September 15, 2022

Peter Sellers Height, Weight, Facts, Death, Biography 

Peter Sellers Quick Info
Height5 ft 8½ in
Weight67 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 8, 1925
Zodiac SignVirgo
Date of DeathJuly 24, 1980

Peter Sellers was a versatile English actor and comedian who became widely celebrated for his work in films like I’m All Right Jack (1959), The Pink Panther (1963), Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), The Return of the Pink Panther (1975), Being There (1979), etc.

Born Name

Richard Henry Sellers

Nick Name

Peter

Peter Sellers as seen in 1973Peter Sellers as seen in 1973
Peter Sellers as seen in 1973 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

Peter was born on September 8, 1925.

Died

He died from a heart attack on July 24, 1980, in London at the age of 54 years.

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Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

English

 

Occupation

Actor, Comedian

Net Worth

Peter’s net worth was $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm

Weight

67 kg or 147.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Peter had dated –

  1. Francesca Hilton
  2. Anne Howe (1949-1963) – Married from September 15, 1951, until 1963; a son named Michael Sellers (April 2, 1954 – July 24, 2006) and a daughter named Sarah Sellers (b. 1958)
  3. Sophia Loren – RUMOR
  4. Capucine (1963)
  5. Britt Ekland (1964-1968) – Married between February 19, 1964 and 1968; 1 daughter named Victoria Sellers (b. January 20, 1965)
  6. Princess Margaret (1967-1969)
  7. Mia Farrow (1968)
  8. Miranda Quarry (1969-1974) – Married on August 24, 1970; divorced in 1974
  9. Sinéad Cusack (1969)
  10. Liza Minnelli (1973)
  11. Tessa Dahl (1975)
  12. Susan George (1975)
  13. Carole Mallory (1976-1977)
  14. Julie Ege (1977)
  15. Christina Wachtmeister
  16. Lynne Frederick (1976-1980) – Married from February 18, 1977, until Peter’s death in 1980
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Peter Sellers as seen with Britt Ekland in 1964Peter Sellers as seen with Britt Ekland in 1964
Peter Sellers as seen with Britt Ekland in 1964 (Scanpix / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had English ancestry on his father’s side and was of Ashkenazi Jewish and Sephardi Jewish descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Playing the hilariously incompetent  Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series
  • Skilled at doing impersonations
  • His self-deprecating attitude
Peter Sellers as seen in a still from the 1966 film After the FoxPeter Sellers as seen in a still from the 1966 film After the Fox
Peter Sellers as seen in a still from the 1966 film After the Fox (Chicago Sun Times / United Artists studios / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Peter Sellers Facts

  1. He shared a prolific working relationship with director Stanley Kubrick.
  2. His only son Michael died of a heart attack (just like him) on July 24, 2006; exactly 26 years to the day of Peter’s death.
  3. His comedic talent is often cited to be on par with that of Charlie Chaplin.
  4. Comedians like Mike Myers, Robin Williams, Stephen Mangan, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Alan Carr, Conan O’Brien, Will Ferrell, etc. were inspired by Sellers’ work.
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