What Linda Kozlowski Has Been Doing Since Crocodile Dundee

Who would have ever thought a movie about a crocodile hunter visiting and exploring New York City would be a monster worldwide hit? Not even the stars of "Crocodile Dundee" believed the film would become such a huge success. Actor Paul Hogan, Crocodile Dundee himself, and his co-star, Linda Kozlowski, became household names after the film went gangbusters.

Hogan talked about Kozlowsky in a 1986 interview with People. "Before 'Dundee' she was unemployed and broke, but she delivered the goods. She was a star-in-waiting. When she signed up and was coming to Australia, it sort of worried us a little bit. She was a New Yorker. But she was terrific — a pleasure to work with." The low budget film — which was made for $7 million, according to news.com.au — would go on to make more than $328 million worldwide and transform Hogan and Kozlowski into instant stars.

The shooting conditions down under were reportedly not ideal. In fact, Kozlowski wound up quite close to live crocodiles. "My hut was literally right on the edge," she told People. "Now that they're protected, the crocs have all gotten huge and fat and cocky. Crocodiles are really bold, and they do come up on land. Late at night, when we were going to the mess hall, we'd be [she prances on tiptoe] very careful." So what has Kozlowski been doing since her star turn in "Crocodile Dundee"? Let's find out! 

Linda Kozlowski married Paul Hogan

After starring together in "Crocodile Dundee" in 1986, Linda Kozlowski and Paul Hogan fell in love. The two married in 1990, despite a rocky beginning to their working relationship. Hogan told "Australian Story" in 2019 that Kozlowski thought he was standoffish at first, though they got closer over time. "Crocodile Dundee" director Peter Faiman concurred that things were tenuous at the beginning, but that, too, faded.

"As it turns out, this rather difficult association manifested itself into a closer and closer and closer relationship through the movie," Faiman told "Australian Story." "We shot the movie in sequence so as the movie went on they understood each other better." He then added that audiences saw actual love between Hogan and Kozlowski in the film. It should be noted that Hogan was still technically with his first wife until 1990, though they had an on-again-off-again relationship, per People.

Per the Los Angeles Times, the two actors married in Byron Bay, New South Wales. The newspaper reported about 100 people attended the event, including Hogan's children with his first wife.

She became a mother

In 1998, Linda Kozlowski became a biological mother for the first time (she had already been stepmother to Paul Hogan's five children from his first marriage) when she gave birth to her son, Chance. Prior to his parent's divorce, Chance lived with both of them before deciding to live with his dad in 2014. Now in his early 20s, Chance embraced a childhood love of music and is part of the punk band Rowdy P. The band released their first album, "Dirge," in 2018.

Although Chance isn't a frequent Instagram poster, he does grace the platform with some awesome content — like this image of him "napping" next to kangaroos. He also started a seemingly short-lived Instagram profile called Chance's Munch, which showcased food recipes and reviews. That Instagram is connected to his YouTube channel, Munch, which also appears to have been short-lived.

A source told Woman's Day in 2019 that Kozlowski was concerned about Chance smoking and she scolded Hogan about smoking in front of him a lot. The outlet added that concerns about drug use with Chance started when he was caught at 16 smoking a bong at his dad's house.

She divorced Paul Hogan

When it comes to love, Paul Hogan isn't much for long-term commitment. "I'm not much of a partner," he told The Daily Telegraph. "I'm good early on, but after 20 or 30 years or so they get sick of me." Hogan reportedly didn't speak to his first wife Noelene for 17 years after they officially called it quits, according to the Daily Mail, and Hogan and Linda Kozlowksi divorced after 23 years in 2014. Though the two remain friends, Kozlowski was happy to get her own spotlight back.

She told Yahoo Australia's "New Idea," "I've lived in Paul's shadow for many, many years and it's nice to feel my own light right now," (via The Sydney Morning Herald). The publication also noted that, per their divorce agreement, Hogan and Kozlowski shared custody of their son Chance, and neither paid alimony or child support.

Kozlowski told "New Idea" that she and Hogan somehow made their marriage work, even though they didn't have anything in common (via The Sydney Morning Herald). Hogan told The Sunday Telegraph (via The Sydney Morning Herald) that they both got exhausted trying to make it work. "We were opposites and we were attracted to each other for a long time," he told the outlet. "Opposites in everything. From the food we ate, the music we liked, the entertainment we liked, the colours, the clothes, the places, everything. It worked anyway."

She kept acting for a while

She may be best known for her role as Sue Charlton in "Crocodile Dundee," but Linda Kozlowski wasn't a one hit wonder. Though she reprised her role several times for the other "Crocodile Dundee" films, she had many more movies than just those on her resumé. She played Rose Garnder in "Almost an Angel," Emilie Bartlett in "Zorn," and Jill McGowan in "Village of the Damned," to name just a few. Kozlowski's last film credit was for one final reprisal of her character Sue in "Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles."

