As a child she loved skate boarding and football, as a teenager she had panic attacks and lost her mother, as an adult she became the world’s most famous female bassist. Discover 17 Facts of Victoria De Angelis of Maneskin.
Victoria De Angelis was born in Rome on 28 April 2000. Her father is Italian, her mother was Danish.
Victoria grew up in Rome where she attended school and high school. Her mother taught her Danish, a language she also spoke during her holidays in Denmark.
Her friends and the Maneskin members call her Vic.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, Victoria said: “I started playing the guitar instinctively at the age of eight. Three years later, when I took classes in school, my (female) teacher always criticized me because of my position. On a few occasions I could test the bass guitar.”
Victoria was inspired by various female bassists like Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Suzi Quatro and The Slits. “I admire women who did important things in a field in which male attitudes prevail.”
When she was 14, Victoria had panic attacks. She couldn’t get out of the house anymore and lost a school year. She opted for a psychotherapy. “I used to feel ashamed of my panic attacks, but I don’t hide it anymore,” she says in the interview with Elle Italy.
Today, she’s a very self-confident young woman, but she doesn’t see herself as a role model. She said that would be an arrogant attitude.
Victoria and Thomas Raggi were the two first members of the band. They were in high school when they decided to look for a singer and a drummer to found a band. They tested various singers and even had a female singer, but she lived outside Rome and often couldn’t attend the rehearsal sessions.
Victoria was the one who suggested Maneskin as the band’s name. The Danish word maneskin means moonlight.
Many people assume that Victoria is in a relationship with Maneskin’s lead singer Damiano David. They’ve never been a couple, but they have a very special relationship, which you also see during their performances on stage. “We’re more than brother and sister, we’re more than friends,” says Victoria.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan Italy, Vic said that she’s a big fan of Harry Styles: «He’s stylish, he’s modern and wears ’60s and ’70s outfits, which I love.”
In November 2021, Maneskin opened for The Rolling Stones in Las Vegas. At the age of 14, Victoria had wanted to attend the Rolling Stones concert at the Circo Massimo in Rome. ““I didn’t have tickets, so I just went there and tried to sneak in from the barriers. It didn’t really work, but I saw a couple of songs!”, she said in a recent interview with the U.S. magazine Variety.
Victoria has a younger sister called Veronica. Their father runs a travel agency in Rome.
The bassist has a dog called Chili.
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