Who is Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, André the Giant's daughter? Age, net worth, family

Who is Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, André the Giant's daughter? Age, net worth, family

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is an actress and former wrestler. Many best know her for being André the Giant's daughter. Her father was an iconic French professional wrestler/actor who died in 1993. The world hails Robin for preserving her dad's WWE legacy. She even featured in her father's documentary, André the Giant (2018).

André the Giant's daughter
Robin Christiansen attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Andre The Giant from HBO Documentaries on March 29, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO (modified by author)
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Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's father was known for his height, which was a result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormones. Tower to a height of 7'4" (224 cm) and with a billed weight of around 520 lbs. (236 kg), fans nicknamed him "the Eighth Wonder of the World." When Robin ventured into the wrestling profession, people were excited to know she was André's only child. They fondly called her "André the Giant's daughter."

Profile summary

Full nameRobin Christensen-Roussimoff
NicknameAndré the Giant's daughter
Date of birth1979
Age44 years (in 2023)
Place of birthFrance
Current residenceSeattle, Washington, USA
Height6 feet (183 cm)
Weight220 lbs (100 kg)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
FatherAndré René Roussimoff (late)
MotherJean Christensen (late)
ProfessionActress, former wrestler
Net worth$10 million

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Who is Robin Christensen-Roussimoff?

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is a French actress/former wrestler based in the US. She is popularly recognized as the only child of the late WWE star André the Giant.

What is Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's age?

André the Giant's daughter is 44 years of age in 2023. The lady was born in 1979 in France.

Who are Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's parents?

The actress/former wrestler is the only child of the late André René Roussimoff (WWE French wrestler) and Jean Christensen (WWF publicist from the USA).

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's dad's career legacy

Her father, André the Giant, started as a wrestler in Europe, then went to Japan, Canada, and the US. André competed in the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), Mexico's Universal Wrestling Association (UWA), and other contests.

As an actor, André the Giant was featured in numerous films, including The Six Million Dollar Man (1977), The Fall Guy (1982), I Like to Hurt People (1985), The Princess Bride (1987), and Trading Mom (1994).

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His most famous movie was The Princess Bride, where he played the role of Fezzik. It was one of the most beloved movies of the 20th century.

Who is the mother of Robin Christensen-Roussimoff?

Her mum, Jean Christensen, was an American publicist, and she died in 2008. Jean met André the Giant in 1974 while working as a WWF publicist for wrestling events. As a tall woman (5'7" or 170 cm tall), Jean liked that the wrestler towered over her even when she wore high heels.

During their relationship, Jean thought André was sterile until they had their daughter — Robin Christensen-Roussimoff - while living in France. Jean and André's relationship deteriorated shortly after Robin's birth. For that reason, the couple decided to part ways.

André the Giant's daughter's age
Robin Christensen posing for the camera. Photo: @andrethegiantofficial
Source: Instagram

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's childhood

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's parents never registered their marriage certificate in the US, and because of their strained relationship, she was raised in Seattle, USA, by her mother and her stepfather.

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Christensen's dad was rarely around because his wrestling matches had tight schedules. As a result, she only met him about three times at arenas. The first time Robin saw her father was in 2016 at the New York City Comic-Con when he got a blood test to confirm that they were related.

Robin often hesitated to fly across the country alone to visit André at his ranch in North Carolina. Most of the time, they met in court, and despite the tension between her parents, the brief father-daughter interactions were usually filled with tremendous joy.

Although they were physically apart, André kept in touch with Robin. Therefore, she never had any problem reaching him when she needed to, and he never "excluded" her from his life.

What happened to Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's dad?

Robin was only 14 when the 46-year-old André the Giant died from congestive heart failure at a Paris hotel on the morning of Thursday, January 28, 1993. The WWE legend's heart condition was related to his acromegaly - a rare condition where the body produces too much growth hormone, causing body tissues and bones to grow more quickly.

