"Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it."
During her lifetime, Lina Cavalieri (1874-1944) was often referred to as the most beautiful woman alive. She grew up in an Italian orphanage, and ran away to join a touring theatre company when she was a teenager. Moving to Paris and then to New York City, she became a popular opera singer, appeared in silent films, and published a book of beauty tips. She returned to Italy late in her life, and though she was in her mid-sixties when WWII broke out, she volunteered as a nurse. She was killed during an Allied bombing while she was trying to run to an air-raid shelter.
She is the model for Piero Fornasetti’s Tema e Variazioni series. During the 1950s, Fornasetti saw her face in an old magazine and created more than 350 images of her.
Anais Pouliot photographed by Greta Ilieva for Zoo Magazine 2011
my cat looks like these cats!?!!!??!?!?!