Rod Taylor Bio Details

Full name

Rodney Sturt Taylor





Date of birth

11 Jan 1930

Birth place

Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia

Date of death:

7 Jan 2015

Place of death

Los Angeles, California, USA

Cause of death

Heart Attack



Artist (Finished 2015)

Actor (Finished 2015)


Parramatta High School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

East Sydney Technical and Fine Arts College, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Finished 1944)

Independent Theatre School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

What's in a name?

Rod's middle name Sturt comes from Capt. Charles Sturt, a famous Australian explorer and Rod's great-great-grand uncle.
When Rod saw Lawrence Olivier in a performance of Richard III it convinced him to pursue an acting career.
Rod played Winston Churchill in the recent Tarantino film Inglorious Basterds.

Rod Taylor

Starred in the classic sci-fi film The Time Machine
 and in the Hitchcock classic The Birds
Rod Taylor

Relationship History

Carol Kikumura


15 Oct 1980

Mary Schott


1 child together

marriage 1 Jun 1963
divorce 1969

Peggy Williams


marriage 1951
divorce about 1954

Anita Ekberg

Alleged Affair

Rod Taylor Children

Felicia Taylor


Felicia Taylor

with Mary Schott

Rod Taylor Family

Rod Taylor's parents:

Rod Taylor's father is William Taylor Rod Taylor's mother is Mona Taylor

Rod Taylor's children:

Rod Taylor's daughter is Felicia Taylor

Rod Taylor's current partners:

Rod Taylor's wife was Carol Kikumura

Rod Taylor's former partners:

Rod Taylor allegedly had an affair with Anita Ekberg Rod Taylor's former wife was Mary Schott Rod Taylor's former wife is Peggy Williams

Rod Taylor's in laws:

Rod Taylor's son in law is Charles Schuster

Rod Taylor's former in laws:

Rod Taylor's former father in law was Henry Hilem Rod Taylor's former mother in law is Dorothy Hilem