At just eleven years old, Allegra Versace became a multi-millionaire following the tragic death of her doting uncle who left her most of what he earned and that’s a massive lot. Prior to his assassination, Gianni Versace – Allegra’s maternal uncle, built a fashion empire simply known as Versace. The demised Italian fashion designer founded the internationally acclaimed fashion house known for making accessories, fragrances, and clothes, most of which were donned by high-profile celebrities all over the world.
For someone born into such glitz and glam, it’s quite a shocker to find that Allegra Versace despises being under the spotlight and prefers to live a quiet life. However, there seems to be no escape for her, as long as she has the iconic Versace name attached 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 socialite. Her birth details are recorded as 30 June 1986, somewhere in Milan, Italy. Growing up in her home country with her younger brother Daniel, Allegra, she was surrounded by many celebrities who were friends with her fashionista uncle. In fact, her first piano was given to her by the legendary musician Sir Elton John.
She graduated from The Sir James Henderson School – now called The British School of Milan and furthered her education at Brown University in Rhode Island. She is also an alum of UCLA, where she graduated from after studying French, Art History, and Theatre.
While she lived like a princess, Allegra Versace had a somewhat troubled childhood, though not in the way many people would imagine it. All her life, an eating disorder known as anorexia has bugged Allegra and this is often blamed for her lack of interest in living under the spotlight. Moreover, the devastating death of her uncle, her favorite member of the family, left an 11-year-old Allegra traumatized, coupled with the fact that her parents were struggling to save their marriage and her mother became addicted to hard substances.
All these childhood woes haunted Allegra for years and she tried her best to run from the fashion world by going to stay in the United States. Eventually, after trying to succeed in other fields including acting, the young Italian heiress returned to claim her crown as the director of Versace.
Family Life – Parents and Siblings
Allegra’s family is not a large one but the influence they have in the world of fashion moves mountains. Her parents are Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace – Gianni Versace’s sister and American ex-fashion 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 doted on her while he lived.
On 15 July 1997, Gianni Versace was 50 years old when he was fatally shot by an obsessed admirer in front of his Miami Beach mansion. His death shook the fashion industry and left Allegra in a shadow of herself. Consequently, she recoiled further into her secluded life, away from the spotlight.
Other members of her family include Santo Versace (uncle), Tina Versace (aunt), Antonio, Francesca and Ramona Versace – cousins, among others.
Allegra’s Net Worth
Upon the death of her wealthy uncle, Gianni, Allegra Versace became a major beneficiary in his empire. According to his will, her 18th birthday saw her claim 50% ownership of the Gianni Versace S.P.A. company.
The remaining half of the fortune was shared between her mother Donatella and uncle Santo Versace. While Santo already owned 30% of the company’s fortune, Donatella kept her 20%. In spite of the fact that Santo and Donatella helped build the company alongside Gianni, he decided to will half of the fashion empire to his beloved niece following the series of disagreement he had with his siblings. In the end, Allegra became an instant multi-millionaire, well on her way to the billionaire’s club. She currently sits on an estimated net worth of $800 million.
With all that money tagged to her name, it has become increasingly difficult for Allegra to stay away from the public eye which has always been her wish.