Who Is Eric Braeden Wife Dale Russell Gudegast?

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Who Is Eric Braeden Wife Dale Russell Gudegast?
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Dale Russell Gudegast is a former occasional actress. She gained wide recognition not for her professional accomplishments but for her high profile relationship. Dale is the wife of Eric Braeden, a film and television actor.

The amazingly handsome performer has worked in a number of movies and TV shows, especially his legendary character Victor Newman on a daytime drama, The Young and the Restless brought him tremendous popularity. He also received several notable accolades including twice Daytime Emmy Awards.

Here is the comprehensive account of Dale’s years-long relationship with her hubby Eric. And we will also talk about her career, siblings, net worth, and a lot more!

When Eric Braeden and Dale Russell Gudegast Got Marry?

The couple tied the knot in the 1960s. They are sharing a blissful married life for over five decades. Dale and Eric are both quite secretive about their marriage details.

Eric Braeden wife Dale Russell Gudegast and their son.
Eric Braeden and wife Dale Russell Gudegast.
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Talking about their wedding date, there are still conflicting reports. Some sources say they exchanged their vows in 1966 and some other tabloids suggest in 1964. In fact, non of them verified yet.

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Does The Couple Has Any Children? Their Son is a Screenwriter

They are blessed with a child. Eric Braeden’s wife Dale gave birth to their son Christian Gudegast on Feb 9, 1970, in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles Film School and graduated in 1992. He also won the award for Best Student Film for his thesis film, ‘Shadow Box.’

Eric Braeden with his son Christian Gudegast and granddaughter.
Eric son Christian Gudegast.
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Upon his graduation, Christian began working as a rap music-video director and now is a screen-writer. He is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu too.

Eric Relationship With Grandchildren

It will be the greatest pleasure for every grandparent when they got the chance to spend the majority of their time with their grandchildren. It is the purest form of love.

Eric is also one of the doting grandpas. He shares three adorable granddaughters with his son Christian. If you once visit any of his social media accounts you will definitely know how much close he is with his grandkids.

Eric Braeden with his granddaughters.
Eric Braeden has three granddaughters.
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His oldest granddaughter is an avid horse rider. She was inducted into the National Honors Society in late 2019.

Dale Infrequent Public Appearances With Husband Eric

Dale rarely appears with her man in the public. Back in Feb 2005, the couple was spotted together at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California, commemorating Braeden’s 25th-anniversary portraying iconic character Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless.

Furthermore, in June 2007, they appeared on Eric’s Hollywood Walk of Fame event in Los Angeles, California.

Where Does The Couple Live?

Eric and Dale currently reside in their 3,500 square foot Santa Monica mountain home, in California.

Eric Braeden has a mansion in Santa Monica.
Eric Braeden’s house in Santa Monica.
Source: Closer Weekly

The actor credits his wife for the mansion’s fancy decor. He told Closer Weekly, “She’s always done the decorating, I just write the check.”

Who is Eric Braeden Wife Dale Russell Gudegast?

There is not much known about her. She once appeared in the movie Holiday in the Sun in 2001, as per IMDb. Other than that, there is nothing more about her career. Dale prefers life out of the public eye and has kept every detail hardly to herself.

Dale Early Life: Her Actress Sister Sigrid Valdis Died in 2007

The celebrity spouse was born in California. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Caucasian. She grew up along with her sister named Sigrid Valdis. Born on 21st September 1935, Sigrid kick-started her acting journey in the late 1950s.

The late actress was best known for her role as Hilda in the TV sitcom set Hogan’s Heroes (1966-71). Sadly, Valdis passed away at the age of 72 on 14th October 2007. She died of lung cancer.

Her Husband Eric Braeden

Braeden is one of the prominent faces in the world entertainment. German-born Eric migrated to the United States in 1959. He later attended the University of Montana, Missoula. He scored his first acting role in Operation Eichmann in 1961.

The following year, Braeden appeared in Combat! (1962-64). He then went on to feature on the TV series like Mission: Impossible, The Rat Patrol, The Virginian, and 100 Rifles as well.

The actor gained acclaim for his portrayal of Captain Drangel in the superhero TV series Wonder Woman (1975-78). Furthermore, he popped up in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Code Name: Diamond Head, and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo in 1977.

Eric Plays Victor Newman in The Young and the Restless: Screen Romance with Melody Thomas Scott

One of the most successful projects Eric has ever starred in is The Young and the Restless. He started playing the role of Victor Newman, a self-made business magnate in the project in 1980 and has since a pivotal part of the project.

Also, the terrific romance Eric shared with Nikki Newman (played by Melody Thomas Scott) became a prominent plot in the long-running series. Besides that, there are several tabloids that added the photo of Melody as Eric Braeden’s wife. In fact, they are pretty close in real life but just as professional pals.

Eric Braeden appeared in The Young and the Restless with Melody Thomas Scott.
Braeden with his co-star Melody Thomas Scott.
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Moreover, Eric got several Daytime Emmy Award nominations winning twice for his longest appearance on the show. His work in the project also earned him several other accolades like the Soap Opera Digest Award, Gilmore Award, and Friend of German Award.

Besides, the actor was corporated into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Net Worth

While the exact amount of Dale’s net worth is still under review, her husband Eric Braeden has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He mainly makes money through his acting career.


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