Actresses: La Lisi

By now, everyone knows that the tousled blonde with the lynx eyes who emerged slowly and nearly nude from the pasteboard cake at the bachelor party in How to Murder Your Wife is that 27-year-old Italian import, Virna Lisi. Her co-star Jack Lemmon has said: "She's a star. She has it, a real regality"; critics have agreed, and the public is purring contentedly. About the only people not in on the secret are her fellow Romans, who are only now getting to see the film in Italy.

And it is not really the Italians' fault. First of all, La Lisi was...

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