Famous Italian Business Women

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Chiara Ferragni
(Italian Businesswoman, Fashion Designer and Founder of Fashion Blog ‘The Blonde Salad’)
Chiara Ferragni
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Birthdate: 1987 AD
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
While studying law in Milan, Chiara Ferragni discovered her love for fashion and started The Blonde Salad, her fashion blog. She dropped out of university, only to be featured on Forbes 30 under 30, as a top fashion influencer. She has also been the subject of a Harvard case study.
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Allegra Versace
(Italian Heiress, Director of ‘Gianni Versace S.p.A.’ and Daughter of Fashion Designer Donatella Versace )
Allegra Versace
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Birthdate: June 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Italian-American socialite Allegra Versace is the heiress of the international fashion line Versace. Daughter of designer Donatella Versace and model Paul Beck, Allegra has previously worked as a theatrical dresser and is the director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. She has had a long battle with anorexia.
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Simonetta Stefanelli
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone' in the Film 'The Godfather')
Simonetta Stefanelli
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Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Simonetta Stefanelli is an Italian fashion designer, entrepreneur, and former actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Apollonia Vitelli-Corleone in the popular crime film, The Godfather. After retiring from acting in 1992, Simonetta Stefanelli became an entrepreneur. She owns a fashion store called Simo Bloom, where she designs shoes and purses.

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Miuccia Prada
(Italian Billionaire Fashion Designer and Co-CEO and Head Designer of 'Prada')
Miuccia Prada
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Birthdate: May 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Miuccia Prada is an Italian businesswoman and fashion designer. The granddaughter of Mario Prada, Miuccia is the head designer of the popular luxury fashion house Prada, which was founded by Mario Prada. Miuccia Prada is credited with founding Prada's subsidiary, Miu Miu. In 2014, Miuccia Prada was ranked 75th in Forbes magazine's most powerful woman in the world list.

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Barbara Berlusconi
(Business executive)
Barbara Berlusconi
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Birthdate: July 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Arlesheim, Switzerland

Barbara Berlusconi is the daughter of popular Italian politician and media tycoon, Silvio Berlusconi. A business executive, Barbara Berlusconi serves as an important member of the advisory board of Fininvest SpA. She also played an important managerial role at A.C. Milan in 2011.

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Princess Claire of Luxembourg
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Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Filderstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Princess Claire of Luxembourg is the wife of Prince Félix of Luxembourg and a member of the popular Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg. An influential person, Claire is currently third in the line of succession to the crown of Luxembourg. Over the years, she has also been part of many humanitarian projects, visiting places like Tiruppur in India.

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Luisa Spagnoli
(Businesswoman)
Luisa Spagnoli
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Birthdate: October 30, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Perugia, Italy
Died: September 21, 1935

Luisa Spagnoli was an Italian businesswoman best remembered for creating the popular women's clothing and chocolate brand Perugina. Spagnoli's chocolate brand Baci Perugina became so famous that it was marketed in foreign countries, such as the United States of America.

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Jessica Rizzo
(Actress)
Jessica Rizzo
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Birthdate: April 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fabriano, Italy

Jessica Rizzo is an Italian entrepreneur, stage and pornographic actress. After starting her career as a singer, Rizzo became a pornographic actress, often appearing alongside her husband Marco Toto. She then went on to become a leading pornographic actress. Jessica Rizzo is also credited with founding Jessica Rizzo Communications and launching her own line of perfume and lingerie.

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Marina Berlusconi
(Italian Businesswoman, Chairwoman of Fininvest Holding and of the Arnoldo Mondadori Editore Publishing Group)
Marina Berlusconi
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Birthdate: August 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Marina Berlusconi is the eldest daughter of popular Italian politician and media tycoon, Silvio Berlusconi. A businesswoman, Marina Berlusconi serves as the chairwoman of Fininvest Holding. She also serves as the chairwoman of the biggest publishing company in Italy, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. In 2007, she was ranked 33rd in the most powerful woman in the world list by Forbes magazine.

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Carla Sozzani
(Gallerist)
Carla Sozzani
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Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mantua, Italy

Carla Sozzani is an Italian magazine and book editor, businesswoman, and gallerist. She is credited with creating the 10 Corso Como art establishment in Milan and founding Galleria Carla Sozzani. For many years, she also served as Italian Vogue's editor-in-chief, contributing immensely to the success of the magazine in Italy.

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Nina Menegatto
(Businesswoman)
Nina Menegatto
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Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kempten, Germany

Nina Menegatto is a businesswoman who currently serves as the Princess of Seborga. Since 2019, she has been reigning over a micronation known as the Principality of Seborga. The former wife of the previous head of state Marcello Menegatto, Nina is the first woman to serve in this position.

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Letizia Battaglia
(Photographer)
Letizia Battaglia
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Birthdate: March 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palermo

Letizia Battaglia is an Italian photojournalist and photographer whose photos depict a wide range of Sicilian life. Battaglia is renowned for her influential work on the Sicilian Mafia. Her life and career inspired a 2019 documentary titled Shooting the Mafia. Over the course of her career, Letizia Battaglia has been honored with several awards like Dr. Erich Salomon Award.

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Letizia Moratti
(Politician)
Letizia Moratti
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Birthdate: November 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

Letizia Moratti is an Italian politician and businesswoman who served as the president of RAI from 1994 to 1996. From 2001 to 2006, she served as the Italian Minister of Public Education. From 2006 to 2011, Moratti was the mayor of Milan.

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Edy Vessel
(Actress)
Edy Vessel
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Birthdate: March 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trieste, Italy

Edy Vessel is an Italian businesswoman and actress who has appeared in films like Guardatele ma non toccatele (1959), The Passionate Thief (1960), and Seven Seas to Calais (1962). Edy Vessel is also famous for her relationship and subsequent marriage with businessman Camillo Crociani.

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Norina Matchabelli
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Birthdate: March 3, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 1957

Norina Matchabelli was an Italian actress and publisher best remembered for playing important roles in films like The Miracle. She is also remembered for co-founding the popular perfume company Prince Matchabelli. Later in her life, Norina Matchabelli became a devotee of Indian spiritual master Meher Baba and helped found the Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA.

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Cecilia Danieli
(Italian industrialist)
Cecilia Danieli
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Birthdate: July 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Udine, Italy
Died: June 17, 1999

Better known as Italy’s Iron Lady, Cecilia Danieli, was the daughter of steel tycoon Luigi Danieli. She not just took over her family’s business, Danieli Steel, but also transformed it into a conglomerate that built ties with the Middle East and the Soviet Union. She eventually succumbed to cancer.