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Old 12-28-2007, 03:13 AM
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The family patriarch, Augusto Barberini, continues to hold the title of Prince of Palestrina, and unlike many of his noble peers, still inhabits the palace and farms the agricultural land from which his title derives. The family also maintains a residence in Rome. Of the four children of the Prince and Princess, Urbano Barberini is a film actor and Francesca Barberini is an author and historian of art.
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Here you can find few pics of Prince Urbano Riario Sforza Barberini Colonna di Sciarra:
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His mother Princess Mirta Barberini was a gorgeous girl, who had the then Prince Albert of Liège and the then Prince Juan Carlos of Spain among her suitors.

Here are some scanned pics of Urbano and his current fiancée Viviana, taken from this week's issue of DIVAeDONNA.

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Urbano's mother Princess Myrta Barberini Colonna di Sciarra in a pic from the '60s

with his ex girlfriend Alessandra Martines in the '80s. Alessandra is an ex ballerina at La Scala Theater of Milan. She is currently married to French director Claude Lelouch, and has a daughter with him. She's become an actress and is the second cousin of ex supermodel Carla Bruni the present wife of Sarkozy.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:51 PM
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(All pics were scanned by me from the book Once upon a time by Slim Aarons; Abrams, publishers)

Princess Laudomia Hercolani
, 1960. She was 21 or 21 on this photo.
Laudomia was born Princess of Dargo, and married Prince Andrea Hercolani, Prince of Bologna.

Princess Colonna with her son Prospero, in the gallery of the Palazzo Colonna.

Donna Domitilla Ruspoli, Palazzo Ruspolli, Rome, 1960


Donna Anna Monroy di Giampilieri in the early-Empire drawing room of the Villa spedalotto, near Palermo, 1984
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:10 AM
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Thanks for the pics, Regina! If I'm not mistaken Donna Laudomia was one of the "queens" of Rome's nightlife back in the '60s

Duchess Ines Theodoli Torlonia at an event in Rome:

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Thanks for the pics, Regina! If I'm not mistaken Donna Laudomia was one of the "queens" of Rome's nightlife back in the '60s
The book says Donna Laudomia and her husband Prince Andrea Hercolani were the best looking couple in Europe. No one could touch them. Jack Kennedy, who followed Slim Aarons work, once asked him "Slim, that shot of the Hercolani... is she really that good looking?", "Better!!", he told him.
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Prince Guglielmo Giovanelli and his mother Princess Elettra Marconi. She's the daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio:
http://aycu07.webshots.com/image/401...8024955_rs.jpg

Countess Matilda di Canossa (L), Baroness Giada Drommi de Blanck with a friend: http://aycu24.webshots.com/image/432...5565512_rs.jpg

Princess Letizia Giovanelli:
http://aycu25.webshots.com/image/425...6208621_rs.jpg

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The book says Donna Laudomia and her husband Prince Andrea Hercolani were the best looking couple in Europe. No one could touch them. Jack Kennedy, who followed Slim Aarons work, once asked him "Slim, that shot of the Hercolani... is she really that good looking?", "Better!!", he told him.
She and her husband divorced 1975. Do they have children?
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Princess Alessandra Borghese and her friend Princess Gloria Thurn und Taxis in Lourdes.

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Donna Alessandra of the Princes Borghese presented her latest book on the appartions of the Virgin Mary in Lourdes in Rome yesterday

Princess Alessandra with Egyptian/Italian journalist Magdi Allam
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Alessandra was married to Konstantin Niarchos the late son of the Greek shipping tycoon Stavros. They married in 1987 and divorced one year later.
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The book says Donna Laudomia and her husband Prince Andrea Hercolani were the best looking couple in Europe. No one could touch them. Jack Kennedy, who followed Slim Aarons work, once asked him "Slim, that shot of the Hercolani... is she really that good looking?", "Better!!", he told him.
You got me intrigued and I looked at the picture. Whao ! She looks like a very pretty Francoise Sagan. And also someone I wouldn't want to mess with. Very unusual looks, very un-bimbo of any kind, very aristocratic and proud. If she had been an actress, she would have been an award-winning actress, no doubt. Lots of character ! Although I don't see her as Jack Kennedy's style, from the biographies I've read of him and the women he seemed to like, except of course for his lovely wife. Well, she would have been some challenge for him, she looks more like a star from the thirties, early forties. Anyway, thanks for the picture, a delight !
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She and her husband divorced 1975. Do they have children?
berry, they do have a daughter, Donna Orsina, who was born on October 09 1953, in Rome.

