Christina Oxenberg

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Person.png Christina Oxenberg  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(writer, fashion designer)
Christina Oxenberg (Moonraker photo).jpg
BornКристина Оксенберг
December 27, 196
New York City, U.S.
Parents • Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia
• Howard Oxenberg
SpouseDamian Elwes
Member ofJeffrey Epstein/Black book
RelativesIndia Oxenberg
New York writer and fashion designer mentioned in Jeffrey Epstein's black book.

Christina Oxenberg is a Serbian-American writer and fashion designer.[1][2][3] She has written seven books,[4] and her writing has been featured in magazines and publications like Allure, The Sunday Times, Huffington Post, and others.[5] Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and is a descendant of the Serbian House of Karađorđević.[1]

She is mentioned in Jeffrey Epstein's black book.

From 2011 to 2018, her niece India Oxenberg was involved in NXIVM, an American multi-level marketing company that was later exposed as a cult centered around sexual abuse. India Oxenberg was fairly high up in the system before she left it.

Family background

Christina Oxenberg was born in New York City. She is a daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia (born 1936) and her first husband Howard Oxenberg (1919–2010),[6] a Jewish[7] dress manufacturer and close friend of the Kennedy family. Princess Elizabeth is the only daughter of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (who was regent for his cousin's eldest son King Peter II of Yugoslavia) and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. She has a full sister, Catherine Oxenberg, and a half-brother on her mother’s side, Neil Balfour (born 1970).[8] On her father’s side she has two half-brothers, Starr and Robert Oxenberg, and a half-sister, Ashley Harcourt.[9]

Elizabeth is a maternal first cousin of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, and also a maternal second cousin of Queen Sofía of Spain and Charles, Prince of Wales, making Christina a third cousin of Felipe VI of Spain and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.[10]

Christina Oxenberg's maternal grandmother, Princess Olga, was the daughter of Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia and Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, himself the son of another Romanov grand duchess, Queen Olga Konstantinovna of the Hellenes and her Danish-born husband King George of Greece, brother of Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and the Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Princess Olga was the sister of Princess Marina, who married Prince George, Duke of Kent (an uncle of Queen Elizabeth II); and Olga/Marina were also paternal first cousins of the Duke of Edinburgh (husband of Queen Elizabeth II) through their respective fathers Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, who were brothers.[10]

She attended 14 different schools in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Spain,[1][2][11] including the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in Kensington, and graduated from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado, in 1981.[1]


After high school, Oxenberg worked various jobs in New York ranging from a secretary to a roller-rink attendant. She would then go on a backpacking trip around the world before returning to New York City. Upon her return, Oxenberg secured a job at Studio 54.[12] Between 1984 and 1985, she worked as a research assistant for historian, Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, on his book Blenheim Revisited.[13]

In 2000, Oxenberg went on hiatus from writing and took a job at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Waterkeeper Alliance.[14] Through that job she met Fernando Alvarez, a Peruvian businessman living in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The two discussed the possibility of a clothing line using Oxenberg's name. They designed, produced and wholesaled a collection of knitwear. The pair used fibers such as the guanaco from Patagonia, the suri-alpaca from the high Andes and the muskox from the indigenous population in the North West Territories of Canada. From 2002 to 2010, Oxenberg produced two clothing lines (Christina Oxenberg and Ox).[2][15]


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  10. a b David Lewis, William Addams Reitwiesner, Persons eligible to succeed to the British Throne as of 1 Jan 2011 at, accessed January 17, 2019
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