Christina Schwarzenegger has the surname everyone knows for sure. She was lucky to be born into the family of the world famous bodybuilder, actor and former Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Let’s find out more about her bio, net worth, personal achievements, siblings, etc.

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Early life and family

Christina Schwarzenegger was born on 23 July 1991, in Los Angeles, California USA, so under the sign of Leo, and holding American nationality. Born to such world famous parents as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, Christina was the second child of the celebrity family, having an older sister named Katherine Eunice, and then getting two younger brothers – Patrick Arnold and Christopher.

Christina also has a half-sibling Joseph Baena, who is the son of her father and their housekeeper Mildred Baena, who worked in their house for more than 20 years. It is worth mentioning that Joseph was born less than a week after Maria Shriver gave birth to their fourth son, Christopher. Arnold and Maria eventually divorced in 2011, and shared joint custody of their children.

Father Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t need to be introduced, as it’s quite hard to find a person who hasn’t at least heard about such cult movies as “Terminator” or “Conan the Barbarian”. However, it is worth remembering that before Arnold became one of the most influential Hollywood stars, he began as a sportsman, since his father encouraged him to do so.

He started playing football (soccer) at the age of 14, but soon switched to bodybuilding. When he turned 20, he won his first Mr. Universe title, later becoming Mr. Olympia seven times in a row. Moving to the US at the age of 21, he later landed his first role in the movie “Hercules in New York” (1968), getting $12,000 for his appearance, and mentioned as “Arnold Strong “Mr. Universe”” in the titles, as no one actually could pronounce his surname properly at the time. He subsequently had more roles of heroic characters, such as Conan in the series of movies “Conan the Barbarian” (1982), for which Arnold got $250,000, and “Conan the Destroyer” (1984), for which he got four times more for his previous work on the series.

Later he starred in such movies as “Terminator” (1984), “Predator” (1987), “Total Recall” (1990), and “Kindergarten Cop” (1990). In October 2003, Arnold was elected the 38th Governor of California. He was re-elected in 2006, eventually returning to his acting activities in 2011. His latest works include such movies as “The Last Stand” (2014), “Terminator Genisys” (2015) and his recent work in the movie of a Ukrainian director, Oleg Stepchenko, “Viy 2” (2019), in which he played the role of James Hook, appearing opposite Jackie Chan.

Mother Maria Shriver

Christina’s mother, Maria Shriver, is the niece of the former US President John F. Kennedy, so Christina is in fact the grandniece of the assassinated President of the US. Maria is a graduate of Georgetown University and has a BA in American studies.

She is a journalist, NBC News correspondent and author of several books, among them “Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World” (2000) and “Just Who Will You Be? Big Question, Little Book, Answer Within” (2014). Maria met Arnold Schwarzenegger in August 1977 during the charity event, the Robert F. Kennedy Tennis Tournament – they eventually married on 26 April 1986. She is now also working as a film producer, supporting Christina’s project “Take Your Pills” launched by Netflix. During her successful career, the former First Lady of California won two Emmy Awards, one Peabody Award, and the Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her achievements in the sphere of TV shows which she ‘made with a conscience’.

Christina Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Celebrity siblings

As to Christina’s siblings, it is worth mentioning that her older sister Katherine is an actress too, and the author of books for children; she has recently her married the actor Chris Pratt, on 8 June 2019 in Montecito, California. Her brothers, Patrick and Christopher, are both actors, appearing in various movies and TV series.

Educational background

Just as her mother, Christina entered Georgetown University in Washington, DC, right after her matriculation from high school, and graduated in 2013 with a BA in Journalism.


Christina tried herself as a model, as from a young age she appeared at various public events along with her celebrity parents, so the world of show business was quite familiar to her.

In 2018 Christina became the producer of the Netflix documentary “Take Your Pills”, with her mother as a co-producer; the documentary reveals the story of the popular American drug “Adderall”. Earlier the prescribed stimulant was used as part of the treatment for patients suffering from ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) or narcolepsy. However, recent research proved that it can cause a strong addiction if used on a daily basis. Christina confirmed she consumed “Adderall” herself from her early years, as she suffered from ADHD, and when she decided to stop her course, the first months without “Adderall” were way too difficult, as she felt she needed to take another pill to feel comfortable and calm; she also admitted she faced severe episodes of anxiety and panic attacks.

According to her own words, it took her around six-eight months to recover from her addiction to “Adderall”, and she wanted to spread the word about the meds which can cause such symptoms and states. Christina appeared on several talk shows with her mother to promote their documentary.

Personal life, boyfriend Braison Cyrus

Christina keeps her private life low-key, as much as she can, having such a celebrity family, who are always targets for all kinds of paparazzi and reporters. However, it is known that she had an affair with Braison Cyrus, who is the brother of super-popular singer and performer, Miley Cyrus. Christina never posted any photos of her together with Braison, so the information could be just rumors. However, there is no other information regarding her current relationship status.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Christina likes drawing, and admitted she didn’t do any art while she studying at high school, as she considered the drug she took (“Adderall”) slowed down her creative activities. As soon as she stopped taking it, her creativity and passion for arts came back to her. Christina loves travelling; she was pleased to visit her father’s motherland, Austria for the second time in 2018. She visited several museum and other sights along with her celebrity father to show respect to the place he was born in. Christina likes dogs.

Social media presence

Christina is quite active on social media platforms, though she has a strong filter on the information flow she posts online, as the Schwarzeneggers sometimes feel tired of the high level of attention they get all the time.

She has an Instagram account which is followed by over 145,000 subscribers, though it has less than 100 posts. She also has a Twitter account which is read by over 12,000 people, and on which she promotes her documentary film. She doesn’t have a Facebook page, at least it can’t be found with simple searching as it’s probably hidden with the help of the privacy settings. It is worth mentioning that her father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is also very active online: his Instagram account is followed by almost 18 million subscribers and his Twitter is read by over 4.3 million people.

Appearance, clothing style

Christina has naturally dark brown long hair which she likes to wear down; she once shared that she doesn’t like wearing a high ponytail as causes her a headache. She has hazel eyes. Christina is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall and weighs around 121lbs (55kgs); her vital statistics are not available at the moment.

As to her clothing style, she prefers casual looks and often wears jeans, hoodies, caps and designer sneakers.

Net worth and salary

According to authoritative sources, Christina’s current net worth is estimated to be around $2 million, earned from working hard as a model and documentary producer. Her “Take Your Pills” film turned out to be a success, so she is looking forward to new projects, so her net worth is only going to grow in future.

It is also worth saying that even if Christina decides to relax during all her life and do nothing, she will likely still live a lavish lifestyle as her father’s net worth is enough for several generations of his descents. Arnold Schwarzenegger has accumulate wealth estimated at over $400 million during his acting and political career, getting up to $29 million per role in such movies as “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” (2003) and “Collateral Damage” (2001).


Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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