Who is Lena Gieseke? (Bio, Net Worth, Career, Ex-wife of Tim Burton)

Lena Gieseke
Date of Birth Sep 12, 1965
Birth Place Bremen
Ex-husband Tim Burton

Lena Gieseke is a German VFX artist and she ironically specializes in Special Effects of films. She is also the ex-wife of American Film director Tim Burton. Lena has more than 10 screen credits for using VFX in various movies and TV Series.

Who is Tim Burton?

Tim Burton was born in the year 1958. He was born August 25 and right now, he is an American film director, writer and even an artist.

He is widely popular for a lot of gothic and horror films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas , Ed Wood , Sleepy Hollow , Corpse Bride , Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Dark Shadows (2012). He also did the films like the  Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), the sci-fi film series Planet of the Apes (2001), the drama Big Fish and more. His musical adventures include  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Burton has worked with a lot of talented  actors like Johnny Depp and composer Danny Elfman in his career. Danny has actually composed most scores for his films.

In addition, Helena Bonham Carter has made ample appearance in many of his films. He even wrote and illustrated the poetry book called The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories which was published in 1997.

The book was published by the British publishing house Faber and Faber, and a compilation of his drawings, sketches, and other artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton was publicly released later.


Lena was born in Germany in 1965. She was born in the month of September. Currently there aren’t any records of her parental background. There is also only minimum information regarding her early life. She is of German Nationality but her ethnic background is not available right now.

Talking about her education, Lena attended the California Institute of Arts where she majored in Fine Arts and Photography. In addition, She also enrolled at Wimbledon College.

Moving on to her body measurements, we don’t really have that much information on that front. Her height and weight stats are not know. She does, however, have black hair and brown eyes.

The relationship that Lena shared with Tim Buton is a bit controversial. The main reason for their divorce was Tim’s affair with another women. Tim was seeing Lisa Marie, an ex stripper and this ended their marriage.


Lena has worked for many movies in her career. While she isn’t an actress herself, she has made contribution on the production front. Her career as a Visual Effects artist is very evident.

Her first gig was in ‘1½ Knights – In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde’ in 2008. She worked for this project as a 3D Artist. In 2008, she did the visual effects on the German TV movie ‘Die Jahrhundertlawine’. In addition, she was also the main animation artist for the movie ‘Vicky the Viking’ and 3D artist for ‘Berlin ’36’.

In 2009, her career path slightly turned when she served as a model for the movie ‘2012’. In addition, she was heavily involved in the visual effects of many more German shows and series such as ‘Westflug – Entführung Aus Liebe’, ‘Otto’s Eleven’, ‘Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods’, ‘Hotel Lux’, ‘Immortals’ and ‘When Santa Fell to Earth’.

Lena Gieseke is not really active on social media. She does not have a Facebook page and an Instagram handle. She is also not there in Twitter too.

Lena Gieseke Net worth

While we don’t know exactly what Lena’s salary is, her ex-husband is worth a big sum of $140 million.

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