Debonnaire von Bismarck

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Debonnaire von Bismarck
Full name
Debonnaire Jane Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen
BornDebonnaire Jane Patterson
(1959-08-19) 19 August 1959 (age 64)
Noble familyBismarck (by marriage)
Spouse(s)Count Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen
IssueCount Nikolai von Bismarck-Schönhausen
Count Tassilo von Bismarck-Schönhausen
Count Caspar von Bismarck-Schönhausen
Carl von Bismarck-Schönhausen
FatherWilliam Garry Patterson
MotherSandra Debonnaire Monson
Occupationbusinesswoman, socialite

Countess Debonnaire Jane von Bismarck-Schönhausen (German: Debonnaire Jane Gräfin von Bismarck-Schönhausen; née Patterson; born 19 August 1959) is an English businesswoman, stylist, and socialite.

Personal life[edit]

Bismarck was born Debonnaire Jane Patterson on 19 August 1959 as the first child of Major William Garry Patterson, a military officer, and The Honourable Sandra Debonnaire Monson, a daughter of John Roseberry Monson, 10th Baron Monson. Her maternal uncle was John Monson, 11th Baron Monson.[1]

In 1977 Bismarck was featured on the cover of, and profiled in, The Daily Telegraph's Sunday Magazine, which covered her debut into society.[2]

In 1984 she married Count Leopold von Bismarck-Schönhausen, the youngest son of Otto Christian Archibald, Prince of Bismarck and Ann-Mari Tengbom. They have four sons: Nikolai, Tassilo, Caspar, and Carl. Nikolai has been in a long-term relationship with Kate Moss.[3]


Bismarck founded the company Debonnaire, which she runs out of a boutique in Knightsbridge, London. Her company sells vintage and internationally collected women's clothing and accessories.[4][5] In 2014, after a trip to India, she began producing cotton shirts and boxer shorts, and later opened a Debonnaire showroom.[6][7]


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  7. ^ Brazilian, Alexa (1 May 2015). "How to Travel the World Through Your Closet". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 21 September 2022.