Peter Ustinov - Details


<B>Height </B>
5' 9

Helene du Lau d Allemans' (1972 - ?)
Suzanne Cloutier (15 February 1954 - 1971) (divorced) 3 children
Isolde Denham (1940 - 1945) (divorced) 1 child


His mother was Nadia Benois, the designer daughter of Alexandre Benois, the St. Petersburg designer of the first big Diaghilev ballets.

Was knighted Sir Peter Ustinov. 1990

Awarded the CBE (Companion of the Order of the British Empire). 1975

The New London Theatre in Drury Lane WC2 first opened on 2nd January 1973 with Peter Ustinov's play "The Unknown Soldier and His Wife"

Has been the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1971.

During WWII Pvt. Peter Ustinov was batman to Lt. Col. David Niven.

Ustinov produced his first play, "Home of Regrets", in 1942.

Of Russian descent. His grandfather was an officer in the Czar's Army and was exiled abroad after refusing to take an oath to the Eastern Orth odox Church, because he was Protestant. As Ustinov has said, "It is for that very reason that I am addressing you today in English."

First marriage to Isolde Denham, daughter of Reginald Denham and Moyna MacGill. Their daughter is Tamara Ustinov. Isolde was half-sister of Angela Lansbury.

In January 1963, the Mirisch Company sued him for canceling out of "The Pink Panther," which was in production in Rome with his replacement, Peter Sellers.

Peter & Suzanne had 3 children: two daughters, Pavla Ustinov & 'Andrea Ustinov' , and a son 'Igor Ustinov' .

Chancellor of the University of Durham since 1992.

Is 1/4 Ethiopian on his mother's side.

Has a song written about him: "The Night I Saved Peter Ustinov" - written and recorded by Lauren Christy.

Is fluent in French, German, English, Italian, Russian and Spanish and can pass in Turkish and Greek among others.

He's known to proudly say "I have Russian, German, Spanish, Italian, French and Ethiopian blood in my veins."


  • 16th April 1921 - Birth