Sara Dylan Biography

Updated On Feb 24, 2019 Published On Oct 23, 2017
Facts of Sara Dylan
Name Sara Dylan
Birth Name Shirley Marlin Noznisky
Nick Name Sara
Father Issac Nosnisky
Mother Bessie Noznisky
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Wilmington, Delaware
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Jewish
Profession Actress, former model
Net Worth 436 million
Famous for being the wife of Bob Dylan
Married yes
Married to Hans Lownds (m. 1959; div. c. 1961/1962), Bob Dylan (m. 1965; div. 1977)
Children 5, including Jesse and Jakob Dylan
Divorce yes
Movies Renaldo and Clara
Siblings Julius
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Sar Dylan or Shirley Marlin Noznisky is an American actress and a former Playboy Model. She is famous as being the wife of the Nobel Prize winner, singing sensation Bob Dylan.

Sara Dylan's Early Life and Education

Sara Dylan, birth name Shirley Marlin Noznisky, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to father Isaac and mother Bessie Noznisky on October 25, 1939. Her father was born in Poland in 1894 and finally became a citizen of the United States in 1912.

He owned a scrap metal business in Wilmington and was shot dead by a drunken East European immigrant on November 18, 1956. Dylan has one older brother, Julius. She is of Jewish ethnicity and is of American nationality.

There are no details regarding Sara Dylan's educational background, but she might be an educated woman.

Sara Dylan's Career

In 1959, Sara moved to New York City and had a stint as a bunny girl at the Playboy Club, just like Pamela Anderson, Karen McDougal, and Jenny McCarthy. She even essayed the role of Clara in the 1978 movie Renaldo and Clara, directed by Dylan, which also featured singer Joan Baez

Sara is better known for being the first wife of Bob Dylan rather for her professional career.

Sara Dylan's Net Worth and Body Measurements                

Sara Dylan is said to have been given $36 million as per the divorce settlement, which elevated her net worth. Further, there is no information regarding Sara Dylan's other sources of income. She might have earned a high figure of salary from her professional modeling career.

Sara Dylan's Personal Life  

Sara Dylan is a married woman and had previously married magazine photographer Hans Lownds and became his third wife. The couple lived in a five-story house between Second and Third Avenues in Manhattan.

Sara continued her modeling career and even appeared in Harper's Bazaar before becoming pregnant, and has worked with models like Gwyneth Paltrow. Their daughter Maria was born on October 21, 1961.

Within a year of the birth of their first child, their marriage began to fail. Sometime in early 1964, Sara Dylan met Bob Dylan while she was still married to Hans and Dylan was still romantically linked to Joan Baez. Not long after that, they had an affair and moved into separate rooms in New York's Hotel Chelsea to be close to one another.

Sara Dylan and Bob got married in 1965 and had four children together- Jesse, Anna, Samuel, and Jakob. Bob even adopted Maria, Sara’s daughter from a previous marriage.

But by 1974, Sara’s marriage with Bob Dylan was fraying, given Bob’s erratic behavior. He even took to drinking and smoking excessively and became physically abusive towards her. The husband and wife decided to part ways, and their marriage ended in 1977.

A condition of the settlement prohibited her from speaking anything about her life with Dylan. Some reports suggest that Sara and Dylan have remained friends after then.

Though their relationship ended in an acrimonious divorce, Sara Dylan is said to have inspired several songs by Bob, with two being directly linked to her; Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, from the 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, and Sara from the 1976 album Desire.     

Currently 79 years of age Sara Dylan has a height of 5 feet and 6 inches; however, her weight and body measurements are still unknown.

Sara Dylan facts on timeline

The Bunny is Born

October 25 , 1939

Sara Dylan, called Shirley Marlin Noznisky at the time of birth, was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Jewish parents Isaac, a Polish émigré, and Bessie Noznisky on October 25, 1939.

A Photographer's Wife

1959

In 1959, Sara Dylan moved to New York City in 1959 and became a bunny girl at the Playboy Club. There she met magazine photographer Hans Lownds and became his third wife. Sara continued her modeling career after getting married and even appeared in Harper's Bazaar before becoming pregnant.

Sara Meets Bob

1964

Sometime in early 1964, Sara Dylan met Bob Dylan. During that time, her marriage with Hans was failing. Sara and Bob got married in 1965. Not long before their marriage, they had shifted to New York's Hotel Chelsea and started living in separate rooms to be close to one another.

End of a Fairy tale Wedding

1977

Sara Dylan’s marriage with Bob came to an end in 1977. By 1974, Sara’s marriage with Bob was fraying, given Bob’s erratic behavior. He was drinking and smoking excessively and had become physically abusive towards her. 

Immortalized by the Poet

2017

As of 2018, Sara Dylan is 78 years old. Though her modeling career did not make her famous, she is said to have inspired several songs by Bob, with two being directly linked to her-- "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," from the 1966 album “Blonde on Blonde”, and "Sara" from the 1976 album “Desire.

Immortalized by the Poet

2018

As of 2017, Sara Dylan is 78 years old. Though her modeling career did not make her famous, she is said to have inspired several songs by Bob, with two being directly linked to her-- "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," from the 1966 album “Blonde on Blonde”, and "Sara" from the 1976 album “Desire.