Elisabeth-Anne de Massy

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Elisabeth-Anne de Massy
Born (1947-01-13) 13 January 1947 (age 70)
Spouse Baron Bernard Alexandre Taubert-Natta
(m. 1974; div. )
Nicolai Vladimir Costello
(m. 1984)
Issue Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy
Mélanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy
Full name
Elisabeth-Anne de Massy
Father Alexandre-Athenase Noghès
Mother Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy

Elisabeth-Anne de Massy (Noghès) was born in Monaco on 13 January/13 July 1947 to Princess Antoinette of Monaco and her then lover Alexandre-Athenase Noghès. She is a first cousin of the reigning Prince Albert II and niece of Rainier III. She is the godmother of Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. Although Elisabeth-Anne was born out of wedlock, her parents married in 1951, thus legitimizing her, and placing her in line to the throne.[citation needed]


She was the eldest of three siblings; the others were Christian Louis (born 1949) and Christine Alix (1951–1989). She was one of the four junior bridesmaids at the wedding of her uncle Rainier III with Grace Kelly.[1][2]

Elisabeth-Anne was married twice.

She married firstly in Monaco on 19 January 1974 and divorced Baron Bernard Alexandre Taubert-Natta (Geneva, 2 July 1941 - Geneva, 13 April 1989), and had one son:

  • Jean-Léonard Taubert-Natta de Massy (b. Geneva, 3 June 1974). He is the godson of Prince Albert II. He married in Monaco on 25 April 2009 Suzanne Chrimes.[3] He has one son named Melchior.[4]

She married secondly in London on 18 October 1984 to choreographer[5] Nicolai Vladimir Costello AKA de Lusignan (b. Lees, 24 December 1943), and had one daughter:

  • Mélanie-Antoinette Costello de Massy (b. Monaco, 18 January 1985).

She is well known for her charity work in Monaco. She is President of the Monegasque Tennis Federation[6] and of the Monte Carlo Country Club.[7]

She lost her place in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne upon the death of Rainier III, but remains a member of the Princely Family's "pool" of familial collaterals eligible to be selected for the Crown in the event of the extinction of the descendants of Prince Rainier.