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Jeannine Bisignano: Who is Michael Madsen’s Ex-wife And Where Is She?

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Jeannine Bisignano is an actress and a producer who has come to be better known as the former wife of American actor, Michael Madsen. The pair got married in 1991 and after 4 years, the marriage came to an end. Even before her marriage, the actress who is best recognized for Licence to Kill (1989) and Ruthless People (1986) began her career in the early 1980s.

Although she has continued to be in the limelight for years to come, not so much has been known about her career and love life. Here is all we know about the actress.

Quick Profile of Jeannine Bisignano

  • Full name: Jeannine Bisignano
  • Other Names: Jeannine Madsen
  • Age: 65 years old
  • Date of Birth: 28 April 1957
  • Place of Birth:  Rolling Hills, California
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: Italian
  • Nationality: American
  • Star Sign: Taurus
  • Parents: Flavio F. Bisignano and Carrie Bisignano
  • Siblings: Gerard Bisignano, Terese Bisignano, Dana Bisignano, and Tiana Bisignano Derek
  • Religion: Christian
  • Relationship status: Divorced
  • Husband: Michael Madsen (Ex)
  • Children: Christian Madsen and Max Madsen
  • Height: 5′ 8½” (1.74 m)
  • Hair color: Dark-Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark-Brown

Biography of Jeannine Bisignano

Often referred to as Jeannine Madsen, the actress was born Jeannine Bisignano on April 28, 1963, which means she is currently years old. She was birthed in Rolling Hills, California, United States.

She was brought up in Rolling Hillsby her parents, Flavio F. Bisignano and Carrie Bisignano as one of five siblings; Gerard Bisignano, Terese Bisignano, Dana Bisignano, and Tiana Bisignano Derek. Her father who had a Ph.D. before his death in 2014, fought in WWII before later obtaining a cosmetology license and taking part in over 150 marathons.

As regards her education, she went to Miraleste High School, which was also the school attended by her other siblings. Unfortunately, nothing much is known about her education from this point.

She began her career in the early 1980s and has appeared in some of her earliest works including A Touch of Scandal (1984), My Chauffeur (1986), T.J. Hooker (1986), Private Eye (1987), Real Bullets (1988), Stripped to Kill 2: Live Girls (1989), and Licence to Kill (1989).

How Jeannine Bisignano And Michael Madsen Met And Got Married

Apart from her films, yet another thing that made the actress very famous was her marriage to fellow actor, Michael Madsen. The circumstances under which Jeannine Bisignano and Michael first met are not clear, but it is known that they started dating in 1989.

By 1991, the pair tied the knot and they remained together for the next four years before they finally called it quits and divorced.

While the actor was Jeannine’s first husband, the actress was not the first wife he got married to. Madsen got married to Georganne LaPiere in 1984, but by 1988, the marriage ended in divorce.

The Divorce Between Michael Madsen’s Ex-Wife And The Actor Was Not Without Drama

The marriage between Jeannine Bisignano and Michael Madsen came to a sad end in 1995, after only 4 years. The divorce was not the most amicable. In 2007, the drama continued as the actress dragged her former husband to court for failing to pay around $38,000 which he owed in child support for their kids who were 17 and 13 at the time.

The Kill Bill star would get dragged again in 2011 after he was said to be in child support debt of  $570,000. He failed to show up for the trial, forcing the court to issue a warrant for his arrest due to contempt of court.

Not much has been reported about the outcome of the case.

She Was A Mother Of Two Kids

Michael Madsen’s ex-wife and the actor were blessed with two kids, Christian Madsen and Max Madsen.

Christian Madsen

  • Full name: Christian Lucas Madsen
  • Date of birth: 8 February 1990
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Other siblings: Hudson Lee Madsen, Max Madsen, Calvin Madsen, Cody Setzer

Born Christian Lucas Madsen on 8 February 1990, he is the first of Jeannine Bisignano’s children. He was birthed in Los Angeles, California, and came to be famous following in the footsteps of his parents as an actor. He is known for taking part in films including Divergent (2014) and Palo Alto (2013).

At the time when his parents ended their marriage, Christian was only 5 years old and his mother was given custody of him.

Max Madsen

  • Full name: Maximilian Soren Madsen
  • Date of birth: 16 March 1994
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Other siblings: Hudson Lee Madsen, Chris Madsen, Calvin Madsen, Cody Setzer

The younger of the actress’ children, Max was born Maximilian Soren Madsen on March 16, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. He had his education at the Los Angeles Film School from where he graduated in 2015.

Needless to say, Max also has a career as an actor and is known for his roles in films such as Rock, Paper, Scissors (2017), A Night in Jail (2017), and Tyger Tyger (2021).

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A Look At Her Career And Where She Is Today

Recognized as one of the most interesting Bond Girls, she is most recognized for her role in the 1989 Bond film, Licence to Kill. In the years that followed, she took part in many more films such as Season of Change (1994), 18 Wheels of Justice (2001), and then Black Russian (2009).

Also a producer, Jeannine Bisignano did not get to appear in many more films after her 2010 film, Prince of Swine. The sad demise of her career was linked to a botched plastic surgery which went horribly wrong, there by bringing an end to her career.

Today, Jeannine Madsen still lives in Los Angeles where she works as a hairdresser. She is not known to have married again since her divorce, although her former husband is now married to actress DeAnna Madsen with whom he has three children, Hudson Lee Madsen, Luke Ray Madsen, and Calvin Madsen.

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