Italian cinema has produced a number of amazing actresses known both for their beauty and acting talent. Silvia Donati struggled to pick only ten, but we believe all the Italian Divas mentioned below fully deserve to be part of the list as they have represented Italian talent around the world over the past decades. When she was 20, she entered the beauty competition Miss Italia, but came in only third.
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The debate raging in Italy about Silvio Berlusconi's alleged taste for teenage girls and prostitutes has taken a surreal turn, after the country's top porn star weighed in with high praise for the prime minister. Siffredi, 46, was named by an adult film industry listing as one of the world's 50 top porn stars and is now a celebrity, appearing on Italian chat shows. He told the Observer that, if Berlusconi can avoid jail for allegedly paying a teenager for sex and pressuring the police into covering it up, he will be forgiven by Italian voters. Following Berlusconi's refusal to submit to questioning, Milan magistrates will now request he stand trial before the summer without a pre-trial hearing. His lawyers are expected to try to halt the trial by arguing that it should be handled by a special tribunal for politicians. Two years after Berlusconi's wife left him over his friendship with teenager Noemi Letizia, and a prostitute, Patrizia D'Addario, claimed to have slept with him, Berlusconi is again facing criticism after accusations that he had sex with pole-dancing prostitutes at parties at his mansion near Milan. Berlusconi's troubles deepened tonight when for the first time one of the women named in the prostitution investigation admitted that she had sex with him.
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No one does cinematic sex appeal quite like Italian women. Since the early s, curvaceous and effortlessly confident leads such as Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida and Isabella Rossellini have been burning up the big screen with a vital energy that's hard to define. In honour of Stylist 's Milan issue this week, we take a look at Italy's most seductive stars: the kind of versatile and brilliant actresses whose every move is imbibed with charisma and a careless allure The grand doyen of Italian sex appeal, Sophia Loren's particular brand of seductive charm is practically a dictionary definition.
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