Tamara Ecclestone Rutland[1] (born 28 June 1984) is a British model, socialite, television personality, and the daughter of Bernie Ecclestone, the former chief executive of the Formula One Group, and model Slavica Radić.

Early life

Ecclestone was born in Milan, Italy, the sister of Petra Ecclestone. She was educated at Francis Holland School in London and Benenden School in Kent.[2] She speaks English, Croatian, and Italian.[3]


Ecclestone was the presenter of Sky Sports Italia's coverage of the 2009 Formula 1 season. She has also been involved in a range of other lifestyle and glamour productions after making her television debut in 2006 presenting the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for Channel 4.

In 2011, she starred in her own reality television show Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$$ Girl on Channel 5.[4] Ecclestone posed nude for Playboy in May 2013.[5] Tamara's World premiered in October 2017 on ITVBe.

Personal life

In 2002, at age 17, Ecclestone dated Jonathan Ketterman (who later changed his name to Derek Rose). The relationship ended acrimoniously and they had no contact for the next 10 years.[6] In 2013, Ketterman was found guilty of attempting to blackmail her for $200,000 and sentenced to four years in prison.[7]

Ecclestone married Jay Rutland in June 2013.[8] They have two daughters, Sophia and Serena.[9][10]

The family resides in a house in Kensington Palace Gardens in London that was purchased for £45 million in 2011.[11] On 13 December 2019, Ecclestone's house was burgled and jewellery with a reported total value of £26 million[12] stolen, despite 24-hour security patrols and extensive surveillance measures.[13] In January 2020, a Romanian woman, Maria Mester[14] and her son were arrested in possession of some of the jewels at Heathrow Airport and subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, allegedly as part of a support team.[15] The pair were subsequently cleared of all charges.[16]

In 2021, three male Italian nationals, were convicted and sentenced to jail terms, for commiting the robbery.[12]


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  2. ^ Kinchen, Rosie (12 August 2018). "The Magazine Interview: Formula One heiress Petra Ecclestone on her divorce, finding God and why she feels unsafe in Chelsea". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 9 October 2022 – via google search. As teenagers, the sisters, who went to Francis Holland School in London and later to Benenden in Kent, were largely left to their own devices.
  3. ^ "Ecclestone: "I Am Not Dumb, I Speak English, Croatian And Italian"". Croatia Week. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Tamara Ecclestone: Billion $$ Girl". Channel 5. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Bernie Ecclestones Daughter poses for Playboy magazine". Maismotores.net. April 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  6. ^ Tamara Ecclestone's ex-boyfriend Derek Rose jailed over blackmail plot, The Guardian, 26 Feb 2013
  7. ^ Moynihan, Tim (26 February 2013). "Tamara Ecclestone's ex-boyfriend Derek Rose jailed for four years for £200,000 blackmail". The Independent. London, England. Archived from the original on 1 July 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Crown Princess, or a Crown and Seven?". Vanity Fair. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Tamara Ecclestone Rutland on Instagram: "Welcome to the world Sophia, our beautiful baby girl, born yesterday 6lb 9oz. Proudest day of our lives, never felt love like this. X"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  10. ^ Nozari, Aisha (30 December 2020). "Tamara Ecclestone's fans all saying same thing about photo of baby daughter". Hello Magazine. Retrieved 26 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "The World's Most Expensive Billionaire Homes". Forbes. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  12. ^ a b "BBC Three - Who Stole Tamara Ecclestone's Diamonds?". BBC. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  13. ^ "Two arrested over Tamara Ecclestone burglary". BBC News. 30 January 2020. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  14. ^ Bevan, by Nathan (31 July 2022). "The gang who stole £26m from an F1 heiress but were busted by a nude selfie". WalesOnline. Retrieved 4 February 2023.
  15. ^ Media, P. A. (1 February 2020). "Pair charged over £50m Tamara Ecclestone jewellery raid". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  16. ^ "Ecclestone burglary: Four cleared over £26m celebrity raids". BBC News. 4 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.

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