Steve Reeves Net Worth

Steve Reeves Net Worth is
$2 Million

Steve Reeves Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Though he did not possess a Herculean acting talent by any stretch, handsome bodybuilder Steve Reeves certainly had an enviable Herculean physique, and made plenty good use of it in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s portraying some of filmdom's most famous bronzed gods. Reeves was originally a Montana boy born on a cattle ranch in 1926....
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1926
Place Of BirthGlasgow, Montana, USA
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer
SpouseDeborah Ann Engelhorn
Star SignAquarius
Le fatiche di Ercole (1958)$12,000
1Filmmaking in Europe was a little different from working in the United States. There's a scene in 'Hercules' where I'm in chains -- they looked like steel, but they were actually made of wood -- and I had to swing these chains at my supposed enemies who were advancing towards me. Well, I didn't want to really strike someone so I kind of held back with my motions. The director yelled, 'Swing those chains! Swing them hard!' I said, 'I don't want to hurt someone.' And the director yelled back, 'If they don't get hurt, they don't get paid!'
1Summer 1948, at Cannes, France, won the title of "Le plus bel homme du monde". This was documented in a French b&w short film with cinematography by Raymond Clunie and Georges Zaidler, with René Charrois as assistant camera operator and Jacques Verillon as technical consultant.
2Was offered a third Hercules film after "Hercules Unchained" but declined in favor of pursuing other roles.
3Is credited by Sylvester STallone for inspiring Stallone to work out and build up his body and later became friends with Reeves after he became famous.
4He was the undisputed king of the European produced sword and sandal/mythological muscleman epics. Although he became an international sensation, the core of his film career lasted only 5 years (1958-1963)and a staggering 15 epic productions during that period. Afterward, he made another "Sandokan" feature and attempted a film in the next big Italian film craze, the spaghetti western, before retiring from the screen.
5Took up power walking (which combined swinging hand held weights in both hands while walking) in order to compensate for the damage done to him by his shoulder injury.
6Though proud of his work as Hercules, he was always disappointed that his other films did not receive much recognition. He once remarked "I only did two Hercules films, but everyone seems to think I did ten."
7Almost paradoxically, Reeves' impressive physique prompted filmmakers to put him into a variety of "bondage" situations. Two such situations are cited in the book: "Lash! The Hundred Greatest Scenes of Men Being Whipped in the Movies." Ranking 7th is Reeves' flogging in Duel of the Titans (1961) and ranking 24th is his flogging in Agi Murad il diavolo bianco (1959).
8He often criticized the use of steroids in bodybuilding because he felt that it undermined the health value and the challenge of bodybuilding as a sport. He once remarked, "Body builders used to come in all shapes and sizes. Now they all look like Arnold [Schwarzenegger]."
9He was played by Michael J. Nelson in the episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) that showed his film Ercole e la regina di Lidia (1959).
10He was reportedly diagnosed with lymphoma only six weeks prior to this death.
11While filming The Last Days of Pompeii (1959) (a remake of The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)), the chariot he was driving struck a tree and he dislocated his shoulder. This put an end to his more intense exercise routines and caused problems in the following years.
12Prior to its release, Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000) was being referred to by some writers as the first "Steve Reeves type" movie in decades. It had also been written that Scott was amiss in not getting Reeves to at least do a cameo. Sadly, Reeves died on the very day that "Gladiator" premiered..
13Served in the Philippines during WWII, contracted malaria, and served his remaining time under Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the occupation of Japan.
14Was of Welsh, Irish, English and German descent
15Took him 4 weeks to get into contest shape for his Mr. America victory.
16He survived numerous life-threatening experiences as a child, including being hit by a car and dragged, being thrown from a horse and sleeping through an earthquake as a child in Montana. When he couldn't be accounted for, family members found him sound asleep, his bedroom teetering on the brink of a three-story fall.
17His mother was a nutritionist.
18His entire bodybuilding career consisted of 8 contests.
19His voice was dubbed in his Italian epics. The only films where his real voice is heard are Jail Bait (1954) and Athena (1954).
20He was a friend of "Tarzan" actor Gordon Scott, and recommended him for the role of Remus in Duel of the Titans (1961). The producers originally wanted Reeves to play both Romulus and Remus through some doubling, but Reeves convinced them that it would be more effective to have another actor playing Remus.
21He loved horses and was a great rider himself. Italian producers later found that to be an advantage, since Reeves usually did his own stunts in his films and they didn't have to hire a horse riding double for him. After retiring from films due to a shoulder injury, Reeves bought a ranch and took up breeding horses professionally.
22In 1949 director Cecil B. DeMille considered (and came very close) casting Reeves as Samson in Samson and Delilah (1949) after Burt Lancaster proved unavailable. Although DeMille liked Reeves and thought he was perfect for the role, a dispute between Reeves and the studio over his physique forced DeMille to recast the role of Samson with Victor Mature. After becoming popular in the late 1950s and 1960s, Reeves turned down the roles of James Bond in Dr. No (1962) and the Man With No Name in A Fistful of Dollars (1964).
23Often confused with, and is not related to, George Reeves, who played Superman on TV in the 1950s. While working on a studio next to the set where the Superman series was filmed, producers once threatened to fire George after an argument and replace him with Steve.
24Such bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and David Prowse have credited Reeves as a role model for the bodybuilding world.
25At the peak of his bodybuilding career at age 23, he was 6' 1", 200 pounds, with a chest measuring 48 inches, a 29-inch waist, and had 17 1/2-inch biceps.
26Mentioned in the song "Sweet Transvestite" from the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
27Mr. America 1947.
28Mr. Universe 1950
29His wife, Aline, died of complications from a stroke in 1989. He wrote "Building the Classical Physique -- The Natural Way". Through his Steve Reeves International Society Web site, he promoted supplements and powders with natural ingredients. He moved to Oakland with his family as a child and began lifting weights when he was 16 years old.


