• Former model and dancer born in Vancouver, Canada in 1964.
• Gained recognition as a Playboy model and appeared in the movie "Transformers" in 2007.
• Suffered physical and mental harm after a car accident in 2013.
• Had a short-lived relationship with Gregg Giuffria and was married to Tommy Lee in 1984.
• Net worth estimated at over $500,000.


Who is Elaine Starchuk, Tommy Lee’s ex-wife? Wiki Bio

Elaine Margaret Starchuk was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 7 April 1964, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds Canadian nationality. She is a former model and dancer but perhaps best known for being the ex-wife of the famous American musician Thomas Lee Bass, a founding member of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.

Early life and education

Elaine was raised as an only child in Vancouver – her father was a lawyer while her mother was working as a secretary at a local company. Elaine’s parents were very religious and she went to church every Sunday, but after leaving home, didn’t attend anymore.

Elaine was physically active while attending high school, as she was playing a variety of sports including soccer, while dreaming about becoming a famous model. Upon matriculation, she decided not to enroll at a college but to rather pursue her modelling career.

Career as a model and car accident

It is widely believed that Elaine enhanced her breasts in the early ‘80s, shortly after she matriculated from high school, and then signed with a modelling agency in Vancouver. She was 18 when she did her first photoshoot, while she gained recognition after she became a Playboy model, and started living in Hugh Heffner’s Playboy Penthouse – there were rumors that Elaine was sleeping with Hugh, as it was believed that Hugh was at the time sleeping with all of his Playboy models (‘bunnies’).

Elaine has also done a bit of acting, as she appeared in the action adventure science fiction movie “Transformers” in 2007, which starred Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, won 30 awards and was nominated for 44 others, including three Oscars. She was also good at doing make-up, and at one occasion did Avril Lavigne’s lashes.

On 13 May 2013, Elaine was waiting at the counter of Nature’s Fare Market when a car drove in and pinned her against the wall. She was taken to a hospital and against what the doctor advised, she signed her discharge papers and went home only to wake up in pain. Elaine had damaged her shoulders, neck, back, chest and right foot, while one of her breast implants was torn and she had to replace both of the implants in December 2013.

As she was both physically and mentally harmed, the court awarded her $442,000 in compensation.

Elaine was energetic before the accident, but has since been unable to physically do many things, and her career has suffered enormously.

Love life and marriage with Tommy Lee

In 1982, Elaine met Tommy Lee during one of his band’s performances, and they began dating that night. After two years of being in a relationship, they married in a private ceremony on 24 November 1984, only to divorce in the following year. Before Tommy, she was in a short-lived relationship with Gregg Giuffria, a famous American rock musician.

In 1987, Elaine began dating Taime Downe who is an American rock singer best known for being a member of the band Faster Pussycat; they dated for several months, but in 1991, Elaine started seeing Todd Marshall, and they married in 1992, but divorced in 1996. After that, Elaine was in a relationship with Anders Eriksson, a famous Swedish hockey player, from 1999 to 2004. Elaine was also in a relationship with the famous English rock singer David Coverdale, but which lasted less than four months. Currently she appears to be single.

Hobbies and other interests

Before the car accident Elaine was physically active, as she was having several training sessions at the gym each week, and following a strict diet as it was important for her modelling career.

She was often travelling both for work and as it was her main hobby, and had been all around the US, while she also travelled to Europe at least once a year, visiting countries such as France and England. This all changed after the accident as she couldn’t do many things she enjoyed doing in the past, but found a couple of new hobbies such as reading books and watching movies.

Elaine enjoys reading romantic books such as “Dear John” and “Call from an Angel” written by Nicholas Sparks and Guillaume Musso, respectively, and she is also keen on watching comedy movies, with some of her favorite actors and actresses being Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Sandra Bullock – some of her favorite movies are “Bruce Almighty”, “Dead Poets Society”, and “Miss Congeniality”.

How rich is Tommy Lee’s ex-wife now? Appearance and net worth

Elaine is 56 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs around 134lbs (61kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $500,000, while Tommy’s net worth is reputedly over $70 million.

Who is Tommy Lee? Wiki Bio

Thomas Lee Bass was born in Athens, Greece on 3 October 1962 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He was raised in Los Angeles alongside his younger sister Athena by their Greek mother Vassilikki ‘Voula’ Papadimitrious who was a model, and their American father David Lee Thomas Bass who was serving in the US Army as a sergeant.

Tommy Lee

Tommy was four years old when he received his first drum sticks, while he bought his first original drum set when he was around 14. He attended a local high school where he was playing football, but dropped out so that he could pursue his career as a musician, inspired by his favorite bands at the time – Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Van Halen. In 1981 at the age of 19, Tommy, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil founded the band Mötley Crüe.

Their debut album “Too Fast for Love” was released in 1981 and became a hit, as did their other albums which followed, such as “Shout at the Devil” in 1983, “Theatre of Pain” in 1985, and “Girls, Girls, Girls” in 1987.

The entire band was at the time consuming various drugs such as cocaine, heroin and marihuana while they were also excessively drinking alcohol. Tommy left the band after their fifth album “Dr. Feelgood” came out in 1989.

He founded a new band – Methods of Mayhem – in 1999, while he was also heard on albums of other people, including of Red Zombie, an American musician, programmer, and voice actor. After Tommy left Methods of Mayhem, he created a new band Rock Star Supernova, in 2006.

He has appeared in several reality TV shows such as “Tommy Lee Goes to College”, “Battleground Earth”, and “The Goldbergs”.

Tommy’s love life has been quite spectacular. After his divorce from Elaine, Tommy married Heather Locklear, a famous American actress, on 10 May 1986, but they divorced seven years later in 1993. He went on to date Bobbie Brown, another American actress, and they became engaged in 1994 but split in the same year. On 16 February 1995, Tommy met Canadian actress Pamela Anderson, best known for having starred in the TV series “Baywatch” and for being a former Playboy model. They married just four days after meeting on 19 February 1995 and Pamela gave birth to their son Brandon Thomas on 5 June 1996 while their second son Dylan Jagger followed on 29 December 1997 – then Tommy and Pamela divorced in 1998.


Tommy went on to date Mayte Garcia, an American singer, dancer, and actress, best known for being the ex-wife of Prince, and they became engaged in 2003 only to split in the same year. In 2014, he became engaged to Sofia Toufa who is a German singer and rapper, but they separated in 2017. Since 14 February 2019, Tommy has been engaged to Brittany Furlan, who is an American internet personality and actress.

Tommy was sentenced to six months in prison in 1998 for attacking his ex-wife Pamela while she had their son Dylan in her arms. Tommy was arrested for several other matters in the later years, such as battery, instigating a riot, and for negligence after a four-year old boy drowned during Tommy’s son’s fifth birthday.

Tommy is a huge lover of animals, he is a supporter of animal rights and is an active member of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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