Allegra Beck Versace
(born 30 June 1986) is an Italian heiress
, aspiring actress
, and major shareholder in the Versace
company. She is the daughter of designer Donatella Versace
and ex-fashion model
Early life and fortune
Allegra Beck is the niece of the late Gianni Versace
and was eleven years old when he was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach
home. He doted on his niece, calling her a little princess
and once saying, "I like Allegra because she tells me the truth about Donatella."
In his will, Gianni Versace
left 30 percent of his fashion empire to his older brother, Santo Versace
, 20 percent to his younger sister, Donatella Versace
, and 50 percent to Allegra. While Allegra was a minor, her uncle and mother were the trustees of her portion. On her eighteenth birthday, she assumed command of her $700 million fortune, giving her 50% controlling stock at Gianni Versace S.p.A.
Raised outside Milan along with her younger brother, Daniel, Beck has been described as being very close to her mother, though very different. It was said that she was a "serious, sensible and bright" child, "with her hair in pigtails and her nose in a history book." Through her uncle Santo, she has two first cousins: Francesca, a fashion designer and charitable socialite, and Antonio... Read More