Bette Midler - Updated Dec 2023

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Bette Midler

Bette Midler is a very famous American singer. Bette Midler is also a songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer as well. She is also prominent as The Divine Miss.  Some of her popular songs are “The Rose”, “Wind Beneath My Wings”, “Do You Want to Dance” and many others songs as well.

Early Life and Childhood

Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945, with the horoscope of Sagittarius. At present, she is seventy-four years old.

She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bette was born to Fred Midler and Ruth Schindel.

Talking about her family, her family was one of the few Jewish families that are in a mostly Asian neighborhood.

Ruth, her mother was a seamstress and also a housewife. Her father had worked at a Navy base in Hawaii as a painter. He was also a housepainter. The birthplace of her parents is in New Jersey.

Bette Midler

Caption: Bette Midler with her mother (Instagram)

Additionally, the talented actress spent her childhood days in Aiea. She also has three siblings. They are Daniel Midler, Judith Midler, and Susan Midler.

Both her nationality and ethnicity are American.


Regarding her education, Bette Midler attended her schooling at Radford High School. The school is located in Honolulu.

Similarly. in the Hoss Election of 1961, she was voted as “Most Talkative” and as “Most Dramatic” in her senior classes (1963).

Midler focused on the drama at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Nevertheless, she left after the third semester. In the summer of 1965, she studied theatre at HB Studio under Uta Hagen.

Bette Midler – Body Measurement

Midler stands a height of 155 cm tall and weighs over 160 pounds which is 68 kg. Her body measurement is 91-74-91 in centimeters.

Similarly, her bra size and shoe size are 36C and 7(US). Besides, her hair color is blonde and her eye color is Gray.

Bette Midler

Caption: Bette Midler posing for a photo (Instagram)

Bette Midler – Social Media

The prominent actress doesn’t seem to be active on Facebook. Nonetheless, she is active on both Twitter and Instagram. She has 1.2 million followers on Instagram and 1.8 million followers on Twitter.

Bette Midler – Professional life

For the first time, she earned money in the 1966 film Hawaii as an extra, playing an uncredited seasick passenger named Miss David Buff.

Her very first professional onstage role was in Tom Eyen’s Off-Off-Broadway plays in 1965. That is Miss Nefertiti’s Regrets and Cinderella Revisited.

Likewise, in December 1972, she released her debut album The Divine Miss M on Atlantic Records. Similarly, her self-titled follow-up album was released at the end of 1973.

1979, she made her first motion picture 1979, starring in the 1960s-era rock and roll tragedy The Rose.

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Caption: Bette Midler singing on the stage ( Instagram)

Moreover, in 1981, the model worked on the troubled comedy project Jinxed! Her 1990 cover was the Julie Gold song “From a Distance”.

She appeared as the lead role in the musical comedy Sister Act in 1992.

She pursued her multifaceted career through the end of the 20th century and into the 21st, continuing to release albums and to act.

In 1992 she appeared on Johnny Carson’s penultimate episode of The Tonight Show, for which she gained the second of three career Emmy Awards, and from 2000 to 2001 she acted in the TV sitcom Bette, based on her life.

Her other film credits included The First Wives Club (1996), For the Boys (1991), Hocus Pocus (1993), and The Stepford Wives (2004).

She even released the albums Some People’s Lives (1990), which highlights one of her biggest hits, “From a Distance”; Bette of Roses (1995); and Bette (2000).


In the year 2000, she starred in her sitcom, which featured Midler playing herself, a divine celebrity who is adored by her fans.

In addition, she starred in Isn’t She Great and Drowning Mona. The album named Cool Yule was released in a new Christmas 2006.

In 2008, she debuted her Vegas show “Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On”. Similarly, she co-starred alongside Billy Crystal in the family movie Parental Guidance(2012).

Bette performed on Broadway in a play about the Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers in 2013. Her performance occurred at the 86th Academy Awards telecast in March of 2014.

Likewise, she initiated her role as Dolly Gallagher Levi continuing through January 2018 in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly.

In the 2010s she returned to Broadway, and coproduced the 2011 staging of the glitzy musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert and starring as a larger-than-life talent agent in the solo show I’ll Eat You Last (2013).

She appeared in the movie Parental Guidance (2012), voiced in the animated feature The Addams Family (2019), and acted on the Netflix series The Politician (2019– ).

Further, she portrayed Bella Abzug in Julie Taymor’s The Glorias (2020), about Gloria Steinem. Her albums from this time added It’s the Girls! (2014),

a collection of pop classics by such female groups as the Supremes and the Shirelles. In 2012 she received a lifetime achievement award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


In addition to her career as a performer, Bette Midler also was active in several social causes, serving as a spokesperson for AIDS awareness and founding the

New York Restoration Project to restore New York parks and community gardens. She even published a memoir, a book for children, The Saga of Baby Divine (1983) and A View from a Broad (1980).

Likewise, she performed the song, The Place Where Lost Things Go From Mary Poppins Returns at the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019, ceremony.

In 2020, she starred in The Glorias a biographical film revolving around the life of Gloria Steinem portraying the role of Bella Abzug, directed by Julie Taymor.

She even appeared in the second season of The Politician after previously guest-starring in the first.

However, she has written several books, including Saga of Baby Divine, Bette Midler’s Greatest Hits: Experience the Divine, A View from A Broad, and The Wind Beneath My Wings.

In 2020 Bette Midler wrote a children’s book entitled “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck,” based on the story of a rare duck seen in Central Park in 2018.

Awards and Nomination

Fortunately, her performance in The Rose resulted in her as a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also, she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress(Comedy or Musical) for the same role.

For the very five consecutive, the single version of the title song, which Amanda McBroom has written and composed, held number one on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Not only this, but she also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

Similarly, there are many nominations such as nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “For the Boys” and “The Rose” in 1992 and 1980.

At Golden Globes, USA, she got a nomination for Best Performance for “Bette” in 2001, for “Outrageous Fortune” in 1988, for “Down and Out in Beverly” Hills in 1987, and for “Divine Madness” in 1981.

She was the winner of Best Performance for “Gypsy” in 1994, for “For the Boys” in 1992, and for”The Rose” in 1980.

By the same token, she was nominated and was the winner of various awards in Primetime Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, AARP Movies for Grownups Awards,

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, American Comedy Awards, and many other awards.

Net Worth  2023

According to a wealthy gorilla, her net worth is estimated to be approximately 230 million dollars. Also, her yearly income is predicted to be $3.26 million roughly.

Personal relationship

Bette Midler married one of the artists Martin von Haselborg on December 16, 1984. They tied the knot about six weeks after their first meeting.

The couple’s wedding took place at a small chapel complete with an Elvis as officiator.

They share a daughter, Sophie von Haselberg. Their daughter is also an actress. She was born on November 14, 1986.


As the actress has worked on a comedy horror film, “Hocus Pocus2”, it was once rumored that the horror story is based on the real story.

Being involved as a public figure, she has to face many rumors. She has also been in numerous controversies. Bette was involved in a controversial ‘Blackground’ Tweet.

Another controversy was when she said ‘Women, are the n-word of the world’. In the end, she also apologized for her statement in public.