Victoria Siegel was found unresponsive at the family’s home in Windermere, Fla. on Saturday, the Orlando Sentinel reports. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. The cause of death is currently being determined by a medical examiner.
Jackie Siegel announced her daughter’s death in a Facebook post on Sunday.
“It is with great sadness that we ask you to respect our privacy during this tragic time and the loss of our beloved daughter, Victoria,” Jackie Siegel wrote. “Thank you all for your prayers and for your support. As more information comes out, the family will share it; until that time, there is no comment.”
The Siegel family was the focus of Lauren Greenfield’s 2012 documentary, “The Queen of Versailles.” The movie
Argo for that
Hoping to continue its good awards form at the Baftas tonight is Argo. Ben Affleck's film is also back in cinemas, mopping up anyone who may have missed it first time around. Also increasingly hopeful with every new victory is Barry Ira Geller, the original author of the sci-fi screenplay within the film of Argo. Affleck's film is, of course, based on the true story of the CIA posing as a film crew, and Geller's 1979 screenplay, which the CIA subsequently acquired, was originally supposed to be made into a movie called "Lord of Light", based on a 1967 novel by Roger Zelazny. To date the film remains unmade. Ownership appears a bit of a mess, as the CIA bought the script to use as cover for its hostage rescue,
Starring: Jackie Siegel, David Siegel, Virginia Nebab
Running Time: 100 minutes
Extras: Interview with Lauren Greenfield, Byod (Bring Your Own Doc) – Ondi Timoner interviews Lauren Greenfield and profiles Queen of Versailles, 7 Deleted scenes
The Queen Of Versailles is a revealing documentary by Lauren Greenfield that follows billionaire couple David and Jackie Siegel, just as they have started building a mansion inspired by the Palace of Versailles near Paris. The house will end up being the biggest single-family dwelling in America in Orlando, Florida and every night it’ll overlook the fireworks of Walt Disney World as they close for the day.
But here’s the twist, over the two years since the documentary started filming, the Siegel empire that’s fuelled by real estate, re-mortgaging, timeshares and – in essence – cheap money begins to falter due to the Us economic crisis that impacted on lives worldwide. The Queen Of Versailles isn’t unreasonably dramatic,
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Great British Menu
After a regal start cooking for the Queen, it seems to have become increasingly difficult for Great British Menu to
I will not burden you again with another complaint about lists. More than ever, I despise them because they shift focus away from a film and toward a list. When I recently caught up with "Django Unchained," for example, I gave it four stars. The comments section was overrun with readers asking if that meant it was now on my Top Ten list. One reader insisted on knowing which title it replaced. Although the piece was some 2,000 words long, another reader insisted he still wanted to see "my official review."
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David and Jackie Siegel live large in The Queen of Versailles.
Directed by Lauren Greenfield, the 2012 documentary movie The Queen of Versailles follows billionaire couple Jacqueline and David Siegel and the tale of their ill-fated 90,000 square-foot mansion in Orlando, Florida, inspired by the famed palace at Versailles.
In 2008, the Siegel family was on top of the world, with the wealthy and politically influential 76-year-old David Siegel running the successful Westgate Resorts time-share business and his 46-year-old beauty queen trophy wife Jackie building the largest single family private home in America. The house boasts nine kitchens, a bowling alley, three swimming pools, a full baseball diamond,.45-foot ceilings, and doors and window frames that carry $4 million price tags. But then the U.S. economy and Westgate were rocked by the devastating sub-prime mortgage collapse, and with life’s new economic reality and Westgate teetering on ruin,
In truth though, what poignancy there is in this film exists independently of the Siegels’ financial troubles. It is misleading to call this a ‘riches to rags’ tale: these are the words of David Siegel himself,
Warning: Of course, spoilers are in full effect here!
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