Meet Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, André the Giant’s Daughter

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is the daughter of André the Giant, the French professional wrestler and actor, and a woman known as Jean Christensen. Born on March 16 1979, Robin is 45 years old and earns a living as
Robin first became famous as the daughter of André the Giant before she claimed the limelight for her own career as an actress. Although she was not close to her dad during his lifetime, she has hardly been discussed in isolation from her him. Here are many interesting things to know about her.

Summary of Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Bio

  • Full name: Robin Christensen-Roussimoff
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: March 16, 1979
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Age: 45 years old
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: French, American
  • Zodiac Sign:  Pisces
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Parents: André the Giant (father) and Jean Christensen (mother)
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Height in Inches: 6 feet tall
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Height in Centimetres: 182 cm
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Weight: 96 kg (211.644 lbs)
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s Net worth: $10 million
  • Famous for: Being the daughter of Andre the Giant

Robin Christensen Roussimoff Was Born in 1979 in France

Robin Christensen Roussimoff is 45 years old. She was born on March 16, 1979. While she holds American and French nationalities, she is of French ethnic extraction from her father’s side and of German, Danish, and American ethnicity from her mother’s side, according to the genealogy website,

At the time of her birth, her father, who became a global sensation in the Wrestling business under the name ‘Andre the Giant’, was at the height of his success, being one of the highest-paid wrestlers in the world. Because of his very busy schedule, Robin hardly got to see him when she was growing up. In fact, she got to see him only 5 times.

She was raised in the United States by her mother who was never married to Andre. Details surrounding her childhood and her education are ukknown.

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff
Robin Christensen-Roussimoff and her parents (image source)

Who is the Mother of Robin Christensen-Roussimoff?

While Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s father was known the world over, her mother was not. Her mother is a woman known as Jean Christensen. She was a former model who also worked in the wrestling business as a publicist.

In the 1970s, the path of Andre who was always traveling, crossed for the first time with that of Jean Christensen. Jean stated that there was no spark at all when she met Andre but she still felt nice because as a tall person herself standing 6 foot 3 in high heels, the wrestler was the only man she had ever met that she would have to look up to see his face.

One thing led to another and Robin’s parents had intercourse. Jean revealed she was surprised when she was pregnant because she was told the wrestler was sterile. Because of this, Andre was not sure if he was the father of the baby Jean had, resulting in a legal case and paternity test that confirmed he was.

More to the conflicting story about her parents, while there are reports that claim her parents were never married, there are others that claim they got married but they did not make it official in the United States. Whatever the case, the relationship between her parents did not turn out well and they went their separate ways even before she was born.

As regards her personal details, Jean was born on August 15, 1949, in the United States. to her parents, Nels Peter Gantriis and Paula Gantriis. She was raised alongside a sibling whose identity is not known. Other details about her educational pursuits and personal life remain hidden but it is known that she was once a model and wrestling publicist, which is how she met the man who became the father of her only daughter.

Robin’s father, on the other hand, was born André René Roussimoff in Coulommiers, Seine-et-Marne, France. He grew up in France before he made his debut as a wrestler in 1966 when he was 20 years old. He continued fighting all over the world and got into acting before he died in 1993 when he was 46 years old.

She Was The Only Child Of André the Giant

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff was the only daughter that the famous wrestler got to have during his lifetime. More so, there is no indication that she had any siblings from her mother, which means that she was raised as an only child.

One of the main reasons why the wrestler did not have more kids was that in his 46 years on earth, he was never married. He didn’t seem to be stable to start a family because of the demands of his career as a wrestler which required him to constantly travel. Also, he had a health condition that medics told him would not allow him to have kids.

According to Andre’s close friend, former wrestler Jackie McAuley, the giant wrestler was a heartbroken man because he never got to know his daughter and spend some time with her. On her part, Robin revealed she never really got to know her dad apart from seeing him at arenas either two or three times while she got to see him a few more times in court.

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff Is Not Married

Already 45 years old, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is a successful and beautiful woman. However, it is believed that she is currently not married. While she has put in so much effort at keeping all her private dealings away from the public, media reports also indicate that there is the possibility that she is also not in any relationship at the moment.

As per media reports, with both her parents no longer alive, Andre the Giant’s daughter does not seem to have any kids of her own. There are also no indications of whether she has adopted any child.

Robin has not made any revelation on whether she would love to have any kids in the future, just as she has not revealed if she is interested in getting married.

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff Built Her Life Around Wrestling

While growing up, wrestling was not a part of Robin’s life, even though she was the daughter of a WWE Hall of Famer. She only got to see wrestling a few times when her father came to town to fight. However, she has now made her life around wrestling, going around giving talks about her father. She also goes to wrestling events, including Bud Carson’s Wrestling Convention.

Apart from that, Robin has had some dealings in Hollywood, thanks to some documentaries she has been involved in, which centers around her father. She was in the 2018 TV Movie, Andre the Giant, in which she played herself. In 2016, it was reported that she got into a partnership with Lion Forge Comics to turn his graphic novel, Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven into a film.

What Happened to Andre the Giant’s Daughter?

Robin Christensen-Roussimoff suffered the loss of her parents. She lost her father in 1993 when she was 14 years old. She revealed that she got to know of the passing of her legendary dad through a voice message after she missed a call. She also missed his funeral service.

She was forced to bear another loss 15 years later with the death of her mother, Jean Robin, who died on September 02, 2008, in Washington at 59.

Before the death of her parents, Andre the Giant and Jean Christensen who were 7 feet and over 6 feet tall respectively, left more than just their height for their daughter who now stands at around 6 feet to inherit. A better part of Andre’s estate and fortune worth millions was passed down to Robin, thanks to which she now boasts of a net worth of over $10 million.


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