(née Radić, 25 May 1958) is a former model and ex-wife of Formula One
racing CEO Bernie Ecclestone
She was born in 1958 in Rijeka
, The young Slavica worked as an international fashion model
, modelling for a number of leading clients, including designer Armani
While working on a Formula One promotional event for Armani at the 1982 Italian Grand Prix
, she met Bernie Ecclestone. Bernie pursued Slavica doggedly, undaunted by their 28-year age difference, the language barrier (she spoke Croatian
, he spoke only English
), and their difference in height. At 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m
), Slavica was nearly a foot taller than her suitor, Ecclestone being only 5 ft 2½ in (1.59 m) tall.
Slavica is patron of the non-partisan British-Croatian Society in London.
The couple have two daughters, Tamara
(born 1984) and Petra
(born December 1988).
A complex system of companies places much of the Bernie Ecclestone's wealth in Slavica's name, with much of his Formula One related property owned by a Jersey
-based holding company (named SLEC, for SL
clestone), of which Slavica is the major stockholder. She also owns her own promotion company.<!-- Which does what? -->
It was confirmed in November 2008 that Slavica Ecclestone filed for divorce after twenty-three years of marriage. The divorce was granted on March 11,... Read More