Princess Amanda Borghese was born in Boston, Mass. She spent the first 18 years of her life in Connecticut, and then moved to Madrid, Spain. At a wedding in Florence, Italy, in 1965, at the age of 21, she met her husband, Prince Francesco Borghese. Upon marrying in 1966, she moved to Rome, Italy. Her first two children, Scipione and Ilaria, were born in Rome. Her youngest son, Lorenzo, was born in Milan. In 1974 the family moved to Paris, France, where they stayed until 1977, when they moved to the United States.
Princess Borghese has created, managed, and participated in a myriad of successful businesses. While in Rome, she designed and created her own jewelry line. Upon moving back to Connecticut, Princess Borghese became the National Representative for The Barton Connett’s Chateau Country Cooking School, as well as the International Coordinator for Previews Fine Real Estate. In 1980, the family moved to New Jersey, where Princess Borghese started a 6-state, 11-store boutique franchise which she sold in 1986. Six months later, Princess Borghese headed the US division of the famed London based perfumery, Floris of London, with stores in Short Hills, N.J. and on Madison Ave in New York City. For the past 18 years Princess Borghese has worked with her son, Scipione, representing Perlier & Elariia Italian Bath and Body products – first on QVC, and up to the present, on HSN. Princess Amanda Borghese debuted her jewelry line, The Princess Amanda Collection, on HSN in July of 2008. She manages to travel extensively around the world, as well, both in relation to her jewelry business and for pleasure. At the same time Princess Borghese enjoys strong family ties, spending as much of her time as possible with her four grandchildren. She is also involved in many charities, among her favorites: Habitat for Humanity, City Harvest, Saint Anthony’s Breadline for the Homeless, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Boys Scouts of America, where in 2003, she and her husband, Francesco, were honored with the Man and Women of the Year award.