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House of Versace (2013)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 5 October 2013
A chronicle of Donatella Versace's triumph over tragedy by carrying on her brother's powerful legacy after his 1997 slaying.



Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Donatella Versace
Gianni Versace
Santo Versace
Paul Beck
Allegra Versace
Antonio D'Amico
Aunt Lucia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fashion Show Attendee
Older Antonio
Anne-Sophie Bozon ...
Shawn Bracke ...
Fashion Show Dancer #2
Myriam Côté ...


Gina Gershon stars in this Lifetime Original Movie chronicling Donatella Versace's (Gershon) inspiring triumph over tragedy. Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball's widely-read book, the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her brother, world-renowned designer Gianni Versace.

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Every Empire has a Fall and Rise.


Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

5 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Versace-ház  »

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It took lots of lighting, Scotch tape, makeup, prosthetics and two wigs for brunette Gina Gershon to transform to Donatella Versace. Gina Gershon lost 11 pounds to achieve that super-skinny Versace look and had to smoke those incessant cigarettes Donatella loves. Gina watched tons of French video to learn how Donatella moves--hips forward, shoulders in & neck out. A speech therapist helped Gershon to achieve that accent. See more »


This House
Written & performed by Mark Louque
Licensed courtesy of Adult Dancing Records
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This movie is amazing in one aspect...
18 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

...that it shows how the mind of a deluded, dumb narcissist works. Every second of this ludicrous "movie" screamed "Donatella was here and controlled everything from the script to the acting and most of all made sure that everything was about HER". The result of this obvious intervention is a complete and utter failure. A script that would've been written better by a mentally impaired child, horrendous acting, homely "models" who couldn't walk or pose, badly, badly recreated clothes and, worst of all, the amateurish direction of Sara Sugarman.

"House of Versace" is a two-hour masturbation of a stupid and narcissistic woman who has hired (and controlled - badly) a team to make a film about HER (nothing to do with Versace or reality at all). It is a sordid fantasy of a self-absorbed débile, in which she is this perfect creature even in her faults and where everyone exists as an extension of herself, performing the function of adoring her, admiring her and forgiving her when she needs it. Sounds ridiculous? That's because it was. My words fail me to express how ridiculously bad it all was. Cliché after cliché. I give it the lowest rating I can.

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