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Donatella Versace
  • Has smoked "in real life" (IRL) = Yes
  • Profession = fashion designer
  • Her entry in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
  • Cigar/Cigarette Brand
              •  Marlboro
  • Quotes about smoking
              •  "It's very strange. It's OK if you have a gun, but if you smoke, you are considered a murderer", Vogue.com, Feb. 10, '06
  • Proof she has smoked (or quit) "in real life"
              •  "'I don't like exercise! In fact, I hate it,' she snarls, sucking on one more Marlboro ... Most days, she works through lunch (a diet of cigarettes, white meat, pasta, and vegetables) ... This is a woman who smokes guilt-free, tans without a drop of sunscreen", Cosmopolitan, Mar. '97
              •  "Donatella Versace, the diminutive, Marlboro-smoking, bottle-blonde sister of the murdered fashion designer Gianni, likes to rearrange her wardrobe almost daily", The Scotsman (UK), Jul. 19, '97
              •  "The fast-talking, chain-smoking designer", Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Oct. 17, '97
              •  "cigarette in hand l.. A blast of cigarette smoke", Sydney Morning Herald, Oct. 18, '97
              •  "she curls up beside me in the corner of an over-stuffed sofa and lights up a Marlboro - full strength. Donatella doesn't do Lights. She's got a filthy cold, she tells me, running her fingers through her trademark platinum-blond tresses. Her voice sounds all the more husky, rich like treacle, for it", The Guardian (UK), Apr. 18, '98
              •  "tiny, pushy Donatella, who chain-smokes Marlboros", Mail on Sunday (UK), Jul. 19, '98
              •  "The crowd roars as Iggy Pop unzips the flies on his designer trousers, and Donatella takes another drag on her cigarette", The Observer (UK), Jan. 24, '99
              •  "Question: What has it been like for you, returning to the house on Ocean Drive? Answer:(Asks for her pearl-encrusted cigarette lighter and her pack of Marlboros.) To talk about this, I need a cigarette", Miami Herald, Mar. 24, '99
              •  "speaks excellent English, in a soft, sultry smoker's voice", Bergen Record, Apr. 2, '99
              •  "A box of 20 Marlboros appears and she lights the first of many cigarettes", The Times (UK), Apr. 3, '99
              •  "lighting a full-strength Marlboro", The Independent (UK), Jun. 6, '99
              •  shown smoking at a party, RTL (German TV), c. Nov. '99
              •  "smokes nervously" with two pictures captioned "Marlboro in mouth", "drags greedily on her cigarette", Freizeit Revue (Germany), Feb. 16, '00
              •  shown smoking in a non-smoking area when delayed at London airport, docusoap "Airport", BBC TV, Mar. 21, '00
              •  "pretty much just chain-smoked her way through the entire evening", where?, Nov. 7, '00
              •  "she is an inveterate smoker of Marlboro cigarettes and is known for the constant plume of smoke surrounding her", Scotland on Sunday (UK), Mar. 18, '01
              •  "bang on the appointed hour, Donatella Versace walks into the room, slips off her leather jacket, plonks her cigarettes on the coffee table and sits down on the sofa", Vancouver Sun, Apr. 2, '01
              •  "'It's hard to tell people to stop, especially Europeans,' said Silvano Marchetto of Da Silvano, where Donatella Versace freely lights up", The New York Observer, Apr. 9, '01
              •  "I had a mouthful of toast and caviar that took several minutes to swallow -- the time it took (Versace) to light a cigarette, rattle her diamonds and summon a mineral water", Guardian (UK), Oct. 5, '01
              •  "When Donatella showed her first full collection after the death of her brother Gianni in 1997, it had a good, if not sympathetic, reception. Reports of first interviews with her showed her giggling nervously and chain-smoking her trademark Marlboro Reds.", The Star Magazine, Feb. '02
              •  "'I like the way they put fashion together', she says, lighting a Marlboro with a canary yellow rhinestone-studded lighter with the company's Medusa emblem", Los Angeles Times, May 31, '02
