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Facts of Fauna Hodel

Full NameFauna Hodel
First NameFauna
Last NameHodel
Birth NameFauna Hodel
Other NamePatricia Ann Greenwade
Birth CitySan Francisco, California
Birth CountryAmerica
Mother NameRaised by Jimmie Lee Faison
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
No Of Children2
Date of BirthAugust 1,1951
Age68 years

Who Is Fauna Hodel?    

Fauna Hodel was born on 1 August 1951 in San Francisco, California, in the United States to mother Tamar Nais Hodel and an 'unknown Negro', as per her birth certificate.  

Later, Tamar gave her up for adoption. She was raised by Jimmie Lee 'Greenwade' Faison as Patricia Ann Greenwade. She is the granddaughter of Dr. George Hodel. 

Fauna Hodel with her familyImage Source: Bustle
Fauna Hodel with her family

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She belonged to an American Nationality and mixed ethnic background. 

Her Controversial Origin

Born in a prestigious family, she was born as the granddaughter of socialite and Los Angeles based Dr. George Hodel. 

Fauna Hodel's grand father Dr. George HodelImage Source: Wikipedia
Fauna Hodel's grandfather Dr. George Hodel

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Dr. Hodel is widely known for his involvement in the Black Dahlia aka Elizabeth Short murder case. Moreover, he was also accused by her own daughter for sexually abusing and raping her for years. 

How Did Fauna Hodel Die? 

Hodel died on 30 September 2017 from breast cancer at the age of 66. Fauna was survived by her family, daughter, and husband.   

She left behind her two children; daughters Yvette Gentile and Rasha Pecoraro. 

Career Highlights

Fauna Hodel had a struggling childhood which led her to have a unique perspective on adoption and race relations.  

With her experience, she wrote the script for the 1991 movie Pretty Hattie's Baby. In 2008, she co-wrote a memoir One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel. Her book was published by Outskirt Press with a base price of $54.33 per piece.  

Fauna Hodel's memoir One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna HodelImage Source: Cosmopolitan
Fauna Hodel's memoir One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel

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In 2019, her creation was again released by Graymalkin Media with an eight pages photo from Hodel's personal collection.  

Interesting Fact: Do you remember the 2018 six episodes limited television series, I Am the Night starring Chris Pine and India Eisley. The series was inspired by her memoir.  

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Fauna Hodel?

According to several sources, Fauna Hodel was estimated to have a net worth of $100 thousand to $1 million at the time of her death. She mainly earned her net worth from her career as an American author and a motivational speaker.  

She is mostly known for writing the real-life memoir named One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel. 


In her late years, she spent most of her time as a motivational speaker. She often used to raise awareness about human rights and racial equality.  

Updated On Tue Oct 22 2019 Published On Tue Oct 22 2019 By Bean