I really thought this year I could do the final version of this post where it´s all about Somona Ventura - and maybe a bit about Federica Ridolfi.
Especially since I went to all the trouble and did a separate post about Monique Sluyter and the Tutti Frutti girls. But then I got a little carried away and there was some new Power Girl stuff I wanted to add and some new animated GIFs of porn star and real life Power Girl Carolyn Monroe and here we are with a post that is much longer than any previous versions and is sure to surpass any upload limit. Which means that there definitely will be a re - post of Simona Ventura next year and maybe then I can do the shorter and final version. But let´s get to it : Simona is one of the hottest MILFs on italian tv and maybe in the whole world. I first saw her waaay back when we could still receive italian tv via the normal tv cable.
She was the presenter of QUELLI CHE IL CALCIO which was probably the best show about soccer - EVER, a sports - oriented variety program that is broadcast live from Milan. The popular show mixes coverage of Italian Serie A soccer in real time with comedy and music. And hot women.
Yes, that´s the difference between italian tv and german tv : in Italy a show about soccer has comedy, movie stars, interviews, music acts, a megahot presenter and a dance group with various incredible sexbombs. In Germany it´s some old guys sitting around a table and drinking beer.
But back to the best soccer tv program on the planet. Not only did they have the hot Simona Ventura presenting the show they also had a ballet with THE italian Ueber Power Girl of all time EVER : Federica Ridolfi.
Aside from participating in the usual dance numbers with the other girls of the ballet troupe Federica also has her solo performances which are ultrahot ( although italian fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana weren´t too impressed with her dance when they visited the show, those dudes were so gay, and I don´t mean that as an insult, just stating the fact ).
Anyway, when men in Italy think about soccer they think about Federica.
Since her wikipedia entry is rather bleak here is her bio :
Federica Ridolfi was born on March 2, 1974, in Rome, Italy. Her father is actor Gianni Ridolfi, who appeared alongside screen legends Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in various films.
Studying dance since her early teens, she began her career in the world of entertainment as a professional dancer with 17. She was in BAGAGLINO in 1991, and between 1993 and 1997 she appeared in a few Italian variety and talk shows, including BEATRO TRA LE DONNE and FURORE.
In 2000, Ridolfi landed her first acting gig with a brief appearance in the Italian television miniseries LA CASA DELLE BEFFE, co starring Anna Falchi and Pippo Franco. In January 2003, she played Marina in the comedy LA PALESTRA, a tv movie starring Valeria Marini and Maurizio Mattioli. Also in 2003, she appeared on TV's CI VEDIAMO IN TRIBUNALE and IL PROCESSO DI BISCARDI.
In addition to her appearances on QUELLI CHE IL CALCIO ( which she joined in 2005 ), Ridolfi was also featured on QUELLI CHE IL CALCIO ASPETTANO during the 2005 - 2006 soccer season. The live broadcast preceded soccer matches and also included comedy sketches that satirize politicians and other celebrities. In September 2005, she appeared on the cover of Max Magazine, which also featured an interview with the tv star.
But back to Todays birthday babe : Simona also hosted X - FACTOR
and ISOLA DEI FAMOSI ( the italian version of SURVIVOR ) because of her good sense of humor and a body that just won´t quit. She has the best outfits on tv ever, is not afraid to show her stuff and while Simona´s not mega stacked she has a lot of sex appeal no matter if she´s wearing a shirt with a bit of cleavage, a hot teacher´s outfit, doing a super sexy wet carwash or dons a black dress that barely covers her impressive talents.
And she also bends over a lot especially when her XXL - sized boobs could fall out of her dress at any given minute. Really, she bends over a lot !!!
Now with movies or comics I could tell you which ones were the best and you would know where to get them. It´s not that easy with a tv show.
Especially past episodes from tv shows from Italy. I don´t even know if the shows are still on air since I have no access to italian tv. So it´s going to be a lot of pictures and clips. I know that some readers have a problem with that but I don´t want to put any download links on the blog and I also don´t want to link to other websites that are not safe for work. In any case most of these links or websites are deleted sooner or later so I tried to cram the best Simona Ventura stuff in this post. Bare with me.
Here are some of her best tv appearances : sexy teacher / hot secretary.
Simona also did her version of Jessica Simpson´s carwash video THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING - at least that´s what I think it´s supposed to be - and she really goes all out on this one and gets totally soaking wet. The guy in the car ( I don´t know who the lucky dude is but I envy him ) understandably goes totally crazy inside. Better than viagra !
