|Alexandra Jane Czack
|July 17, 1950
|American Photographer, Former Film Director,
Writer, Actress, Ex-spouse of Sylvester Stallone
Ever seen people who would stick by the ones they love through thick or thin? Sacrificing even their opportunities for the sake of love. That is the story of Sasha Czack. She is a lady who did the same and even more for the man she loved. She took a step back to let him have his big break and continue his walk of fame. Sasha Czack is the first wife of Sylvester Stallone. Even though she’s had some credits to her name, she’s better known as Stallone’s wife.
Sasha Czack, nicknamed ‘Stitch,’ was born to American parents on July 17, 1950, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Originally named Alexandra Jane Czack, she was raised in Chester alongside her siblings. After attending college in her hometown, she enrolled for advanced schooling in St. John’s senior high school. She continued her studies in the Notre Dame du Lac, USA, with a flair for acting, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. She’s 5ft, with brown eyes and blonde hair.
Sasha met Slyvester Stallion while they were working together. The two began dating, and she said yes to being the first Mrs. Stallone after years of dating on December 28, 1974. She supported the love of her life in building his career at the expense of hers. Before the two jumped the broom, she had already been dragged to the spotlight following Stallone’s appearance in movies like No Place to Hide (1970), and The Lords of Flatbush (1974). Their union was a celebrity affair covered by various media outlets.
The duo moved to California, resolving to build their career shortly after their marriage. Stallion became a star a decade after Rocky, and in 1976, Sasha gave birth to their first son, Sage Moonblood. Her second son Seargeoh was born in 1979. Born autistic, she gave up on her work to take care of her child Seargeoh who needed 24/7 care and attention.
The marriage soon became rocky and ended with a divorce. It was one of Hollywood’s high-profile divorces. Sylvester paid Sasha $12 million in compensation, and back in 1985, $12 million was considered a huge amount. In an interview with the People magazine, Slyvester Stallone said, It was the turning point in Sasha’s life. Her dreams and aspirations have been rechannelled into dedicated research. She is a driven person in that area. All of her priorities are geared toward finding a cure. There is no fun in the future that way. Because of this, the relationship between her sons and ex-husband was strained. However, the bond between Sage and Sylvester grew after they worked together in some movies.
Following the divorce, Sasha moved to Malibu, where she lived in a rented house close to her ex-husband’s mansion. It was done so to keep the interest of the children in mind. It is reported that Stallone and his wife Jennifer visit Sasha at their home some times.
Before his death, Sage nicknamed ‘Stoney’ by friends and family was briefly married to Starlin Wright (2007-2008). He appeared in Rocky V in 1990, Vic in 2006, and Oliviero Rising in 2007. He was nominated as the ‘Best Young Actor Starring at the Young Artist Awards in 1991 for his role in Rocky V, and in 2006, he won the Best New Filmmaker award at the Boston Film Festival for directing Vic. He was a dear friend of director Quentin Tarantino. Later in 2012, Sasha was met with tragedy when she lost her son Sage. He unexpectedly died at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles. It was suspected that his death was due to an overdose of painkillers, but an autopsy revealed no drugs in his system. He died from a heart attack (coronary artery disease). He was just 36 years old at the time. Following his death, his mother filed for legal custody of his estate.
His younger brother Seargeoh nicknamed Seth was cast as the newborn son Robert Balboa in Rocky II (1979).
Sasha married Rick Ash in 1997, and they have worked together in her short movie Long Lost Love in 1996. He works as a re-recording mixer, sound mixer, and music supervisor. Some of his notable projects are Captain Fantastic, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, Designated Survivor, amongst others. The two are reported to have divorced in 1999. However, in Sasha’s last project Vic in 2006, she was credited as Sasha Ash, and so it appears that the two were together at least until 2006 even though specific details about their divorce are not known.
Her love and search for acting roles earned her a role in the American soap opera Love for Life created by Roy Winsor that aired on CBS network. The show aired for about eight years, and it certainly proved her talent as she grabbed the attention of director Frank Perry. Her rise to fame continued as she was offered a lead role in a 1972 American drama Play It as It Lays.
She had to decline to stay back in New York, assisting her then-fiancé Sylvester Stallone. He insisted she stayed back to help him with a project he was working on. During the time he was filming the movie ‘Rocky’ in New York, Sasha worked as a waitress to support him further. True love entails sacrifice, and this definitely is one.
In 1976, Sasha took some of the still shots during her former husband’s blockbuster movie ‘Rocky.’ However, she wasn’t credited for the work because of some union rules. In ‘Rocky III,’ she equally got the chance to share the screen with him, and it sure was rewarding as the movie later won three Oscars.
Sasha is currently focused on her career and has been active in the entertainment industry. She is considered one of the well-paid personalities with an estimated fortune of $4 million. Also, she got a huge amount of money from her divorce with former husband Sylvester Stallone seeing as his wealth is over $275 million. She’s currently living a happy, healthy, and really comfortable lifestyle with her son.
Now that you met Sasha Czack, let’s have a quick summary of all we’ve said. She was born on July 17, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Sasha Czack is an actress, director, and photographer currently single but previously married twice to Sylvester Stallone and later Rick Ash. She is now 70 years old and still manages to look gorgeous.
Sasha doesn’t seem to be much active on social media but appears in blogs and different web pages where authors post daily news about her. Apart from her professional career, she is an active supporter of the Autistic Foundation after her son Seargeoh was diagnosed with autism.