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.
Olivia Palermo is an American fashion influencer, socialite, model, entrepreneur, and television personality. Palermo made headlines in 2007 when she sued socialiterank.com for false news. As a model, Olivia Palermo has appeared on the cover of popular magazines like Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and L'Officiel. Olivia Palermo has also been the face of brands like Banana Republic, Aerin, and Max&Co.
Giuliana Rancic is an Italian-American television personality and entertainment reporter. Over the years, she has co-hosted several important events like the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Also known for her good looks, Rancic was named in the 100 Most Beautiful people list by People magazine in 2006. In 2014, she won the Daytime Emmy Award under the Fan Favorite category.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Susanna Agnelli was an Italian businesswoman, politician, and writer. Agnelli is best remembered as the first woman to serve as the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position which she served from 1995 to 1996. Susanna Agnelli is also remembered for her bestselling autobiography titled We always wore sailor suits.
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.
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.
17 Edy Vessel
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.
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.
19 Cecilia Danieli
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.