Lionsgate’s ‘Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend’ is all about the fascinating story of Ferruccio Lamborghini and his iconic cars. It takes us back to the very beginning, when Ferruccio built his business from scratch, taking risks and making daring decisions that most people wouldn’t even consider. And it’s not just about his professional life – the film also dives into his personal journey. He starts a family with Clelia Monti, but tragically, she passes away after giving birth to their first son. But then, fate intervenes and he meets Annita, who becomes his wife. If you’re wondering about Annita Lamborghini and what happened to her, I’ve got all the details for you.
Who was Annita Borgatti?
Annita Borgatti Lamborghini was actually the second wife of Ferruccio Lamborghini. They got married in 1947, right after the passing of Ferruccio’s first wife. Not only did Annita take care of Tonino, Ferruccio and Clelia’s son, but she also played a significant role in her husband’s business. She had studied economics in school and put her knowledge to use by managing the Lamborghini company’s finances. Let me tell you, she was really good at what she did and became an absolute asset to the business. For over two decades, she handled the accounting, organized the staff, and held things together at Lamborghini. You know what? She was one of the people who kept Ferruccio from spending all his money on his extravagant ideas. Annita knew how to keep a tight rein on the expenses. And let me tell you, Ferruccio needed someone like that in his life!
Now, here’s the thing. While we know quite a bit about Ferruccio Lamborghini, the details about Annita’s life beyond their marriage are a bit fuzzy. That’s why the movie takes some creative liberties when it comes to the events leading up to her meeting with Ferruccio. In the film, Annita ends up with Ferruccio instead of Matteo, who was actually the one who fell in love with her. It’s a storyline crafted to add some drama between Ferruccio and Matteo. But let’s be clear, Ferruccio and Annita’s marriage had its fair share of struggles in the long run. They eventually divorced and went their separate ways for good.
How did Annita Die?
The circumstances surrounding Annita Borgatti’s death are still as mysterious as her life. It is believed that Annita passed away naturally in her old age. Despite her association with Ferruccio Lamborghini, she lived her entire life away from the spotlight, which is why the details about her passing aren’t very clear. She was born in Cento in the early 1920s and would have been in her mid to late 20s when she married Ferruccio. Even though they were married for almost two decades, there is no record of them having a child together. Following the divorce, it was Annita who took care of Tonino.
While the world focuses more on Ferruccio, his son Tonino has made sure that people don’t forget about the contributions of Annita and others who played a crucial role in making his father’s dreams come true. To honor the Lamborghini legacy, Tonino established the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum. While it showcases his father’s achievements, displaying the tractors, cars, and other creations he made over the years, Tonino doesn’t want these things to overshadow the work of people like Annita. “I really want to emphasize the role of my mother, Annita. She was instrumental in all of this. Behind every successful man, there is an intelligent woman. My mother built this business together with my father. They were a great team,” Tonino explained.