He was one of the most important figures in the social festivals of Marbella and Paris. The famous businesswoman of French origin Olivia Valère died on Thursday June 9, 2022 in Paris at the age of 75. having been diagnosed with stomach cancer a year ago after his health had seriously deteriorated in recent weeks.
He spent his last days in his Paris home with his family, including his three children, Arnaud, Karen and Xavier. Being the first two of hers the result of her relationship with her first husband, whom she married at 18 years of age. As for her youngest son, who works as a golf coach, he was born from her union with the prestigious lawyer Phillippe Valère.
Marbella, your city of heart
Olivia Valère will be buried in the next few days in the city of Marbella, as she had requested, where she has lived for much of the last 40 years in a beautiful Andalusian-style house in the Guadalmina area. Her infatuation with this charming city began in the 80’s, when she went there with her friend, the singer Kimera. She immediately let herself be seduced by the environment, the climate and the inhabitants of the city, deciding to leave her nightclub in Paris opened in 1981 to open a new one in the Spanish commune.
This is how the mythical Olivia Valère nightclub was bornwhich opened its doors in 1984 and where many famous faces from the world of cinema, music and culture have passed, such as Sean ConneryJaime de Mora, Shirley Bassey or even Alfonso of Hohenlohe. The latter, who remarkably maintained a very close relationship with the businesswoman, and who was one of the key people in his rise as Queen of nightlife in Marbella. “It was he who managed to bring to Marbella the greats of cinema, such as Elizabeth Taylor and George Hamilton, or rich Arab businessmen such as Adnan Khashoggi, who organized parties and sumptuous dinners.“, he recalled in an interview.
One thing is certain, it is that his name will forever be associated with the nightlife of Marbella, which may not owe him everything, but almost!