• Aiyana Cristal is a TV reporter who was cyberbullied by two journalists, Dan Bernstein and Matt Spiegel.
• She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Georgia State University, and has worked in many positions at various networks.
• She is active in charity, especially in raising awareness of lupus, and in animal rescue projects.
• She has dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, and an hourglass figure.
• Her estimated net worth is $700,000, and she earns a minimum of $70,000 as a sports reporter and anchor.

Known for movies

Short Info

DiedMay 30, 1967, Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
SpouseRosemary Schrode, Agi Jambor, Frances Propper, Beatrix Thomson, Marie Hemingway, Isabel Jeans
MarkUnmistakable baritone voice
FactHe and wife Beatrix Thomson separated in 1928. It took almost seven years to finalize.
PaymentsEarned $4,000 /week from Casablanca (1942)

The name of Aiyana Cristal was widely spread around the Twitter community, when she was cyberbullied by two journalists, Dan Bernstein and Matt Spiegel, who moved the focus of attention from her reporting skills to her body curves, which both outrageous men claimed to enjoy more than the reporting itself. She managed to overcome this unpleasant situation getting the support of the community, though it was obvious she was hurt, and there’s no universal treatment or security from such cases. Nevertheless, Aiyana is still working hard, making all haters feel jealous of her success. Let’s find out how Aiyana became a famous TV reporter, know more about her age, measurements, net worth, family, etc.

Early life, family

Aiyana Cristal was born on 22 March 1984, in Tacoma, Washington State USA, of Caucasian ethnicity. Her father isn’t identified, but her mother’s name is Benita, and Aiyana has a very close and warm relationship with her, and they still spend a lot of time together, not only celebrating holidays and events,. Benita has recently faced some serious health problems associated with lupus, which she has had during her life; Aiyana was right behind her, supporting and helping her to get well. Aiyana is now spreading the word about lupus, raising the awareness of that disease and its effects and risks in the community. There’s no information about any of Aiyana’s siblings.


Aiyana spent her childhood in Tacoma, completing elementary and high school education -managing to get an internship at Nascar as a high school junior – and after matriculating entered Georgia State University, graduating in 2005, obtaining a BA in Broadcast Journalism.

Aiyana Cristal


Right after her graduation Aiyana started working, never missing a chance to show her skills and aspiration to work. In 2005 Aiyana was lucky to initiate her career at Fox Sports, where she worked as a production assistant. A couple of years later Aiyana moved to Champaign, Illinois after she had an offer to work in news for WICD News Channel 15, where she obtained the position of a news reporter. She enjoyed working there for more than two years, changing her employer in 2010, before decided that she was interested in sports reporting, and managed to get a job at KTHV in August 2010, working as a sports anchor and a reporter. She left this position in September 2012, switching to WPLG in the same position of a sports reporter for 13 months, then changing her employer again. Later she worked for Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, holding similar positions of reporter and anchor from September 2013 to the end of 2015. Since January 2016 Aiyana Cristal has been working as an anchor and reporter at WGCL/CBS46.

Personal life

As for Aiyana’s personal life, no one can say whether she is single or has a boyfriend, as she hasn’t revealed any such information to the public, which probably means that she is single;  she doesn’t have any children. One can suppose that she is focused on her job and wants to become successful at this sphere before splitting her strength and attention between family life and work.

Hobbies and interests

Aiyana is a desperate dog lover – she has two dogs which she adopted from Atlanta Humane Society and Humane Society of Broward named Lilly and Whitaker. She enjoys spending her time with them, and always takes them for a walk with her.

As for her favourite hobbies and spare-time activities, Aiyana loves running trails and hiking – they are her true passions. Her mother Benita also supported Aiyana when she decided to finish a marathon track of five kilometers, cheering her daughter on. Aiyana also likes boxing, which she does as a part of her training in the gym.

She doesn’t abandon good food, even though she sticks to a healthy diet. She loves sushi, deserts and pasta. As for her vacations, she enjoys spending days at the beach, swimming, sunbathing and… running. She never stops training, even if she is on holiday.

Social media presence

Aiyana is very active on her Twitter account which is read by more than 5,500 followers, sharing videos from her live shots and from the basketball NBA matches which she hosts for the Falcons. She is also very active on Instagram, posting pictures and videos to her account on daily basis, followed by almost 8,000 followers. Aiyana has a page on Facebook which has attracted more than 7,600 followers.

