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Edith Head (Edith Claire Posener) was born on 28 October, 1897 in San Bernardino, CA, is an American costume designer. Discover Edith Head's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Edith Head networth?

Popular As Edith Claire Posener
Occupation costume_designer,costume_department,actress
Age 84 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 28 October 1897
Birthday 28 October
Birthplace San Bernardino, CA
Date of death October 24, 1981
Died Place Los Angeles, CA
Nationality CA

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Edith Head Height, Weight & Measurements

At 84 years old, Edith Head height is 5' 1½" (1.56 m) .

Physical Status
Height 5' 1½" (1.56 m)
Weight Not Available
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Who Is Edith Head's Husband?

Her husband is Wiard Ihnen (8 September 1940 - 22 June 1979) ( his death), Charles Head (25 July 1923 - 1938) ( divorced)

Parents Not Available
Husband Wiard Ihnen (8 September 1940 - 22 June 1979) ( his death), Charles Head (25 July 1923 - 1938) ( divorced)
Sibling Not Available
Children Not Available

Edith Head Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022. So, how much is Edith Head worth at the age of 84 years old? Edith Head’s income source is mostly from being a successful Costume Designer. She is from CA. We have estimated Edith Head's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2022 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2022 Under Review
Net Worth in 2021 Pending
Salary in 2021 Under Review
House Not Available
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Source of Income Costume Designer

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In 2014, an Edith Head costume exhibition was displayed at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.


On October 28, 2013 - which would have been her 116th birthday - Google's homepage was a tribute to her.


The character "Edna Mode" in Disney/Pixar's Incredibles (2004) was modeled on her.


A photograph of Miss Head working on a dress design appears on one stamp of a sheet of 10 USA 37¢ commemorative postage stamps, issued 25 February 2003, celebrating American Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes. The stamp honors costume design.


On the album "Mink Car" (2001) by They Might Be Giants, there is a song called "She Thinks She's Edith Head".


Following her death, she was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California, in the Cathedral Slope section. She passed away only four days before her 84th birthday.


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 376-378. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1998).


She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 24, 1974.


In 1973, her real Academy Awards were shown during an episode of "Columbo". Seven awards as she has yet to win her last one the following year for The Sting (1973).


The project she was most proud of was in the late 1970s when she designed a woman's uniform for the United States Coast Guard, in response to growing number of women in the service. She received the Meritorious Public Service Award for her efforts.


The only time she appeared on the big screen was as herself in the film 'Oscar' (1966). She also appeared as herself in the 'Columbo' episode, 'Requiem for a Falling Star's (1973), alongside actress Ann Baxter.


She is known for her work on Sabrina (1954), Roman Holiday (1953) and All About Eve (1950). She was married to Wiard Ihnen and Charles Head.


Was in shock when she did not win the Oscar for The Emperor Waltz (1948) (Joan of Arc (1948) was the winner); sat through the remainder of the ceremonies 'in a state of stupor'.


She is credited with putting Dorothy Lamour in her first sarong for The Jungle Princess (1936).


Was the costume designer in 19 Oscar Best Picture nominees: Wings (1927), She Done Him Wrong (1933), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Hold Back the Dawn (1941), Going My Way (1944), Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), The Bells of St. Mary's (1945), The Heiress (1949), Sunset Boulevard (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Greatest Show On Earth (1952), Shane (1953), Roman Holiday (1953), The Country Girl (1954), The Rose Tattoo (1955), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Airport (1970) and The Sting (1973), and designed some costumes in four others: All About Eve (1950), The Ten Commandments (1956), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), Separate Tables (1958). Wings, Going My Way, The Lost Weekend, All About Eve, The Greatest Show on Earth and The Sting all won Best Picture.


Her first job was as a teacher of French, Spanish and Art at the Bishop School for Girls at La Jolla, California. She got into films by answering a wanted ad as a sketch artist for Paramount. Edith worked there in that capacity under Howard Greer from 1924 to 1927. In 1928, she was promoted assistant to Travis Banton. From 1938 to 1966, she held the top job as Head of Design at Paramount, contributing in one way or another to over 1,000 motion pictures (supervising costumes for 47 films in 1940 alone).


During the 1920s, she taught French and art at the Hollywood School for Girls.


Received her Bachelor of Arts degree in letters and science with honors in French from the University of California, Berkeley (1919), and her Master of Arts degree in romantic languages from Stanford University (1920). Alumnae Initiate of Delta Zeta sorority, Mu chapter.


Edith Head was born on October 28, 1897 in San Bernardino, California, USA as Edith Claire Posener.