Who is Donatella Versace’s daughter? Allegra Wiki Bio

Allegra Versace Beck was born in Milan, Italy on 30 June 1986 – her birth sign is Cancer and she holds Italian nationality. Allegra is a director of Gianni Versace S. p. A., and best known for being an heiress and a socialite.

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What’s wrong with Donatella Versace’s daughter?

After the death of her uncle Gianni, Allegra began suffering from anxiety, and refused to eat for a significant period of time, eventually leading to anorexia. She was supposed to appear in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” FX’s drama film, but due to her conditions her mother Donatella asked the director not to cast Allegra in the movie.

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Her mother also announced in 2007 that ‘Our daughter Allegra has been battling anorexia, a very serious disease, for many years. She is receiving the best medical care possible to help overcome this illness and is responding well.’

Early life and education

Allegra and her younger brother Daniel were raised near Milan by their mother Donatella Versace who is a famous Italian fashion designer, and their father Paul Beck, a former fashion model originally from the USA. She is the niece of famous fashion designer Gianni Versace. When she was four, famous English singer Sir Elton John, gifted her a piano, but she never learned how to play it, being more interested in dancing while she was young, and taking ballet classes for nine years.

It was her uncle Gianni who introduced her to ballet, and she credits her passion for it to him – for one of her birthdays, Gianni introduced Allegra to Maurice Bejart, a French dancer and opera director, and she often states how this has been the most wonderful gift she has ever received.

Allegra studied at The British School of Milan which was at the time called The Sir James Henderson School – after matriculation, she enrolled at Brown University in Rhode Island, USA and then switched to University of California, Los Angeles from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French, art history, and theatre in 2008.

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Allegra’s career and life as an heiress

In July 1997, Gianni Versace was shot by Andrew Cunanan while he was standing outside his mansion in Miami, which was a major blow for Allegra who had to be comforted by the family for a long period of time after Gianni’s death; in his will, Allegra was left with 50 percent ownership of Gianni Versace S. p. A., while the entire company is said to be worth $5.8 billion in 2019. Donatella owns 20 percent of the company while Allegra’s uncle Santo Versace owns 30 percent – as Santo and Donatella were never on good terms, Gianni decided to leave the remaining half of the company to Allegra.

Allegra was 11 years old when she inherited half of the company, but was only able to gain full control of what her uncle had left her when she turned 18, however, Allegra decided to wait until she finishes her studies, and did not become involved in the Versace business until she turned 24.

Love life and relationships

Allegra has not shared any details related to her love life with the public, and it appears as she is currently not seeing anyone.

Hobbies and other interests

Allegra has been a big fan of dancing since she was seven, with ballet being her favorite style – it’s believed that she wanted to leave the running of the company to her mother and pursue a career in ballet, but eventually changed her mind. She is also interested in the film industry, and has had several minor roles while trying to become an actress – her favorite actor and actress are Anthony Hopkins and Julia Roberts, while the movies she enjoys watching the most are “Silence of the Lambs” and “Notting Hill”.

She has travelled a lot throughout the years and has been to each continent at least once while her dream travel destination is Bari in Italy – she began reading seriously when she was nine years old, starting with books recommended to her by Gianni.

Appearance and net worth

Allegra is 33 years old. She has long brown hair and hazel eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall and weighs around 134lbs (61kgs).Her net worth is over $800 million as of late 2019.

Allegra’s uncle Gianni Versace

Giovanni Maria Versace was born in Reggio Calabria in Italy on 2 December 1946 – his zodiac sign was Sagittarius, and he held Italian and American nationality. Gianni was known worldwide for his career as a fashion designer, the founder of the Versace international fashion house.

Gianni was raised alongside his older brother Santo and younger sister Donatella in Reggio Calabria, by their father and their mother Francesca – he also had a sister named Tina who died due to an improperly treated tetanus infection at the age of 12. Gianni studied at Liceo Classico Tommaso Campanella.

He began working with his mother, who had a sewing business employing more than 10 seamstresses. Before he became a fashion designer, Gianni was interested in architecture. He opened his first boutique in Milan in 1972, and it didn’t take long for Versace to become part of the international fashion scene – when asked about his rivalry with Giorgio Armani, Gianni stated that ‘Armani dresses the wife, Versace dresses the mistress’. In 1978 Gianni employed his sister Donatella and brother Santo, and in 1982 expanded his business into jewelry and housewares.

He met his boyfriend D’Amico, a model, in 1982 and the two were together until Gianni was assassinated on 15 July 1997 – he was shot two times in the chest with a .40 caliber Taurus PT100 on the stairs of his Miami Beach mansion just as he was coming back from his morning walk. The man who killed him, Andrew Cunanan, was a serial killer, murdering four men prior to killing Gianni – he commited suicide eight days after taking Gianni’s life.

Gianni’s body was cremated and his remains are buried in the family vault at Moltrasio cemetery – his funeral was attended by more than 2,000 people, including Diana, Princess of Wales.

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