Allegra Versace

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Allegra Versace
Born Allegra Versace Beck[1]
(1986-06-30) 30 June 1986 (age 30)
Milan, Italy
Nationality Italian
Education Sir James Henderson School
Alma mater
Known for
  • Heiress
  • businesswoman
  • socialite
Net worth US$800 million

Allegra Versace Beck (Italian pronunciation: [ˈale:ɡra ver.saːtʃe ˌbɛ:k]; 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. and has worked in New York City as a theatrical dresser.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Versace is the daughter of Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace and American ex-fashion model Paul Beck.[4] 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".[5] Sir Elton John, whom she adored and called "uncle", gave her his first piano.[1][6]

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.[5] Her mother immediately sought counseling for her.[1] On her 18th birthday, she received 50% ownership of Gianni Versace S.p.A..[7] 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.[8][9]


Versace attended The British School of Milan, then known as "The Sir James Henderson School",[10] and Brown University in Rhode Island.[4] In 2006, she enrolled at UCLA, where she studied French, art history, and theatre.[11]

Personal life[edit]

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.[16] 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."[17]


  1. ^ a b c d e 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. Retrieved 2 November 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Roberts, Andrew (9 June 2011). "Allegra Versace, 50% Versace Shareholder, Joins Company's Board". Bloomberg. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Ginsberg, Merle (March 2007). "Exclusive: Donatella & Allegra". Harper's Bazaar. p. 452. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2009. 
  5. ^ a b Guest, Katy (20 July 2004). "Poor little super rich kids". The Age. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Arie, Sophie (2004). "Gianni's golden girl". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Versace niece's $700m birthday gift". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 July 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Allegra Versace Net Worth". The Richest. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Fenton, Ben (2 July 2001). "Wealthy 'princess' marks coming of age". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ Abraham, Tamara (7 June 2011). "'I wanted to be no one, to not be recognised': Allegra Versace on shunning the limelight after battle with anorexia". Daily Mail. MailOnline. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  13. ^ Laurance, Jeremy (30 March 2007). "Allegra and the curse of anorexia". Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "Fashion Legend's Girl Has Anorexia". Sky News. 28 March 2007. Archived from the original on 3 June 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  15. ^ Hammel, Sara; Jessen, Monique (28 March 2007). "Allegra Versace Undergoing Treatment for Anorexia". People. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
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  17. ^ Milligan, Lauren (7 June 2011). "Allegra on Gianni". Vogue. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 

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