Who is Rod Stewart’s ex-wife Alana Stewart? Wiki Bio
Alana Kaye Collins was born in San Diego, California USA, on 18 May 1945, so her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a former model, but perhaps better known as Alana Hamilton Stewart, the ex-wife of famous British rock singer and songwriter Rod Stewart.
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Early life and education
Alana was raised as a single child in Nacogdoches in Texas, before her family moved to Houston when she was nine years old. She was not very close to her parents, and was mostly raised by her grandmother, who was highly religious.
Alana became interested in modelling while attending F. Austin High School, where she played several sports such as soccer and tennis just to stay in shape and be ready for her preferred modelling career, however, after matriculation, she turned to alcohol and became bulimic. At the age of 18, Alana was raped as she states in her memoir “Rearview Mirror”, but after two years of pulling herself together, she moved to New York to pursue her career as a model.
Modelling career and movie roles
She signed a contract with Ford Models soon after her arrival in ‘the big apple’, but then in 1971 she was invited to portray a Nurse in the biographical movie “Evel Knievel” which starred George Hamilton, her future husband.
After winning her first role, Alana often traveled between New York City and Los Angeles for her modelling photoshoots and movie roles.
In 1972, she played the lead character Janis in the sex comedy film “Night Call Nurses”, which also starred Patty Byrne and Mittie Lawrence as three attractive women working as nurses in the psychiatric ward at a local hospital. Her (now ex-) husband George cast her to appear in the mystery drama movie he produced entitled “Medusa” in 1973, while her following role was that of Girl with Nick in the biographical musical comedy “Funny Lady” in 1975.
Some of the roles which followed were in the science fiction action movie “Ravagers” in 1979, the sex comedy film “Where the Boys are ‘84” and the romantic drama war movie “Swing Shift” both in 1984.
In 1989, Alana played a supporting character in the critically acclaimed drama movie “Small Sacrifices”, which starred Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal and which follows the story of a woman and her child who show up with bruises at a hospital; the movie was a huge hit as it was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. In 1997 she appeared in the comedy film “Meet Wally Sparks”, while the following years saw her appear in the comedy film “Mom, Can I Keep Her?” in 1998, the drama “Wasted in Babylon” in 1999, and the drama mystery thriller “Between” in 2005.
Two of Alana’s latest roles in movies have been in the documentary “The Fabulous Allan Carr” in 2017, and the romantic comedy “Swiped” in 2018.
Roles in TV series
Alana made her debut TV series appearance when she appeared in 25 episodes of the game show “Tattletales” from 1974 to 1976, before she starred in the episode “Julie’s Old Flame/The Jinx/The Identical Problem” of the comedy drama series “The Love Boat” in 1977.
In the following years, Alana appeared in single episodes of many series such as the science fiction action “The Bionic Woman” in 1977, the fantasy drama “Fantasy Island” in 1978, and the mystery series “Hart to Hart” in 1982.
She guest starred in an episode of the espionage series “Masquerade” in 1984, which aired for only a few months before being cancelled.
Alana became popular in 1995 when she began starring alongside her ex-husband George Hamilton in the daytime talk show “George & Alana”, appearing in 180 episodes until late 1996; the show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design in 1996. In 2003, she competed in the reality series “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” only to be the second person to lose and leave the jungle.
Some of her latest roles in TV shows have been in the documentary series “Farrah’s Story” in 2009, the soap opera web series “DeVanity” in 2012, and the reality documentary series “Stewarts & Hamiltons” in 2015.
Love life and marriage with Rod Stewart
Alana met George Hamilton while she was modelling in 1971, and they started dating just several days later. George is a famous American actor, best known for his starring roles in movies “Home from the Hill” in 1960, “Light in the Piazza” in 1962, and “Once Is Not Enough” in 1975. They married in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family on 29 October 1972, and several months after the wedding, Alana gave birth to their daughter Ashley Hamilton, but Alana and George divorced on 13 October 1976.
On 6 April 1979, Alana married Rod Stewart, and gave birth to their two children Kimberly and Sean Stewart in the next three years. On 2 February 1984, the two divorced due to what appears to be infidelity from Rod’s side. In the late ‘80s, Alana was in a relationship with the famous American actor Sylvester Stallone, and they dated for several months before breaking up. She is currently officially single, but remains close friends with George Hamilton.
Alana has two granddaughters, Delilah Genovevah from Kimberly and her husband Benicio Del Toro, and Willow from Ashley and her husband Renee Karalian.
Health issues and hobbies
Sometime in the ‘90s, Alana found out that she was suffering from Epstein-Barr virus and went on to address the public about it stating, that she removed her breast enhancements as she believed those made her feel worse – it’s unclear when they were inserted. On 25 June 2010, she became the President of the Farrah Fawcett Foundation for Cancer Research, while she has volunteered at and donated money to several other charity organizations.
Alana enjoys travelling by plane – she spent two years working as a stewardess in her late 20s. The famous actress’ main hobby is travelling, and she has been all around the USA to shoot for her movies and TV series and attend her modelling photoshoots, while she has also been to Europe on several occasions, visiting countries such as England and Spain among others.
She is a writer, having published her memoir “Rearview Mirror” as well as her book “My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship” which came out in August 2009.
Appearance and net worth
Alana is 74 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $20 million, earned from her modelling and acting career, plus what she has received as divorce settlements. Rod Stewart’s net worth is reputedly over $300 million
Who is Rod Stewart, Alana’s ex-husband? Wiki Bio
Rod Stewart was born in Highgate, London, England on 10 January 1945, so his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds British nationality.
Why wear your heart on your sleeve if you can make it the whole shirt?!
He is a famous rock singer and songwriter, who gained recognition after playing with The Jeff Beck Group in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.
Rod was raised alongside his five siblings by their Scottish father who was a master builder, and their English mother who was a housewife. Rod studied at William Grimshaw Secondary Modern School, where he was playing soccer and was the school team’s captain. His father gifted him his first guitar in January 1959, and he joined his first band in the following year. He dropped out of school when he turned 15 to try and become a professional footballer player for Brentford FC, but as they didn’t call him after his trials, he became a professional singer instead.
He worked several jobs to financially support himself, such as delivering papers and laboring at Highgate cemetery among others, while working on his singing career. In October 1963, he joined the blues band The Dimensions as their vocalist and harmonica player until mid-1964, when he left them and recorded his debut solo song “Up Above My Head” signing his first contract in August 1964. In July 1965, he joined the blues band Steampacket which went on tour with The Rolling Stones and The Walker Brothers, but Rod left the band in March 1966. He became famous in 1967 when he joined The Jeff Beck Group, leaving in 1969 to pursue his solo career. He went on to release many popular solo albums, while he also joined with The Faces from 1969 to 1975 when it disbanded.
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— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) May 14, 2020
In 2016, Rod was knighted for his contribution to British music and charity. He is also a writer having released his book “Rod: The Autobiography” in 2012.
In the summer of 2000, Rod found out that he had thyroid cancer and underwent surgery which went well, however, it was dangerous for his voice and he had to learn how to sing again. After he recovered, he donated money to The City of Hope Foundation which is focused on finding a cure for cancer. In 2017, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but it was successfully treated in the same year. He is a car collector, and the owner of a 400 Ferrari Enzo while his $50,000-valued Porsche was once stolen in Los Angeles.
After divorcing Alana, in 1990 he married Rachel Hunter, a famous New Zealand model and actress, but they divorced in 2006 – they don’t have any children together. Since 2007, he has been married to Penny Lancaster-Stewart, who is a British model and a photographer.