Eugenia Silva (born January 13, 1976) is a Spanish model.With a law degree from the Complutense University of Madrid, she has been the image of many fashion houses such as Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta.
Her eight grandchildren are also said to have inherited a substantial chunk of her estate.
The owner of fabulous palaces and priceless works of art, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, known as 'Cayetana', was known for her flamboyant lifestyle and was the world's most titled person, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
Her family home in Madrid, the Liria Palace, reportedly contained 249 oil paintings, including works by El Greco, Rubens and Rembrandt.
The Duchess’s collection of historical documents, meanwhile, included letters written by Christopher Columbus and a first edition of .
Taken to hospital earlier this week with pneumonia, the Duchess was moved back to her Seville residence, the 14th-century Palacio de Dueñas, on Tuesday night.
Initial optimism about a possible recovery quickly receded, and she died early this morning, with her six children and third husband at her side.
Her career took off when she moved to New York City, chosen to be the image of Oscar de la Renta.
With more than 100 appearance on the covers of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Telva, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, and Vogue, she has worked with the most renowned photographers in the world, like Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Arthur Elgost, Bruce Weber, David Bailey and Gilles Bensimon.
Avory was the agency charged with bringing Eugenia Silva and Clive Owen together for the prestigious Chivas Whisky brand.