|Birth Day:||May 2, 1955|
|Birth Place:||Reggio Calabria, Italy|
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Iconic fashion designer who inherited the Versace fashion brand after the murder of her brother Gianni.
With the net worth of $400 Million, Donatella Versace is the # 1510 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.
Real Estate: In 2019, Versace paid approximately 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for a 15,000 square foot mansion in Meina, Italy, known as Villa Mondadori. The 4-story home overlooks Lake Maggiore and features 50 rooms, including 20 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
She used famous celebrities to help promote her fashion line when she was starting out.
In the mid-1970s, Donatella studied literature and languages in Florence, Italy but would commute to Milan every weeked to spend time with her brother Gianni Versace. She had planned to work for her brother in the public relations department, but, according to her, was more valuable to him as a "muse and critic". Through her closeness to her brother's enterprises, she entered the fashion world. In 1989, Gianni launched a perfume dedicated to her, Blonde, and gave her her own label, Versus, which Gianni formerly ran for her until his death. In the media, she was widely known as her brother's muse. During the 1990s when the luxury war was between Versace and Armani, she brought the louche glamour that characterized the brand's appeal.
Her brother Gianni Versace was murdered on 15 July 1997, outside the re-constructed Casa Casuarina, also known as Versace Mansion, in Miami, Florida. In the aftermath of the highly publicized crime and manhunt, most of the Versace family, including Donatella, moved temporarily to a secluded private resort in the Caribbean. Her brother, Santo Versace, inherited 30% of Versace upon Gianni's death and her daughter, Allegra Versace, inherited 50%.
On 18 July 1998, one year and three days after Gianni's death, Donatella Versace mounted her first Haute couture show for the Versace Atelier at the Hôtel Ritz Paris. She built her runway over the hotel's swimming pool, as her brother had done every season, though this time using sheer glass. From October 2002 to January 2003, Gianni and Donatella's best known Versace clothing was displayed in a special exhibit of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her first years as head of the company were unstable, until she defined a new feminist proposition for the brand in 2005.
In 1999, director William Friedkin considered Angelina Jolie to portray Donatella, in a small role, in a film which never materialized entitled The Man Who Killed Versace written by Frederic Raphael.
Donatella has designed advertising campaigns for Versace that included Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Courtney Love, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Demi Moore, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga and made Beyoncé and January Jones. She designed the Green Versace dress of Jennifer Lopez, also known as the "Jungle-Dress", which was worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000. In 2015, she appeared in the AW15 ad campaign of its direct competitor Givenchy.
Donatella designed the Palazzo Versace Australia resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, which opened in September 2000, and played a major role in the design of the Palazzo Versace Dubai, the second Palazzo Versace hotel, which opened in November 2016. She also designed a Mini Cooper for the Life Ball. In September 2017, Donatella Versace set up a tribute show dedicated to her brother.
Versace and her former husband, American model Paul Beck have two children: daughter Allegra Versace Beck (born 30 June 1986), and son Daniel Versace Beck (born 1989). Her marriage with Paul Beck ended in 2000.
In the ABC series Ugly Betty, a fictional character called "Fabia", played by actress Gina Gershon, is a parody of Donatella. Gershon also played Versace as the lead role in the Lifetime television movie House of Versace, released in 2013.
She fought a cocaine addiction for 18 years, until 2005. A heavy smoker, she quit in 2014. She supposedly abused tanning sessions to the point of being affected by premature skin aging.
At the 42nd Grammy Awards (2000), Jennifer Lopez wore the Green Jungle Dress which became an international point of attention, being highly publicised in the media. It was designed by Donatella herself and Lopez has the original dress currently with her at her estate. The dress worn by Lopez remains the reason for the creation of Google Images, and is known to have been downloaded over 600,000 times within 24 hours of the Grammy's night. In 2019, Lopez wore the dress for the first time since 2001 for the Versace Milan Fashion Show.
Donatella was previously married to model Paul Beck, with whom she had two children.
|#1||Santo Versace||Brother||$400 Million||N/A||N/A||Executives|
|#2||Gianni Versace||Brother||$1 Billion||N/A||50||Fashion Designer|
|#3||Allegra Versace||Daughter||$900 Million||N/A||34||Fashion Designer|
|#5||Manuel Dallori||Former spouse||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#6||Paul Beck||Former spouse||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Currently, Donatella Versace is 66 years, 5 months and 21 days old. Donatella Versace will celebrate 67th birthday on a Monday 2nd of May 2022. Below we countdown to Donatella Versace upcoming birthday.
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