In an interview with Vogue, she described herself as a "muse and critic" to her brother Gianni.
Her title in Versace is Vice-President and Chief Designer of the fashion line.
She is the first credited designer to use well-known celebrities to model her clothing.
In 2006, she was mentioned several times in the film The Devil Wears Prada.
She had a cameo role in the film Zoolander.
Her daughter Allegra Versace, received on her eighteenth birthday, the sum of $700 million from her beloved uncle, Gianni.
Her late brother Gianni Versace, launched a perfume dedicated to her called 'Blonde.'
She holds a large amount of Versace stock, totalling 20% of the entire stock market assets of Versace. Her brother, Santo Versace, owns 35%.
She has a daughter, Allegra (born 1986) and a son, Daniel (born 1991) with American model Paul Beck.
Donatella: A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. I look for that special piece that sets the watch apart from the norm. I want to have something unique that differentiates itself with style and glamour.
Donatella: I would love to dress everyone, but what all these actresses this year have in common is great style, lots of personality and that star quality that makes the red carpet come alive.
Donatella: I go from a full working day to making sure I am home for dinner with my kids. I couldn't do that in a 10cm mini skirt but I am not going to resort to sweatpants and an old t-shirt.
Donatella: My favorite pantsuit is done in cherry color and all this is a very classic fabric with, like, a bustier. Very, very sexy.
Donatella: In my collection, you're not going to see a lot of evening dresses or very dramatic outfits. You're going to see more of a combination of things elegant.
Donatella: I love London--it has so much energy.
Donatella: My inspiration is still rock and roll, but now it's lady rock and roll.