Erdenetuya Seagal, also known as Elle Seagel, is a Mongolian-American dancer best known for being the wife of Steven Seagal. Her husband Steven is an American actor and screenwriter. He is famous for his roles in movies such as Above The Law, Under Siege, and The Patriot. In addition to being an artist, her hubby is also a martial artist with a 7th-dan black belt in Aikido.
Apart from the fame, she has received as the current wife of Steven, Elle is quite popular in her own name too. She has made her name as one-time Mongolia’s top female dancer specializing in ballroom dance.
Moreover, as the fourth wife of the well-known actor, Erdenetuya has maintained a lovely relationship with her children. We’ll look through her age, profession, marital relationship, children, husband’s sexual harassments controversies, net worth, and more.
Erdenetuya Seagal Early Life
Elle was born in Mongolia as Erdenetuya Batsukh. But as far as it goes for her date of birth, there aren’t many records available resulting in the non-availability of Erdenetuya Seagal’s age. However, considering her physics, we can assume that Elle is in her late 40’s or early 50’s as of 2022.
Furthermore, the wife of Steven Seagal has kept her life prior to marriage a little secret. She has refrained from leaking any information regarding her parents, siblings, or details of her formative years.
As far as her education is concerned, Elle attended the Children’s Palace in Ulaanbaatar.
Erdenetuya Seagal Was A Dancer
From an early age, Elle liked dancing. In order to change her passion into her career, Elle started attending training sessions at the ‘Children’s Palace’ in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
To be more professional, she started participating in various competitions. As she was good at dancing, she soon garnered everyone’s attention as a pro-dancer. Elle, even, won most of the contests she took part in. It was not long before she was named one of the top female dancers in Mongolia.
While performing as a dancer, she mainly specialized in ballroom dancing.
She Has Acted In A Couple Of Movies As Well
Well after meeting her husband, the current wife of Steven Seagal, Erdenetuya tried playing some movies too. However, the mother-of-one couldn’t specialize in it as much as her ballroom dancing skills
After rising into fame as the actor’s wife, she got the chance to debut alongside her husband in the documentary E! True Hollywood Story in 2002.
Ever since then, Elle wasn’t seen anywhere near the big screen until May 28, 2019. In the action movie General Commander, Elle portrayed the character of Tuya Alexander. She starred in the movie alongside her husband who played the role of Jake Alexander.
Erdenetuya Seagal Is Wife of Artist Steven Seagal
Elle is the fourth wife of martial artist Steven Seagal. The two met while working and soon changed their relationship into a personal one. Steven married his fourth wife in the year 2009. The two have shared a strong bond ever since then.
How did Steven and Erdenetuya meet for the first time?
As mentioned beforehand, Steven and Erdenetuya met during their work. Their story goes a long time back to 2001. The two met first saw each other in 2001 during one of Steven’s visits to Mongolia. At the time, Elle served as an interpreter for Seagal.
The following year, the two crossed paths again as Seagal met Elle in Outer Mongolia. At the time, the Hard to Kill actor was trying to raise money to finance a film about Genghis Khan who is also the Mongol Empire’s founder.
One thing led to another and sometime after, Elle was working as Steven’s assistant. While working, the romance between the two blossomed. After working 5-yrs as an assistant, Seagal took the first step and the two soon walked down the aisle. Furthermore, in the same year two tied the knot, they were blessed with their only child Kunzang Seagal on September 17, 2009.
Her Husband’s Prior Marital Relationship
Elle is not the only person her husband has married. Prior to their nuptials, Seagal had previously tied the knot with three different women. However, all three marriages ended with divorce.
First and foremost, Seagal exchanged the vows with a Japanese citizen Miyako Fujitani. She was the daughter of Aikido’s instructor. Sadly, the two parted ways as Steven returned to the US while Miyako stayed over in Japan.
Likewise, he married Adrienne La Russa in 1984 for a short period. However, the same year, the former couple annulled their relationship. This was because, at the time of marriage, Steven was still married to Miyako
Steven further went ahead and married actress Kelly LeBrock in 1987. The two even starred together in the movie Hard to Kill. Later, the two divorced in 1996 citing irreconcilable differences.
Erdenetuya Seagal Children
Elle is the biological mother of her only son Kunzang Seagal. However, from her husband’s past relationship, Elle is the stepmother to six of his children.
From her husband’s first marriage to Miyako, Elle has two half-children. His firstborn is a son Kentaro Seagal who is now an actor. Likewise, the other one is his daughter Ayako Fujitani who is also an actress in addition to being a writer as well. Both of them are now married and have children of their own.
In a similar way, from Erdenetuya Seagal’s spouses’ marriage to LeBrock, she has three half-children. They are Annaliza Seagal, Dominic Seagal, and Arissa LeBrock born in 1987, 1990, and 1993 respectively. Elle’s other half-daughter is Savannah Seagal from her husband’s relationship with Arissa Wolf.
Erdenetuya Seagal’s Partner Steven Was Accused of Sexual Harassment Several Times
Elle’s other half has been on the hot topic of sexual harassment charges for quite a while now. It all started in the early ’90s and didn’t stop till 2018.
During the shoot of Out for Justice, Steven was blamed for sexually harassing the employees of Warner Bros which included Raenne Malone, Nicole Selinger, and Christine Keeve. However, the case was settled out of court as the ladies received $50k each as compensation. Even so, actress Jenny McCarthy also claimed that during the audition for Under Siege 2, Steven asked her to undress.
The list continued as many women came forward to claim that they were victimized by Seagal in some way over the years. Furthermore, actress Portia de Rossi accused Elle’s husband of sexual assault. She took her Twitter to accuse the actor stating:
My final audition for a Steven Segal movie took place in his office. He told me how important it was to have chemistry off-screen as he sat me down and unzipped his leather pants. I️ ran out and called my agent. Unfazed, she replied, “well, I didn’t know if he was your type.”
— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) November 8, 2017
Similarly, model Faviola Dadis too posted on her Instagram account that she too had been a victim of Steven Seagal.
Steven Seagal Was Accused of Raping an 18-yr-old
In March 2018, Regina Simons came forward claiming that she was raped at the age of 18 by Steven. She said that Seagal had invited her to a movie wrap party of On Deadly Ground. However, on reaching the event venue, Simons stated that there was no one except for her and Seagal himself.
Regina, in an interview with the WashingtonPost, stated that she was told the party was over when she already reached. She further went on to say that:
“He closed the door and approached me from behind. He started kissing my neck and taking off my clothes. I was in shock. I was completely caught off guard. Seagal was more than twice my size and twice my age. I was not sexually active nor had I ever been naked in front of a man before. I froze. There was nothing consensual about this. I couldn’t move and I felt as if I was watching my body from above. I felt tears coming down my face.”
Apparently, Steven even asked Regina if she needed money after the incident took place.
Erdenetuya Seagal Net Worth: How Rich Is Her Husband Steven Seagal?
Elle hasn’t revealed her income to the media. However, considering her earnings as a dancer, interpreter, and actress, Elle’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.
On the other hand, her husband Steven Seagal’s net worth is around $16 million. He earned most of his fortune through his career as an actor.
Quick Facts About Erdenetuya Seagal
- Erdenetuya Seagal’s Instagram is not available.
- She calls herself a devoted wife to Seagal.
- Elle attended Russia’s president Vladimir Putin’s swearing-in ceremony.