Doris Kleiner: Where is Yul Brynner’s second wife?

By | June 7, 2023
Doris Kleiner: Where is Yul Brynner's second wife?

Doris Kleiner is one of the four women Yul Brynner married and divorced during his lifetime. Doris’ late husband, Yul Brynner, was a movie actor born in Vladivostok, Russia. He was known for his shaved head and played the role of a character called King Mongkut 4,625 times on stage.

Yul married four times and divorced three times. Doris Kleiner was his second wife. In this article, light is thrown on the life and the whereabouts of Doris, Yul Brynner’s second wife.

Who is Doris Kleiner?

Doris Kleiner was born in Zagreb in the Republic of Croatia. She was born on August 13, 1931, and she is 91 years old. She is the daughter of Markus Wilhem and Bertha Kleiner, Croatian citizens. She is a Croatian citizen and belongs to the white race.

Though Doris was born in Zagreb, she spent most of her childhood in Santiago, Chile. She had her basic and higher level education there in Santiago. In 1950, she moved to Paris, where she started her career as a model.

According to an interview with a fashion blog, she made it known that fashion has always been her way of life. This motivated her drive to enter the fashion world as a model. During her active days as a model, Doris worked with reputable companies like Pierre Cardin, Chanel, and Dior.

Aside from her fame as the wife of Yul Brynner, Doris Kleiner was also an actress. According to her IMBD page, she is credited with two movies titled Guns For Hire: Making of the Magnificent Seven (2000) and Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King (1995). Both movies were a tribute to Yul Brynner, and Doris played the role of an ex-wife of Yul.

Her marriage to Yul Brynner

Doris Kleiner and Yul Brynner were married for seven years. The former couple first met in 1960 and started dating a few days after their first meeting. Later that same year, they officially tied the knot to become husband and wife.

Their wedding ceremony was a private one, attended by a few friends and loved ones of the couple. Though Doris and Yul were quite famous at the time, there was no media presence at the event.

The couple remained married from 1960 to 1967 and divorced for undisclosed reasons. This was the second time Yul was having a divorce, after divorcing his first wife, Virginia Gilmore, an American actress to whom Yul was married for sixteen years (1944-1960).

Doris Kleiner’s marriage to Yul Brynner produced a child named Victoria Brynner. After the divorce, Doris has remained single all her life. Yul, on the hand, went on marry two more times, with one ending in a divorce.

Yul Brynner’s third marriage was to Jacqueline Thion de la Chaume. The two were married for ten years, from 1971 to 1981. The reason for their divorce was never disclosed. In 1983, he married his fourth wife, Kathy Lee, with whom he was married till his death in 1985.

Where is Doris Kleiner now?

After her divorce from Yul, Doris moved to live in Morges in Switzerland, in 1967. She has lived there ever since. In Switzerland, she has a home salon she runs. She also owns a brand named La Varanda.

Before her marriage to Yul, Doris was a very good friend of Audrey Hepburn. Audrey was a British actress who died in January 1993 at age 63. She is widely known for movies like Roman Holiday (1953), My Fair Lady (1964), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961) and many others.

Yul Brynner was born on July 11, 1920. He was a good actor and won many awards and recognition. He was an Academy Award winner and also had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He died on October 10, 1985, at age 65, and is remembered for his role in movies like Westworld (1973), Return of the Seven (1966), FutureWorld (1976), The Ten Commandments, and others.

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