At the age of only eleven, Allegra Versace became a multimillionaire after the tragic death of her doting uncle, who left her most of what he earned, and that is a huge sum. Before his murder, Gianni Versace – Allegra’s maternal uncle – built a fashion empire known simply as Versace. The defunct Italian fashion designer founded the internationally renowned fashion house, which was known for the production of accessories, fragrances, and dresses, most of which were attracted by high-profile celebrities around the world.
For someone born into such glitz and glamour, it is quite a shock to realize that Allegra Versace detests the limelight and prefers to live a quiet life. But there seems to be no escape for her as long as she links the iconic Versace name to her identity. Here are some facts you might find interesting about Allegra Versace.
Allegra Versace Biography
She is popular as an Italian heiress and social lioness. Her dates of birth were recorded somewhere in Milan, Italy on June 30, 1986. She grew up in her home country with her younger brother Daniel Allegra and was surrounded by many celebrities who were friends with her uncle, a fashion-conscious man. In fact, she was given her first piano by the legendary musician Sir Elton John.
She graduated from the Sir James Henderson School – now called The British School of Milan – and continued her education at Brown University in Rhode Island. She is also a graduate of UCLA, where she graduated after studying French language, art history, and theater.
While living like a princess, Allegra Versace had a somewhat troubled childhood, though not as many people would imagine. Throughout her life, Allegra suffered from an eating disorder known as anorexia, and this is often blamed for her lack of interest in life in the limelight. In addition, the devastating death of her uncle, her favorite family member, left 11-year-old Allegra with trauma, combined with the fact that her parents struggled to save their marriage and her mother became addicted to hard substances.
All of these childhood troubles haunted Allegra for years, and she tried her best to escape the fashion world by staying in the United States. Finally, the young Italian heiress returned, after trying to succeed in other fields such as acting, to claim her crown as director of Versace.
Family Life – Parents and Siblings
Allegra’s family is not large, but the influence they have in the world of fashion moves mountains. Her parents are the Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace – the sister of Gianni Versace and the American ex-model Paul Beck (her father). She grew up with a younger brother named Daniel. Allegra is apparently the niece of the world-class fashion designer Gianni Versace, with whom she shared a close relationship as he loved her during his lifetime.
On July 15, 1997, Gianni Versace was 50 years old when he was shot to death in front of his Miami Beach mansion by an obsessed admirer. His death shook the fashion industry and left Allegra in the shadow of her former self. Consequently, she withdrew further into her secluded life, away from the limelight.
Other members of her family include Santo Versace (uncle), Tina Versace (aunt), Antonio, Francesca, and Ramona Versace – cousins.
Allegra’s Net Worth
After the death of her wealthy uncle Gianni, Allegra Versace became an important beneficiary of his empire. According to his will, on her 18th birthday, she claimed a 50% share in the company Gianni Versace S.P.A.
The other half of the net worth was divided between her mother Donatella and Uncle Santo Versace. While Santo already owned 30% of the company’s net worth, Donatella kept her 20%. Although Santo and Donatella had helped build the company alongside Gianni, he decided to bequeath half of the fashion empire to his beloved niece after a series of disagreements with his siblings. In the end, Allegra became a multimillionaire right away, well on his way to the club of billionaires. She currently has an estimated net worth of $800 million.
With all the money attached to her name, it has become increasingly difficult for Allegra to stay away from the public, which has always been her desire.