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Steven Seagal Was Married to 80s ‘Sex Symbol’ Kelly Lebrock for 9 Years – She Filed for Divorce in 1996

Junie Sihlangu
Dec 23, 2019
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Actor Steven Segal was once married to actress Kelly LeBrock, and the couple had three children together. Sadly, their marriage failed, and LeBrock quit Hollywood soon afterward.

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On March 24, 1960, Kelly LeBrock was born in New York City before being raised in London. Her mother, Mary Cecilia Traynor, was Irish, while her father, Harold Arthur LeBrock, was of French-Canadian descent.

She started her career by modeling at the tender age of 16. LeBrock ended up featuring on hundreds of magazines and covers, and one of them was an advertisement for Christian Dior.

Steven Seagal with his wife, model, and actress Kelly LeBrock, circa 1992 | Photo: Kypros/Getty Images

Steven Seagal with his wife, model, and actress Kelly LeBrock, circa 1992 | Photo: Kypros/Getty Images

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KELLY AND GENE'S RELATIONSHIP

When LeBrock sadly lost her father, her acting mentor; actor Gene Wilder, took his place and became her surrogate father. The pair remained close friends until his death on August 29, 2016.

She once addressed the on-and-off-screen chemistry with Wilder, who played Teddy Pierce in "The Woman in Red," noting how he was more than a co-star to her. The star said she loved him deeply.

LeBrock shared how he not only acted with her but also helped in directing. The former actress revealed how he'd done a lot for one man and shared how Wilder's girlfriend had been in the movie too.

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The star shared how different Wilder had been off-screen, as he wasn't the funny man we knew on-screen. She described him as a shy and quiet man who had a demonstrative way of telling stories.

Some of the characteristics she was known for were her transatlantic accent, pouty lips, big 1980s hair, and very expressive eyes. She's well-known as a Pantene spokesmodel who said the iconic words:

"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."

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LEBROCK'S ACTING CREDITS

The star became one of Eileen Ford's most wanted models. Her motion picture debut occurred in 1984 when she starred in "The Woman in Red," where she appeared as a model.

The film role was not her first or last one as she went on to star 1985's "Weird Science," 1990's "Hard to Kill," 1998's "Wrongfully Accused," and 2001's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."

Steven Seagal at the SMASH Global V pre-Oscar fight at Taglyan Complex on February 23, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

Steven Seagal at the SMASH Global V pre-Oscar fight at Taglyan Complex on February 23, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

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SEAGAL'S BACKGROUND

Steven Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan, on April 10, 1952. His mother was a teacher and nurse, and when he was a child, he started studying martial arts under the training of Fumio Demura.

When he was 17, the future star traveled to Japan to study Zen, perfect his martial arts, and teach English. He eventually earned black belts in karate, aikido, judo, and kendo.

Kelly LeBrock and Steven Seagal at the 16th Annual American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards Honoring Jack Lemmon on March 10, 1988, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Kypros/Getty Images

Kelly LeBrock and Steven Seagal at the 16th Annual American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Awards Honoring Jack Lemmon on March 10, 1988, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Kypros/Getty Images

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The actor ended up spending 15 years in Asia, where he studied Eastern philosophy, and on occasion, he choreographed martial arts fight scenes in films. He worked with people like Toshiro Mifune and Sean Connery.

Upon his return to the US, Seagal opened a martial arts academy. He also started working as a bodyguard for celebrities like Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz and LeBrock.

Kelly LeBrock at Lifetime's New Docuseries "Growing Up Supermodel's" Exclusive LIVE Viewing Party on August 16, 2017, in Studio City, California | Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Kelly LeBrock at Lifetime's New Docuseries "Growing Up Supermodel's" Exclusive LIVE Viewing Party on August 16, 2017, in Studio City, California | Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images

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KELLY'S & STEVE'S MARRIAGES

Before Seagal married LeBrock, his wife was Miyako Fujitani from 1975 until their separation in 1987. Together they had two children – actor and model Kentaro Justice and Ayako.

LeBrock, on the other hand, married three times, and her first husband was Victor Drai, with whom she was with from 1984 until 1986. According to reports, the former actress never had children with her previous husband.

Seagal tied the knot with LeBrock in September 1987 until she filed for divorce in 1996. The two stars had three children while married - two daughters, Annaliza and Arissa, and a son, Dominic.

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Annaliza Kelly Seagal was welcomed on May 20, 1987, the couple's son Dominic San Rocco Seagal followed soon afterward on June 21, 1990. while their last child, Arissa Montana Seagal, was born on July 24, 1993.

Seagal cheated on LeBrock and had another daughter, Savannah, by Arisa Wolf, their children's former nanny. Savannah Seagal was born three years after her half-sister, Arissa, in September 1996.

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After his marriage to LeBrock concluded, the actor married again in 2009. This time he tied the knot with Erdenetuya Batsukh, and they had one child together - a son, Kunzang.

For her part, LeBrock tied the knot with Fred Steck in July 2007 and they're still together according to records. So far, it seems the couple hasn't welcomed any children of their own and currently live in Santa Ynez, California.

Kelly LeBrock at Sinatra at 100: Music and Film, Lincoln Screening of "On The Town" and performances during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2015, in New York City | Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Kelly LeBrock at Sinatra at 100: Music and Film, Lincoln Screening of "On The Town" and performances during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, 2015, in New York City | Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

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KELLY'S RE-APPEARANCE

LeBrock pretty much disappeared from Hollywood after her divorce from Seagal. Speaking to Closer Weekly in August 2017, she explained what had happened to her, stating:

“I decided to quit Hollywood to raise my babies away from the limelight.”

Steven Seagal and Kelly LeBrock at home with their first child on April 13, 1989, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Paul Harris/Getty Images

Steven Seagal and Kelly LeBrock at home with their first child on April 13, 1989, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Paul Harris/Getty Images

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She revealed that she didn't want them to be exposed to the negative aspects of her divorce from their father. The star said she'd been living in Southern California with no television for 24 years before the interview.

RESURFACING AGAIN

LeBrock resurfaced again in April 2019 when she made a rare red carpet appearance at the 19th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival for the opening night. The sex symbol was also spotted the month before.

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On March 24, 2019, the star celebrated her 59th birthday by posing for photos where she flaunted the pout that made her famous. In the 1980s, LeBrock was awarded one of Hollywood's hottest sex symbols.

The image was released exclusively by The New York Post exclusively…

Kelly and Arissa LeBrock at Lifetime's New Docuseries "Growing Up Supermodel's" Exclusive LIVE Viewing Party on August 16, 2017, in Studio City, California | Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Kelly and Arissa LeBrock at Lifetime's New Docuseries "Growing Up Supermodel's" Exclusive LIVE Viewing Party on August 16, 2017, in Studio City, California | Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images

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ARISSA FOLLOWED MOM'S FOOTSTEPS

Arissa has been involved in the entertainment industry for years as a plus-size model. In 2020, her unverified Instagram page showed off what she was up to with several photos shared throughout the years.

She's been involved in many photoshoots that have received lots of praise. One of her most memorable shoots happened in 2017 when the model recreated the scene that helped make Seagal's ex-wife famous.

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The scene occurred when LeBrock played one of the main characters in 1984's "The Woman in Red." In one of the scenes, she wore a red dress that billowed over her head from a gust of wind coming from a ventilation grate.

Arissa recreated it by wearing a similar dress and posing in a much less intense pose. The image was released exclusively by The New York Post exclusively with Arissa confessing she found the scene "iconic."

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