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Peter Ustinov Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Family

Peter Ustinov Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9½ in
Weight 80 kg
Date of Birth April 16, 1921
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death March 28, 2004

Peter Ustinov was a British actor, voice actor, stage artist, filmmaker, and author who was a recipient of various accolades including the Academy Awards for “Best Supporting Actor”, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, and a Grammy Award. He was cast in several movies like One of Our Aircraft Is MissingRomanoff and Juliet, The Spies, The Way Ahead, The New LotOdetteQuo VadisThe Purple Taxi, Hotel SaharaThe Curious Adventures of Mr. WonderbirdThe Sundowners, Beau BrummellThe Man Who Wagged His TailWomen of the World, Billy BuddThe Last Remake of Beau Geste, Spartacus, Blackbeard’s Ghost, Hammersmith Is Out, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing, Robin Hood, Logan’s Run, The Mouse and His Child, and Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen.

Born Name

Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov

Nick Name


Peter Ustinov as seen while posing for the camera in 1986
Peter Ustinov as seen while posing for the camera in 1986 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / / CC BY-SA 3.0)


He was born on April 16, 1921.


On March 28, 2004, Peter Ustinov died of heart failure at the age of 82 in Genolier, Switzerland.

Resting Place

Bursins Cemetery, Bursins, Switzerland

Sun Sign


Born Place

Belsize Park, London, England, United Kingdom


He resided in Bursins, Switzerland.





Peter Ustinov studied at Westminster School located in Westminster, London. He later received acting training at London Theatre Studio.


Actor, Voice Actor, Stage Artist, Filmmaker, Author


  • Father – Jona von Ustinov (December 2, 1892 – December 1, 1962) (German journalist and diplomat who worked for MI5 during the time of the Nazi regime)
  • Mother – Nadia Benois (b. Nadezhda Leontievna Benois) (April 27, 1896 – December 8, 1975) (Artist, Painter, Stage Designer)
  • Siblings – Peter was an only child.
  • Others – Baron Plato von Ustinov (b. Platon Grigoryevich Ustinov) (1840-1918) (Paternal Grandfather) (Former Russian Officer, Owner of the Hôtel du Parc (Park Hotel) in Jaffa, Ottoman Empire (now Israel)), Magdalena Hall (1868-1945) (Paternal Grandmother), Leon Benois (1856-1928) (Maternal Grandfather) (Imperial Russian Architect, Owner of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Benois Madonna), Maria Alexandrovna Sapjhnkoff/Sapojnikova (Maternal Grandmother), Moritz Hall (March 14, 1838 – January 27, 1914) (Paternal Great-Grandfather) (Christian Missionary, Metalworker, Timber Merchant, Hotel Proprietor), Eduard Zander (Paternal Great-Great-Grandfather) (German Painter), Court-Lady Isette-Werq of Gondar (Paternal Great-Great-Grandmother) (Ethiopian Aristocrat), Peter (Petja) von Ustinow (1895-1917) (Paternal Uncle) (Killed in action in Hollebeke)



Peter Ustinov with Suzanne Cloutier and daughter in the 1950s
Peter Ustinov with Suzanne Cloutier and daughter in the 1950s (Unknown (Mondadori Publishers) / / Public Domain)


5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm


80 kg or 176.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Peter Ustinov had dated –

  1. Bella Darvi – He once had an affair with Polich actor Bella Darvi.
  2. Isolde Denham (1940-1950)​ – Peter Ustinov was married to Isolde Denham (daughter of English director, actor, and producer Reginald Denham and Irish actor Moyna Macgill) from 1940 to 1950 and they had a daughter named Tamara Ustinov in 1945.
  3. Suzanne Cloutier (1954-1971)​ – In 1954, he got married to Canadian actor and producer Suzanne Cloutier. They had 3 children – two daughters named Pavla Ustinov (b. June 2, 1954) and Andrea Ustinov (b. 1958) and a son named Igor Ustinov (b. 1956). The couple divorced in 1971.
  4. Helene du Lau d’Allemans (1972-2004) – Peter married Helene du Lau d’Allemans in 1972 and they remained together until his death in 2004.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (White and Black)

Peter Ustinov was of Russian, German, Polish, Ethiopian, and Jewish descent on his father’s side and had French, German, Italian, and Russian roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Dep-set eyes

Brand Endorsements

Peter Ustinov was cast in TV commercials for –

  • UNICEF (1993) (Canada)
  • World Expo in Hannover (2000) (Germany)
  • SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken) Bank (2001) (Germany)

He also did print adverts for Ernest & Julio Gallo vineyards and a line of wines in 1975.

Peter Ustinov (Left) as Hercule Poirot with John Gielgud in 'Appointment with Death' (1988)
Peter Ustinov (Left) as Hercule Poirot with John Gielgud in ‘Appointment with Death’ (1988) (Yoni S.Hamenahem / Yoni S.Hamenahem / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Peter Ustinov Facts

  1. He had a rough childhood due to his parents’ constant fighting.
  2. He was well-versed in French, German, English, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
  3. Peter Ustinov was appointed as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and president of the World Federalist Movement.
  4. He once wrote, “I was not irresistibly drawn to the drama. It was an escape road from the dismal rat race of school”.
  5. He was a secular humanist.
  6. During the final years of his life, his heart got weak and he suffered from diabetes.

Featured Image by Allan Warren / Wikimedia / / CC BY-SA 3.0

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