Who was Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel? David Attenborough's wife

Who was Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel? David Attenborough's wife

Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel was married with David Attenborough, who is a British broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit.


She was an English artist and was married to David Attenborough from 1950 until her death in 1997. She was known for her landscape paintings and her work was widely exhibited in galleries throughout the UK. Her husband David Attenborough who is 97 years old, as of 2023 and now is widely considered a national treasure in the UK, although he himself does not embrace the term.

How was Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel die?

Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel died at her residence in UK in presence of her family, children and husband. She had been suffering from a serious illness for some time and her condition had been deteriorating for the past few weeks.


Despite the best efforts of her family and medical team, she passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones.

Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel's husband and kid

Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel was married with David in 1950. Couple had two children together named, Robert and Susan.


Couple's elder son Robert is a senior lecturer in bioanthropology for the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan is a former primary school headmistress.

Her husband commented in Sep 2013,


"If I was earning my money by hewing coal I would be very glad indeed to stop. But I'm not. I'm swanning round the world looking at the most fabulously interesting things. Such good fortune."

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Lesser known facts about Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

  • Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel's father-in-law, Frederick, was principal.
  • Her brother-in-laws were Richard (died in 2014), became an actor and director, and her younger brother-in-law, John (died in 2012), was an executive at Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo.
  • She also had a sister-in-law named, Marianne gave him a piece of amber containing prehistoric creatures; some sixty years later, it would be the focus of his programme The Amber Time Machine.
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