• Elaine Starchuk is a 55 year old American model and ex-wife of musician Tommy Lee.
• She is best known for being a Playboy model and residing in Hugh Heffner’s Playboy Penthouse.
• Tommy Lee’s next relationship was with Heather Locklear and then Pamela Anderson with whom he had two children.
• In 2016, Starchuk was hit by an SUV that crashed into a Vancouver-based Langley deli and was awarded more than $400,000 in compensation.
• Tommy Lee is best known as the drummer of the band Mötley Crüe and has worked with Ludacris, Smashing Pumpkins and briefly worked as an author.

Elaine Starchuk Short Bio

Elaine Starchuk was born on 4 April 1964, in Vancouver, British Colombia Canada, meaning that she’s 55 years old and her zodiac sign is Aries. The American is best known as a model and, for more than one reason, as the ex-wife of musician Tommy Lee, the drummer of Mötley Crüe. She worked as a Playboy model and resided in Hugh Heffner’s Playboy Penthouse. Their marriage was short-lived and, after they divorced, Elaine’s fame began slowly fading away – she dedicated her time and efforts to other important things in life, her family. Having left the spotlight, she became a teacher, but after her injury in 2016, she had to take a break.

Relationship Status

Starchuk married Tommy Lee in 1984, but separated just seven days later, for reasons never explained, and divorced the following year. They didn’t have any children together, although she went on to have four kids. As for Tommy, his next relationship was with Heather Locklear, a year after his divorce from Starchuk. Then having divorced Locklear, Lee was briefly engaged to model Bobbie Brown, but they didn’t marry – instead, Tommy began a relationship with actress and model Pamela Anderson, with whom he had two children – son Brandon Thomas in 1996 and son Dylan born in late 1997.

However they split-up in 1998, after Lee reportedly kicked Anderson while she was holding their younger son. Despite that fact and the relationship ended, Lee and Anderson got back together for a short period of time after Tommy was released from prison having served six months as a consequence, but separated again in 2001. However, their relationship had yet more ups and downs – in 2008 it was revealed they were back together, but in the upcoming period, they put an end to it for good. In 2014, Lee became engaged to Sofia Toufa, a singer of Greek and German ancestry, but in 2017 they broke up. The latest is that in 2019, he married Brittany Furlan, a social media star.


In 2016, Starchuk was hit by an SUV that crashed into a Vancouver-based Langley deli. Reportedly, the car was driven by an elderly man who lost control of the vehicle – witnesses stated that the former model was pushed to the wall of deli which collapsed around her – she was in pain, couldn’t breathe and believed her ribs were broken. Taken to Royal Columbian Hospital, she checked herself out of but was still suffering from a sore neck, arms and hands. In the upcoming period, she was awarded more than $400,000 in compensation.

Ex-Husband Tommy Lee Wiki

Born as Thomas Lee Bass on 3 October 1962, in Athens, Greece, Tommy Lee is best known as a musician , the drummer of the band  Mötley Crüe. He is the son of an American father, David Lee Thomas Bass, who served as a US Army sergeant, and Greek mother, Vassilikki Papadimitriou – his mom was a model and a Miss Greece contestant in 1960. When Tommy was one year old, his family moved to Los Angeles, where he spent his formative years.

Tommy Lee


Lee was also one of the founders, of Mötley Crüe, alongside Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Vince Neil. The band went on to achieve worldwide success, reportedly selling over 100 million albums and earning numerous platinum and gold certifications. The band released their debut album in 1981, entitled “Too Fast for Love”, which featured songs “Live Wire”, “Piece of Your Action” and “Stick to Your Guns” – it received a generally positive response from critics and fans, however, Mötley Crüe was described on allmusic.com as “a bash-’em-out bar band, making up in enthusiasm what they lack in technical skill”.

Having a lot on their plate, in 1983 they released “Shout at the Devil”, which featured tracks such as “Looks That Kill” and “Helter Skelter” and in 1985, “Theatre of Pain”. In 1987, they put out their fourth studio album in collaboration with Tom Werman – “Girl, Girls, Girls” – with singles “Wild Side” and “Girls, Girls, Girls”. The album went on to earn four platinum certifications, having sold more than four million copies.

Latter Career

In 1989, the band worked on “Dr. Feelgood”, consisting of 11 tracks such as “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)”, “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)” and “Dr. Feelgood”.

In 1994, they made a self-entitled album and three years later, “Generation Swine”, their seventh studio album. Mötley Crüe was pressured to make an album worth attention, after the failure of their previous album, however, “Generation Swine” received mediocre reviews. In 2000, they made “New Tattoo” and in 2008, their latest album – “Saints of Los Angeles”, consisted of songs such as “Face Down in the Dirt”, “What’s It Gonna Tak” and “This Ain’t a Love Song”.

After band members parted company, Lee embarked on a career in rap metal genre, forming a band named Methods of Mayhem.

Over the years, aside from solo efforts, he worked with Ludacris in 2010, and Smashing Pumpkins in 2014, the same year that Motley Crue made their final concert appearances, then signing a contract never to use the name again.

He briefly worked as an author, writing a portion of a Mötley Crüe collaborative biography.

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