• Gunilla Wiklund (Hutton) is 75 years old, born on 15 May 1944 in Gothenburg, Sweden and is of Swedish and American nationality.
• She has a net worth of over $3 million, accumulated from her career in acting and singing.
• She has three children with her former husband, Allan Freeman.
• She had a relationship with Nat King Cole which stirred controversies.
• During her time in “Hee Haw”, she sang songs such as “Break My Mind”, “Greatest Story Never Told”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, “It’s a Heartache”, “The End of the World” and “Tulsa Time”.

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FactHas one daughter, Amber.

Where is Gunilla Hutton today? Wiki

Gunilla Wiklund was born on 15 May 1944, in Gothenburg, Sweden which means that she is 75 years old and her zodiac sign is Taurus. Hutton – she adopted the surname when she embarked on her acting career – whose nationality is Swedish and American, is best known as an actress and singer, who appeared in “Petticoat Junction” and “Fantasy Island”. Being successful in that field, Gunilla gained recognition among the audience and has her own place in the spotlight, however, some questions about her early life and formative years, as well as her relationship status and income have been posed, and we’ll talk about those topics in the article. There were certain rumors about her being dead, which luckily turned out to be false.

Net Worth

So just how rich is Gunilla Hutton as of mid-2019? According to authoritative sources, this actress has a net worth of over $3 million, with her wealth being accumulated from her career in the previously mentioned field. However, she hasn’t spoken about her assets, such as vehicles and houses, but she is seemingly able to take care of herself and her family financially.

Ethnicity and Background

Speaking about her ethnicity, Gunilla is Caucasian and in her youth, she had blonde hair. She has brown eyes, which suits her complexion. Judging from the photos available on the internet, Hutton has a fit figure and takes good care of her appearance, indicating that she puts time and effort into her looks. Despite being in the eighth decade of her life, Hutton still looks stunning and radiant and has aged gracefully. As of her education, Hutton was a student of the Arlington Heights High School. Although born in Sweden, Hutton was raised in Fort Worth, Texas.

Gunilla Hutton

Social Media

Unfortunately, Hutton isn’t active on any social media, which makes it harder for her fans to keep in touch with her. However, she has a lot of supporters on Twitter and Instagram and is often talked about. One fan shared a photo of her and her colleagues from “Hee Haw”, adding “Gunilla Hutton confirmed my heterosexuality at a very young age. I’m grateful.” Another fan shared a photo of the cover of TV Guide, with Hutton, Lori Saunders and Linda Kaye Henning.

Relationship status

Despite being a public figure, Hutton prefers keeping some things behind closed doors and staying secretive, as she isn’t keen on sharing too much with the media. However, we do know that she married once – her husband was a man named Allan Freeman, an ex-USAF pilot, and they were married from 1970 until 2014 when he passed away. The couple had two children – sons Christian and Eric, and Hutton had a daughter named Amber Vanderbilt.  She also dated Nat King Cole, and their relationship stirred many controversies. Hutton reportedly telephoned Cole’s wife Maria to tell her to divorce him, which led to Maria confronting her husband. Ultimately, Cole ended his relationship with Hutton as well, partly because he was diagnosed lung cancer from which he soon died. As of today, Gunilla seems to be living a happy and peaceful life away from the media and we wish her well.


Gunilla made her acting debut in 1965, when she landed a small role in the TV series “Perry Mason”, and followed by working on a similar series, “Burke’s Law”. Most importantly, she then portrayed Billie Jo Bradley in the series “Petticoat Junction”, which follows the misadventures of The Shady Rest Hotel family staff and their neighbors, and which received a generally positive response from the audience, a significant role in Hutton’s career. She then appeared in one episode of “Premiere” as Astrid, and in 1979 the audience was able to see her in “The Love Boat”. Working on the mentioned series, she had a chance to collaborate with actors such as Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell and Ted Lange, and being a part of an acclaimed and eight times Golden Globe-nominated series, helped her meteoric rise to fame.

As of 1980, the actress portrayed Raquel in “Murder Can Hurt You!”, a parody of crime movies and series. To conclude, in the same year, she began her work on “Fantasy Island” as Lady Godiva / Priscilla, and left the series in the following year. Overall, Gunilla has had nine acting gigs and, being hardworking, dedicated and talented, she gained more exposure, becoming better known in the entertainment field, and we hope that she’s doing fine, especially being away from the media.

Singing Career

During her time in “Hee Haw”, the TV variety show, through to 1992, Gunilla sang on multiple occasions and her performances can be seen on YouTube. She sang songs such as “Break My Mind”, “Greatest Story Never Told”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”, “It’s a Heartache”, “The End of the World” and “Tulsa Time”.

Interesting Facts and Interviews

In one interview in 1978, Hutton, who played the role of a “sexy dumb blonde” in “Hee Haw”, stated that she’s getting away from that image when she’s not on the show. “I’d like to get more serious acting roles”, she added. Hutton seemingly loved working on “Hee Haw”, and described the rest of the cast as her family.


1Has one daughter, Amber.
2Was the long-time mistress of singer Nat 'King' Cole (according to his daughter Natalie Cole in her autobiography).




Fantasy Island1980-1981TV SeriesLady Godiva / Priscilla
Murder Can Hurt You!1980TV MovieRaquel
The Love Boat1979TV SeriesNora Hayman
Swim Team1979Suzanne
Love, American Style1972TV SeriesNikki (segment "Love and the Overnight Guests")
Premiere1968TV SeriesAstrid
Petticoat Junction1965-1966TV SeriesBillie Jo Bradley
Burke's Law1965TV SeriesModel #1
Perry Mason1965TV SeriesSecond Girl


The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner ("Entertainers Award")
The History of Hooterville2005Video documentaryHerself
Paul Henning & The Hillbillies2005Video documentaryHerself
Vicki!1992-1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hee Haw1969-1992TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Featured Singer / Herself - Singer / ...
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHerself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
14th Annual Music City News Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Cross-Wits1976TV SeriesHerself
Match Game 731974TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Guest Panelist
10th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards1974TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Juke Box Jury1966TV SeriesHerself - Panellist


Won Awards

2007Entertainer's AwardTV Land AwardsHee Haw (1969)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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