News / 

Heiress to Onassis fortune to wed in Brazil



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

ATHENS, Oct 24 (AFP) - Athina Onassis, the 20-year-old grand-daughter of the late shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, is to marry her Brazilian companion in the city of Sao Paolo on December 3, a source close to the family said on Monday, confirming a report in the Greek press.

The Ethnos newspaper, which first reported the couple's wedding plans, said some 750 guests were expected at the ceremony, which the source said would be taking place in the city's Oscar and Maria-Luisa Americano Foundation.

Athina Onassis, who is widely reported to be one of the world's richest women, will be marrying Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda, 31, who has been her companion for two years.

The couple currently live in Sao Paolo.

Noting that she is an Orthodox Christian and he a Roman Catholic, the paper said the couple had not yet decided what kind of religious ceremony to hold.

The two are both keen on horseriding. Alfonso de Miranda won a bronze medal in equestrian events during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

cb/rh/ds/jph/afm

Greece-Brazil-Onassis-people

COPYRIGHT 2005 Agence France-Presse. All rights reserved.

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast