is a name worthy of an European heiress. How fortunate that she happens to be one. Born in Milan to a family of fame and fortune, Tamara wants it known that she’s not the other side of the Atlantic’s equivalent of Paris Hilton: She’s just her fabulous self. Known throughout the United Kingdom as “The Billion Dollar Girl”, the lithe, striking beauty is famous as a television presenter, occasional, charismatic star of reality television, and heiress to an auto-racing fortune. Her father Bernie is thought to be the 12th-richest man in the United Kingdom, which is where that little “billion” number comes in. (He’s the CEO of Formula One racing, which is the world’s most lucrative and widely-enjoyed professional racing circuit.) "I know I'm never going to be as successful as my dad," she revealed to Playboy
in May 2013, "but I get bored doing nothing. I couldn't go from vacation to vacation and have no motivation." Instead, Tamara throws herself into her work, her modeling, and charitable efforts.
So, how did she find time to model for Playboy
? As it turns out, it was something she’d always wanted to do — and she inherited the gene. Tamara’s mother Slavica hails from Croatia, where she had a career as a fashion model herself, and complete with the occasional nude shoot. That aside, Tamara posed to make the magazine’s readers happy! Or she joked at first. “I don’t have a problem with nakedness,” she winked.Speaking of nakedness, readers might be surprised to discover she has a few well-hidden tattoos. A Marilyn Monroe
quote is cute, but what’s up with her own name inside a tiara? That seems like one better suited for one of her jet-setting beaus. Was it a mistake after a headline-making night out at a London club, perhaps? “People always joke that I’m a princess,” she said, with a devilish gleam in her eye, “I thought I’d make the joke first”.