Donatella Versace Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Donatella Versace Biography

Donatella Versace is a popular Italian fashion designer and a successful business woman too. Currently, she is heading “Versace” as CCO (Chief Creative Officer), which is a division of Capri Holdings.

Family

FatherAntonio Versace
MotherFrancesca Versace
BrotherSanto Versace and Gianni Versace
SisterTina Versace
Marital statusMarried and Divorced
HusbandPaul Beck (1983-2000), Manuel Dallori (2004-2005)
ChildrenAllegra Versace (daughter) and Daniel Versace (son)

Her father was a salesman by profession and her mother was a dress designer. She was youngest of her siblings. Tina Versace was her elder sister who died at the age of 12 due to tetanus infection.

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In 1983, she got married with an American Paul Beck. She gave birth to 2 children, Daniel on 30th June 1986 and Allegra in 1989. They both divorced in 2000 citing personal reasons. Donatella again got married in 2004 with Manuel Dallori, but the relation could not get any longer more than 1 year.    

Height and Weight

Height (Centimetres)168 cm. q.68 m
Height (Inches)5 feet 5 inches  
Weight (Kilograms)55 kg, 121 Pounds 
Figure Measurement33-24-33
Age65 years
Date of Birth2 May 1955
Birth placeReggio di Calabria, Italy
Net Worth $1 Billion
Zodiac signTaurus
Hair ColorBlonde
NationalityItalian
Eye ColorLight Brown 

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Early Life and Career

Donatella is one of the best known fashion designers around the world today. And this fame is not earned easily. She, and her brother, was interested into designing since their childhood. They both leant it from their mother. Donatella took admission in a university at Florence, but later followed and joined her brother in his clothing designer business. She started working in public relations department, but her brother wanted her rather focus on business analysis and growth. With time, she made relations and entered into the fashion industry. Her first launch was perfume “Versus” in 1980s. later while embracing success in her life, her brother, Gianni, was murdered in 1997. That incident was the most tragic for her. She was completely broken from inside, but was determined to carry forward his legacy. She got 20% shares of the Versace company and became its CEO (Chief Executive Officer). She made Versace a global successful brand and rose to the epitome of success.

She has designed many campaigns for popular celebrities like Madonna, Demi Moore, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and others.

One of her artistic creations was the “Jungle-Dress” wore by Jennifer Lopez at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000.

Among many of her other achievements, the most popular are

  • Palazzo Versace Australia Resort in Queensland, Australia
  • Burj-al-Arab in Dubai, UAE
  • Palazzo Versace Dubai

On Magazine Covers

Donatella has been featured on the front page of many leading magazines.

List of magazines which featured Donatella on their hotspot :

  • Attitude
  • ICON
  • GQ
  • STYLE
  • VERSACE
  • OUT
  • DSECTION
  • Post Magazine
  • People
  • Magazine
  • BAZAAR

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Some Facts

  • Donatella has been seen and featured in many movies related to fashion industry, such as Zoolander.
  • She has been humorously mimicked by Maya Rudolph several times.
  • Lady Gaga has dedicated a song to her in 2013.
  • She has been portrayed by Angelina Jolie in “The Man Who Killed Versace”.
  • She dyed her hair blonde just at the age of 11.
  • She was a big fan of Patty Pravo, an Italian singer.

 Awards

She has received many awards and honors :

FGI Superstar Award2008
Woman of the Year (Glamour)2010
Fashion Designer of the Year (Glamour)2012, 2016
VH1 Do Something Awards2010
Fashion Icon of the Year2017
Designer of the year (GQ)2018
Fashion Icon Award2018

Net Worth

As on April 2020, Donatella net worth of whopping $ 1 billion. She is also a stakeholder in her company Versace.

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Social Media Instagram

Donatella Instagram account has more than 5 million followers worldwide.

 
 
 
 
 
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@stellamaxwell #Fitting session! #VersaceFW20

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Other Info

  • To fight against pandemic COVID-19, she, along with her daughter Allegra, has recently made a donation of 200,000 euros to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital.
  • Her favorite book is “The Mueller Report.”
  • Named as brand ambassador for “Stonewall” – a charity organization that fight for the rights of LGBTQ+.
  • Last year in 2019, she purchased a luxury 50 room villa cum lake house in northern Italy for whooping $ 5.6 million to spend vacations.
  • Collaborated with “Sarah Baker” for the second edition of British magazine “Baroness”.
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