              •  "her voice is deep and seductive, as those of heavy smokers usually are. She is so passionate about smoking that she wants the artist David Downton to draw her with a cigarette in her hand", Sunday Times (UK), Sep. 22, '02
              •  "She survives on no sleep, chain smokes her way through the colds she always seems to have ... She employs a PA as a 'human ashtray' to follow her around everywhere so she can chain smoke red-pack Marlboros", The Observer (UK), Oct. 13, '02
              •  "the cigarette permanently lodged in her diamond-armored hand ... We caught up with Donatella at the Versace palazzo, the label's Milan headquarters, where we dined on a five-course lunch and about a million cigarettes", New York Times, Aug. 17, '03
              •  "Fag drooping from her inflated lips...'She survives on no sleep, chain smokes her way through the colds she always seems to have and thinks Versace, Versace, Versace,' says one fashion editor....The orange facial glow may, in part, be due to the Marlboros she chain smokes. She is so passionate about her killer hobby that she employs a PA to carry an ashtray for her", Daily Mirror (UK), Jan. 3, '04
              •  "Donatella Versace had her security guys check out the place before arriving around 3 a.m., bodyguards in tow. The bottle-blonde chain-smoker proceeded to shake her well-aerobicized booty.", New York Magazine, Jan. 12, '04
              •  "Awaiting her, on a glass and chrome table, was a black ashtray the size of a luncheon plate, a water pitcher and glass rimmed in gold, a pack of Marlboros and a crystal-studded lighter ... With the wave of a hand, which also flourished a smoldering cigarette, Versace talked", Washington Post, Feb. 28, '04
              •  "occasionally ducked her head out of the wind to light a cigarette", New York Times, Jun. 15, '04
              •  "a chain-smoking peroxide blonde", The Scotsman (UK), Aug. 14, '04
              •  "Sitting on a plush sofa amid antique statuary in a sitting room of her 18th-century palace, Donatella Versace reached for a Marlboro and lighted it. 'I cleaned up my style,' said Ms. Versace, who has given up all her vices but smoking...'I feel,' she added, taking a long drag on her cigarette, 'that I've cleaned up enough'", New York Times, Feb. 27, '06
              •  "lights up her umpteenth Marlboro Red of the morning... chain-smoking in her Milan studio... she slid a specially-designed cardboard sleeve bearing the Versace Medusa head logo over the health warning on her cigarette packet because, she said, she finds the warnings 'upsetting'", Sunday Times (UK), May 28, '06
              •  "lights a cigarette and laughs out a stream of smoke... cigarettes are her last vice, the only remaining fix in a clean new world of light food and heavy exercise... exhales a plume of smoke", New York Magazine, Aug. 28, '06
              •  "Strategically placed at various points about the suite on the top floor of the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, London (where she is, for the time being, resident), are packets of Marlboro Red - the lady doesn't do lights - each wrapped its own, specially printed black and white paper case bearing the signature Versace Baroque swirls and her 'DV' personal insignia. She does this, she says, in a treacle-rich voice, 'because I 'ate the warning'. 'We normally print them in the colour of the season,' Guimar adds, as if that were the most natural thing in the world, 'but we ran out.' By the side of each pack is a lighter in an ice pink or blue crystal case and finished with the gold Medusa head that has, equally, always been an integral part of the Versace identity...lighting up the first of many cigarettes.", The Independent (UK), Sep. 12, '06
              •  "Details: 'To achieve what you've achieved, and to sustain it, takes a lot of endurance. Do you work out?' DV: 'I do work out. And I am still smoking.' Details: 'Have you ever tried to quit?' DV: 'No, I don't want to.' Details: 'What are all those stickers all over your cigarette pack?' DV: 'I can't stand to read that smoke kills you. So I always have someone cover that part of the box' ", Details magazine, Sep. '06
              •  "Her pneumatic lips, however, are no shrinking violets. They suck elegantly at a cigarette during our 10-minute interview", AsiaOne (Singapore) Nov. 8, '06
