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Full NameKatharine Hepburn
First NameKatharine
Last NameHepburn
Birth NameKatharine Houghton Hepburn
Birth CityHartford, Connecticut
Birth CountryUSA
Father NameThomas Hepburn
Mother NameKatharine Martha Houghton Hepburn
Networth$30 M
Date of BirthMay 12,1907
Age113 years

One of the original leading ladies of Hollywood, Katharine Hepburn remains one of the most respected names in the industry even years after her death. 

She worked as an actress for more than 6 decades during which she won a record-setting 4 Academy Awards.

Hepburn was the poster lady for stardom during her tenure in Tinseltown. She worked on films like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Rainmaker, Long Day's Journey into Night among others. 

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Katharine Hepburn?

Katharine Hepburn has a net worth of $30 Million (adjusted for inflation) at the time of her death in 2003. She amassed this net worth from a career in acting that spanned over 66 years.

Hepburn's fortune was $30 million when she passed
Hepburn's fortune was $30 million when she passed

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Her exorbitant salary for films also contributed to her multimillionaire status. In 1937, she received $206,928 which is around $3,798,222 when adjusted for inflation.

Box Office Performance   

The late star was a box office juggernaut and here is a list of her movies and their earnings.

1932$531,000A Bill of Divorcement
1933$582,000Morning Glory
$2.1 MillionLittle Women
$1,104,000The Little Minister
1935$695,000Break of Hearts
$770,000Alice Adams
$497,000Sylvia Scarlett
1936$1,276,000Mary of Scotland
$583,000A Woman Rebels
1937N/AQuality Street
$1,762,000Stage Door
1938$1,109,000Bringing Up Baby
1940$3.3 millionThe Philadelphia Story
1942$2,708,000Woman of the Year
1943$3,222,000Keeper of the Flame
$4,350,000Stage Door Canteen
1944$4,627,000Dragon Seed
1945$3,784,000Without Love
1947$4,689,000The Sea of Grass
$2,737,000Song of Love
1948$3.5 millionState of the Union
1949$3,947,000Adam's Rib
1951$10,750,000The African Queen
1952$2,696,000Pat and Mike
1955$2 millionSummertime
1956$2.1 millionThe Rainmaker
$1,385,000The Iron Petticoat
1957$1.7 millionDesk Set
1959$6,375,000Suddenly, Last Summer
1962$435,000Long Day's Journey into Night
1967$56.7 millionGuess Who's Coming to Dinner
1968$22.3 millionThe Lion in Winter
1969N/AThe Madwoman of Chaillot
1971N/AThe Trojan Women
1975$17.6 millionRooster Cogburn
1981$119.3 millionOn Golden Pond
1985N/AGrace Quigley
1994$18,272,894Love Affair

Houses In Connecticut And Beverly Hills

Hepburn had a house in Connecticut, the property was later sold for $11.5 million in 2017. 

She lived in this home until she died in 2003. After her death, the estate was sold to Frank Sciame for $6 million. 

Hepburn's lakefront estate
Hepburn's lakefront estate

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The property features an 8,368-square-foot home and covers 3.4 acres in total. The house is located in a serene spot on a lake.

Similarly, she also used to own an estate in the highly sought-after market of Beverly Hills. The property was formerly owned by the star and was later listed for $8.9 Million in 2020.

Known For Private Nature

Hepburn was undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of her generation and is an acting legend. 

But even though her stardom was bigger than any of her contemporaries, she refused to give interviews and let the media into her life.

She was famous for not enjoying the traditional pomp and circumstance of Hollywood. She found the social circles and A-listers of Hollywood superficial.


The actress was a revolutionary and her charity work started even before she became a star, she and her siblings raised 50 cents by putting on plays to raise money for the Navajo people.  

She also raised her voice for her liberal views and was a member of the Committee for the First Amendment.

Short Biography

Katharine Hepburn was born Katharine Houghton Hepburn on May 12, 1907, in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. to Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn and Thomas Hepburn.

Hepburn with her former husband
Hepburn with her former husband

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She got married to Ludlow Ogden Smith, on December 12, 1928, when she was 21 years old. 

Their marriage was never serious and Hepburn was more committed to her career than the marriage and after they moved to Hollywood, they became fully estranged.

Apart from this, her most public and perhaps significant relationship was with Spencer Tracy who co-starred with her on 9 occasions. 

She never had any kids considering being a mother a fulltime commitment. 

The actress died on June 29, 2003 due to cardiac arrest a lot of ceremonies were held as a tribute and one event raised $5.8 million that was given to her family.

Updated On Sun May 24 2020 Published On Sun May 24 2020 By Hendrix