Today one of my all time favorite cult sirens, Sabrina Salerno celebrates her 48th birthday so I wanted to re - post her entry in a shorter version.
I especially made some brandnew animated GIFs for this occassion but when I checked out the original post I found out that I had already posted new animated GIFs there. But since I´m not letting them go to waste I´ll post them here anyway. And with that out of the way let´s get to our main topic : Today´s celebrity birthday babe, italian sexbomb Sabrina Salerno.
Sabrina was mostly known for two things ..... well, actually three things : the twins ( obviously ! ), lots of wardrobe malfunctions of the tiniest outfits that were riding up or wet t - shirts and see - through bikinis.
Last but not least she was famous for her scorching live performances .
Which were much better than some of the videos because of the bouncing action she
invented long before japanese games designers had the idea.
What can I say, it was the 80s and I was a young lad in the prime of his hormonal virility and I was easily distracted ( or sexually aroused ).
For those who didn´t live the 80s I should probably explain that at that time there were a lot of ultrahot sexbombs who tried - and most were mildly successful - to enter the charts through their physical attributes.
Music videos were something new and at first it was just doing any kind of video for Mtv, which at that time showed music videos instead of cartoons, animes or reality shows. The visual aspect was very important especially when somebody realized that it greatly benefited the video and therefore sales ( back then videos that were played on tv equaled record sales ) if the singer was hot or there were some scantily clad playmates.
The most successful member of this club was either sexbomb Sabrina Salerno or page 3 girl Samantha Fox depending on where you lived.
If you lived in the United Kingdom, Samantha naturally had more fans because of her nude pictures in THE SUN and various men´s magazines.
And if you lived in one of the countries that did not show the uncensored version of Sabrina Salerno´s video for her worldwide smash hit BOYS BOYS BOYS on tv like Germany Samantha Fox was the bigger star there.
If you lived in Italy, which was Sabrina Salerno´s home country she was of course the big star there since she won her first beauty contest with 15.
She was also pretty big in most countries that showed the uncensored version of BOYS BOYS BOYS like in Spain although I never saw it there.
Sabrina owes most of her career to that video and the tiny bikini top that couldn´t contain her massive ..... talents.
It was quite simple : since the song had been released before without much success until the production company realized that they should make a video with such a sexbomb.
They decided to put Sabrina into a pool where she was singing and getting
all wet wearing a very transparent white bikini. As the shooting went on it became obvious that her voluptuous breasts were waaay too heavy for her
top. It kept sliding down lower and lower and showing part of her nipples
which already were very clearly visible through the thin white fabric so she had to pull it up numerous times before they completely fell out .
Sabrina managed to do that in a way that got you a good look at her milkshakes and the director was smart enough to leave it in the video
( he even included it in slow motion ) and the rest is as they say history.
They couldn´t completely ignore Sabrina in Germany because even though television only showed her cut video she somehow managed to become number 1, which I think had something to do with her hot pictures that appeared in youth magazines like BRAVO or even men´s magazines.
So they had to invite her to FORMEL EINS which was the music tv for german teenagers. The show was a total train wreck, they always cut the videos because the producer of the show was in Bavaria and they are very catholic and prudish down there. When Sabrina was there as a guest they didn´t play her video and told her she had to do a live performance. Which was obviously more than they bargained for because Sabrina began to shake rattle and roll her boobs up and down like there´s no Tomorrow.
Of course they were appalled but they could not do anything against it. The camera man tried to prevent the worst by doing a lot of close ups and just filming Sabrina´s head but as you can see it didn´t help that much.
Speaking about Sabrina Salerno on german tv : in 1988 she appeared on Die Spielbude in Mallorca and I had the luck of taping it but my mother caught me and when she commented how big Sabrina´s breasts are I was so embarrassed that I deleted it. Now there were other live performances of Sabrina on german tv but not nearly as many as on spanish tv, and not many of them which I caught and was able to record. So this was one of her few rare appearances on german tv and because I was too young and stupid I erased it. Now of course there is the internet and YouTube where you can watch videos with Sabrina in all her glory - unless it gets deleted.