A Long Ride from Hell1968Mike Sturges
I pirati della Malesia1964Sandokan
Sandokan the Great1963Sandokan
The Shortest Day1963uncredited
The Avenger1962Enea Aeneas
The Slave1962Randus - son of Spartacus
Duel of the Titans1961Romulus
The Trojan Horse1961Aeneas
The Thief of Baghdad1961Karim
Morgan, the Pirate1960Henry Morgan
The Giant of Marathon1959Phillipides
The Last Days of Pompeii1959Glaucus Leto
Goliath and the Barbarians1959Emiliano (a.k.a. "Goliath")
Agi Murad il diavolo bianco1959Agi / Hadji Murad, the White Warrior
Ercole e la regina di Lidia1959Hercules
Le fatiche di Ercole1958Ercole (Hercules)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1957TV SeriesFoley
Athena1954Ed Perkins (as Steve Reves)
Jail Bait1954Lt. Bob Lawrence
Topper1953TV SeriesJoe Manurki
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes1953Olympic Team Member (uncredited)
Stars Over Hollywood1951TV Series
Kimbar of the Jungle1949TV ShortKimbar


A Long Ride from Hell1968writer


The Joe Franklin Show1978TV SeriesHimself
Be What You Want1953TV MovieHimself
Le plus bel homme du monde1948Documentary shortHimself, Mr. America

Archive Footage

Ein Abend für...2012TV Series documentaryGlaucus
Muscle Beach Then and Now2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Naked Archaeologist2008TV Series documentaryRomulus
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Kino kolossal - Herkules, Maciste & Co2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Xena: Warrior Princess1996TV SeriesHercules
Hercules Recycled1994VideoHercules
Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti1977DocumentarySandokan (as S. Reeves)
Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca1975

Won Awards

1994Life Career AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Nominated Awards

1960Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male New Personality8th place.

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