Francesca Gregorini – Is Barbara Bach’s Daughter Gay?

We believe it is fairly common for a child to pursue his/her career the same as one’s parents. The child gets interested in one’s parent’s field either the entertainment industry or any other. Today, we are going to discuss a celebrity child who has made her own identity in the film industry following her mother’s footsteps. And that is none other than Francesca Gregorini, daughter of renowned actress Barbara Bach.

Francesca Gregorini is an Italian-American screenwriter and film director best known for her works on The Truth About Emanuel. She even got nominated for Emmy Award in 2022, for “Outstanding Directing For A Limited or Anthology Series or Movie” with her series, The Drop Out. She is the eldest daughter of the Bond girl, Barbara Bach.

How Old Is Francesca Gregorini?

Francesca Gregorini was born on August 7, 1968, in Rome, Italy. She is 54 years old now. Her full name is Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini di Savignano di Romagna.

She completed her graduation from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Her Parents

Francesca Gregorini is the first child of American actress and model Barbara Bach and her first husband Augusto Gregorini. Barbara ( born August 1947) started her modeling career in her hometown appearing in fashion magazines and catalogs in 1965.

Later, she established herself as an actress in movies like Short Night of Glass Dolls, Princess Daisy, Street Law, and many more. Moreover, she is prominent for her role as bond Girl, Anya Amasova on “ the spy who loved me”.

On the other hand, her dad, Augusto Gregorini (born in 1937) is a businessman and an industrialist by profession.

Source: Instagram @fgregorini


Her Brother Was Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy

Gianni had a tragedy in his early days. First and foremost, he was delivered via cesarean section due to the umbilical cord wrapping tightly around his neck, making breathing difficult. And secondly, after his birth, doctors found out that he has cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a type of disorder that affects children’s movement abilities and makes it difficult for them to balance their posture.

Gianni suffered a lot due to it. For the first few years, he had to go through physiotherapy to be able to move. And then, in school, he didn’t play with his friends because he could barely move. The good news is that, at the very moment, Gianni has overcome his tragedy and is taking good care of himself.

Her Siblings

Gregorini has four siblings in total: one is her biological brother, and three of them are her step-siblings from her stepfather and his first wife, Maureen Starkey.
To know a little more about her siblings, Gianni Gregorini is her biological brother, who was born in 1972. He is a business entrepreneur, just like their father. Zak Starkey is her eldest stepbrother, born on September 13, 1965. By profession, he is an American rock drummer.

Likewise, the second is Jason Starkey, born on August 19, 1967, who is a musician and a photographer. Lee Parkin Starkey is the only daughter and the youngest of all. She is a makeup artist and fashion designer who was born on November 11, 1970.

Francesca Gregorini with her brother Gianni Gregorini in Milan
Source: Instagram @fgregorini

Her Career As A Film Director And Musician

As a musician, Francesca debuted in See Jane Run. She wrote two songs for the movie. in 2003, she made a rock/pop album “Sequel” which had eleven songs. Later, in 2009 she debuted as a director with the movie, Tanner Hall. Moreover, she has directed movies and tv series like Killing Eve, Chamber, Human, Your Voice In My Head and so on. it is said that the movie “Emanuel and The Truth About Fishes ” is partly autobiographical.

Moreover, she was nominated for Emmy Award in 2022, for “Outstanding Directing For A Limited or Anthology Series or Movie” with her series, The Drop Out.

Is Francesca Gregorini Gay?

Yes, Francesca is a lesbian woman. According to the filmmaker, she first found out when she was 19 years old.

She says,

“I could take or leave sex, then I discovered girls and it was like, ‘Aha, now I get it!’ I was 19 years old and I knew I was a lesbian.”

It was the early 2000s, so she had a fair bit of trouble coming out. When she first told her parents, they were reluctant to believe her. But, she convinced them that she was and they were supportive.

Who is Francesca Gregorini Dating?