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You got me intrigued and I looked at the picture. Whao ! She looks like a very pretty Francoise Sagan. And also someone I wouldn't want to mess with. Very unusual looks, very un-bimbo of any kind, very aristocratic and proud. If she had been an actress, she would have been an award-winning actress, no doubt. Lots of character ! Although I don't see her as Jack Kennedy's style, from the biographies I've read of him and the women he seemed to like, except of course for his lovely wife. Well, she would have been some challenge for him, she looks more like a star from the thirties, early forties. Anyway, thanks for the picture, a delight !
I like that picture so much too! Her eyes show such strength of character, like if she was saying that she could conquer the world. Princess Laudomia presides the Board of ESO (European School of Oncology).
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Pss. Mizina Massimo (dagospia)
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Olycom has a small gallery on the Borromeo sisters: Princess Lavinia, and her step sister Beatrice shopping in cental Milan.

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Beatrice is Lavinia's half-sister, if they share they same father that makes them half-sisters.
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Beatrice is Lavinia's half-sister, if they share they same father that makes them half-sisters.
Lavinia was born of Prince Carlo Ferdinando and his first wife the German ex model Marion Zota, as well as her sisters Isabella and Matilde.

Instead Beatrice and Carlo are the children of Prince Carlo F. and his second wife Countess Paola Marzotto.


Here you can find some views of the castle the Borromeo family owns in Lombardy:

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Marquis Giovanni Battista Sacchetti with wife Francesca

One of the reception rooms inside the palace they own in Central Rome. In this building they gave hospitality to the Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Margaret, and King Juan Carlos of Spain.(Pics from dagospia)
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Urbano Barberini???

Thank you so much, Tosca! I appreciate the photo's and info on Urbano Barberini! You've been very helpful! Do you know when he and Vivianna are getting married? Is she a royal too? An actress? Thanks again!
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You're welcome raven-lenore! He says he wants to marry Viviana, but they haven't fixed a day for the wedding yet.
Urbano met her at a dinner at some of his friends' place nearly 10 years ago. She's not a royal. She works as a manager in a farm.
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Countess Marta Marzotto with her daughter Diamante(r) and granddaughter Princess Beatrice Borromeo.
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Marta was born into a poor family, and she often recalls when she used to work as a dressmaker aide as a young girl. Once one of the model was sick, so they needed a tall girl to show the dresses. Marta met all requirements,and become a model. Then she was noted by Count Marzotto who was/is the owner of a big textile mill near Vicenza. They got married shortly after and have started a large family, but one of her daughters died at a young age.
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I was googling the name of Contessa Aurora de Petris Fraggianni which led me to this site. Her story sounds very strange and convoluted! Toledo posted on part 1 of this thread:

Oh, LauraMCS, the horror on clicking on that link! There is another one with a picture of hers http://contessaaurora.tripod.com/index.htm
So, is she or is she not? Somehow I also feel intrigued in all the effort she is putting to present herself this way. Too much.

Then I found another site Welcome to www.whisperingmaples.net which explores all the questions of "is she or is she not"? It has all sorts of interesting stuff relating to Aurora and her claim of being a contessa along with the other cast of characters who are also involved in this. So if anyone who posted or read about Aurora in Part 1 and is still interested - go check out this website and judge for yourself. It answers a lot of questions.
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I was already at that site Welcome to www.whisperingmaples.net and it was an eye opener when you read the newspaper articles of being honorary and then becoming the contessa without proof. It is really incredible to see the facts right in front of your nose.
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