Ben Elton’s wife, Sophie Gare Biography: Age, Songs, Net Worth, Instagram, Wikipedia, Height, Children

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Sophie Gare is an Australian saxophonist and actress best known for being the wife of British comedian and author Ben Elton.

She was a member of the all-female band The Jam Tarts, which performed at international music festivals and toured with famous comedians and musicians.

She also appeared in the 2017 film Three Summers, directed by her husband.


  • Full name: Sophie Gare
  • Date of birth: N/A
  • Age: N/A
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Perth, Western Australia
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Saxophonist and actress
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Parents: Bob Gare (father), Kate Gare (mother)
  • Siblings: Tom Gare (brother), Adam Gare (brother), Anna Gare (sister)
  • Spouse: Ben Elton (married since 1994)
  • Children: Charlotte Elton (daughter), Albert Elton (son), Fred Elton (son)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life & Education

Sophie Gare was born in Perth, Western Australia, to Bob and Kate Gare. Her father is an architect, and her mother is a band manager.

She has three siblings: Tom, Adam, and Anna. Tom is an artist, Adam is a musician, and Anna is a cook and television personality.

Sophie grew up in Fremantle, where she attended the Lance Holt School. She started playing music young and formed an all-female band called The Jam Tarts with her sister and two friends, Jodie Bell and Lucy Lemann.

Personal Life

Sophie Gare met Ben Elton, a British comedian and author, at the Melbourne airport in 1987 while on tour with The Jam Tarts. They fell in love at first sight and got married in 1994.

They have three children: twins Charlotte, Albert and Fred. They live in Fremantle, Western Australia, and own a heritage-listed house. Sophie and Ben support the Fremantle Dockers, an Australian rules football team.


Sophie Gare started her career as a musician when she joined The Jam Tarts, an all-female band that played a mix of pop, folk, and rock music.

Her mother, Kate Gare, managed the band and performed for ten years, from 1982 to 1992. They played at international music festivals, such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and toured with famous comedians and musicians like Rik Mayall and Jonathan Richman.

They also collaborated with The Nansing Quartet, a six-piece band that included Sophie’s brother Adam and Lucky Oceans, a Grammy Award-winning pedal steel guitarist. The Jam Tarts released three albums: Jam Tarts (1985), True Stories (1987), and A Slice of Life (1990).

Sophie Gare also pursued an acting career, appearing in several films and television shows. In 1986, she starred in an Australian film, Pursuit of Happiness, as a 15-year-old who sings in a rock band and opposes American nuclear submarines harbouring in Australian waters.

In 1993, she had a small role in Stark, a British-Australian television miniseries based on a novel by her husband Ben Elton.

In 2017, she appeared in Three Summers, a comedy film directed by her husband and set at a fictional folk music festival in Western Australia.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: N/A
  • Twitter handle: N/A


  • Jam Tarts (1985) with The Jam Tarts
  • True Stories (1987) with The Jam Tarts
  • A Slice of Life (1990) with The Jam Tarts

Net Worth

Sophie Gare’s net worth is around $2 million, and her husband, Ben Elton, has an estimated net worth of $13 million.

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