Who is Slavitza Jovan?
Slavitza Jovan was born on 28 December 1954 under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, in Yugoslavia. She is a 67-year-old Serbian retired model and actress, who gained worldwide recognition for landing the role of Gozer in the supernatural comedy film “Ghostbusters” (1984).
How rich is she, as of now? Slavitza Jovan Net Worth
As of early 2022, Slavitza Jovan’s net worth is estimated at over $250,000, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress.
She worked on 10 film and TV titles during the time her career was active from 1980 to 2015. Moreover, she increased her fortune through her modeling career.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Slavitza Jovan spent her early years somewhere in her home country, where she was raised by her parents; however, she has never shared any details about them, so their names and professions are unavailable, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or not. She holds Serbian nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. There is no information about her educational background.
Slavitza initially pursued her professional career as a fashion model in Yugoslavia, before she moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s. There, she got an opportunity to work on TV and in films as an actress, making her debut TV appearance in 1980, when she took a minor role as a fashion model in the episode “What Passes For Love In East Pittsburgh” of the NBC drama series “Skag”, sharing the screen with Karl Malden, Piper Laurie and Craig Wasson.
Rise to Stardom as Gozer
Slavitza’s most prominent role came four years later, with her debut feature film appearance as the main antagonist Gozer in the critically acclaimed supernatural comedy film “Ghostbusters”. It was directed by Ivan Reitman, and follows three para-psychologists and their business of catching ghosts in New York City. Her shooting for the film lasted only three weeks, but during that time she had to wake at 4 a.m. for the make-up artists to have enough time to put on her make-up. Her costume was very tight and uncomfortable, and she also had to wear red contact lenses for 20 minutes; there was also a doctor on the set who took care of her.
Her voice was dubbed by Paddi Edwards, but the role of Gozer gained her enormous popularity, since the film became a cultural phenomenon, but was a huge commercial success anyway, grossing over $295 million worldwide, the highest-grossing comedy film at that time.
During the same year “Ghostbusters” was released, Slavitza played a saleslady in Brian De Palma’s neo-noir erotic thriller film “Body Double”, which also became a cult film.
In 1988, she had the part of Tish in the comedy film “Tapeheads”, alongside John Cusack, Sam Moore and Tim Robbins, and her next role came two when she was cast as Asa in the 1990 action-drama film “The Judas Project”, which is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ but in the late 20th century. She then made a guest appearance as a woman butler in the episode “Postcards From The Faultline” of the ABC crime drama series “Gabriel’s Fire” in 1991.
Next came her portrayal of Laura in the episode “Squeeze Play” of the CBS crime drama series “Dark Justice” in 1993. Four years later, she featured as a gypsy in the thriller drama film “Stir”, and then played a twister nurse in the 1999 fantasy horror film “House On Haunted Hill”, directed by William Malone.
She then retired from acting, but returned briefly with the small role of a tarot card reader in the 2015 romantic fantasy film “Knight Of Cups”, sharing the screen with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. Since then, she hasn’t worked on any other TV or film project.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Slavitza Jovan has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while her weight isn’t disclosed, nor is information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size.
Slavitza Jovan lives a very private life, and has kept all details about it far from the spotlight. There isn’t much information about previous relationships, and the public isn’t aware of her current relationship status, however, her fans believe that she’s single at the moment. It’s also undisclosed whether she has children or not. Her residence is still in Los Angeles.