Galisteu in April 2012
April 18, 1973 |
São Paulo, Brazil
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
She was born on April 18, 1973, in São Paulo, Brazil. She has appeared in the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine on a number of occasions and was a VJ for MTV Brasil. She was the girlfriend of Formula One driver Ayrton Senna at the time of his death in a racing accident in 1994.
Adriane Galisteu was working as an umbrella model during 1993 Brazilian grand prix where she met Ayrton Senna and started dating him until his accidental death. Galisteu became a celebrity following the death of Senna and has kept that status ever since, working as a TV show host. Currently, she has a TV show on Rede Bandeirantes. She is also the host of Projeto Fashion, the Brazilian version of 'Project Runway'.
She wrote a book "O Caminho das Borboletas" ('Adriane: My Life With Ayrton'; Nirlando Beirão as ghost writer) about her relationship with Senna. She is also the ex-girlfriend of Brazilian soccer player Roger Galera Flores. She was previously married to businessman Roberto Justus.
Her mother's name is Ema Galisteu. Her father died when she was 15. She also had an older brother who died of AIDS at the age of 28.
In 2009, Galisteu married Alexandre Iódice, fashion businessman and heir to the fashion house founded by his father, pt:Valdemar Iódice. They are the parents of son Vittorio Iódice, born on August 4, 2010 in São Paulo.
- Ashling O’Connor (April 22, 2004). "Suffering of the girl he left behind". The Times. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
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