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André attended his father's funeral in Paris and decided to stay longer to be with his mother on her birthday. The day before his death, he visited and played cards with some of his oldest friends in Molien.

After playing cards with friends on Wednesday night, January 27, André returned to his hotel room around 1 a.m. CET on January 28. In the afternoon, his chauffeur and the hotel manager found him dead in his room.

His family in France held a funeral, intending to bury him near his father. Upon learning about his wishes to be cremated from his will, they flew the body to the US, where he was cremated, and his ashes were scattered at his ranch in Ellerbe, North Carolina.

Is Robin Christensen Roussimoff a wrestler?

André the Giant's daughter was in the wrestling profession briefly. When it did not work out, she decided to become an actress.

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What does Robin Christensen-Roussimoff do for a living?

Robin has established herself in the American film industry as an actress in the US. She has contributed her expertise as a consultant in making her father's film adaptation of André the Giant: Closer to Heaven (2015) book. What's more, she was featured in the André the Giant (2018) television documentary.

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's father
Robin Christensen's late dad with long and short curled hair. Photo: @andrethegiantofficial (modified by author)
Source: UGC

What is Robin Christensen doing now?

André the Giant's daughter, works as the manager for her father's image rights and reputation. She has appeared in numerous wrestling podcasts to discuss her father's legacy. In addition, Robin regularly appears in comic cons, book signings, and other public events created in her dad's name.

What is Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's net worth?

André the Giant's daughter is worth around $10 million. She made most of her money as an actress/wrestler. Robin also received a fortune from her deceased father as an inheritance, and WWE pays her royalties when they use André's name for various events.

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How rich was Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's father?

André the Giant had a $5 million net worth at his death in 1993. He was mentioned in the 1974 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-paid wrestler in history, with an annual salary of around $400,000 (equal to $2.4 million in 2023).

Who did André the Giant leave his money to?

The French wrestler distributed his wealth among three beneficiaries. The couple that worked as caretakers in his North Carolina ranch received two-thirds of his fortune. Everything else — his money, estate, rights to his name and likeness, etc. — went to Robin, his only child.

Where is André the Giant's daughter today?

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff lives in Seattle, Washington, USA, and continues to build her career as an actress. Additionally, she continues to represent her dad at events and pay homage to his memories by working with movie producers and authors who follow the legend’s story.

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Who is the husband or wife of Robin Christensen-Roussimoff?

The public assumes André the Giant's daughter is single and does not have children because she is tight-lipped about her love life. On top of this, there is no publicly accessible information about Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's spouse and kids.

How tall is Robin Christensen-Roussimoff?

André the Giant's daughter is 6 feet (182 centimeters) tall.

Is Andre the Giant's daughter bigger than him?

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is smaller than her father. The late WWE wrestler was 7 feet 4 inches (224 centimeters) tall and weighed 520 pounds (236 kilograms). Meanwhile, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's height is 6 feet (182 centimeters), and she weighs around 220 pounds (100 kilograms).

Social media presence

André the Giant's daughter has an Instagram page, @hey_puddin_79.

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff's parents
Christensen-Roussimoff posing for the camera near his father's poster. Photo: @andrethegiantofficial
Source: Instagram

Facts about Robin Christensen-Roussimoff

  • She only saw André the Giant as "dad" and not as his wrestling persona.
  • Her mum surprised her by taking her to watch The Princess Bride movie in 1987 without telling her that her father starred as Fezzik.
  • For Robin, re-watching her father's wrestling matches and movies is often tinged with pain.
  • Her uncle is Jacques Roussimoff (André the Giant's brother).
  • Robin loves to dye her brown hair blonde, black, red, and other natural colors.

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Being the only child of a WWE pro wrestler made Robin Christensen-Roussimoff famous from childhood. Aside from the assets she inherited, she received his image rights and continues to receive royalties when his photos are used in the wrestling industry. André the Giant's daughter also receives money from movies and book deals featuring her father.

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