George Jung's ex-wife: Mirtha Jung biography, net worth and age

Mirtha Jung

Who is George Jung's ex-wife Mirtha?

Mirtha Jung was born in Cuba and married the famous drug lord George Jung before their divorce in 1984.

Many say she was an integral part of her husband's drug business and a member of a huge drug cartel that smuggled drugs from Colombia to the US.

Unfortunately, her involvement in the drug business exposed her to the shackles of drug addictions, so Mirtha Jung went to prison for it.

She only became popular after the release of the “Blow” movie, which follows the life of her ex-husband George Jung.

Clacified tells the story of Mirtha Jung, a woman so deep in the drug cartel business under the leadership of her ex-husband, George Jung. And her journey to a new life, from Mirtha Jung's biography, her net worth, and other aspects of her personal life.

Mirtha Jung's biography

Profile Summary

Full name

Mirtha Calderon

Date of birth

December 3, 1952





Place of birth



Cuban American

Marital status



George Jung (m. 1977-1984)


Kristina Sunshine Jung


Former drug addict and dealer turned poet, writer and entrepreneur

Famous as

Ex wife of George Jung.

Mirtha Jung's early life and education

Young Mirtha Jung was born in 1952 on December 3. She grew up in an impoverished and dangerous part of Cuba, which is how she got entangled with the drug business during her teenage years.

Growing up with her parents Mirtha Jung attended a high school in Cuba, and after matriculation was working as a waitress before meeting George Jung who became her husband.

Mirtha Jung's career

Mirtha Jung is professionally known as a writer, poet, and entrepreneur who picked up the pieces of her life after a turbulent experience of drugs and crime in the 70s and 80s with her ex-husband, George Yung.

In 2001, Mirtha Jung, the ex-wife of a notorious drug lord, George Yung, was mentioned in the “Blow” biographical movie.

The movie about her husband and the drug cartel brought Mirtha recognition in the US – Penelope Cruz played Mirtha, while Johnny Depp played George Jung. Mirtha was last seen in the media in the same year when she talked about the movie and gave an interview to a Texas newspaper.

The couple got married in 1977, and Mirtha became part of the Medellin Cartel he worked for, notorious for smuggling huge amounts of cocaine from Colombia to the US.

Mirtha's involvement in the kingpin threw her into serious cocaine addiction. Around this time, she got pregnant, and although doctors advised her to stop using it during her pregnancy, she was unable to stop – after being caught with a dangerous amount of cocaine, she was sentenced to three years in jail. 

In those three years, Mirtha Jung decided to get clean and was released in 1981.

Mirtha Jung and George Jung's love, marriage, and divorce

Before meeting George Jung, many didn't know that Mirtha was already a drug addict. She was introduced to him when she needed more – when they first met, Mirtha was around 22-24, and George Jung was 10 years older than her. They started their whirlwind romance in February 1975 and got married in 1977.

On August 1, 1978, Mirtha's ex-wife, George Yung, gave birth to their daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung.

Mirtha Jung's time in jail, where she got clean, made her discover that her revolving life around drugs and crime would not be a great example for her daughter, Kristina. In 1984, Mirtha Jung decided to end things with George Jung. 

Mirtha's daughter Kristina Jung and and her fathe, George Jung

Who is Mirtha Jung and George Jung's daughter?

Mirtha and George's marriage produced a beautiful baby girl, Kristina Sunshine Jung, born on August 1, 1978.

Kristina is a businesswoman and actress. She grew up in the care of her grandfather after her parents were arrested due to drug trafficking. Kristina is now married to Roman Reigns and has two children.

Is Mirtha Jung still alive?

The 70-year-old ex-wife of George Jung, Mirtha, is still alive. Through conscious effort, she has gradually changed her lifestyle, putting drug addiction behind her, and defeating all the issues with the recovery process.

Although Mirtha has maintained a low profile, she is doing all she can to mend her relationship with her daughter, Kristina Sunshine Jung.

Mirtha Jung's net worth

According to sources, at 69 years old, Mirtha Jung is a wealthy older woman worth a whopping $150,000.

Mirtha has survived despite losing lots of money during her divorce from her ex-husband George Jung.

Through it all, Mirtha's decision in the latter part of her life has proven her courageous and bold outlook on life.