La Dolce Vita striptease dancer dies in Rome

La Dolce Vita striptease dancer dies in Rome
The striptease scene in La Dolce Vita was inspired by Aiche Nana. Screenshot: Coolestmovies/YouTube
A belly-dancer whose striptease in a Rome restaurant in the 1950s caused a scandal and inspired filmmaker Federico Fellini for his cult movie La Dolce Vita has died in Rome, aged 78, Italian media reported on Thursday.

Beirut-born Aiche Nana, who was of Turkish origin, stripped in a restaurant in the trendy Trastevere district that was raided by the police.

Her daring act was photographed by a famous "paparazzo" of the time – Tazio Secchiaroli – and a scene with the striptease featured in Fellini's 1960 masterpiece.

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