Who is Lena Gieseke: Everything you need to know about Tim Burton’s ex-wife

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Lena Gieseke is an artist and special effects technician from Germany.

She is known popularly as the ex-wife of the film director, Tim Burton.

She was born on September 12 1965, a native of Osnabruck, a city in the Lower Saxony of the German state.

Gieseke met the director and husband Tim Burton during the shooting of Batman.

They married in 1989 while Tim was completing post-production in England.

Lena Gieseke’s profile summary

  • Full name: Lena Gieseke
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: September 12, 1965
  • Age: 56 years old (as of 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Place of birth: Bremen, Germany
  • Current residence: Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Height in feet: 5’6”
  • Height in centimetres: 167
  • Weight in pounds: 110
  • Weight in kilograms: 50
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Marital status: Divorced
  • Ex-husband: Tim Burton
  • Net worth: $2 million

Their marriage stayed for about 3 to 4 years and during those times, she had appeared alongside the veteran filmmaker on a couple occasions during red carpets and premieres.

They reportedly ended their relationship when Tim Burton was caught to have extramarital affair with Lisa Marie.

The German 3D artist finalized her divorce with Burton on May 31, 1991.

The former Mrs Burton after graduating with a degree in Fine Arts and Photography, from the California Institute Of Arts, went to Wimbledon College and then to Goldsmith College in London.

She further went on to study computer graphics at the University of Koblenz and Landau in Koblenz before getting her Master’s in Fine Arts (3D Computer Animation) at the University of Georgia.

In 2018, she got her PhD degree and began working on several movies and television projects as a visual artist.

Meanwhile, she was also working as a photographer and a sculptor.

Lena Gieseke after graduating from Georgia University, got the chance to intern as a 3D generalist.

Her professional career began when she got the job as a scripting and pipeline technical director at Scanline VFX, Germany.

She worked till 2011, then moved to work as an application developer for Dassault Systemes 3DEXCITE in Munich, Germany.

Lena is attributed to 12 visual effects credits for Clouds Over The Hill, a Japanese war drama television series.

She filled similar positions as a pipeline director in the NHK series under Scanline VFX and in other films such as When Santa Fell To Earth (2011), Immortals (2011), Otto’s Eleven (2010) etc

In addition, she had worked as a modeler for 2009 science fiction disaster film, 2012, as a 3D artist for Berlin ’36 (2009), as an animations artist for Vicky The Viking (2009).

She reportedly appeared in one of Burton’s movies, the 1988 horror black comedy known as Beetlejuice.

With her immersed understanding of graphics and computer technologies, Lena was able to put more life into one of history’s masterpieces, Picasso’s Guernica.

Her 3D rendering of the 1937 painting allows viewers to see the work from the most secret details.

Currently, she lives in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany with her most recent and future work being Stiftung Niedersachsen,2021 and Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, 2021-2024

For someone with hoards of experience in 3D effects and cinematography, her fortune could be estimated to be worth $2 million.