Virna Lisi: Actress who established her name in Italy then worked with Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis

The Independent

The beautiful Italian actress Virna Lisi had a prolific career, including a stay in Hollywood in the mid-1960s when she was leading lady to such stars as Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Frank Sinatra. Her best Hollywood role was that of the sensuous mate of Jack Lemmon in the frothy comedy How To Murder Your Wife (1965) in which her entrance, emerging from a giant cake during a stag party dressed only in a bikini, is an acclaimed moment of the period (and a popular item on YouTube).



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