Mel Gibson is an Academy Award winning Actor/Director with an unusually long career in the film industry. He was born in Peekskill, New York on January 3rd 1956 and named Mel Cumcille Gerard Gibson.
He’s had an active, acclaimed career for nearly forty years, starring in iconic movies like the Mad Max series that launched his career to new heights. Mel’s most recognizable projects are Braveheart, the Lethal Weapon series, The Patriot, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto.
Mel Gibson was the first person to be named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ in 1985 by the People Magazine. He has acted in 43 films; produced 11, directed 4 and written 2 movies in his career.
Gibson Parents – Hutton and Ann
Mel Gibson was born to Hutton and Ann Gibson and is the second of eleven children of the couple. The family is Roman Catholic of Irish descent. His maternal grandmother, Eva Mylott was an Australian contralto opera singer. His grandfather, John Hutton Gibson, was a wealthy tobacco businessman.
While not much is known about his mother, Mel’s father, Hutton Peter Gibson, is a writer, critic and a World War II veteran. He was born in New York and raised a family there but just before the Vietnam War started, he moved the entire family to Sydney, Australia. This was done so that he could avoid having his eldest son drafted into the war but also proved to be a good financial decision for him. He has a brother, Donal Gibson, who is also an actor.
Gibson Spouses – Robyn Moore
Mel Gibson met his wife, Robyn Moore, in late 1970s. This was before his success when he was struggling to get his career off the ground while working with the South Australian Theatre Company. Robyn was a dental nurse then. In June 7th, 1980, the unknown couple got married in a Roman Catholic Church, New South Wales.
Born in 4 November, 1971, Robyn Gibson is also in the film industry, working in movies. She has also appeared in Australian series All Saints.
The marriage between Robyn and Mel lasted for 26 years and the couple separated amicably on July 29, 2006 and the divorce was finalized on December 23, 2011. Robyn Gibson retained custody of the couple’s minor son.
Mel Gibson met Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva, while he was still married to Robyn Gibson. On April 28, 2009, shortly after Robyn had filed the divorce, Mel appeared on the red carpet with Oksana. The couple were together for a little over a year, during which a daughter was born. The couple split not long after her birth.
Mel Gibson has a big family of eight children. With his wife, Robyn, he has seven children. His eldest is a girl, Hannah followed by six boys, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo and Thomas. With Oksana, he has little daughter, Lucia.
Mel also has three grandchildren.
Gibson’s Net Worth
Mel Gibson has the estimated net worth of $425 million.