Cyberbullying on Twitter

In June 2015 Aiyana had a very unpleasant situation after her live hosting of a basketball match. The WSCR-AM 670 host Dan Bernstein, supported by Matt Spiegel, another host from the same channel, got so low that they started discussing Aiyana’s figure and claiming it was worth more attention than her reporting. They had that conversation in Twitter, making the whole discussion public. At the time of the conflict, Dan Bernstein had around 50,000 followers on his Twitter account. and Matt Spiegel almost 32,000, so the posts went viral at once, being seen by a very large audience. Both Bernstein and Spiegel later apologized for their posts, admitting they behaved childlike and foolishly, but the conflict was not settled. Many people asked that Bernstein be fired for initiating the discussion, and some for his Twitter account to be permanently suspended. Several days later Aiyana answered all her colleagues, friends and followers that she was very grateful for the love and support they showed her those hard days. She noticed that the world of television and especially sports television was full of misogyny, and had a far way to go to get to a comfortable situation for every woman in the sphere.


Aiyana participates in several charity projects, some more personal such as Lupus Foundation of America since her mother suffers from the problem, and has had serious health problems in recent years. Among other celebrities who raise awareness of lupus are Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Paula Radcliffe and Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez is also one of those celebrities who spread the word about the disease, since she suffers from lupus herself.

Aiyana is also very active in promoting multiple pets rescue projects and organizations. She adopted both of her dogs and encourages other people to do so. As a reporter, Aiyana enjoyed highlighting a special program of the Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in Marietta, Georgia, which provides help to orthopedic surgeons and doctors donating their time and skills to dogs which would otherwise be euthanized.


Aiyana has naturally curly long dark brown hair, and once shared an honest video in which she does her hair with a curler just on the scene of her reporting several minutes before she went live. She said she wanted to show that the world of TV news was not glamorous at all, and she had to do her hair all by herself on a windy if necessary. She also once shared that when she was younger and only starting her career, her first news director made her cut her hair. Aiyana didn’t explain her feelings about the haircut, but she got a lot of compliments and supportive opinions from her followers to the comment and the photo. Aiyana has dark brown eyes and full lips. Her height is not available, though it is known that she weighs around 145lbs (66kgs). Her vital statistics are 41-27-39, and she has an hourglass figure which she always compliments with various dresses and skirts.

Net worth

As for Aiyana’s net worth, authoritative sources estimate it at over $700,000, and that she earns a minimum of $70,000 as a sports reporter and an anchor. She is holding tight her position on CBS46, so her overall net worth is only going to grow in the near future.

General Info

Full NameClaude Rains
DiedMay 30, 1967, Laconia, New Hampshire, United States
Height1.69 m
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art


SpouseRosemary Schrode, Agi Jambor, Frances Propper, Beatrix Thomson, Marie Hemingway, Isabel Jeans
ChildrenJessica Rains
ParentsFred Rains, Emily Eliza Rains


AwardsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
MoviesCasablanca, The Invisible Man, Notorious, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia, The Wolf Man, Now, Voyager, Mr. Skeffington, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Phantom of the Opera, Angel on My Shoulder, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Sea Hawk, Passage to Marseille, The Clai...

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#Marks / Signs
1Unmistakable baritone voice
2Acted with his derisive, bulging eyes


Casablanca (1942)$4,000 /week


1[on his versatility] I can play the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.
2I learn the lines and pray to God.
3Often we'd secretly like to do the very things we discipline ourselves against. Isn't that true? Well, here in the movies I can be as mean, as wicked as I want to - and all without hurting anybody. Look at that lovely girl I've just shot!


1Rains became a United States citizen in 1938.
2Died from an intestinal hemorrhage at Lakes Region Hospital near his home in Sandwich, New Hampshire at age 77.
3Rains loved farming and maintained a 350 acre farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania before moving to Sandwich, New Hampshire in his final years.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
5Rains was contemplating a return to the stage in 1964 in "So Much of Earth, So Much of Heaven", but poor health prevented that.
6In 1946, when four films with Rains were running on Broadway at the same time, New York Times critic Bosley Crowther remarked, "It never rains, but what it pours.".
7Rains flunked his screen test for The Invisible Man (1933). The actor called it "the worst in the history of moviemaking", but director James Whale hired Rains anyway, remarking, "I don't care what he looks like; that's the voice I want.".
8While teaching at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he met and married one of his students, Isabel Jeans.
9Rains' work on an autobiography were halted with the death of his sixth wife, Rosemary Clark. who had been helping him with the project.
10In his obituary, The New York Times claimed that Rains was the first British stage and film star to earn a million dollars for a single film, Caesar and Cleopatra (1945).
11He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Casablanca (1942) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
12Had an enormous influence on many young actors in England whom he trained. One was John Gielgud who once said, "It was during my time at RADA, there was a man who inspired us all. Claude Rains. I don't know what happened to him, I think he failed and went to America.".
13According to "Claude Rains: An Actor's Voice", he was friends with Helen Westley from the time they were in the Theatre Guild together in New York. When James Whale ordered him to watch movies to observe film acting in preparation for his role in The Invisible Man (1933), Westley was his film watching companion.
14Along with Vanessa Redgrave (for Julia (1977)), Kate Winslet (for Iris (2000), Mare Winningham (for Georgia (1995)) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (for _The Master (2012)), he is one of the few performers to be nominated for a Supporting Oscar (for Mr. Skeffington (1944)) for playing the title role in a movie. As of 2013, Redgrave is the only one to win.
15Rains was offered numerous roles which would have undoubtedly changed his career path, but one way or another he did not play the roles. These roles include Dr. Gogol in Mad Love (1935), Dr. Pretorius in Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Frollo or Qasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Wolf von Frankenstein in Son of Frankenstein (1939), Professor Higgins in Pygmalion (1938), Mr. Doolittle in My Fair Lady (1964), Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), Duke de Lorca in Adventures of Don Juan (1948) and Henry Potter in It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
16Had played the devil who brought a criminal back to life in Angel on My Shoulder (1946) and played an angel who brought a Boxer back to life in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).
17Although they lived in Pennsylvania, Rains did not want his daughter to have a Pennsylvanian accent. He taught her to pronounce words the way he did, and he was successful. Also, as a young child, she stuttered and Rains' cure for this was for everyone in the house to sing everything they wanted to say, which worked.
18He did not just memorize his own lines, but the entire script.
19The first time his daughter ever saw Rains in a film was in 1950 when he took her to see The Invisible Man (1933) in a small theater in Pennsylvania. They sat in the back, and Rains told her all about the making of the film as it played. The other people in the theater were not watching the movie, but rather watching Rains explain to his daughter how he made the film.
20Rains, his wife Frances, and daughter Jennifer lived on a farm in Pennsylvania. When people asked Jennifer what her father did for a living, she would tell them he was a farmer.
21He never attended a premiere.
22Left $25,000 to the Actors Fund of America.
23He designed his own tombstone. It reads: "All things once/Are things forever,/Soul, once living,/lives forever.".
24When his daughter informed him she was divorcing her husband, Edward Brash, Rains said, "Tell me, was it sex?".
25While filming Notorious (1946) with Alfred Hitchcock and Ingrid Bergman, Hitchcock suggested Rains wear platforms in his shoes as Bergman was very tall. Although embarrassed, Rains agreed to this. One day while Rains was talking to Bergman, Hitchcock came by, lifting Rains' pant leg and revealing his platforms, commenting "The shame of Rains".
26On the day his divorce from Frances Propper was final, he drank and drove his Bentley into a ditch, totaling it. When they found him, he was passed out drunk on the ground and the car was upside down and on fire.
27Rains and fourth wife Frances divorced after Francis began a relationship with a woman's dress shop owner whom she later married.
28When his daughter Jennifer was 17, her mother, Frances Propper, woke her up in the middle of the night, saying she was leaving her father, and wanted to know if Jennifer wanted to come with her. Jennifer declined.
29Joan Crawford invited his daughter Jennifer to her daughter Christina's birthday party. She told Jennifer's mother, Claude's wife, that Jennifer could wear jeans. Jennifer showed up to the party the only little girl not dressed up. When Christina introduced Jennifer to her mother, Crawford said to Jennifer, "It was very nice to meet you. And now you may leave." Jennifer was also shown Christina's extensive doll collection, which Christina explained to her that no one was ever allowed to touch or play with. Jennifer never returned to the Crawford home.
30After he divorced his third wife and married his fourth, his third wife charged him with bigamy, challenging the legality of their divorce.
31His fourth wife, Frances, was named as corespondent in his divorce from third wife Beatrix.
32While living with, but before their marriage, his fourth wife, Frances, their house burned down. The official cause of fire was a lightning strike. Rains later found out from a neighbor that it was arson -- his groundskeeper had burned it down.
33His fourth wife, Frances Propper, was born around 1909.
34When he had had enough of his fifth marriage to wife Agi, he had the locks changed on their house while she was out shopping.
35Rains was so stingy with money that constantly complained he was broke, although this was never truly the case.
36Rains would throw things when he was angry.
37It bothered him that his fifth wife, Agi, would practice piano on a silent keyboard. He could not stand to see her hands flying around with no music to listen to.
38On the way to their wedding, Rains' soon-to-be-fifth wife Agi made him turn around and go back. She had forgotten to put on the underwear she had worn at her first wedding, which she insisted she wear for luck at her second.
39His fifth wife, Agi, was a widow who had lost her husband in 1949.
40His fifth wife, Agi, was a Hungarian Jew who had escaped the holocaust. She later composed the piano solo "Sonata for the Victims of Auschwitz".
41His fifth wife, Agi Jambor, was born in 1908. She was a pianist-composer and Bach expert who taught music at Bryn Mawr.
42He and wife Beatrix Thomson separated in 1928. It took almost seven years to finalize.
43He starred in Richard B. Sheridan's "The Rivals" on stage in 1925. His then wife, Beatrix Thomson as well as his two former wives were also in the cast.
44His marriage to Marie Hemingway only lasted months. Rains and Hemingway did not know each other well before marrying, and it was not until after they were married that he found out she was an alcoholic.
45His first wife, Isabel Jeans, always wore a wig because her natural hair was so thin.
46He separated from wife Isabel Jeans three times, reuniting two of those times. He finally filed for divorce on grounds of adultery when she miscarried Gilbert Wakefield's baby. She admitted the adultery during the divorce and later married "Gilly" Wakefield.
47His wife Rosemary had been a Catholic but was not in good standing with the church as she had divorced and remarried. Claude Rains pushed the church to reinstate her, which they did at her funeral.
48His wife Rosemary died from pancreatic cancer. Rains and his doctor kept the diagnosis from Rosemary until one day she said, "Please don't do that to me any longer. I know what I've got.".
49His daughter Jennifer was born on January 24, 1938. Her screen name is Jessica Rains, as there was already a Jennifer Rains registered in the Actors' Equity.
50He would recite bedtime stories to his daughter Jessica in Cockney, an English dialect that was essentially his mother tongue.
51Was a teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before coming to Hollywood, whose students included John Gielgud.
52His memorable role as The Invisible Man (1933) was referenced in the opening song to the cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
53Son of Fred Rains, a highly respected stage actor in England.
54Won Broadway's 1951 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "Darkness at Noon".
55Originally cast as the Duke de Lorca in Adventures of Don Juan (1948).
56Following his death, he was interred at Red Hill Cemetery in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.
57Rains was almost blind in one eye because of an injury received in a gas attack during World War I.
58Father of Jessica Rains.
59Herbert Beerbohm Tree recognized Rains' acting talent and paid for the elocution books and lessons he needed due to his poor diction.




Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963-1965TV SeriesValentin / Mr. Fare
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965King Herod
The Reporter1964TV SeriesJohn Vance
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesEdward Fredericks
Twilight of Honor1963Art Harper
The DuPont Show of the Week1962-1963TV SeriesBaron van der Zost / Colonel
Rawhide1963TV SeriesAlexander Longford
Lawrence of Arabia1962Mr. Dryden
Sam Benedict1962TV SeriesThonis Jundelin
Wagon Train1962TV SeriesJudge Daniel Clay
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1956-1962TV SeriesLeonard Eldridge / Father Amion / Andrew Thurgood / ...
Battle of the Worlds1961Prof. Benson
Naked City1960TV SeriesJohn Winfield Weston
Shangri-La1960TV MovieHigh Lama
The Lost World1960Prof. George Edward Challenger
Mel-O-Toons1960TV SeriesNarrator
Once Upon a Christmas Time1959TV MovieJohn Woodcutter
This Earth Is Mine1959Philippe Rambeau
Playhouse 901959TV SeriesJudge Dan Haywood
The Pied Piper of Hamelin1957TV MovieMayor of Hamelin
On Borrowed Time1957TV MovieMr. Brink
Eye on New York1956TV SeriesDr. Bruner
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1956TV SeriesCreon
Lisbon1956Aristides Mavros
The Alcoa Hour1956TV SeriesPaul Westman
Kraft Theatre1956TV SeriesNarrator
Medallion Theatre1953TV Series
The Paris Express1952Kees Popinga
Sealed Cargo1951Capt. Skalder
Where Danger Lives1950Frederick Lannington
The White Tower1950Paul Delambre
Song of Surrender1949Elisha Hunt
Rope of Sand1949Arthur Martingale
The Passionate Friends1949Howard Justin
The Unsuspected1947Victor Grandison
Deception1946Alexander Hollenius
Angel on My Shoulder1946Nick
Notorious1946Alexander Sebastian
Caesar and Cleopatra1945Caesar
This Love of Ours1945Joseph Targel
Strange Holiday1945John Stevenson
Mr. Skeffington1944Job Skeffington
Passage to Marseille1944Capt. Freycinet
Phantom of the Opera1943Erique Claudin
Forever and a Day1943Ambrose Pomfret
Casablanca1942Captain Louis Renault
Now, Voyager1942Dr. Jaquith
Kings Row1942Dr. Alexander Tower
The Wolf Man1941Sir John Talbot
Here Comes Mr. Jordan1941Mr.Jordan
Four Mothers1941Adam Lemp
Lady with Red Hair1940David Belasco
The Sea Hawk1940Don José Alvarez de Cordoba
Saturday's Children1940Mr. Halevy
Four Wives1939Adam Lemp
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1939Senator Joseph Paine
Daughters Courageous1939Jim Masters
Sons of Liberty1939ShortHaym Salomon
Juarez1939Napoléon III
They Made Me a Criminal1939Detective Phelan
Four Daughters1938Adam Lemp
The Adventures of Robin Hood1938Prince John
Gold Is Where You Find It1938Colonel Ferris
White Banners1938Paul Ward
They Won't Forget1937Andy Griffin
The Prince and the Pauper1937Earl of Hertford
Stolen Holiday1937Stefan Orloff
Anthony Adverse1936Don Luis
Hearts Divided1936Napoleon Bonaparte
Scrooge1935Marley (uncredited)
The Last Outpost1935John Stevenson
The Clairvoyant1935Maximus
Mystery of Edwin Drood1935John Jasper
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head1934Paul Verin
Crime Without Passion1934Lee Gentry
The Invisible Man1933Dr. Jack Griffin aka The Invisible Man
Build Thy House1920Clarkis


