Marella Agnelli

Italian socialite

Marella Agnelli (Italian pronunciation: [maˌrɛlla aɲˈɲɛlli], born Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto (Italian pronunciation: [ˌdɔnna maˌrɛlla kaˌrattʃolo di kastaɲˈɲeːto]); 4 May 1927 – 23 February 2019)[1] was an Italian noblewoman, art collector and socialite. She was the widow Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli. She often appeared in the fashion magazine Vogue. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1963.[2][3]

Marella Agnelli
Marella Agnelli in the 1950s
BornPrincess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto
(1927-05-04)4 May 1927
Florence, Kingdom of Italy
Died23 February 2019(2019-02-23) (aged 91)
Turin, Italy
SpouseGianni Agnelli
(1953–2003, his death)
IssueEdoardo Agnelli
Countess Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen
HouseHouse of Caracciolo
FatherFilippo Caracciolo, 8th Prince di Castagneto, 3rd Duke di Melito, Patrician of Naples
MotherMargaret Clarke
OccupationArt collector, socialite, style icon, writer, landscape designer, garden designer and photographer


  1. Almanach de Gotha. Gotha: Justus Perthes. 1942. pp. 398–399.
  2. VF Staff (1963). "World's Best Dressed Women". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 12 July 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  3. Zilkha, Bettina (2004). Ultimate Style – The Best of the Best Dressed List. New York City: Assouline Publishing. pp. 70–73, 89. ISBN 978-2843235139.