Olga Polizzi

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Olga Polizzi
Personal details
BornFebruary 1946 (age 75)
Political partyConservative
Alessandro Polizzi
(m. 1966; died 1980)
(m. 1993)
Children2, including Alex Polizzi

Olga Polizzi CBE (born February 1946) is a British hotelier and interior designer.[1][2][3] She is a former Westminster City Council councillor, representing Lancaster Gate ward for the Conservative Party.


She is the mother of the broadcaster and The Hotel Inspector presenter Alex Polizzi[2] and Charlotte, who is married to Oliver Peyton.[4] Her brother is Sir Rocco Forte, and their father was Charles Forte, Baron Forte. She is married to William Shawcross (m. 1993), following her former marriage to Count Alessandro Polizzi (m. 1966–1980) until his death.


  1. ^ "My secret life: Olga Polizzi, Designer & hotelier". independent.co.uk. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Odone, Cristina (16 December 2013). "Alex Polizzi: 'I couldn't weep or grieve. I just worked'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ Lutyens, Dominic (22 June 2003). "Interiors: Call the Polizzi". the Guardian. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Relative Values: Olga Polizzi and her daughter Alexandra". The Times. 1 July 2007.