18 August 1985 |
|Parents||Count Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo
Countess Donna Paola Marzotto
Beatrice Borromeo (born 18 August 1985) is a member of the ancient aristocratic House of Borromeo, and she is well known in the Italian news media as an outspoken television personality. Since 2008, she has been increasingly known in the tabloid press as the girlfriend of Pierre Casiraghi, the younger son of Princess Caroline of Monaco.
She is the daughter of Count Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo, Count of Arona (born in 1935), the son of Vitaliano Borromeo 2nd Prince of Angera and his second wife, Countess Donna Paola Marzotto (born in 1955).
By her father's side, as a member of the Borromeo family, she's related to Carlo Borromeo (1538–1584), who became a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, archbishop of Milan, and a canonized saint. The family currently owns the majority of the Borromean Islands in the Lago Maggiore.
She has an older brother, Carlo Borromeo, who married Italian fashion designer Marta Ferri on 30 June 2012 on the island of Pantelleria. Marta Ferri was born in Milan on 21 July 1984 and is the daughter of Italian Photographer Fabrizio Ferri.
Beatrice has three older half-sisters from her father's first marriage to German model Marion Zota :
- Donna Isabella, (born Isabella Borromeo Arese Taverna on 3 February 1975) wife of Count Ugo Brachetti-Peretti;
- Donna Lavinia, (born Lavinia Ida Borromeo Arese Taverna on 10 March 1977) who married John Elkann, son of Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen and Alain Elkann;
- Donna Matilde, (born Matilde Borromeo Arese Taverna on 8 August 1983) who married Prince Antonius Von Fürstenberg.
Her maternal grandmother was Marta Marzotto, ex-wife of Count Umberto Marzotto. Her uncle, Count Matteo Marzotto, is the former president and director of the Valentino fashion house.
Beatrice is a contributor to Newsweek and the Daily Beast. Also, since the newspaper's beginning in 2009, she has worked as a full-time reporter for Il Fatto Quotidiano. She has appeared on many television shows in Italy, beginning with Anno Zero on Rai 2 where she worked for two years, from 2006 to 2008. Every week she interviewed an average three guests on political development and social evils. In 2009, she even hosted a weekly show on the Radio 105 Network. She interviewed Roberto Saviano, the famous author of Gomorrah, for Above magazine's June 2009 issue. She also interviewed American author of LA Confidential James Ellroy and former candidate for Colombia's presidency Ingrid Betancourt both for Il Fatto Quotidiano. For the same newspaper, she also interviewed Marcello Dell'Utri, Italian Senator and co-founder of Forza Italia. In the interview, Dell'Utri admitted to have entered politics to get immunity in order to escape his arrest. Dell'Utri is currently under trial for Mafia. She is working on Mamma Mafia, a documentary about mafia women: its preview was released on Newsweek on 31 January 2013.
Borromeo collaborated with Marco Travaglio and Vauro Senesi on the book Italia Annozero (Chiarelettere, 2008) and she wrote the preface for Birgit Hamer's Delitto senza castigo: La Vera Storia di Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia. (Aliberti, 2011).
- Vauro Senesi, Travaglio Marco, Borromeo Beatrice, Italia Anno Zero, Chiarelettere, 2009, ISBN 978-8-861-90051-6.
- The Preface for Birgit Hamer, Delitto senza castigo: La Vera Storia di Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia. (Aliberti, 2011).
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- "Fabrizio Ferri (Magazine – agosto 2007)". Vittoriozincone.it. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
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- Gianluca Mattei (25 September 2005). "Cinquecento invitati alla Rocca Borromeo per Isabella e Ugo". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). p. 23. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- "Jaki e Lavinia sposi "La famiglia Agnelli è unita"". La Repubblica (in Italian). 4 September 2004. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- Cesare Cunaccia (28 September 2011). "Prince and Princess Antonius Zu Furstenberg" (in Italian). Vogue Unique. pp. 108–121. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- "Stresa: nozze principesche per Matilde Borromeo Arese Taverna e Antonius von Fürstenberg all'Isola Bella". Stresaluxury.com. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2014-03-27.