She was the daughter of Pr.Filippo Caracciolo, Prince of Castagnetto, 3rd Duke of Melito and hereditary patrician of Naples.
In 1953 she married the motorcar "king" Gianni Agnelli, from the family who founded Fiat and later controlled and owned Lancia, Ferrari, Maserati, Autobianchi and Alfa Romeo.
She was an art collector, socialite, style icon, writer, landscape designer and garden designer.
Later she became a remarkable photographer, working for Vogue.
Her work as a designer granted her an award of "Product Design Award of the Resources Council Inc." in 1977.
Extremely elegant, together with her husband Gianni, she was a well-known member of the jet-set and the dolce vita.
She was friends with Truman Capote who included her in his circle of "swans" – wealthy, stylish, and well-married women friends whose company he adored because they "had created themselves, as he had done", and "had stories to tell" (from Wikipedia).
Agnelli´s royal ancestry can be traved to the electors of Saxony, thus the inclusion on this board.
2. Socialite Lee Radziwill also died this month on the 15th, aged 85 y.old.
Born Caroline Lee Bouvier, she was the young sister of Jacqueline Kennedy/Onassis.
Lee was three times married.
Her first husband was to Michael Temple Canfield, a publishing executive rumoured to be the illegitimate son of the late duke of Kent and his lover Kiki Preston. They divorced in 1959.
Her second husband was Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwill, who she divorced in 1974 and by whom she had 2 children : Anthony (1959-1999) and Christina.
Husband #3 was American film director Herbert Ross.
Lee was also involved with Aristote Onassis before he started the liaison with her sister Jacqueline.