Paula Prentiss
Paula Prentiss
Real Name/Full Name Paula Prentiss
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Paula Prentiss
Birth Place: Texas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: March 4, 1938
Age/How Old: 86 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 56 Kg
In Pounds – 123 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Grey
Parents Name: Father – Paulene
Mother – Thomas J.Ragusa
Siblings: Ann Prentiss
School: Lamar High School
College: Northwestern University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Richard Benjamin (m. 1961)
Kids/Children Name: Prentiss Benjamin, Ross Benjamin
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $8 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Paula Ragusa, popularly known as Paula Prentiss, is an actress by profession based in the United States of America. She got her first job as an actress in the movie “Where the Boys Are” after she was noticed by an executive of the Metro, Goldwyn Mayer, who approached her and signed AITH her for her debut role of Tuggle in the movie.

Well, how well do you know about Paula Prentiss? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Paula Prentiss’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Paula Prentiss to date.

Biography and Early Life

Paula was born on 4th March of the year 1938 in San Antonio of Texas, the United States of America, to parents, father Thomas J. Ragusa and mother Paulene. She is not the single child of the family as she had a younger sister, the late Ann Prentiss. It is not known which kind of profession Paula’s parents are involved in other than the fact that Paula and Ann’s father was the social science professor of the San Antonio University of the Incarnate Word.

There is a rumor regarding Paula and Ann’s relationship with their father of Sicilian descent that Paula and her sister were often sexually abused by their father. But the rumor does not have any solid evidence, and neither Paula nor her sister Ann or any family member comments on the matter.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Paula Prentiss in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Paula Prentiss’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 18th June 2024 having been born on 4 March 1938. Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 123 lbs in Pound and 56 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Grey.


Paula became readily famous for her beauty and body features. She is tall and slim, which makes her look even more glamorous. But other than a charming appearance, she has a glamorous academic career as well as she is known to have attended the Lamar High School located in Houston, Texas, from where she completed her primary education and even high schooling.

After finishing school, she decided to pursue her education further and got into Northwestern University from where she graduated, but what kind of subject field did she opt for or with which she majored is still not known to the media.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Even though Paula quickly became popular and became a sensation in no time due to her beauty and charm, she stayed loyal to her love interest, whom she first met during University. Richard Benjamin was the one Paula fell for in no time after encountering each other at the University for the first time.

They realized their chemistry and started dating soon after which they tied knots with each other in the year 1961. The couple even has two children together, a son named Ross and a daughter named Prentiss.

Is Paula Prentiss Lesbian?

Paula was always popular among her audience, and there were various rumors of her linkups as well. Still, they were mere rumors only as she did not have any affair outside her marriage with Richard Benjamin, a man. They even have two children together and are married to date, which makes it safe to conclude that Paula is not a lesbian as she revealed that she identifies herself as a straight person.

Professional Career

Paula started her career with the role of Tuggle Carpenter in the movie Where The Boys Are after the executive of Metro Goldwyn Mayer noticed her. After this, she appeared in several movies and series like The Honeymoon Machine, Bachelor in Paradise, The Horizontal Lieutenant and Man’s Favourite Sport. Prentiss also appeared on the drama As You Like It, which was authored by William Shakespeare and other comedy movies like The World of Henry Orient, In Harm’s Way and Looking for Love.


There is no award in the name of Paula Prentiss that is known to the media. Still, she was once nominated for the Primetime Emmy award under the nomination of Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series. Other than that, Paula also received countless appreciation and lived from her audience, which must mean more to her than materialistic awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Paula Prentiss in 2024

Paula Prentiss Net Worth
Paula Prentiss Net Worth

Paula’s net worth is calculated to be around $8 million, estimated as of 2024. Most of this is generated from her successful career as an actress and even a model. She has shown utmost dedication towards her job from the very beginning, which earned her appreciation in her work circle as well.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Following are some lesser-known facts about Paula:

  • Paula developed some serious mental health issues while filming What’s new pussycat as she encountered a lot of mental breakdowns for which she had to take frequent breaks.
  • Paula and her sister Ann were rumored to be abused by their father in their childhood, which resulted later in Paula’s life when she started developing mental health problems, due to which she even tried committing suicide.

Paula Prentiss is a very beautiful and talented actress who was famous for her charismatic looks and acting skills. She was spotted early in her age, thanks to her beauty, and she entered the showbiz industry young and after debuting, she never looked back. She receives a lot of love and appreciation for being a skilled actress and a loving wife as well from around the world.


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