Jackie Siegel is best known for her role in the award-winning documentary feature, Queen of Versailles (Magnolia Pictures), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 and continues to be one of the most popular movies on Netflix. The documentary was also included on Vogue’s list of “66 Best Documentaries of All Time.” A little back story: Jackie earned the “Queen” moniker when a decade ago, she and husband, David Siegel, began an extravagant project to build the largest private residence in the U.S.—named Versailles—and the ambitious construction ground to a halt as the ’08 recession dented their fortune. The rise and fall of their grand ambitions were captured in the critically acclaimed 2012 documentary based on their plans for the 90,000-square-foot behemoth near Orlando, FL. Currently on track for completion next fall, there’s rumor the French original may look modest by comparison to the Siegel’s version with 10 kitchens, an ice skating rink, and a 5,000-square-foot closet.
As an intriguing fixture in pop culture, Siegel has made headlines with mainstream media (including Us Weekly and People Magazine) and has appeared on hit television shows like Bravo’s Flipping Out and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Philanthropy is a cause Siegel holds dear to her heart, which fueled her energy to create a charity of her own two years ago, the Victoria’s Voice Foundation, in honor of her late daughter. She also is concerned with giving back to local communities and founded of the Ocoee Thrift Mart whose proceeds are donated to local non-profit organizations.
While Siegel has a full schedule as model, actress, and philanthropist, she is also devoted wife to Westgate Resorts Founder and CEO David Siegel. Mrs. Siegel also sits on the Board of Directors for the Westgate Resorts Foundation, a charity committed to building. The former Mrs. Florida America served as the host for Mrs. America 2018 at Westgate Las Vegas. Up next, Siegel will be releasing a profoundly personal book, “Victoria’s Voice,” compiled from the pages of her late daughter’s journal. Victoria Siegel, one of Jackie’s seven beloved children, lost her life to a drug overdose at just 18 years old and the book will be published with the intention of helping other parents to recognize symptoms of drug abuse within their own homes.