|Father Rene Ricolfi Doria|
Mother Iris Amalia Benvenuti
|Name Marina, of|
|Born 12 February 1935 (age 80)
Geneva, Switzerland (1935-02-12) |
Issue Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice
House House of Savoy (by marriage)
Spouse Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (m. 1971)
Children Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont
Parents Rene Ricolfi Doria, Iris Amalia Benvenuti
Grandchildren Princess Vittoria of Savoy, Luisa de Savoie
Similar People Vittorio Emanuele - Prince of, Emanuele Filiberto - Prince of, Umberto II of Italy, Marie Jose of Belgium, Clotilde Courau
Marina Doria is a Swiss water skier. She is the wife of Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia, the son of the last king and queen of Italy, Umberto II and Princess Marie José of Belgium.
In 1955 Doria became a water-skiing performer at Cypress Gardens, in Florida in the United States. She competed three times in the Water Ski World Championships; in 1953, in 1955 and in 1957. In 1955 she took the Tricks gold medal, and in 1957 she took gold in both Slalom and Tricks, thus becoming the overall womens' world champion. She won the overall title in the European Championships every year from 1953 to 1956, and took five or more overall Swiss national titles. In 1991 Doria was included in the Hall of Fame of the International Water Ski Federation, as the "finest female skier from Europe of the first decade of international competition". She continued to compete until 1960.
Doria met Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia in 1960 at the Société Nautique de Genève, where both were water-skiing. They were married in a Roman Catholic church in Teheran in the autumn of 1971; their wedding had been announced during the 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire in Persepolis. They have one son, Emanuele Filiberto.
When her husband, Vittorio Emanuele, was allowed to return to his homeland in 2002, they moved from Switzerland to Italy.