Monday, April 11, 2011

Post-War Bombshell: Silvana Mangano

Behold: Silvana Mangano.

If you want a career in film, and it's the late 1940s or early 1950s and you're in Italy, what might you do? You might bed Marcello Mastroianni (or I guess, he beds you). You might be selected as Miss Roma 1946 at the age of 16. For good measure, perhaps you would marry megaproducer Dino di Laurentiis.

Silvana Mangano did all this, and more. Glamor, sexiness, beauty...and eyebrows. She had it all.

Scroll-down Italian food trivia: Silvana is the grandmother of big-boobed bitchy Food Channel hostess Giada di Laurentiis.

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