Robin Christensen-Roussimoff – Everything About Great Andre the Giant’s Daughter

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 9, 2024 | Updated on: February 9, 2024
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Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is the daughter of the late French professional wrestler and actor Andre Rene Roussimoff. Acknowledged as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, Robin’s dad was mostly recognized by his stage name Andre the Giant.

Being the only child of the great wrestler, her life has been a subject of interest to many people, especially wrestling enthusiasts. So, keeping that in mind, today we have brought a detailed article about the star kid. Have a close look.

Key Takeaways

  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff is the only child of Andre the Giant, a legendary French wrestler.
  • Her mother was Jean Christensen who worked as a publicist in the wresting field. She died in 2008.
  • Robin grew up with her mom alone and was estranged from her father in her childhood.
  • As far as the media is informed, Roussimoff now resides in Seattle, Washington.
  • Robin Christensen-Roussimoff’s height is 6ft.
  • She has a net worth of $10 million.

Early Life, Age, and Parents

Robin was born on March 16, 1979, in France. As of 2024, she is 45 years of age. She is the only child of the famous wrestler of the ’70s and ’80s era Andre the Giant with his short-term partner Jean Christensen.

Robin Christensen's photo from her youthhood
Robin Christensen’s photo from her youthhood

The French native had her upbringing mostly in Seattle, the United States of America. She holds both French and American nationality. Further, with regard to ethnicity, she has Bulgarian and Polish ancestry from her dad’s side and reportedly is of German descent from her mom’s part.

Robin Was Raised Single-Handedly By Her Mother

Robin’s parents didn’t remain together for a long time. In fact, there is no record of them being married officially. So, from a very early stage, her mom raised her alone. Talking about her mother Jean, was a Minnesota native who later worked as a publicist in the wrestling business. Being in the same field, she met Andre and ended up giving birth to their only child.

Robin was raised by her mom after her parents separated in her early childhood
Robin with her mom and dad

Robin’s beloved mother sadly passed away in 2008 at the age of 59.

How Is ‘s Relationship With Her Father, Andre?

Well, Robin’s father was absent for a large part of her childhood. In fact, the father-daughter had a very rare visit to each other in person, precisely just five times. Talking to CBS about the nature of her relationship with her dad, she said,

“I can recall two or three times at arenas, Unfortunately, other times, they were in court.”

Her parents had a very strained relationship which is why the father-child didn’t get too much time to spend with one another. Further, Andre’s busy life as a wrestler added more complications to their relationship.

In spite of all these, the legendary wrestler once tried to take his daughter to his ranch in North Carolina but the plan failed after Robin rejected the proposal. In this regard, Robin said,

“When you’re not even 10 years old and they’re saying, ‘Oh yeah, you can come out, but your mom has to stay home,’ and you want me to come to a place where I don’t know anybody, I’m not gonna say yes,”

Despite all this, Andre fulfilled all his responsibilities. And after his death, Robin has taken a responsibility to put forward his legacy.

Robin Got Her Father’s Death News Through Voicemail

She was still a school student when her dad died at the age of 46 on 28 January 1993. Robin had a last talk with her dad at Christmas 1992 and after that, she wasn’t in contact with him. In fact, she got the news of her dad’s passing through a voicemail left by Andre’s lawyer.

Robin in front of her dad's poster
Robin in front of her dad’s poster

In her words,

“I had just gotten home from school, “I was doing something in the living room and my mom came out of her bedroom crying, and told me that my dad passed away.”

She further stated that right after she heard that her father passed away, she just left the house for about six hours. She spent that time in her best friend’s house to process the loss.

Robin Was Surprised To See Her Dad On Big Screen 

In September 1987, her dad Andre played the villain Fezzik in the film The Princess Bride. The movie was a hit and when Robin who was 8 at the time was surprised to see her dad on the screen. Reflecting upon her experience watching her dad in a movie, she stated,

“I didn’t know about it until it came My mom took me to see the movie, and I still remember the scene when they were about to kidnap Buttercup. Very loudly, I said, ‘That’s my dad!”

The movie attracted her so much that she used to watch it all the time which drove her mom crazy. She said she still loves to see her father in the film.

What Does Do For A Living?

Looking at her Instagram bio, Robin seems to be associated with Titan Championship Wrestling. Besides, she is involved in managing her late father’s legacy by participating in several events.

Further, she also worked as a consultant in her dad’s biopic, Untitled Andre the Giant Biopic. She also has one TV credit. Robin made her guest appearance in the 2018 documentary film Andre the Giant.

Is Robin Christensen Married?

Since Robin has kept her personal life incredibly private, her marital status is yet to be figured out.

However, if her age is taken into consideration, there is a higher possibility that she is married and has a husband, and if not, she must be in a relationship. However, it will remain only a speculation until she comes out revealing her relationship status.

What is ‘s Height?

Her height is 6ft (1.8288m). Similar to her, her late mom’s Robin’s stature was also the same as hers. But, her late dad André was the tallest man with a height of 7ft 4in.

How Much Is Robin Roussimoff’s Net Worth?

She is reported to have a net worth of $10 million in 2024. All her wealth comes from the money she inherited from her father. At the time of his death, her dad Andre the Giant had a fortune of $5 million.