Marlene Knaus and Niki Lauda were the most popular couples of their time.

Marlene Knaus Niki Lauda’s Wife

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The couple got married in 1976, a few months after they started dating. Sources claim that Niki ended an eight-year relationship to be with Marlene due to her beauty.

They had two sons together, Mathias Lauda, Austrian race car driver who was born on January 30, 1981 (age 39 years) and Lukas Lauda, Association football manager born 1979 (age 41 years).

They got divorced in 1991. Niki remarried Birgit Wetzinger, but he and Marlene kept in touch. She even attended their family reunions. Marlene helped out during Niki’s time on the sickbed.


Marlene Knaus Now

Marlene lives in a house Niki bought for her in Ibiza, Spain.

Marlene Knaus Age

Marlene Knaus’ exact date of birth is unknown to the public. However, she was born in the year 1956. Which means, she is 64 years of age.

Marlene Knaus 2020

Marlene Knaus has stayed off the internet and the media for some time that. We do know however that she lives in Spain and turned 64 years old in the year 2020. We also know that she has managed to maintain her fitness well into her old age.

Marlene Knaus Birgit Wetzinger


After Marlene and Niki’s divorce in 1991, he started dating Birgit Wetzinger, a former flight attendant who worked for his airline. They got married in 2008. Marlene and Birgit were in good terms with each other and even shared responsibilities while taking care of Niki during his last days alive.

Social Media

In 2014, Marlene had a Twitter account from which she sent a few tweets before she went inactive. She has been off  the internet until then and the only pictures of her on the Internet are those of her younger self with Niki Lauda.

Marlene Knaus Rush

Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film based on the career rivalry between the Austrian Formula One driver Niki Lauda (Marlene’s ex-husband) and British driver James Hunt.

The screenplay was written by Peter Morgan and directed by Ron Howard. Hunt’s character was played by actor Chris Hemsworth while Daniel Brühl played Niki.

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