Who is Lena Gieseke, Tim Burton's ex-wife? Everything you need to know

Who is Lena Gieseke, Tim Burton's ex-wife? Everything you need to know

Lena Gieseke is a multi-talented person who has made an indelible mark in the arts. She is an embellishments specialist, painter, and intellectual. She is best known as the ex-spouse of Tim Burton, a filmmaker and animator known for gothic fantasy and horror films.

Lena Gieseke
American director Tim Burton poses during the photo call for the movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children in Rome, Italy. Photo: Maurix/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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People recognise Lena Gieseke as the only wife, now ex-wife, of filmmaker Tim Burton. She came into the limelight after marrying the filmmaker. She is revered for her excellence as a 3D craftsman in 1½ Knights.

Profile summary

Full nameLena Gieseke
Date of birth12th September 1965
Age57 years (as of 2023)
Place of birthBremen, Germany
Current residenceGermany
Zodiac sign Virgo
Height in feet 5' 6''
Height in centimetres 167
Weight in pounds110
Weight in kilograms50
Hair colourBrown
Eye colour Dark brown
Marital status Divorced
Ex-spouseTim Burton
Alma materGerman School of Athens, California Institute of Arts, Universität Koblenz, University of Georgia, & Universität Stuttgart
ProfessionEmbellishments specialist, painter, and intellectual

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Who is Lena Gieseke?

Lena Gieseke is a gifted embellishments specialist, painter, and intellectual. She came into the limelight after marrying filmmaker Tim Burton. Lena Gieseke and Tim Burton are now divorced.

How old is Lena Gieseke?

Lena Gieseke's age is 57 years as of 2023. She was born on 12th September 1965, and her Zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Where is Lena Gieseke from?

The embellishments specialist is from Germany, and her nationality is German. She was born in Bremen and resides in her home country. Her ethnicity is White.

Are Lena Gieseke and Helena Bonham Carter the same person?

Lena Gieseke and Helena Bonham Carter are different people. Many people confuse them because they have an uncanny resemblance.

Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress best known for her roles in various blockbusters and independent films. Carter worked closely with Tim Burton, and the two had a romantic relationship.

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Educational background

The embellishments specialist discovered her passion for the arts at a tender age. She went to the German School of Athens.

Later, she enrolled at the California Institute of Arts (CalArts) for a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Photography. She also went to Universität Koblenz for a Bachelor of Science degree.

In 2007, she earned an MFA degree in dramatic media from the University of Georgia. In 2012, she enrolled for her PhD degree at the Universität Stuttgart. She was a scholarship student.


The embellishments specialist has had a long-running career in the arts industry. She started her career after completing her Bachelor's degree.

She worked as a 3D generalist intern at Perpetual Motion in Athens, Georgia, from March to May 2005. She was offered a permanent position in the company after her internship. She worked for Perpetual Motion until September 2006.

In 2007, she became a freelance 3D generalist for Method in Motion in Los Angeles. She then moved back to her home country, where she worked for Scanline VFX in Munich as a scripting and pipeline TD and R&D.

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In July 2011, she left Scanline VFX for 3DXcite, where she worked as an application developer. She left 3DXcite in January 2012 to pursue her PhD studies.

From October 2012 to June 2015, she worked as a guest lecturer at Furtwangen University in Germany. In 2015, she went back to California for three months as a visiting researcher at Adobe Research.

From 2016 to date, she has been a professor of visual media technologies at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

What movies was Lena Gieseke in?

Lena has never featured in a movie as an actress. However, she has been involved in the creation of visual effects for multiple productions, as explored in the table below.

1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde2008
Die Jahrhundertlawine2008
Otto Fiction2009
Wickie und die starken Männer2009
Berlin '362009
When Santa Fell to Earth2010
Westflug - Entführung aus Liebe2010
Vicky and the Treasure of the Gods2011
Hotel Lux2011
Saka no ue no kumo2010 - 2011

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Is Lena Gieseke in Harry Potter?

There is no known Harry Potter production in which Lena is a character.

Who is Tim Burton's ex-wife?

Lena Gieseke is Tim Burton's ex-wife. The two first at a party in London, and they exchanged wedding vows on 4th February 1987.

The marriage lasted about four years. The two parted ways on 31st December 1991.

Who is Tim Burton's ex-wife?
US director Tim Burton speaks during a press conference on his exhibition 'The World of Tim Burton' at the Max Ernst Museum in Bruehl, Germany. Photo: Marius Becker/picture alliance via Getty Images
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How tall is Lena Gieseke?

The embellishments specialist is 5' 6'' or 167 centimetres tall. She weighs about 110 pounds or 50 kilograms and has brown hair and dark brown eyes.


  • Tim Burton's ex-wife dies not have verified social media pages.
  • Her hobbies are travelling, exploring new places, and learning about people's cultures and histories.
  • In 2007, she received a recognition award for Outstanding Contribution to the History Channel Documentaries from the University of Georgia.

Lena Gieseke is talented in the arts, especially in embellishment creation and painting. She is currently serving as a lecturer at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

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