Daphna Kastner: The Love Story of Harvey Keitel and his wife

Daphna Kastner

Daphna Kastner Canadian actress, screenwriter, and film director. She is also popular as the wife of legendary actor, Harvey Keitel. Daphna Kastner’s husband is a big name in the film industry. He is known to play morally ambiguous and  “tough guy” characters which got him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his portrayal of Mickey Cohen in Bugsy. Who is Harvey Keitel’s wife?

Daphna Kastner: Bio Summary

Full NameDaphna Kastner
famous as*Actress
*Wife of Harvey Keitel
Age62 years old as of 2023
Date of BirthApril 17, 1961
Place of Birth Montreal, Canada
NationalityCandian
EthnicityMixed
Children Roman Keitel
Spouse Harvey Keitel (m. 2001)

How old is Harvey Keitel’s wife, Kastner?

Daphna Kastner was born on April 17, 1961, in Montreal, Canada. She is 62 years old as of 2023. She was born and raised in Candan by her parents whom she has not really spoken about in the media. Kastner gained much of her popularity from being the wife of the famous Hollywood star. Their relationship didn’t start right after the two first met but rather about two decades later. The two have a son  Roman Keitel.

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Daphna Kastner’s career and films

Before the two meet, Daphna Kastner was already into acting just like Keital himself. The  “Taxi Driver” actor is known for top-notch films. He has also held a long-running association with Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and has had a role in six of the director’s films: Who’s That Knocking at My DoorMean StreetsAlice Doesn’t Live Here AnymoreTaxi Driver (1976), The Last Temptation of Christ, and the recent one being The Irishman.

Daphna Kastner on the other though an actress, screenwriter, and film director is not as popular in the industry as her husband. She is also known for films including The Lonely Lady (1983),  Evixion (1986), Girlfriend from Hell (1989),  Julia Has Two Lovers (1991), and more recently My Sexiest Year (2007), just to mention a few. Though Harvey Keitel’s wife has not achieved his level of success in the industry, she has definitely left a mark in the industry in her own way.

How did Harvey Keitel and his wife Daphna Kastner meet?

Harvey Keitel credits his marriage of more than 2 decades to his good friend Robert De Niro. The lover first met at a party for Robert De Niro in the 80s. At the time, Kastner let Keitel take her out on a dinner date on their first meeting and also came out to spend time with him the next day, after which he asked her if she would be willing to join him for a drink in his hotel room.

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I met my wife in Rome at a party for Robert. And the girl was that one in the room. She allowed me to take her to dinner at the Bolanaise, if you know that restaurant.“- Havey told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. He went on- “We had dinner the second night and then I asked her if she’d like a drink at my hotel room. And she said, “No, thank you.” and I spent a lot of money on her. It was a good restaurant.

Daphna Kastner turned down the offer, and the third time he asked to meet her again, she refused to see him. The next time they ran into each other, they were at another party for De Niro, and it had been 17 years. The couple bonded and after another short courtship, which lasted for seven weeks, Keitel popped the big question. They had been on a flight headed to a film festival in Italy, and her answer was an “OK.”

I was going to a film festival in italy, and I asked her to come with me, and she said yes. And on the flight, I said, “What do you think about getting married?” but she gave a great answer. She said, “Okay.”“- He told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.

Harvey Keitel’s ex-girlfriend, Lisa Karmazin told the Manhattan Family Court how she called the actor on September 11, two weeks before she gave birth to their son Hudson Keitel, she phoned his hotel room in Toronto and another woman picked up and she later learned the woman was Daphna Kastner.

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Harvey Keitel and his wife Daphna Kastner got married in Jerusalem in October 2001. Keitel arranged for a rooftop location that provided a great view of Jerusalem’s walled old city. It was a private ceremony, and those vows they exchanged have remained bound for over two decades now.

Harvey Keitel and his wife Daphna Kastner have a son, Roman

About a year after they tied the knot, Kastner and Keitel welcomed their first child together Roman Keitel, and coincidentally, Roman was born on Robert De Niro’s birthday. In 2008, the actor even brought the boy with him while working on the “Life on Mars” set, showing how hands-on he can be as a father.

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