Friday, May 11, 2012

making history

      how could she know that her performance would end up inspiring one of t.v.'s classic episodes:

Her most famous role, the earthy Bitter Rice (1949), had her out toiling ever so sexily in the rice fields. Lucille Ball did a hilarious spoof on this movie on her "I Love Lucy" (1951) show. Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian movie director and chosen to play a part in his new movie, "Bitter Grapes," that ends up with her toiling in her now famous grape-stomping vat scene.

the stunning silvana mangano had four children with husband Dino De Laurentiis. in 1983 she abandoned her career to live in Paris and Madrid, where she made tapestries! 

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