Bette Davis Net Worth

Bette Davis was an American actress who had a net worth of $2 million dollars at the time of her death in 1989 after adjusting for inflation. According to her will, Bette’s estate was worth $1 million in 1989. The bulk of her estate was left to an adopted son and a close friend. She did not leave any money to her daughters or grand children.

Bette Davis Wealth Stats: Salary, Net Worth, and More

Bette Davis' net worth, salary and other interesting facts:

Bette Davis Wealth Info
Net Worth$2 Million
Date of BirthApril 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989 (age 81 years)
Height5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)


Davis had her first paid acting gig playing a chorus girl in the play “Broadway.” In 1929, she had a bigger role in the play “The Wild Duck,” and made her Broadway debut in “Broken Dishes.” The following year, Davis moved to Hollywood to pursue her screen-acting career. She subsequently made her film debut in the 1931 Universal Studios film “Bad Sister.” Davis followed this with appearances in two more Universal films: “Seed” and “Waterloo Bridge.” Next, she appeared in RKO’s “Way Back Home,” Columbia’s “The Menace,” and Capital Films’ “Hell’s House.” Davis followed these with a number of films for Warner Bros., including “The Dark Horse,” “Three on a Match,” “20,000 Years in Sing Sing,” “Parachute Jumper,” and “Jimmy the Gent.” She was also in such First National pictures as “The Cabin in the Cotton” and “The Big Shakedown.”

Personal Life

Davis was married four times. Her first marriage was in 1932 to Harmon O. Nelson, whom she met at Cushing Academy. The pair eventually divorced in 1938. Two years later, Davis wed innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth; they were together until his passing in 1943. She next married artist William Grant Sherry in 1945; they had a daughter nicknamed B. D., and divorced in 1950. Davis’s fourth and final husband was actor Gary Merrill, with whom she starred in “All About Eve.” The couple adopted a baby girl named Margot and a baby boy named Michael. The family resided on the coast of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Davis and Merrill eventually divorced in 1960.

Inspirational Quotes by Bette Davis

I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.

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Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.

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There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.

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I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.

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I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.

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