Anna Murdoch Mann

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Anna Murdoch Mann
Anna Murdoch.jpg
Murdoch Mann in 1981
Born Anna Maria Torv
(1944-06-30) 30 June 1944 (age 73)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Nationality British
Occupation journalist and novelist
Net worth US$1.7 billion (1999)
Spouse(s) Rupert Murdoch (m. 1967; div. 1999)
William Mann (m. 1999)
Children Elisabeth Murdoch
Lachlan Murdoch
James Murdoch
Parent(s) Jacob Tõrv
Sylvia Braida
Relatives Anna Torv (niece)

Anna Maria Mann DSG (née Torv; formerly Murdoch; born 30 June 1944) is a Scottish journalist and novelist. She was married to Rupert Murdoch from 1967 to 1999, and they have three children together.


Early life[edit]

Anna Torv was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1944 to[1][2] Jacob Tõrv, an Estonian-born merchant seaman, and Sylvia Braida, a Scottish drycleaner.[2] Her parents had a drycleaning business in Glasgow, until they emigrated to Australia.[2] When they opened a picnic park outside Sydney and it went bankrupt, her mother left the family household. She has two brothers and one sister. Raised Catholic, she attended a Sisters of Mercy convent school.[2]


She worked as a journalist for the Australian Daily Telegraph.[1] She later served on the board of directors of News Corporation.[1]

She has written three books.[1] Her first novel, In Her Own Image, is about two sisters who fall in love with the same man on a sheep station close to the Murrumbidgee River.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Rupert Murdoch from 1967 to 1999.[1][3][4][5] They had three children:

When they divorced in 1999, she reportedly received $1.7 billion (including $110 million in cash) from the settlement.[1][4] She remarried six months later, to William Mann, a financier.[1][2][4] They reside in The Hamptons, in a house formerly owned by the philanthropist Yasmin Aga Khan.[2]

In 1998, she was made a Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.[6]