Luca Dotti Wiki Bio
British-Swiss author Luca Dotti was born under the zodiac Aquarius on 8 February 1970, in Lausanne, Switzerland; he’s probably only known for being a son of the late British actress Audrey Hepburn.
Education and early life
Luca was raised in Lausanne alongside his brother Sean Hepburn Ferrer, who’s today a successful movie producer, by their mother Audrey, and Italian father Andrea Dotti who was a psychiatrist; Luca’s great-grandfather Aarnoud Jan Anne Aleid Baron van Heemstra was a Dutch politician, jurist and nobleman.
Luca and his brother were kept away from the media’s attention while they were growing up, and thus not a lot has been disclosed about Luca’s early life; it’s known that he attended a local high school in Lausanne, and also spent several years living in London, England.
Luca matriculated in 1988 and then enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1992.
Not many details have been disclosed about Luca’s career, but it’s known that he’s published several books, including “Audre at Home: A Kitchen Table Biography”, “Audrey in Rome” and “Audrey 100”.
Love life and wife
Luca avoids speaking about his love life in public, but we know that he’s today married to Italian non-celebrity Domitilla Bertusi, who comes from a prominent Florentine Italian family.
The two exchanged vows in a private ceremony in Argentario, Tuscany, Italy, and Domitilla’s given birth to their two daughters; they are keeping the girls away from media, wanting them to be able to lead normal lives.
There are no other women whom Luca’s perhaps been with, that we know about; he’s married to Domitilla Bertusi as of September 2023 and they have two daughters together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
More than 6,000 people are following Luca on Instagram today, and he’s posted nearly 700 pictures and videos; he’s passionate about photography, and most of his pictures have been taken by him.
He loves animals, and cows are his favorites, many pictures of which can be found uploaded onto Luca’s Instagram account. He also has three pet dogs.
Luca loves flowers and plants, and spends most of his spare time tending to his garden.
He’s passionate about travelling, and has been to a number of European countries and US states to promote his books.
One of Luca’s favorite actors is Tom Wilkinson, and some of his favorite movies include “The Full Monty”, “This Beautiful Fantastic” and “In the Bedroom”.
Appearance and net worth
Luca’s age is 53. He has brown eyes and hair, weighs around 155lbs (70kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall.
Luca’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of September 2023, while his mother’s net worth, at the time of her passing was estimated at over $55 million.
Who was his mother Audrey?
The late British-Belgian actress Audrey Kathleen Hepburn (nee Ruston) was born under the zodiac sign Taurus on 4 May 1929, in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. She appeared in 34 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still remembered best for portraying the lead character Holly Golightly in the critically acclaimed 1961 romantic comedy movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, which also starred Patricia Neal and George Peppard, and was directed by Blake Edwards. It follows a socialite from New York City who’s fallen for a young man, and the movie won 11 of its 24 awards, including Audrey’s Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Audrey was raised in Ixelles by her father Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston who was an Honorary British Consul, and her mother Baroness Ella van Heemstra; both of Audrey’s parents had previously been married once, and her mother had two sons from her first marriage.
Audrey studied at a private school in Elham, Kent, England and upon matriculating in 1947, chose acting over enrolling at college.
Her debut film role was playing a supporting character in the 1949 musical comedy “Sauce Tartare”, and the following year saw her make her debut TV series appearance in all three episodes of the musical comedy mini-series “Saturday Night Revue”. She began attracting attention in 1951, when cast to play Cigarette Girl in the comedy movie “Laughter in Paradise”, which starred Fay Compton and Alastair Sim, and was directed by Mario Zampi. It follows a millionaire practical joker who’s just passed away, while his four heirs have to carry out his instructions if they want their inheritance.
A couple of Audrey’s following roles were in the 1952 crime movie “Secret People”, and in 1953 the romantic comedy film “Roman Holiday” and the comedy film “We Go to Monte Carlo”. In 1954, she starred as Sabrina Fairchild in the romantic comedy movie “Sabrina”, which also starred William Holden and Humphrey Bogart, and was written and directed by Billy Wilder. It follows a playboy who’s fallen for his family’s chauffeur’s daughter, and the movie won seven of its 15 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White.
In 1959, Audrey starred as Sister Luke in the popular drama movie “The Nun’s Story”, which also starred Edith Evans and Peter Finch, and was directed by Fred Zinnemann. It follows Sister Luke who’s left her wealthy Belgian family to become a nun, and the movie won 11 of its 34 award nominations, including eight Oscar nominations.
Audrey’s final three film roles prior to her retirement were in the 1981 romantic comedy “They All Laughed”, the 1987 crime adventure comedy “Love Among Thieves”, and the 1989 romantic fantasy “Always”.
Audrey won 25 of her 72 award nominations, including her 1954 Oscar win for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “Roman Holiday”; she was nominated for four other Oscars.
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Audrey developed abdominal pain in September 1992 aged 63, and the doctors in Los Angeles, California discovered that she was suffering from a rare abdominal cancer; it had been growing for several years and had ‘metastasized as a thin coating over her small intestine’. She underwent surgery and started chemotherapy but Audrey lost her battle and died in her sleep at home on 20 January 1993.