|Born||Allegra Versace Beck
30 June 1986
|Education||Sir James Henderson School|
|Net worth||US$800 million|
Allegra Versace Beck (Italian pronunciation: ['ale:ɡra verˈsaːtʃe be:k]; 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.
Early life and education
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, and was described as a "serious, sensible and bright" child, "with her hair in pigtails and her nose in a history book". Sir Elton John, whom she adored and called "uncle", gave her his first piano.
The favored niece of designer Gianni Versace, she was eleven years old when he was fatally shot outside of his Miami mansion in July 1997. Her mother immediately sought counseling for her. On her 18th birthday, she received 50% ownership of Gianni Versace S.p.A.. 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. Allegra instantly became worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and now has an estimated net worth of US$800 million.
Versace attended The British School of Milan, then known as "The Sir James Henderson School", and Brown University in Rhode Island. In 2006, she enrolled at UCLA, where she studied French, art history, and theatre.
Versace spends a significant amount of time at her mother's home in Milan, her cousin Antonio's apartment in SoHo, New York City, and a residence in Los Angeles. In March 2007, her mother Donatella released a statement that her daughter was receiving treatment for anorexia. Referring to her experience of anorexia, Allegra told la Repubblica newspaper: "I call this my period of absence. I was lost in other thoughts and couldn't confront reality with my eyes shielded from everything. Above all, I wanted one thing—to be no one, to not be recognised, not be hunted down." Allegra was born and raised as a Roman Catholic.
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late last year she shifted to Los Angeles to study acting, French and art history at a Californian university, UCLA.
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