On the british tv show TOP OF THE POPS something similar to what happened on Formel Eins occured : they wouldn´t play her music video because it was way to sexual - well, too bad for them because her sexy live performance was even hotter which in the end won over millions of fans and shot a whole generation of british boys into puberty prematurely.
But she really got famous through her New Year´s performance on spanish tv in 1988 where she sang her song HOT GIRL and her breasts got out of control and popped out of her top. In Germany they would have censored it but the spanish tv immediately put it on a loop and kept showing it in slow motion during her live
performance. It is her best known clip ever.
In Germany Sabrina is always labeled a one hit wonder although she had over a dozen Top Twenty hits worldwide like BOYS ( SUMMERTIME LOVE ) , SEXY GIRL , HOT GIRL , ALL OF ME , ( version 2 / extended mix ), LIKE A YOYO , MY CHICO or YEAH YEAH ( version 2 ). In Italy, Spain, France and other countries she´s a big superstar, pop icon and sex symbol since she managed to turn her initial claim to fame into a career that lasted a few decades. Besides her music career she appeared in movies and tv.
Now there is not much about Samantha Fox in this post either and one reason for that is that the post is still too long even after I cut the part about Brigitte Nielsen ( which you can still find in the original post ).
I might have gone a bit overboard with all the videos and animated Gifs I added to this post but what is life if you can´t indulge yourself a bit now and then. The other reason there is not much about Samantha Fox in this post is that I think Sam never realized her potential like Sabrina did.
I always had the impression that she could do more but didn´t want to do it. I remember that some years ago, well, more than a few years because this is about a video cassette, I found a video of Samantha Fox which was kind of a MAKING OF one of her calendars. I expected to see some skin, not like hardcore but at least as much as you could see in the pics for the calendar but the video was more like something out of Sesame Street and every time there was some exposed skin Sam was frantically obsessed with covering up again as quickly as possible. Now maybe she was tired of always showing her body and being objectified but then she should have either not do the calendar in the first place or not try to sell a video that is tamer than an episode of the Muppet Babies. Just my 5 cents worth.
The post was not really comic related but at least I got a better picture of Milo Manara´s cover for the italian version of PENTHOUSE magazine.
And I still hadn´t any luck finding art from Manara´s Sabrina comic. I wanted to add some stuff about the whole controversy regarding Milo Manara´s Spiderwoman cover but that will have to be in a separate post.
One final thought about the music industry, not that much has changed and there still are some hot singers out there who could easily cause the sales figures of any men´s magazine to skyrocket with their physique.
That´s all, many happy returns Sabrina and thanks for the mammaries. We start Today´s addendum with a few Sabrina live videos I couldn´t fit into the text. The first one is Guys and Dolls from a concert in Italy.
Here Sabrina performs her most famous song in a spanish tv show where she once again has trouble keeping her skintight outfit under control.
Here she is in another great outfit on a spanish tv show performing My Chico. I don´t know about you but I´m saluting. Well, a part of me.
Another performance of Boys, this time with some striptease action.
Damn, Sabrina´s live gigs really are something else and she looks sexier than ever in this video singing and dancing ( and bouncing ) to Hot Girl.
Speaking about looks here she is on spanish tv program Entre Amigos with her song Dirty Boy Looks which could be caused by her f - me outfit.
Another stunning live performance of Dirty Boy Looks and even without her porn diva outfit Sabrina looks very busty in her red cleavage top .
Here she is rendering Yeah Yeah although this time with a black top.
Again Sabrina sings Yeah Yeah in black but with some bouncing action.
This video of Rockabilly seems to be newer than the others because Sabrina looks older. Her Wonder Twins are still in great physical form.
And I just had to add the last one because of Sabrina´s brilliant outfit.
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Being a woman who is famous and adored by all men is very hard for any boyfriend to handle. All my boyfriends end up insecure. Samantha Fox