Who is Lena Herzog, Werner Herzog husband? Wiki, bio, career, books, children and net worth.

Elena Herzog(Elena Pisetski) was born in Sverdlovsk, in what was then the Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, in 1970. She is a Russian-American visual artist and photographer. She is best known for being Werner Herzog’s wife. The couple got married in 1999.

She moved to Leningrad in 1987 to attend the Philological Faculty of Leningrad University, where she studied languages (English and Spanish) and literature. In 1990, she emigrated to the United States and graduated with a degree in philosophy from Mills College, specializing in the history and philosophy of science. Herzog was also a research consultant at Stanford University.

She started taking photographs in 1997 and studied photographic printing techniques with Italian printer Ivan Dalla Tana in Milan and later with French printer Marc Valesella. Herzog combines some of the very early photographic darkroom processes with contemporary and her own techniques to achieve her desired effects.


  • Strandbeest. The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen(2014)
  • Lost Souls  (2010)
  • Bad Lieutenant  (2009)
  • Flamenco: Dance Class
  • Tauromaquia: The Art of Bullfighting
  • Pilgrims (2002)


She is married to Werner Herzog but does not have any children together. Werner on the other hand has three children from previous marriages.


Lena’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million dollars. Most of her wealth comes from books and her time as a visual artist.

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