              •  "moved her outside because she's a chain smoker", website, Feb. 5, '07
              •  "has revealed she is so dependent on cigarettes that she cannot even go to the cinema - because she is unable to last two hours without smoking. The designer has to get her daughter Allegra to vet films for her, because they have to be worth it to give up two hours of valuable smoking time. In an interview with US Harper's Bazaar magazine, Allegra, 20, said: 'I have to see movies first to check them out - because she can't stay still without a cigarette.' The chief designer at the Versace fashion house, 51, said the only place she accepts she cannot smoke is the gym. 'And I work really hard to do that,' she giggled", London Metro (UK), Feb. 15, '07
              •  "lit a cigarette", LA Daily News, Feb. 15, '07
              •  "An assistant brings in a huge crystal ashtray with the company's Medusa emblem engraved on the bottom... three years ago, Donatella checked herself into rehab, kicked her habits (apart from the ciggies)... lights a cigarette", The Observer (Magazine section) (UK), Mar. 11, '07
              •  "shared a Marlboro Red from her custom-monogrammed pack with Lauren Davis. 'I am so happy you are smoking, too,' the Italian designer sighed as she lit up", Women's Wear Daily, Sep. 7, '07
              •  "has her staff glue her monogram (in medieval script) over the Surgeon General's warnings on every pack of Marlboro Reds she smokes", Ottowa Citizen (Canada), Sep. 29, '07
              •  "Another [attendant] sets down a pack of cigarettes, which have been gift-wrapped in Versace paper, also pink and gold, and monogrammed DV - Donatella, famously, demands that this be done to each one of her ever-present packs of cigarettes, because she dislikes looking at the health warning - and a cigarette lighter thickly encrusted with what I take to be crystals but might just as well be diamonds", The Guardian (UK), Feb. 9, '08
              •  "Smoker Donatella Versace uses a personal assistant as a human ashtray to follow her around", New York Post, Mar. 11, '09
              •  "And then, despite all the health warnings in the world, there's the smoking bond: Jones, Parliaments; Versace, Marlboro Reds, which Donatella fires up with a Swarovski-encrusted, Medusa-embossed mini-lighter she later bequeaths to a blushing Jones", Elle, Aug. '09
              •  "dedicated smoker... in each room of the grand premises there lies a packet of Marlboro Red cigarettes, along with lighter and ashtray, ready for La Versace to smoke at a moment's notice... she insists that the health warnings on all her fag packets are covered with a large 'DV' sticker before she sees them", w/pic, Arena magazine (UK), when?
              •  biography, when?
              •  "Donatella Versace, who's in her mid forties, speaks excellent English, in a soft sultry smoker's voice", website
              •  "Donatella Versace admitted to Pop magazine that red Marlboros are one of her favourite things in the whole world and she's rarely seen in public without a fag", website, when?
  • Pictures of her smoking
              •  holding after dinner, InStyle Magazine (Germany), Sep. '00
              •  holding, candid, US Weekly, Nov. 4, '02, p. 18
              •  lighting up, candid, The Mirror (UK), Jan. 3, '04
              •  candid, dangling, The Sun (UK), Feb. 16, '04
              •  dangling, Mail on Sunday (Night & Day magazine) (UK), Mar. 7, '04
  • Collections of pictures of her smoking
              •  Italian Smoking Celebs
  • Pictures from the net
             
  • holding, May 22, '99, 24k
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  • holding, May 22, '99, 21k
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  • holding, May 22, '99, 45k
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  • holding, Mar. 28, '98, 28k
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  • holding, Mar. 28, '98, 28k
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  • holding, 22k
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  • holding, 29k
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  • holding, 44k



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