Tom Bessamra is known to the wider audience as the husband of actress Marcheline Bertrand. He is also the stepfather of the veteran actress, Angelina Jolie.
Tom Bessamra’s Family
Tom Bessamra is known around the world as the husband of actress Marcheline Bertrand. Tom lived a very simple & private life and there is no information available on the web about his family background, parents, birthplace, siblings, etc. He walked into the spotlight because of his marriage to the actress.
Marcia Lynne ‘Marcheline’ Bertrand was born on May 9, 1950, in Blue Island, Illinois, USA. Her parents were Lois June (née Gouwens) and Rolland F. Bertrand. She had two younger siblings: a sister, Debbie, and a brother, Raleigh. In 1965, Bertrand’s family moved from the Chicago area to Beverly Hills, California, where she attended Beverly Hills High School from sophomore year through graduation. Marcheline married actor Jon Voight on December 12, 1971. Following a miscarriage in 1972, they had two children, James Haven, and Angelina Jolie. James became an actor and Angelina Jolie went on to become one of Hollywood’s most illustrious actresses.
Marcheline and Jon were divorced in 1978. Following her divorce, she began a relationship with documentary filmmaker Bill Day. They lived together for eleven years but never married. During her later life, Marcheline was in a relationship with activist and musician John Trudell, before marrying Tom Bessamra in the year 2002. They remained in the relationship until Marcheline died. She died on January 27, 2007, in Los Angeles, California, USA, after a nearly eight-year battle with ovarian and breast cancer.
Tom Bessamra’s Net Worth
Tom Bessamra led a very private life away from the paparazzi despite his connections with popular celebrities. His wife, stepson James, and stepdaughter Angelina are all well-known worldwide. All three combined have a net worth of $120 million. Marcheline Bertrand was an actress and producer, known for Lookin’ to Get Out, The Man Who Loved Women, and Ironside. She took her training in acting under Lee Strasberg, a renowned film director who is regarded as the pioneer of ‘method acting’ and had trained several Hollywood actors and actresses.
Marcheline co-founded the charitable organization, ‘All Tribes Foundation’ with John Trudell mainly for improving the quality of life of the Native American population. She also founded the Give Love Give Life organization with Trudell; their objective was to raise public consciousness about ovarian and other gynecological cancers through music. Her daughter, Angelina Jolie, has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.
Angelina is known for her humanitarian efforts, for which she has received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and was made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George, among other honors. She has been cited as the world’s most beautiful woman by various media outlets.