Victoria Scott D’Angelo is an American actress known as the “Queen of the Wannabes” and the wife of Chuck Yeager, America’s legendary Air Force pilot.
D’Angelo was born and raised in Philadelphia. The daughter of a lawyer and a social worker, Victoria bagged two university degrees in Drama and business, but she didn’t make any headway in either profession. Despite all her setbacks, the American still became famous by association, and today, she is best known as the widow of Chuck Yeager.
Who Is Victoria Scott D’Angelo and Where Was She Born?
Sources have reported different dates of birth for Victoria Scott D’Angelo, but many said she was born on the 5th of June, 1964, making her 58 years old. Born and bred in Philadelphia in the United States of America, Victoria holds American nationality, but her ethnicity is said to be mixed.
D’Angelo came from an affluent background. Her dad, who goes by the name of George Antony, worked and earned a living as a legal practitioner. On the other hand, her mother, Antonia, was a known social worker who briefly tested the limelight after she succeeded in convincing Betty Ford, who was neck-deep into alcoholism, to go public with her condition.
There is no record of any siblings for Victoria Scott D’Angelo; thus, it is difficult to say whether she was raised as a lone child or spent her formative years with siblings.
She has Two Degrees in Drama and Business
Growing up in Philadelphia, D’Angelo harbored artistic tendencies, and her childhood dream was to become a great actress. This informed her choice to enroll at the University of Virginia Charlottesville to acquire a degree in drama.
After she graduated from drama school in 1980, the actress started seeking to land acting roles for the ensuing two years to no avail. She then decided to return to the university, but this time around, she went for a business degree, graduating from Columbia University in 1985.
Victoria Scott D’Angelo Has Been Chuck Yeager’s Wife For Close Two Decades
Victoria Scott D’Angelo was hiking on a route in Nevada County when she met Chuck Yeager in 2000. Chuck worked with the US Air Force’s flying ace. In 1947, the Air Force officer set a record-setting test pilot when he became the foremost pilot in history who succeeded in exceeding the speed of sound in level flight.
With over a three-decade age gap between them, no one expected love to blossom between them, but Chuck and Victoria quickly became an item, and three years down the line, they exchanged wedding vows in August 2003.
The 36 years age difference between the husband and wife meant that Victoria was even younger than her spouse’s children, but that didn’t stop them from living a happy life in their Penn Valley home in California. The couple eventually spent 17 years together, and on the 7th of December 2020, the legendary Air Force officer kicked the bucket at the prime age of 97.
The news of Chuck’s death came from Victoria Scott D’Angelo, who took to her Twitter handle to tell the world that America’s greatest pilot had passed on. In her post, she described her late husband as a legacy of strength, patriotism, and adventure which will be forever remembered.
Fr @VictoriaYeage11 It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET. An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever.
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) December 8, 2020
How Many Children Does Victoria Scott D’Angelo have?
Victoria didn’t have any children with her late spouse Chuck, and there is no record of any kids from previous relationships for the actress. However, the iconic Air Force pilot sired four children with his late wife, Glennis Yeager (she lost the battle to cancer in December 1990). Susan, Mickey, Don, and Sharon are the product of their 45-year-long union.
What Does Victoria Scott D’Angelo Do For a Living?
Victoria Scott D’Angelo is listed as an actress. Her first and only on-screen role to date came out of coincidence. While waiting to board a train in 1985, the Philadelphia native saw a filming crew shooting the movie entitled Witness – the Peter Weir-directed romantic drama thriller starring Harrison Ford, Lukas Haas, ad Kelly McGillis.
She wasted no time in approaching the crew to introduce herself, which scored her a cameo as an unknown detective on the set of the drama. After executing the minor role, D’Angelo caught the acting bug; this saw her land in Hollywood in pursuit of movie roles.
Following her debut, Victoria Scott D’Angelo found it difficult to secure more onscreen roles except for a few TV commercials. In a bid to further her career, the actress devised a means of gatecrashing into Hollywood parties with the hope of making useful contacts.
She became so popular with her antics that a 1998 article in Los Angeles Times referred to her as “Queen of the Wannabes.” While attending one of those parties, she met Brandon Tartikoff – the NBC executive who claimed that Victoria’s antics inspired him to write a book. For giving him the idea, Tartikoff gifted her with $25,000.
When no acting prospects were coming her way, D’Angelo took to filing small-claims suits to make a living. According to some kept court records, between 1988 and 1998, over 30 cases exist that were either filed by Victoria or filed against her.
These included claims against a phone company she accused of having static on the line. There were also several cases against airlines filed for losing her luggage. Reports from The LA times said there was a time she was employed in investment banking.
Where Is Victoria Scott D’Angelo now?
Since the demise of her spouse, Victoria Scott D’Angelo has chosen to keep a low profile. The widow of Chuck Yeager seems to prefer to live her life in private, well away from the prying eyes of the media. She is yet to make her first public appearance as Chuck’s widow and appears to have halted all activities on her socials.