Betsey Johnson

Fashion Designer
United States

Betsey Johnson Bio

Who is Betsey Johnson

.Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer best known for her feminine and whimsical designs. She developed her edgy, offbeat style during the new wave/punk era of the late 1970s.

Early Life (Childhood)

Betsey Johnson was born in Wethersfield, Connecticut and grew up in the nearby town of Terryville. She was born to Lena and John Johnson. After graduating from high school, Johnson studied at the Pratt Institute and then later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University.

Interesting Facts

Betsey Johnson has an estimated net worth of $50 million. Johnson is a long-term breast cancer survivor. In 2002, Johnson was inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame. As of 2011, she has more than 65 stores worldwide.

Personal Life

musician John Cale, from 1968 to 1971. She then married Jeffrey Oliviere in 1981 and, following a second divorce, she married Brian Reynolds in 1997. Johnson and Reynolds have separated. Johnson has one daughter, Lulu, born in 1975.


The National Arts Club awarded Johnson the 2009 Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Fashion.