Petra Ecclestone

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Petra Ecclestone
Born (1988-12-19) 19 December 1988 (age 30)
Westminster, London, England
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, US
OccupationHeiress, model, fashion designer, socialite
James Stunt
(m. 2011; div. 2017)
Parent(s)Bernie Ecclestone
Slavica Ecclestone
RelativesTamara Ecclestone (sister)

Petra Ecclestone (born 19 December 1988) is a British-born heiress, model, fashion designer and socialite.

Early life[edit]

Ecclestone was born in London[1] as the younger daughter of Croatian former Armani model Slavica and English Formula One billionaire Bernie Ecclestone. She has an older sister, Tamara Jane, and an older paternal half-sister, Deborah.

She attended Trevor-Roberts School, then Francis Holland School, and Benenden School[2]

She contracted viral meningitis at the age of 14, and told the media that it "changed her life forever".[3] She said "I no longer take my health for granted ... I’m now a health freak and a hypochondriac. I’m obsessed with cleanliness, I eat healthily and take my vitamins." She has since become an ambassador for the Meningitis Trust.[3]

Fashion career[edit]

Growing up, she wanted to be a fashion designer.[4] She decided to make menswear because it is a "bigger niche" and because "womenswear was too saturated".[4]

At the age of 19, she created the menswear label FORM, which was sold into retailers including Harrods from October 2008.[4] In April 2009 it was announced that Petra had signed a contract with the Croatian clothing manufacturer Siscia.[5]

Personal life[edit]

The Manor in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, formerly owned by Ecclestone

She speaks Croatian fluently and understands French and Italian.[6]

On 27 August 2011, Ecclestone married businessman James Stunt.[7] She gave birth to their first child, daughter Lavinia Stunt, in February 2013.[8] In April 2015 she gave birth to twin boys, James Robert Fredrick Stunt Jr and Andrew Kulbir Stunt.[9] They divorced in 2017, and she reverted to her maiden name.


Her 57,000-square-foot (5,300 m2) mansion, The Manor, was the former residence of Candy and Aaron Spelling, and is the largest house in Los Angeles County.[10] According to a 2012 article in the Wall Street Journal, she had first viewed several other properties, including a 36,000-square-foot property on Sunset Boulevard, priced at $49.5 million. The real estate broker Rick Hilton said: "I showed her several properties but they weren't grand enough."[11] In 2014, Ecclestone put The Manor back on the market with a price tag of $150 million.[12] However, she reportedly turned down an offer that met her price in December 2015.[13][14] The Manor was relisted for sale in October 2016 with an asking price of $200 million. In June 2019, it sold to an anonymous buyer for $119.7 million, the highest sale price in Californian history.[15]

She also owns a residence in Chelsea, London that she bought in 2010 for $90 million. The owner of the construction company that worked on the building, Sayed Bukhari, said in the Wall Street Journal article that she had already been offered more than $125 million for the four-story home.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "My secret life: Petra Ecclestone, fashion designer", The Independent; retrieved 18 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Driving force: Petra Ecclestone". London Evening Standard. 8 October 2009. Archived from the original on 28 December 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Petra Ecclestone: I wanted to die: Turning point: when Petra Ecclestone contracted viral meningitis at the age of 14 it changed her life forever" by Julie Cross, The Times, 30 March 2010; retrieved 8 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Vernon, Polly (7 June 2009). "Petra Ecclestone, the heiress who works for a living". The Guardian. London.
  5. ^ "Siscia Will Produce Clothing by Petra Ecclestone". Javno. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  6. ^ Perry, Tasmina (12 October 2008). "Christmas". The Daily Telegraph. London.
  7. ^ Perry, Tasmina (29 August 2011). "A fairytale wedding fit for a Formula One princess". Hello Magazine. London.
  8. ^ "Baby announcement: Petra Ecclestone has given birth to a girl". Hello Magazine.
  9. ^ "Petra Ecclestone surprises everyone and gives birth to twins". OK Magazine.
  10. ^ "Candy Spelling's Holmby Hills mansion listed for $150 million", Los Angeles Times; retrieved 18 June 2011.
  11. ^ a b Jackson, Candace (18 May 2012). "The New First Family Of Real Estate". The Wall Street Journal. New York.
  12. ^ Kudler, Adrian Glick (28 July 2014). "Can Petra Stunt Get $150 Million For the Infamous Manor?". Curbed LA. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Petra Ecclestone Stunt Not Secretly Selling After All?", by Mark David (Real Estalker), 8 December 2015.
  14. ^ LA "Petra Ecclestone Turned Down a $150-Million Offer on Her Outrageous Manor", by Bianca Barragan, 8 December 2015.
  15. ^ Morgan, Paula (3 July 2019). "Former spelling manor sets record for highest sale in California". Forbes. Retrieved 3 July 2019.