Monday, March 5, 2012

The Glamour of  Virna Lisi
I saw a photo over the weekend of an actress I had never previously seen or heard about.  Maybe you are familiar with her, and maybe I have been living in a cave...  Her name is Virna Lisi.  She is an Italian actress whose career was in its prime during the 1950s and 1960s.  Her most widely known American film is probably either How to Murder Your Wife (1965) or Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966).  Hollywood was searching for a new "Marilyn Monroe" type actress, and believed that they had found it in Virna Lisi. 

The photo that inspired this post
This photo inspired me to learn more about her, and in doing so I discovered some amazing pictures that I felt compelled to share.  Of course, these are just a few of my favorites.


Famous shaving photo on the March 1965 cover of Esquire magazine
 Enjoy the photos!


  1. i didn't know who she was either but she sure is beautiful!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  2. Love these photos! :))) Never heard of Virna Lisi before! She's gorg!


  3. She's gorgeous! Seriously! I her face, her cheekbones and the way her eyes are. So gorgeous. I've never heard of her, but she's beautiful, I'll definitely research her! :)
    Lovely Lovely post!


  4. She is so beautiful! But as you I have never heard of her before too :)

    Kisses, Lucy!

  5. Wow, she was stunnnning! I too have never heard of her, and I wonder why not because she's a bombshell!


  6. Miss virna is one the most gorgeous,sexiest woman i have ever seen!! She reminds me of cheryl ladd in her prime!!