Sondra Locke
Sondra Locke
Celebrated Name: Sondra Locke
Real Name/Full Name: Sandra Louise Anderson
Gender: Female
Age at the time of death: 74 years old
Birth Date: 28 May 1944
Date of death: 3 November 2018
Birth Place: Madison County, Alabama, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.62 m
Weight: 56 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Gordon Anderson (m. 1967–2018)
Children: N/A
Profession: American actress and director
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Rarely does an actor’s debut film manage to create Oscar waves, but veteran actress Sondra Locke is perhaps, an exception, both in talent and beauty. Her debut film, “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” was nominated for all the prestigious award ceremonies in 1968. Although she couldn’t actually clinch an award, the buzz generated was of such a magnitude that it refused to die throughout her career.

As a result, she became a part of a host of films, like “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Bronco Billy,” and “Sudden Impact,” to name a few. However, that’s not all. The 73 years old beauty refuses to sit still even today and has proved herself not only as an adept actress but also as a director, singer, and author.

Maybe you know about Sondra Locke very well But do you know how old was she at the time of her death and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Sondra Locke’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life

Born on the 28th of May in 1944, Sondra Locke was named Sandra Louise Smith at birth by her parents- Raymond Smith and Pauline Bayne. Unfortunately, Sondra did not get the opportunity to experience the joys of familial bliss, as her parents went their separate ways even before she came into this world. Sondra suspected from a very young age about the possibility of being an illegitimate child, a doubt she even expressed in the autobiography she penned later in life titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly- A Hollywood Journey,” which was released in 1997.

After her parents’ separation, Sondra’s mother married twice. First to William B. Elkins with whom she mothered Sondra’s step-brother, Donald and second to Alfred Locke with whom the family finally found stability. It is Alfred’s surname that Sondra grew up within Shelbyville, Tennessee, where she went on to complete her school education from the Shelbyville Senior High School and was even the class valedictorian.

Despite being a straight ‘A’ student, Sondra Locke dropped out of the Middle Tennessee State University without completing her Drama major. After that, she lived in Nashville for about three years, working at odd jobs to support herself, all the while juggling with modeling before eventually being discovered via a cross country talent hunt in 1967. The rest, as they say, is history!

Personal Life

Sondra Locke has been largely unlucky in love. When her marriage to Gordon Leigh Anderson, a supposedly gay sculptor, didn’t work out, she began a relationship with fellow actor, Clint Eastwood. However, the 14 years-long live in the relationship came to a rather ugly end when Sondra filed a cheating case against Clint. Allegedly, Clint had cheated her, both personally and professionally, ensnaring her in a fraud working deal with Warner Bros.

The support garnered by Sondra’s case forced, both Clint and Warner Bros. to reach out to her for an out of court settlement. Sondra believes her legal battle against industry big wigs would prove to be an ideal inspiration for people to take up arms against any kind of oppression. Later, while undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Sondra fell in love with her doctor, Scott Cunneen.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 28 May 1944, Sondra Locke was 74 years old. Her height was 1.62 m tall, and her weight was 56 kg.


In 1967, Sondra Locke was actively working in the theatre when her life changed overnight. She got selected to play Mick Kelly in “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” a film that went on to woo critics and audiences alike through a country-wide talent hunt. The unprecedented success of the film not only catapulted Sondra to international fame and recognition but also made her a sought after actress in Hollywood. She went on to be a part of several films, like “Cover Me Babe,” “Willard,” and “The Second Coming of Suzanne.”

This was the period when Sondra’s movie career was riding a high wave, and she was often sought out for guest roles in a number of television shows, like “Cannon,” “Kung Fu,” and “The F.B.I.” among others. Then came the year 1975, which is when she met Clint Eastwood, a man who was destined to shape not only her career but even her life, eventually leaving her with life-altering lessons.

It was in this year that Sondra landed a role in “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” a film in which Clint was the lead. The movie paved the way for a long-lived professional and personal relationship between Sondra and Clint Eastwood during the course of which the duo gave a number of blockbuster films, like “The Gauntlet,” “Every Which Way But Loose,” its sequel “Any Which Way You Can” and “Sudden Impact.”

All this while, Sondra Locke also nurtured her long-standing dream of becoming a singer and even went on to contribute to the soundtracks of many of her hit films. Further, by the year 1986, Sondra had donned the hat of a director and was at the helm of a diverse range of films, like “Ratboy,” “Impulse,” and “Do Me a Favor.”

Presently, Sondra Locke is active as an executive producer and occasionally acts and directs as well.

Awards & Achievement

Although Sandra Locke does not have any actual awards to her credit, her acting prowess can be adequately gauged by the fact that she was nominated for the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Laurel Awards for her very first movie, “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.”

Net Worth & Salary of Sondra Locke in 2024

Sondra Locke Net Worth
Sondra Locke Net Worth

As of April 2024, The total estimated net worth of Sandra Locke is a considerable $20 million. Her acting career has been embellished with her critically as well as commercially lauded performances, which in turn has contributed immensely to her wealth.

Sondra Locke has, in fact, proved to be an epitome of courage and fortitude in the face of seemingly insurmountable hurdles. She has inspired a generation of young actresses and even women at large with her “never say die” attitude.


  1. I do not know about her life but I do believe it is fact but I also am 99% positive that her father was my father William B..Elkins Jr. While married to her mom who lived in Wartrace TN. My dad W.B. Elkins Jr joined the Army and had left to serve He met my mother Marjorie Askins at my grandfather’s Cafe in Shelbyville TN..if DNA was don’t I’m.sure she was kin to my family. It was my mother who did not want us to know about her and they all kept it a secret until 911. My aunt Louise who she was named after told me and told me also that she had come by my grandmother’s house with an ivitation to her high school graduation as she was very proud of her accomplishments. I know nothing else and I never contacted her because I figured she would think she did not want anything to do with me. I wish I had so that she would of known she had 4 sisters and a brother. I hate that people are so ignorant, jealous and treat children like that. I would of been her best she died and shame on Clint Eastwood but everybody knows he was all about himself.


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