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If you love the alternate rock or the folk pop crossover genre, you must have surely heard of British singer Leona Kristina Naess. She is the daughter of Norwegian businessman and mountaineer Arne Naess Jr. and his first wife, Filippa Kumlin D’Orey. Her mother was of Swedish origin and a professional interior designer. Read on to know more about the personal life, career, spouse and more details about famous Swedish designer Filippa Kumlin D’Orey.

Personal Life

Not much information has been revealed regarding the personal life of Filippa Kumlin D’Orey. However, what we do know is that she is from Swedish origin and is an interior designer by profession. Details regarding her birth date, birth place and education is not yet available. She had married famous Norwegian businessman, shipping magnate and mountaineer Arne Naess Jr.


Filippa Kumlin D’Orey is an interior designer by profession. She is quite famous in the field and many famous personalities lover her work. However, the path she took for her success and any other career fields she may have pursued is still unknown. She does not like to be in the spotlight much, so details regarding her are very sparse.

Filippa Kumlin D'Orey


Filippa Kumlin D’Orey had married Norwegian businessman, mountaineer and shipping magnate Arne Naess Jr. in 1966. However, after 16 years of marriage, they broke up and their relationship came to an end. Arne Naess Jr. remarried American singer Diana Ross in 1985. It is unknown whether Filippa D’Orey remarried or remained single after her divorce.

Spouse Career

While she was married to Arne Naess Jr., Filippa Kumlin D’Orey had three children – son Christopher and two daughters Katinka and Leona Naess. They each grew up to become successful in life, and now live a happy life.


There is not much information regarding the career paths and choices Filippa Kumlin D’Orey’s son Christopffer and daughter Katinka have chosen. However, her eldest daughter, Leona Naess grew up to be a famous British singer. Her preferred genre of music is alternate rock and folk pop crossover. She lives with her family in New York City and travels often to London.

Leona Naess was influenced by the musical styles of Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and The Rolling Stones among others. After her father’s death in 2004, she withdrew from music to cope with her losses, but she came back stronger and started writing songs again. After a long hiatus from live performances, she performed at New York’s Rockwood Music Hill in October 2016, and has been quite active lately. She has toured with famous bands and  singers including Eagle-Eye Cherry, David Gray, Travis and Ryan Adams among others.

Net Worth

The net worth of Filippa Kumlin D’Orey has not been made public. However, considering the fact that she a professional interior designer and mother of prolific alternate rock singer Leona Naess, she must have a considerable net worth. A few sources suggest that Leona Naess has a net worth of approximately $600,000 and is living a happy and fulfilled life.


Filippa Kumlin D’Orey has lived quite a successful and happy life. Though there have been sudden obstacles in her path, she never let her failures weight down on her. Rather, she knew how to hold her head high and persevere. Her life story teaches a great story of strength and not letting past failures and misfortunes hold back.