The Invisible Man1933performer: "Here We Go Gathering Nuts in May", "Pop Goes the Weasel" 1853 - uncredited


Robert Montgomery Presents1954TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Omnibus1953TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1951TV SeriesHimself
Breakdowns of 19421942ShortHimself (uncredited)
Breakdowns of 19381938Documentary shortClaude Rains(White Banners outtakes) (uncredited)
Breakdowns of 19371937ShortHimself
Breakdowns of 19361936ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Highland Park2013Senator Paine
A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington2012TV Movie documentarySenator Paine
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2009TV Series documentaryDr. Jack Griffin / The Invisible Man / Sir John Talbot
Hollywood contra Franco2008DocumentaryCaptain Louis Renault
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of 'The Wolf Man'1999Video documentary short
Universal Horror1998TV Movie documentary
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
American Masters1989TV Series documentaryHimself
The Moviemakers1983TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage1983DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Coming Soon1982Video documentaryedited from 'The Wolfman' (uncredited)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart1980TV Special documentaryActor 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' (uncredited)
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary
Play It Again, Sam1972Captain Louis Renault (uncredited)
The Wolfman1966ShortSir John Talbot
Breakdowns of 19411941ShortHimself (uncredited)
Land of Liberty1939
The Making of a Great Motion Picture1936Short documentary


Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6400 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

1947OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleNotorious (1946)
1945OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleMr. Skeffington (1944)
1944OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleCasablanca (1942)
1940OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Source: IMDb

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  1. “iyana Cristal was born on 22 March 1984, in Tacoma, Washington State USA, of Caucasian ethnicity.

    She’s b–l-a-c-k you incompetents!!!

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