Monday, 20 July 2009

La Cicciolina

I love this woman. I recently edited the Wikipedia biography about La Cicciolina for William when he said he hadn't heard of her. Now I share this knowledge with you.
Love Alice

Anna Ilona Staller was born 26 november 1951 in Budapest, Hungary. 
Ilona Staller also known by her stage name Cicciolina, is a Hungarian-born Italian porn-star and occasional singer turned politician, and the first hardcore performer in the world to be elected to a democratic parliament. She became famous around the world for flashing her breasts in public.
Naturalized by marriage and settled in Italy, she met pornographer Riccardo Schicchi in the early 1970s, and, beginning in 1973, achieved fame with a radio show called "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?" (French for "Do You Want to Sleep with Me?") on Radio Luna. For that program she adopted the name "La Cicciolina," which translates from the Italian as "The Little Fleshy One.
Although she appeared in several films from 1970, she made her debut under her own name in 1975 with La liceale, whose U.S. title was The Teasers, playing Monica, a lesbian classmate of Gloria Guida. .

Staller married American sculptor Jeff Koons in 1991. Koons produced sculptures and paintings of the couple having sex, which were exhibited under the title "Made In Heaven." The marriage broke up in 1992, and their son Ludwig was born shortly afterwards. Staller left the US with the child, and a lengthy custody battle ensued. Koons won custody in 1998 but Ludwig remains with Staller in Italy.

Political career- In 1979 Staller was presented as candidate to the Italian Parliament from the "Lista del Sole," Italy's first Green Party. In 1985 she switched to the Partito Radicale, campaigning against nuclear energy and NATO membership, for human rights, and against world hunger. She was elected to the Italian parliament in 1987, with 20,000 votes.
She continues to be active in politics, advocating a safe future without nuclear energy and with absolute sexual freedom, including the right to sex in prisons. She is against all forms of violence, the death penalty, and the use of animals for fur or scientific experimentation. She is for the decriminalization of drugs, against censorship of any kind, in favor of sex education in schools, and for objective information about AIDS. She has proposed a tax on automobiles to reduce the damages of smog and fund the defence of nature.

Musical career- During her career, Staller has recorded several songs, mostly from her live performances. The songs almost always deal with sex.
Cicciolina's most famous song is Muscolo Rosso, a song entirely dedicated to il cazzo, which means "the prick" in Italian. Because of its extensive use of swear words, she could never release it in Italy, but it became a hit in other countries, especially in France, where the French did not grasp the meaning of the lyrics.

1 comment:

  1. wow. fresh and pretty in pink.
    well am booking my ticket to london town.
    sept 20th i shall arrive, will stay with sophie while bfriend is there!
    am counting the sleeps