Julia Lazar Franco was an Austria-born talented singer, artist, and wife of Tom Franco. She was well-known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Exit, as well as for her yoga and culinary skills.
Julia became famous after she married the American actor and artist Tom Franco who is the CEO of the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, California
The Early Life And Education of Julia Lazar Franco
Julia was born on November 7, 1957, in Vienna Austria, to her parents Imre Lazar, a movie producer, and Marika Nagy, a painting artist. Julia had her childhood in Vienna, Australia, and she was the only daughter of her parent.
The singer inherited her passion for artistry from her mom, as she later moved to America to become a member of the Californian artist community in the early 80s.
Not much is known about her high school days, though it is known that in the 90s, Julia left for India where she settled in the city of Ganeshpuri. It was gathered that she went for soul-searching as well as in search of spirituality. During her stay in India, she got to learn yoga and lived in an ashram which is a reserved religious monastery.
Julia Lazar Franco left India for Paris where she enrolled at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute, to solidify her passion for cooking.
In the early 2000s, she made her way back to the Bay Area California, in the US, where she aligned herself with another ashram in Oakland where Tom Franco her future spouse was initially managing.
Julia met her husband Tom Franco in 2003
Julia and Tom Franco crossed each other’s path in 2003 when Tom was also running an Ashram family retreat community. It was then that Julia joined the community to establish a kitchen.
From the beginning, the duo met through their shared interest in arts and soon they became close friends. This then led to a relationship that ended in marriage.
Julia later joined Franco to establish his Firehouse Art collective in which she played a key role in taking the art collective to its peak. As they became fond of each other, Tom later decided to pop the big question and got her engaged.
They dated for over a decade before they finally tied the knots on July 28, 2014. The wedding was held at Solarium, in an elegant celebration. Their union couldn’t produce an issue until her unfortunate death.
On the other, Julia had a daughter called Dawn Schoenherz from a previous relationship with Richard Schönherz. Her daughter is said to be now married to filmmaker Ramon Rigoni with whom she bore a son Rafael.
Who is Julia Larza’s husband Tom Franco?
Julia Larza’s husband Thomas Andrew Franco better known as Tom Franco was born on April 14, 198 in California. He shot into the limelight as an actor, artist, and the founder of the Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley, California
Being the 2nd in a family of 3 brothers, Tom was raised alongside his siblings James Franco and Dave Franco in Palo Alto, California. His parents are Betsy Lou (née Verne), who is a writer, while his father, Douglas Eugene Franco was an entrepreneur and philanthropist, though he died in 2011.
Tom Franco shared a mixed ethnicity as his father was Portuguese and a Swedish native. Whereas his mother is from a family of Russian-Jewish ancestry.
With regards to his educational pursuit, Franco attended Palo Alto High before advancing to the University of California, Santa Cruz where he majored in Fines after which he proceeded to the California College of the Arts Oakland, to study Ceramics.
Franco’s acting career kicked off in 1990 when he made his debut in the film Basket Case 2 is a Horror comedy movie. He has since then been featured in several other movies such as The Devil Wears a Toupee (2007), The Disaster Artist (2017), A Piece of History (2005) to mention but a few. Thankfully, Tom Franco literarily owes his fame and popularity to his acting career.
On top of that, Franco founded the Firehouse Art Collective alongside his late wife Julia Larza Franco.
A Peep at Julia Franco’s Career
Julia Lazar Franco’s started her career as a singer after joining the popular rock band known as Exit. She became the lead vocalist of the band.
Aside from her singing career, she is also a professional chef due to her passion for cooking. This was what led her to establish her restaurant at the ashram of Oakland.
After her marriage to Tom, Franco Julia partnered with him in establishing his Firehouse Art Collective where she was also a director. It was also gathered that in 2012 Julia played the role of a director in the production of the documentary movie Hart Crance: An Exegesis.
Julia Lazar Franco died at the age of 56
Tom Franco and his wife were happy in their marital bliss before death crept in and put them apart. The sad incident of her death occurred on August 25, 2014, which was barely a month after her wedding to Tom Franco. At her demise, she was aged 56.
It was reported that she passed on from complications of kidney failure and Hepatitis C. A memorial service was held to honor her memories on August 31, 2014. The service witnessed large a crowd. She is fondly remembered for her creativity.
Her husband Tom Franco later married Iris Torres, a Mexican-born movie producer in 2015 as he moved on with life.
What is the Net Worth of Julia Lazar Franco?
Before her demise, Julia has been able to earn some reasonable fortune from her singing career and other businesses. Julia’s estimated net worth was placed at about $100 thousand dollars.
Nevertheless, her net worth was nothing compared to that of her husband Tom Franco who is quite a wealthy actor. Tom has amassed a net worth of about $500 thousand from his acting career and the ownership of his firehouse art collections, and from his career progress, it seems his earnings are likely to increase in the coming years.