La Dolce Vita striptease dancer dies in Rome

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.

La Dolce Vita striptease dancer dies in Rome
The striptease scene in La Dolce Vita was inspired by Aiche Nana. Screenshot: Coolestmovies/YouTube

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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