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Inside Princess Olga of Greece’s Colorful, Art-Filled World

Olga of Greece chose to attend boarding school in England, studied history in Rome, and is a graduate of Princeton University; she also has a graduate degree from Columbia. She has lived in Panama and is now based in Paris, working as the creative director for Christian Louboutin.

SIMON DOONAN, born in the English town of Reading, moved to LA for a job in 1978 and hasn't looked back. Currently, he is the Creative Ambassador-at-Large of the New York City-based Barneys.

Lunch with the FT: Grace Coddington

American Vogue’s outspoken creative director on models, photo shoots and ‘fun’ with Kim Kardashian

TINA BROWN (aka Lady Evans), journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host and author. Born a British citizen, Brown took United States citizenship in 2005 after emigrating in 1984 to edit Vanity Fair. She had a meteoric ascent through the magazine world, and after a brief hiatus with the failure of her "Talk" magazine, is back in full force, currently serving as editor in chief of a joint venture between "Newsweek" and "The Daily Beast."

AMELIA LESTER, an Australian who went from North Sydney Girls' High School to Managing Editor of The New Yorker in less than a decade. (It helped that she enrolled in Harvard U!)

RULA JEBREAL, an Italo-Palestinian journalist, novelist, and screenwriter with both Israeli, and Italian citizenship. She grew up in Jerusalem, was educated in an orphanage and then won a scholarship to study in Italy. She subsequently became the first foreign anchorwoman in the history of Italian TV. Her first novel, "Miral," about her displaced life, was turned into a film directed by Julian Schnabel. The pair were in a romantic relationship but have broken up.

The son of Jewish parents with roots in Lithuania, Romania, and Turkey, the historian SIMON SCHAMA was born in London. He worked at Cambridge and Oxford before taking up a chair at Harvard in 1980. He is now a University Professor of History and Art History at Columbia University.

Born in Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, the novelist CLARICE LISPECTOR was brought to Brazil as an infant, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War. She moved with her family to Rio de Janeiro when she was in her teens. While in law school in Rio she began publishing her first journalistic work and short stories, catapulting to fame at age 23 with the publication of her first novel, Near to the Wild Heart (Perto do Coração Selvagem).