Shera Danese

Shera Danese is a famous American-born actress renownedly known as Vicki from the 1983 movie Risky Business. Also, Danese is the widow of actor Peter Falk recipient of four-time Prime Time Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

Besides, their relationship was the most talked about and long-lasting relationship in Hollywood. They might have lasted long if not for the untimely demise of Peter. So, how is Shera after her life partner passed away? Who is this actress? What’s her current status? Let’s find out right now.

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Shera Danese

But before, here are some facts about Shera Danese that might be helpful.

Shera Danese: Quick Facts

Full Name Shera Lynn Kaminski
Date of Birth October 9, 1949
Age 70 years
Birthplace Hartsdale, Greenburgh, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Horoscope Libra
Eye color Brown
Hair color Blonde
Height 5 feet 7 inches(170 cm)
Profession Actress
Active Year 1975-2010
Spouse Peter Falk(1977-2011)


Shera Danese, the actress was born on October 9, 1949, as Shane Lynn Kaminski. Shera grew up in Hartsdale, a census-designated place in the town of Greenburgh, New York. Also, Danese belongs to American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

However, any information regarding Danese’s parents and siblings are not disclosed. Even her academic details are kept in the dark as of now. But in her early days, Shera participated in numerous beauty contests and was also crowned Miss Pennsylvania World in 1970.

Shera Danese: Age and Height

According to her date of birth, Shera is 70 years old. The gorgeous Danese celebrated her recent birthday on the ninth of October. Despite being in her early 70ss, the actress is still vibrant and beautiful, like in her younger days. This charming lady, Shera, stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches(170 cm).

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However, her exact weight is not known, but compared to a few years back, she has lost a lot of weight. The loss of her loved one may have taken a toll on her health. So far, Danese has shown no signs of depression or any radical changes in behavior.

Anyway, she still has that attractive brown eyes and long wavy blonde hair. Truth be told, Shera is aging like a fine wine.

Net Worth and Income

As of 2020, Shera Danese has an estimated net worth of $1 million. The actress earned most of her income from her successful acting career. Not to mention, this 5 feet 7 inches diva was active onscreen from 1975 to 2010, so there’s no doubt that Danese must have made quite a fortune.

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Shera Danese and Peter Falk on their wedding day

Meanwhile, her late husband, Peter Falk, had an estimated net worth of $14 million at his death. And after his death, as per the will of the deceased, Shera received all his earnings and properties.

However, none of them have been publicly disclosed. Hence, the amount of inherited owned assets is still a bit of mystery to the general public.

Shera Danese: Career and Movies

Shera began her onscreen career from an episode ‘An Air Full of Death’ from the television series ‘Medical Story'(1975). She portrayed the character named Kitty and starred alongside Catherine Burns and Meredith Baxter.

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Shera Danese in Columbo

After that, Shera played small roles in various shows such as CBS’s sitcom One Day at a Time(1976), ABC‘s detective series Baretta, Having Babies(1976), ABC‘s sitcom Three’s Company(1976-77), and many more.

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Finally, in 1977, Danese made her silver screen debut from New York, New York. For the film, she is portrayed as the girlfriend of Robert De Niro. In the following years, Danese appeared in many other television series such as CBS’ drama Kojak(1977), ABC‘s action-comedy Starsky and Hutch(1977-78), ABC‘s crime-drama Charlie’s Angels'(1979), ABC‘s soap opera Family(1978-79), and ABC‘s action-adventure Hart to Hart(1979).

Along with that, her filmographies include television films like Fame(1978), The Love tapes(1980), and Your Place…or Mine(1983), and a few more.

Moreover, Shera has appeared in six total episodes of Columbo(1976-97). Also, her final acting role was in the CBS police procedural drama Cold Case in an event titled The Runaway Bunny(2010).

Sadly this blonde diva has not appeared on screen since 2010. And it has become harder for her to look after death even.

Personal Life: Husband and Death

Talking about her love life, Shera was deeply in love with late actor Peter Falk. The pair first met on the set of the 1976 indie drama film Mikey and Nicky. Peter, who was 21 years her senior, saw Shera walking down the street and fell in love instantly.

As the saying goes, ‘I fell in love with her as soon as my eyes laid on her’ or something like that. However, the saying goes, the love for Shera was evident in Peter’s eyes.

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Shera Danese and her late husband, Peter Falk

Ever since then, Peter started pursuing Shera in the hope of marrying her. Though Shera was reluctant to marry Falk at first, she finally gave in and married him on December 7, 1977. They held a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California.

However, Danese was not the first wife of Falk. The late American actor was previously married to Alyce Mayo, with whom he had adopted two daughters, Catherine and Jackie Falk.

Peter Falk’s Death

The happiness of the couple could not last long as in December 2008. It was disclosed that Falk was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Before that, he already had Dementia. Nonetheless, the duo loved each other dearly. In his final days, Danese always stayed by his side and took care of him.

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Finally, on June 23, 2011, Peter died from cardiorespiratory arrest with pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease. Falk took his last breath at 83 at their long-time home on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills.

The late actor was buried in Los Angeles, California, at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Many of their loved ones, including his children, attended the memorial service. According to some online sources claim, Peter loved Shera so much that his gravestone reads ‘I am not here. I am home with Shera.’ 

Aftermath and Charity Works

Danese has stayed loyal to her one and true love even after his death. Shera had many chances to go rouge and date any man she liked, but the actress stayed faithful to her husband even after the death. In fact, after Peter’s death, she engaged herself in charity works. As of now, Danese has been contributing to anima charities a lot.

Moreover, she has adopted many dogs despite being slightly allergic to them. In October 2015, Shera attended the Last Chance for Animal(LCA) annual gala. There the 70 years actress was honored by the Albert Schweitzer Award for her works and contribution.


  1. I wrote a final episode for Colombo. I would love to get it to Shera. I also write screenplays but I did this for my favorite show of all time that I still watch when it’s on and now on METV. FINALLY, many things that he never did. [email protected]

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