Originally posted by keta
does any one have a pictrue of Athina Onassis??
from the few pics that I found via google, I cannot really agree to a look alike to Kim. check by yourself:
The world's wealthiest teenager
In two weeks' time Aristotle Onassis's granddaughter will inherit R37bn, but money can't buy what she wants most - an Olympic medal
By ANDREW UNSWORTH: London
Athina Onassis is a teenager who loves boys and horses. But she is anything but an ordinary girl.
When she turns 18 in two weeks' time, Onassis will inherit R37-billion, making her by far the richest teenager in the world.
The world's most eligible teenager already gets an annual allowance of R8.2-million. When she turns 21 she will land another R31-billion.
Despite all her wealth, the only child's greatest wish is to win a gold medal for Greece in next year's Olympic Games in Athens.
Onassis's money has enabled her to set up her own stables with the finest horses from around the world and to employ the best instructors.
Now a brilliant horsewoman, she has won a place in the Greek showjumping team. Her love of horses has also brought love into her life.
Her first serious boyfriend is handsome Alvaro "Doda" Alfonso de Miranda Neto, a 29-year-old Brazilian showjumper who won a bronze medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
She met him last February and they have become inseparable. Onassis even invited Neto to join her for Christmas on her personal island of Skorpios in Greece, which she inherited from her grandfather.
"We have never been worried about hiding our romance," Neto says. But Neto's former wife Sibele Dorsa has publicly branded him a gold digger.
"He exchanged me for Athina's money," Dorsa told London's Daily Mail. "She can buy him horses and I can't." Neto, however, claims that he and his wife parted because she could not adapt to life in Europe and wanted to return to Brazil.
Onassis is the granddaughter of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, the man who dumped opera diva Maria Callas for Jackie Kennedy, the widow of former US President John F Kennedy.
Athina's mother, Christina, inherited the Onassis fortune when Aristotle died in 1975, but it brought her no happiness.
She divorced Athina's father, French playboy Thierry Roussel, a year before she died in 1988.
Athina was just three when her mother died, becoming the heiress to the entire Onassis fortune, spread across 217 bank accounts around the world and controlled by four Greek businessmen until her 18th birthday.
She grew up and still lives in a vast chateau in the Swiss village of Lussy-sur-Morges near Lausanne. The estate on Lake Geneva has high gates and elaborate security.
As a child she enjoyed her own zoo in the grounds, and her mother gave her her own flock of sheep complete with a shepherdess because her favourite nursery rhyme was Baa Baa Black Sheep. Even her dolls had new designer outfits by Chan el and Dior delivered every year.
Instead of a pram, her mother bought her an R82 000 miniature Ferrari Testarossa. For a buggy she had a baby Rolls-Royce worth R275 000.
After her mother's death, Athina's father and her Swedish stepmother lived with her and tried to give her a "normal" childhood. But normality was not easy to arrange; she went to the local state school in an armour-plated Mercedes-Benz, and had guards peep under her bed before she could go to sleep.
Roussel fought an unsuccessful legal battle to win control of his young daughter's fortune, but he had to settle for £20-million.
"She is a wise girl, uncomplicated, straightforward and unspoilt," he says.
She will have to be, to avoid the attention of gold diggers and the curse of great wealth which destroyed her mother. Christina never found happiness, plunging from one disastrous relationship into another, while her life was blighted by eating disorders, drug abuse and depression.
Three weeks before her 38th birthday, Christina was found dead in her bath in Buenos Aires. Amid rumours of suicide and drug abuse, the coroner at first refused to sign the death certificate, but in the end her death was attributed to a heart attack. It was said to have been caused by the excessive use of slimming tablets.
"I have seen what happens to rich kids," says Roussel, "the way they get into drugs and things. I wanted Athina to know that money is not everything."
In an effort to instil this in his daughter, her schoolfriends and even children from the local orphanage would be invited to her mansion for pool parties, tennis tournaments and horse riding.
"Athina has many friends," her father says. "She has always been aware that she is privileged - that most people do not and cannot live the same way.
"I have sought to teach her that money is not a gold statue that you must worship, and that generosity of spirit is the most precious gift you can have."