Nabila Khashoggi

Nabila Khashoggi (Arabic: نبيلة خاشقجي, born 19 February 1962) is an American businesswoman, actress, and philanthropist.[1][2]

Nabila Khashoggi
Khashoggi in 2013
Born (1962-02-19) 19 February 1962 (age 60)
Beirut, Lebanon
Danny Daggenhurst
(m. 1992⁠–⁠1998)

(m. 2004)
Parent(s)Adnan Khashoggi
Soraya Khashoggi
RelativesDodi Fayed (cousin)
Emad Khashoggi (cousin)
Jamal Khashoggi (cousin)
Samira Khashoggi (aunt)
Soheir Khashoggi (aunt)
Muhammad Khashoggi (grandfather)

Early lifeEdit

Nabila Khashoggi was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the eldest child of the late Saudi Arabian arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi and his English former wife, Soraya Khashoggi (born Sandra Patricia Jarvis-Daly).[3] She is the cousin of Dodi Fayed.

Khashoggi was educated at Millfield.[4] Her family moved to England in 1975 to avoid conflict in the region. Her father named one of his yachts 'Nabila' after his daughter (1980). The super-yacht would later be featured in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again[5] and would eventually be sold to the Sultan of Brunei, Donald Trump and Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.[3][6]


Khashoggi studied acting with Joanne Baron in Los Angeles, who notably had such students as Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton, and shortly afterward immersed herself in the world of the theatre. While pursuing her acting career, Khashoggi supplemented her income by working on business projects. Eye of the Widow (1991), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993), Crack (1994), and Labyrinth (2003) are her most notable film roles.[1]

In 1983 Khashoggi partnered with Bedros Bedrossian, an electrical engineer for the ITT Defense Communications Division, and formed a company called Infolex Corp. This company produced information kiosks for travelers that listed places to eat, entertainment venues and shopping in the area. The information was presented in a variety of languages at a time when the internet was not publicly available. This service was used by hotel chains and busy airports.[7]

A year later, in 1984, working with her brothers, she embarked on a real estate development venture. Khashoggi sold and developed properties in Spain, England, the United States, France, and South Korea. The siblings also managed and developed a Kenyan tourist camp, as well as worked with developers to create mobile hospital units with much needed medical equipment for war torn areas.[7]

In 2010, Khashoggi founded Nabila K, an online cosmetics, beauty, and home products company.[8][9]

Khashoggi is the author of a series of children's adventure books, including Spartan and the Green Egg a trip to the Rainforest.[1][10][11]

Her philanthropic efforts include support for Children for Peace (ONLUS) an Italian charity for impoverished children.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1992, Khashoggi married British businessman Danny Daggenhurst, chairman of a palm oil company in Bangkok, and son of a former Greek ambassador to Czechoslovakia.[4][13] They had a son, Spartan.[14] Khashoggi later married James Cox Chambers, an American billionaire heir.[15] She has a second son, with Chambers.[16] They live in New York.[17][16]

Children's booksEdit

Year Title
2013 Spartan and the Green Egg - Book 1: A Trip to the Rainforest[18]
2014 Spartan and the Green Egg - Book 2: The Reefs of Mindoro Island[19]
2016 Spartan and the Green Egg - Book 3: Adventure at Wadi Allaqi[20]
2018 Spartan and the Green Egg - Book 4: The Poachers of Tiger Mountain[21]


Year Title Role
1988 Young Toscanini Comparsa (uncredited)
1991 Eye of the Widow Vanya
1993 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Sapsea's Maid
1994 Crack: Una illusione senza ritorno [citation needed]
2000 Beverly Hills, 90210 Clerk – Tainted Love
2001 Perfume Kelley
2003 Labyrinth Leila


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  2. ^ "Thousands in last-minute donations flood to Gov. Hochul, Lee Zeldin as NY race heats up". New York Post. 2022-10-29. Retrieved 2022-11-12.
  3. ^ a b "Heiress who casts herself as a struggling actress". Daily Telegraph. 1996-09-20. ISSN 0307-1235. Archived from the original on 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  4. ^ a b "Heiress who casts herself as a struggling actress". The Daily Telegraph. 20 September 1996. Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi dies". BBC News. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  6. ^ Utton, Dominic (2017-06-08). "Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi who married Leicester girl and lived like a king". Daily Express. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  7. ^ a b "Nabila Khashoggi – Entrepreneur, actress, author, Philanthropist – VisualCV". Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  8. ^ "Raine Magazine November 2014" (PDF).
  9. ^ "September / October 2018 InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential". issuu. pp. 54–55. Retrieved 2018-10-10.
  10. ^ "Nabila Khashoggi". Luxe Magazine. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  11. ^ "Announcing the 2018 Book Excellence Award Winners". Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  12. ^ "Today's Giveaway: NabilaK's Product Line!". Guest of a Guest. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  13. ^ "My Kidnap Fear; Dressed to Kill,khashoggi on Bodyguards,her Father and Her Tip for Neildiamond". 20 February 1997. Archived from the original on 26 June 2018. Retrieved 26 June 2018. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ "Days' Kristian on Hope and happiness". Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Fall Bardian 2016". Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Nabila Khashoggi – Spartan and the Green Egg". Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  17. ^ "Forbes profile: James Chambers". Forbes. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Spartan and The Green Egg (Spartan and The Green Egg #1)".
  19. ^ "Spartan and the Green Egg, Book 2".
  20. ^ "Spartan and the Green Egg Book 3 Adventure at Wadi Allaqi".
  21. ^ "Spartan & The Green Egg".