feature in over 70 movies. Additionally, he has appeared in commercials for various companies such as Hyundai and Duracell and must have pocketed a decent amount as a result.
Other Facts about Susan Geston
1. Susan Geston is a gifted photographer and travels to places such as Cuba to take beautiful pictures.
2. She and her husband tied the knot just five days after their engagement on the 5th June 1977.
3. When she first met her husband, she had bruises that she sustained from a minor car accident. This, however, did not deter her future husband one bit.
4. Geston has a charitable heart and has been involved in various philanthropic activities over the years.
5. She regularly accompanies her husband to the red carpet during major award ceremonies.
6. Susan Geston is not just a mom but also a grandma. This is courtesy of her first daughter Isabelle who welcomed a child in 2011.