Immensely known as the ex-wife of an A-list actor Keifer SutherlandCamelia Kath has been mesmerizing fans with her acting since 1980. She is famous for her roles in movies like The Killing Time(1987) and Fake Out(1982).

Who Is Camelia Kath? Age, Wiki, Early Life

Camelia Kath, aka Camillia Emily Ortiz or Camilia Lynn, was born on September 22, 1953, in Puerto Rico. At present, she is 67 years of age.

Regarding her childhood, Camelia spent her early days in her hometown before moving to West Hollywood, CA, along with her parents. Unfortunately, she has not revealed many details about her parents so far.

Besides, she is an American in terms of nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Camelia’s First Husband: Terry

Camelia encountered musician and songwriter Terry Alan Kath for the first time in 1974. After dating for several months, the duo tied their wedding knot in a private wedding ceremony in the same year. Camelia was 19 years old, whereas Terry was nine older than her at their marriage.

Camelia had reportedly met Terry in June of 1972 in Chicago when she was still a teenager. Their first meeting soon turned into a romantic affair and a wedding knot. However, things were not meant to last for very long. Almost four years of marriage, Camelia lost her then-husband, Terry, to a gunshot.

Young Camelia and Terry with their Alaska dog at Caribou in 1974
Young Camelia and Terry with their Alaska dog at Caribou in 1974.
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Camelia and Terry shared a daughter Michelle Kath Sinclair born in 1976. Rhythm guitarist of the band Chicago, Terry died on January 23, 1978, from a gunshot by a semi-automatic 9-mm pistol.

His 32nd birthday was eight days away when he unknowingly shot himself. Their daughter Michelle was only two years old when he passed away.

Camelia (left) with her daughter Michelle Kath (right
Camelia (left) with her daughter Michelle Kath (right).
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Terry’s resting place is beside his mother in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. The band Chicago released the song “Alive Again” to honor Kath after his passing away.

Second Husband- Keifer Sutherland

Widow Camelia overcame the tragic death of her first husband and married actor and producer Keifer. She married Keifer after nearly a decade after Terry’s death.

Camelia with her second husband, Keifer
Camelia with her second husband, Keifer.
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The couple married in 1987 and welcomed their first daughter Sarah Jude Sutherland on February 18, 1988. Sarah is an actress who works in the TV series, Veep. She also became the stepmother of Kiefer’s children from his previous relationship.

Camelia's second daughter Sarah at the premiere of "Emelie" at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival was held at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas on April 16
Camelia’s second daughter Sarah at the premiere of “Emelie” at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The festival was held at Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas on April 16.
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Unfortunately, things became a little dull between them after the birth of their daughter Sarah. As per the reports, Sutherland didn’t give much time to the family leading to their divorce on February 1, 1990.

Camelia Kath’s Affair with Jeffrey

After two unsuccessful relationships, Seventy years old, Camelia has been dating British singer and songwriter Jeffrey Lynne for more than ten years. The loving couple has been each other’s companions for a long time, but they have not decided to marry yet.

Camelia and her partner Jeffrey attend the International Myeloma Foundation's 6th Annual Comedy Celebration
Camelia and her partner Jeffrey attend the International Myeloma Foundation’s 6th Annual Comedy Celebration.
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Camelia’s partner Jeffrey, a native of Birmingham, England, co-founded the rock band Electric Light Orchestra(ELO) in 1970. He married Rosemary Adams from 1972 to 1977 and later to Sandi Kapelson in 1979.

Moreover, the couple has made numerous public appearances together. They were seen together on February 5, 2008, at an event in Los Angeles.


Camelia is a mother of two kids. Her first child, a daughter Michelle Kath was born on May 19, 1976, in Los Angeles, California, from her relationship with her first husband, Terry. As of now, Michelle is a successful film director and producer.

Michelle is married and has two kids from her marriage with Adam Sinclair. She has two sons, Robert Quinn Sinclair and Hamish Sinclair.

Likewise, Camelia became a mother for the second time on February 18, 1988. She gave birth to her second child daughter Sarah Sutherland her marital relationship with her second husband, Kiefer.

Sarah is also an actress and has appeared in movies & TV series like Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder MysteriesThe Kid DetectiveVeepWhat They Had, and others.

Camelia’s Net Worth

Camelia is an all-rounder multi-talented actress who has an estimated net worth of around $4 million. She is an actress by primary profession and acted as the executive assistant for the TV series: American Sitcom and The Nanny. 

She was among the writers who wrote episode 17- The Dummy Twins. Moreover, she is a makeup artist and produced a short comedy –Roundabout, in 1999, which is only 10 minutes long.

The median annual wage for actors and performers in America is $56502 and $71,680 for the producers. Similarly, makeup artists earn as much as $22,630 annually.

Career Highlights

The multiskilled actress debuted as an actress by playing a small role in the horror movie- Terror on Tour in 1980. After that, she appeared in films like; The Killing Time(1987) and Fake Out(1982), which increased her fame and popularity.

Camelia appeared with her second husband, Keifer, in the movie- The Killing Time. She was the hairstylist for the documentary – Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO in 2012.

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