Before "Crocodile Dundee" made her famous, Kozlowski was also a stage actor. She performed in three stage productions in 1981 and even adapted the play "How It All Began." In 1984, she played the role of Miss Forsythe in a revival of "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway, which is a role she reprised for the TV movie version in 1985. Having acted with other leading men, like Dustin Hoffman in "Salesman," Kozlowski knew she needed to work with someone other than Hogan in future acting ventures.

"It has been wonderful working with Paul, but whatever I do next will be with someone else," she once said, per The Hollywood Reporter (via UPI) in 1990. "It is almost imperative that we do something separately before we work together again." The outlet noted that Kozlowski's star was on the rise after "Crocodile Dundee," but her marriage ultimately took priority over her acting career.

The former actor has invested in real estate

After leaving acting, Linda Kozlowski took up a new kind of stage — the real estate game. Daily Mail Australia called her a "bona fide property mogul" who made a name for herself in Venice Beach, California. According to the outlet, she has been buying up properties in what is known as "Silicon Beach" for millions of dollars and reselling or renting them for a profit. She has even earned the nickname the "Queen of Silicon Beach," per the Daily Mail.

One neighbor told Daily Mail Australia in 2017: "She has been really smart and made millions. She got a settlement from Paul [Hogan] of course and she's used it well. She's definitely her own woman now. Property prices have rocketed in Venice and she's rode the crest of a wave, no doubt about it."

It seems she began her house flipping ventures before her divorce from Paul Hogan. CNBC reported in 2013 that she and her then-husband were working on a flip after listing their recently renovated Malibu digs for $3.8 million. The year before that, they listed a different Malibu residence for $6.4 million.

She eventually left acting behind

Although she is a Juilliard-trained actor, Kozlowski told Scripps Howard News Service in 2001 that retiring from acting wasn't a big deal for her. "These straight-to-video schlocky films I was getting was giving me an ulcer, basically because I was the only one on the set that cared about anything," she said. "This is not why I studied, it's not what I love. Between that and my biological clock, I decided to give it all away."

Kozlowski wanted to become a mom more than she wanted to keep making films. So, just before she turned 40, she chose motherhood, she told Scripps Howard. She also pushed back on the notion that she was just a "Hollywood bimbo" because she studied performance and was a serious performer.

"First of all, in this whole scenario I'm the only college educated person, so the bimbo would fit Paul more than it would fit me," she told Scripps Howard. "I went to college, studied acting, been in theater, been in New York."

Linda Kozlowski found love again with Moulay Hafid Baba

What began as a business relationship with Moulay Hafid Baba quickly became love between himself and Linda Kozlowski. She told the Daily Mail that the two of them met through industry friends when Baba was working as a film location scout. Once Kozlowski started making frequent trips to Morocco, she was advised to reconnect with Baba.

"I was coming often, and friends wanted to come and tour with me and they knew that Baba knows a lot about the country," she explained to the outlet. "And it just naturally came into place." A few years later, in 2017, the two married. At the time, an insider told New Idea that Paul Hogan was heartbroken about Kozlowski moving to Morocco. The source told the publication that, despite their divorce, Hogan and Kozlowski were still quite close, and Hogan was even friends with Baba as well.

"He's going to be incredibly lonely now that they are moving to Morocco," the insider added. "Paul doesn't have a lot of friends in LA and finds it hard to get close to new people, so it's affecting him a lot knowing that they will be gone."

She owns a Moroccan tour company

Before getting married, Linda Kozlowski and Moulay Hafid Baba co-founded a luxury Moroccan vacation company called Dream My Destiny. In 2014, Kozlowski spoke to the Daily Mail about her new business venture with glowing reviews of her new business partner. "'My partner Baba really knows Morocco like the back of his hand," she told the outlet. "And combine that with my sense of what's happening now. What's hip, what's trendy, what do people want. ... What do the ladies want! I have a sense for that being an actress and traveler."

Kozlowski told The Culinary Travel Guide that her work in the film industry inspired her love of travel, but that Morocco was the most special place of all. Per the travel guide site, Dream My Destiny offers customizable vacation experiences from the luxurious to the rugged for up to eight people at a time.

The website for Baba and Kozlowski's company is no longer working, though Domain Market suggests it's worth just shy of $9,000. There is no indication that the company ever formally went out of business as of this writing.

Linda Kozlowski is focused on her health

In 2017, Linda Kozlowski was frequently spotted working out in Venice Beach, California, which neighbors told the Daily Mail resulted in her losing some serious pounds. "Going on a health kick and the treatments she has been having have taken years off," an insider told the outlet. "She's nearly 60 but could pass for a woman in her 40s, no problem. She's lost at least 20lbs [9kgs]."

The treatments the neighbor was referring to were cryogenic treatments, which the Daily Mail observed Kozlowski getting daily. Per Healthline, there are a lot of health benefits for cryotherapy (or cold therapy), where one is subjected to frigid temperatures for several minutes at a time. Benefits of cryotherapy include migraine reduction, lessening nerve pain, treating mood disorders, reducing arthritis symptoms, treating low-risk tumors, dementia prevention, and treating a myriad of skin conditions.

Plenty of other celebs use cryogenic therapies in their lifestyle maintenance routines. Some of those celebrities include Will Smith, Mandy Moore, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Aniston.