Quick Facts of Countess Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna

  • Full NameCountess Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna
  • Net Worth$1 Million (Est.)
  • Date of Birth07 August, 1968
  • NicknameFrancesca Gregorini
  • Marital Status In a relationship
  • BirthplaceRome, Italy
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Religion Jewish
  • ProfessionDirector, Writer
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Brown
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildSlim
  • Height1.7m
  • EducationBrown University
  • Horoscope Leo

If one gets born in a family of celebrities, then he/she is likely to establish his/her career in the same field of their parents. Today’s topic is also related to the same personality, Francesca Gregorini who established her career as an Italian-American film director after being inspired by her mother, Barbara Bach, an American actress and model.

Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, Francesca herself collected a net worth of around $1 Million. Many of her fans are curious to find out about her relationship status. They often ask who is her boyfriend or is she dating anyone as of 2019. Let’s explore her life in the below sections.

Early Life of Francesca Gregorini

Born in a celebrity family, Francesca Gregorini grew up along with her brother, Gianni Gregorini. Her father, Count Augusto Gregorini was a businessman who is currently 82 years old. On the other hand, her mother, Barbara Bach successfully established her career as an American actress and model who is currently 72 years old.

Similarly, Francesca’s late-grandfather, Howard Irwin Goldbach was a police officer. Her late-grandmother, Marjorie Mary Goldbach was a homemaker.  Francesca belongs to Jewish and Irish descent. Her brother, Gianni is a businessman.

Besides, Francesca graduated from Brown University in 1990 after completing high school.

Split of Parents

As we prior mentioned, Francesca Gregorini was born to Barbara Bach and Count Augusto Gregorini. Her parents got married in 1966 in a private marriage ceremony. After that, they became blessed with two children. After sharing over two decades of marriage together, her parents divorced in 1978. Nevertheless, the duo never revealed the actual reason for their separation.

Francesca's father, Augusto Gregorini
Francesca’s father, Augusto Gregorini
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After that, Francesca’s mother, Barbara married her step-dad, Ringo Starr, an English musician, singer, songwriter. He is famous as the drummer of The Beatles, an English Liverpool rock band. Before marrying Barbara, Ringo was married to Maureen Cox in 1965. He shared three children with his ex-wife.

Barbara Bach with Ringo Starr
Barbara Bach with Ringo Starr
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Concluding all, Francesca has three step-siblings, Zak Starr, Jason Starr, and Lee Starr. Also, Francesca is so much close to her stepfather. Currently, she is spending a happy life with her parents and siblings.

Career Highlights

Francesca Gregorini decided to pursue her career in the film industry where her parents always supported her. At first, she provided two songs in a minor film, See Jane Run. Since a tender age, she had a great interest in playing guitar and bass. After that, she started writing scripts to both HBO and Paramount Pictures.

Later, Francesca directed a film 2013 film, The Truth About Emanuel which received an opportunity to appear in the US dramatic competition at Sundance Film Festival. The star cast of the movie includes Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario and Alfred Molina. In 2018, she wrote a script of Killing Eve, a British TV series.

Sexuality – Lesbian

As we have already understood from the subheading, Francesca Gregorini’s sexuality is not straight. Yes, she is a lesbian. Back in 2000, she was in a beautiful relationship with her lesbian partner, Portia de Rossi. Her ex-partner, Portia is an Australian model, actress, and philanthropist. Portia is currently married to Ellen DeGeneres.

Francesca Gregorini with Portia de Rossi
Francesca Gregorini with Portia de Rossi
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After dating for nearly four years, Francesca parted her ways with Rossi in 2004. After her separation, Portia started dating Morgan Marling. Her current partner, Morgan is an American film producer best known for her works on Another Earth (2011), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Forever (2015).

Francesca with Morgan Marling
Francesca with Morgan Marling
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The couple is dating since the year of 2014. As a matter of fact, Marling is a sister of Brit Marling, an American actress. As a matter of fact, Francesca is spending a happy life with her partner as of 2019.  Francesca is free of rumors and controversies at present.

Net Worth – $1 Million (Est.)

The Italian-American director, Francesca is active on her career for a long time. As per various tabloids, her net worth is reported to be around $1 Million as of 2019. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, her mother, Barbara Bach has an estimated net worth of $20 Million as of 2019. She spends her life with her famous family members. Therefore, she is spending a lavish life with her parents and siblings as of 2019.


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