Allegra Versace

Allegra Versace Beck (Italian pronunciation: ; born 30 June 1986), commonly known as Allegra Versace, is an Italian heiress and socialite. Since 2011 Allegra has been a director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and has worked in New York City as a theatrical dresser. Allegra Versace is the daughter of Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace and American ex-fashion model Paul Beck. She was raised outside Milan, Italy, with her younger brother Daniel. Sir Elton John gave her her first piano.

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Allegra Versace
Born
Allegra Versace Beck[1]

(1986-06-30) 30 June 1986 (age 32)
Milan, Italy
NationalityItalian
EducationSir James Henderson School
Alma mater
Known for
  • Heiress
  • Businesswoman
  • socialite
Net worthUS$800 million
Parent(s)
Relatives
Websiteversace.com

Allegra Versace Beck (Italian pronunciation: [alˈleːɡra verˈsaːtʃe ˈbɛk]; born 30 June 1986), commonly known as Allegra Versace, is an Italian heiress and socialite.[1] Since 2011 Allegra has been a director of Gianni Versace S.p.A.[2] and has worked in New York City as a theatrical dresser.[3][4]

Early life and education

Casa Casuarina,
Ocean Drive, Architectural District,
Miami Beach, Florida.

Allegra Versace is the daughter of Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace and American ex-fashion model Paul Beck.[5] She was raised outside Milan, Italy, with her younger brother Daniel.[6] Sir Elton John gave her her first piano.[1][7]

Versace attended The British School of Milan, then known as "The Sir James Henderson School",[8] and Brown University in Rhode Island.[5] In 2006, she enrolled at UCLA, where she studied French, art history, and theatre.[9][2]

Inheritance of Versace

Allegra Versace was eleven years old when her uncle Gianni Versace was fatally shot outside his Miami mansion in July 1997.[6] Her mother immediately sought counseling for her.[1] On her 18th birthday, she received 50% ownership of Gianni Versace S.p.A..[10] Allegra's uncle Santo Versace already owned 30% of the fashion empire, and her mother already owned 20%, but due to a long-standing disagreement between the two, the remaining 50% of the Versace empire was willed by Gianni to Allegra.[1] Allegra instantly became worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and now has an estimated net worth of US$800 million.[11]

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Cunningham, Jennifer (19 June 2004). "Is there a Versace in the house?; Allegra Beck; Aged 11, she watched TV reports flash up news that her beloved uncle, Gianni Versace, had been shot. Now she stands to inherit a 50% share of the Versace empire. But who is this girl with the power at her fingertips?". The Herald. Plymouth, England. Archived from the original on 25 February 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015 via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. 1 2 Carpenter, Julie (15 June 2011). "Return of the lost little rich girl". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. Emami, Gazelle; Moss, Hilary (8 June 2011). "Allegra Versace Talks Anorexia, Making A Name For Herself in Fashion". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  4. Roberts, Andrew (9 June 2011). "Allegra Versace, 50% Versace Shareholder, Joins Company's Board". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 30 January 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. 1 2 Ginsberg, Merle (March 2007). "Exclusive: Donatella & Allegra". Harper's Bazaar. p. 452. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  6. 1 2 Guest, Katy (20 July 2004). "Poor little super rich kids". The Age. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  7. Arie, Sophie (2004). "Gianni's golden girl". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. Fenton, Ben (2 July 2001). "Wealthy 'princess' marks coming of age". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  9. Hellard, Peta (1 April 2007). "Saddest girl in the world". Herald Sun. Retrieved 3 November 2015. late last year she shifted to Los Angeles to study acting, French and art history at a Californian university, UCLA.
  10. "Versace niece's $700m birthday gift". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 July 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  11. "Allegra Versace Net Worth: How Much Is Donatella Versace's Daughter and Italian Fashion Empire Heiress Really Worth?". Travelers Today. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
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