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Lark Brynner: Family, Net Worth, and Personal Life

Lark Brynner is widely known as Yul Brynner’s daughter. This article covers everything you need to know about her.


Born 1958, Lark Brynner is one of the rare celebrity kids. She is the daughter of the mysterious Yul Brynner – the iconic King Mongkut from “The King and I” – and has lived a quiet life in privacy. Like many children of Hollywood royalty, Lark chose a path far from the spotlight.

Neither details of Lark’s early education nor her formative years reveal a life shaped by her famous father and a choice to forge her own path. Born out of wedlock to German actress Frances Martin, Lark’s upbringing was very different from the Hollywood script. Although Yul Brynner was not a constantly present, he provided financial support. However, Lark was raised by her mother. It also shielded her from the relentless media attention that children of celebrities often receive.


Details about her early education are unavailable to the public.

Career and Personal Life

Lark Brynner

Rare information exists about Lark’s professional life. There are no public records indicating a career in entertainment or another industry. It looks like she chose a private life – unlike her father who ruled Hollywood for decades.

Net Worth

The lack of information about Lark Brynner’s career options makes an estimated net worth difficult to determine. But her father reportedly left around USD 15 million when he died in 1985. Whether Lark inherited some of this is unknown.

Her Father, Yul Brynner

Yul Bryner (1920-1985) was an intense character with a shaved head. His childhood was unknown but he was born Yuliy Borisovich Briner in 1920, Vladivostok, Russia. He sometimes exaggerated his origins, citing mixed ancestry and an exotic upbringing. Yet his actual background reveals a life marked by global upheaval. His engineer father abandoned the family and Yul’s mother lived nomadic lives with her children in China and Europe.

It seems formal education faded in comparison to this chaotic life, but Yul had natural gifts for languages and music. He played guitar and sang in Parisian nightclubs before immigrating to the United States in 1941. He trained there under acting coach Michael Chekhov and began theatrical work.

The King and I (1951) launched Brynner’s career. He played the mysterious King Mongkut of Siam, which earned him 2 Tony Awards and international acclaim. The role required him to shave his head. He reacted for the 1956 film adaptation and won an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Brynner’s success went beyond “The King and I.” He appeared in films such as The Ten Commandments (1956) and The Magnificent Seven (1960). He also directed plays and television. He had a net worth of about USD 15 million when he died but his real legacy is his enduring screen presence.

Brynner had a complicated private life as well as a public persona. Married four times, he fathered several children, though some relationships were fraught. Yul Brynner remained a mystery despite his big personality.