Who is James Hunt's ex-wife? Know all about Susan Miller

Hunt won the 1976 World Drivers’ Championship in his first year with McLaren, and he stayed with the team for another two years, though with less success.

James Hunt and Suzy Miller in a file photo. (Image: Twitter)
By Nilavro Ghosh | May 30, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

James Hunt was a British racing driver who won the Formula One World Championship in 1976. He died on June 15, 1993. Hunt debuted in Formula One in 1973, driving for the Hesketh Racing team in a March 731. Before joining the McLaren team at the end of 1975, he won for Hesketh in both World Championship and non-championship races, driving their own Hesketh 308 car. Hunt won the 1976 World Drivers’ Championship in his first year with McLaren, and he stayed with the team for another two years, though with less success, before joining the Wolf team in early 1979. Hunt quit from racing halfway through the 1979 season after failing to finish a streak of events. He went on to work for the BBC as a motor racing pundit after retiring from racing. He died of a heart attack at the age of 45.

Hunt began his racing career in a racing Mini. In 1968, Hunt moved up to Formula Ford. He was driving a Russell-Alexis Mark 14 automobile that he had purchased through a hire-purchase programme. Hunt finished fifth in his debut race at Snetterton despite losing 15 horsepower due to an improper engine ignition setup. At Lydden Hill, Hunt won for the first time and set a lap record on the Brands Hatch short circuit. Hunt competed in Formula Three in 1969 with a budget provided by Gowrings of Reading, who purchased a Merlyn Mark 11A. Gowrings planned to race the car in 1968’s final two races. Hunt won numerous races and often placed in the top ten.

Who was James Hunt’s ex-wife?

Susan Miller (born 19 May 1949, married name Susan Hunt) is a British model, actress, dancer, and choreographer. She has appeared in a number of films, including Twenty Nine (1969) and The Wild Geese (2001). (1978). Miller rose to prominence after marrying Formula One racer James Hunt in 1974 and then divorcing him for Richard Burton in 1976. The couple honeymooned in Antigua with one of Hunt’s best friends who was also newlywed, and then relocated to Spain for tax reasons. Miller later stated that Hunt’s career took precedence over everything else in his life. He was also unfaithful on a regular basis, causing the marriage to fall apart.

Know all about Susan Miller

Miller grew up with her parents, a twin sister, and a brother in Southern Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe). She was a prominent fashion model in Britain at the age of 24. She was known as one of the “beautiful people” who could simply have whatever she desired. She met Hunt in Spain in 1974. He proposed to her just a few weeks later, and they married the following year. The duo was regarded as one of the most happily married couples in sports. Burton met Miller in a Swiss ski resort in December 1975 and urged her to join him in New York. Burton left Elizabeth Taylor for Miller after their friendship grew swiftly. As part of Hunt and Miller’s divorce settlement, Burton allegedly gave Hunt USD 1 million.