Home Highlight Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, in the film ‘House of Gucci,’ which is based on a true story

Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, in the film ‘House of Gucci,’ which is based on a true story

by Grace Sundram

The film House of Gucci is one of Universal Pictures’ most recent releases, and it portrays the real story of Gucci’s lone heir to the fortune, Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered in 1995.


Here’s a preview of House of Gucci, which stars plenty of prominent Hollywood actors and actresses, including Lady Gaga, who plays Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci’s wife.

The film House of Gucci is based on the book House of Gucci, A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden (2001).


The book is based on the actual story of Maurizio Gucci, an Italian businessman and the founder of the Gucci fashion line, who was murdered by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani. Around 1995, the violent event shocked the global fashion industry.

Lady Gaga plays the part of Patrizia Reggiani in this film. She was tried and convicted for being the mastermind behind the murder of her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver, as well as the previous head of the Gucci fashion house.


The killing of Maurizio Gucci happened on a quiet spring morning on March 27, 1995. Maurizio Gucci was descending the steps to his office building on Via Palestro 20, Milan, at the time.

As he was walking up the stairs to enter his office, Maurizio Gucci was ambushed and killed by an armed man.


He was killed by four shots, three to the back and one to the head. The incident was also witnessed by a security guard at the Gucci office named Giuseppe.

While investigating the case, the Milan police station examined Patrizia Reggiani as the main suspect. Due to the lack of strong evidence, the police released Patrizia Reggiani and the case was left for two years.


It wasn’t until 1997 that Milan’s police chief finally arrested Maurizio’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani with strong evidence.

The woman who was nicknamed the “Black Widow” by the local media had to undergo a conference drama that shocked the world to be held accountable for her actions.


The House of Gucci movie is directed by Ridley Scott. Not only discusses the riddle behind the murder of Maurizio Gucci, the film also shows the fall and rise of the Gucci fashion house after the unfortunate event.

In addition to starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, the film also stars Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino.


The House of Gucci movie will hit theatres on November 24, 2021.

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