Gregorini hasn’t married yet. Still, she has been in a relationship with producer Morgan marling, sister of actress Brit Heyworth Marling, since Jan 2014. And before that, in 2001, she was in a relationship with actress Portia de Rossi. The couple engaged in 2003 and broke up in 2004 after Rossi started dating famous TV celebrity, Ellen DeGeneres. Rossi even had a tattoo for Gregorini on her ring finger as a commitment to her. According to PEOPLE, de Rossi has removed the tattoo. Now, Gregorini is a good friend of both Rossi and Ellen.

In addition, from 2003 to 2004, she was in a relationship with Ann Eysenring. The following year, she was rumored to have hooked up with Katherine Moenning and Kimberly Peirce. The same year, Gregorini started a relationship with Ann Eysenrong, which lasted till 2007.

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Francesca Gregorini Filed A lawsuit Against The Maker Of Servant

In January 2020, Francesca filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Apple Inc., M. Night Shyamalan, and Tony Basgallop for copying The Truth About Emanuel in the movie Servant. She even shared pictures on her Instagram of @fgregorini comparing the scenes in the movies. But the makers claimed that they have not seen her movie and that the similarity is just a coincidence.

On May 28, 2020, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, saying there is no similarity enough to file a lawsuit, and ordered Gregorini to pay the defendants’ attorneys’ fees of $162,467.30.

Francesca Gregorini Net Worth

Gregorini is living a lavish life with her family. Being a successful film director and screenwriter, she has earned a fine net worth throughout her career. As of 2022, Gregorini has an estimated net worth of $1 million, as per various internet sites.

Her Parents Were Married For Around a Decade

Her parents, Augusto Gregorini and Barbara Bach met each other for the first time in 1996 in New York City. Augusto was there on a business trip, whereas Barbara was engaged in modeling at that time. The couple met and soon after, started dating. After two years of knowing each other, the lovebirds exchanged vows in 1968. Still, we don’t have information about their wedding ceremony.

After their marriage, Barbara Bach shifted to Italy with her husband. Together, they had a daughter and a son.

Sadly, the couple couldn’t stay together forever. After seven years of marriage, they started living separately. Finally, in 1978, they divorced. However, the couple never revealed the reason for their split. Moreover, none of the family members have spoken about the actual reason behind their decision.

Her Mother Remarried a Musician

After her divorce, Barbara married Ringo Starr (born July 7, 1940), a former Beatles musician. She met Starr in 1980 on the set of the film Caveman. The couple decided to marry the following year, on April 27, 1981.

Ringo Starr is a musician, a songwriter, and a singer by profession. Out of the many songs he has sung, Yellow Submarine, It Don’t Come Easy, and Don’t Pass Me By are among his most popular. The couple doesn’t have any children together but maintains a good relationship with each other’s children from their previous marriage.

Francesca Gregorini Has Good Relation With Her Stepfather

It becomes difficult to have a bond with our stepfamily sometimes. We find it difficult to accept the person as a regular member of our family, and it takes time to adjust. But that is not the case for Gregorini. As mentioned earlier, her mother, Barbara Bach, remarried after splitting from her first husband.

Then, she married the Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr. As she had custody of her two children, both of them grew up with their stepfather. In fact, her little brother was just around 5 years old when the parents filed for divorce. He grew up with Barbara and his stepfather, Starr.

To prove that Francesca has a good relationship with her stepfather, we can look at her Instagram post, where she wished both fathers a happy father’s day. She wrote, ” Blessed to have been raised by two incredible men. Very different but with one unifying quality, LOVE 💙✨🙏✨💙. Happy Father’s Day”.

Tragedy Of Losing Her Dad

Francesca’s dad, Augusto, left this world in 2018. The exact date of his death has not been revealed yet, but according to her Instagram, Augusto died in early 2018. He was suffering from cancer and had died because of it. Details about where he has been buried since his death are still a mystery.

Gregorini had a special bond with her late dad. Even after his death, she keeps on remembering her dad on occasion. Recently, she posted his photo on the occasion of his birth date, March 18.

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