Another of Simona´s best tv moments was on ISOLA DEI FAMOSI where she wore a dress that was obviously waaaaaay tighter than she anticipated.
During the show she was constantly fiddling with it because she could obviously not breathe - at least not without spilling out of her top.
Now she´s in quite the dilemma because on one side she was desperately trying to prevent the dress from squeezing her breasts up to her chin. But then you see her pause with her hand grabbing the zipper, realizing that if she loosens the dress ( or if her breasts destroy the zipper which´s more likely ) she might show more than she wants. In the end she decides to let it be even as more and more of her bosom is squeezed out of the top.
That´s the best part and when she bows down during her entrance.
And it gets better : on X - FACTOR Simona was wearing various hot outfits which included a generous cleavage so she could show her moneymakers.
Simona really got a lot of mileage out of her double airbags especially with some black dresses with such impressive mega cleavages it left all males speechless. Simona really knows how to work that cleavage ! You go girl !
Next up is another special video. I think Simona has lost a bet and has to do the famous " chin chin " performance from the COLPO GROSSO show.
For my non - european readers out there : there was a show called COLPO GROSSO from Italy with some dancers dressed as certain fruits who would dance to a special song and when the last refrain said " chin chin " they popped their tops and the candidates had to make a bet ( before they opened their tops ) if they had stickers of fruits on them or not.
If they had fruits - or rather stickers with fruits - on them the candidates would win points and if they had enough of them they could get the women who presented the european nations to strip. Who could get the most women the most naked was the winner and the points they would score were called country points or Länderpunkte, a word that has become a household expression in Germany. It´s not unusual to hear german tv viewers say : Well, we´re not going to see any Länderpunkte in this movie. Anyway, the show was done to promote the Ecu, the new currency for a United Europe ( no, that really didn´t work out that well ) but the important part was getting to see girls strip. Although the men always forgot which girl represented which country and so often the hottest looking girls never got their turn. This one was my favorite.
The show was adapted by various countries and it was called AY QUE CALOR in Spain and TUTTI FRUTTI in Germany. In Germany it was the show nobody watched ( or at least admitted watching ) but everybody saw.
When it was first shown in the 80s I was doing my military service in Munich and in my room there was cable tv - unlike at home. So every Sunday afternoon I took the ICE to Munich, bought some american comics at the station, went to the barracks, showered, shaved and watched TUTTI FRUTTI before going to sleep. And I always made sure to catch the beginning, I didn´t want to miss the big breasted hottie from the intro.
In Germany the show was hosted by Hugo Egon Balder, Tiziana and Monique Sluyter, who may be responsible for my fixation on Power Girl.
I mean it must have been around the same time when I read Bart Sear´s version of Power Girl in the pages of JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE and when I saw Monique´s impersonation of Marilyn Monroe on TUTTI FRUTTI.
In the old comics artist Wally Wood kept making Power Girl´s breasts bigger and bigger to see how far he could take it. Or at least that is the urban legend. Fact is that the artists after him drew her with normal proportions .... or what is considered normal for superheroines. Until Bart Sears took over the character, buffed her up and returned her to her overdeveloped signature breast size - at least until the whole NEW 52 fiasko / retcon.
When I started to read american comics the DC universe was brand new thanks to the CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS fallout and I grabbed all the series I didn´t know which included the two fisted combo of JUSTICE LEAGUE by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire and JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE also by Giffen and Matteis, art by Bart Sears and inks by Pablo Marcos whom I knew from his work on DEFENDERS. I don´t know if it was fate but the very first issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE EUROPE I got was issue 4 in which Power Girl, Flash and Animal Man share a hotel room as they go to Bialya on an undercover mission. I re - read the issue a few times and I always wondered if these more human - and more horny in the case of Flash - heroes didn´t spend the waiting time in a more adult way.
Well, I was young, in my sexual prime and had a lot of spare time in the barracks ( we were three in one room but the others went home after duty so I had the black and white television set with a lot of TUTTI FRUTTI and PLAYBOY LATE NIGHT episodes all to myself which didn´t exactly help my situation ) so I re - read the issue a few times imagining what could have happened if Animal Man would have gotten Power Girl under his control with pheromones. Ah, all the things I would have done to her.
For me Bart Sear´s version is still the definite version of Power Girl and now that DC is back - paddling with their REBIRTH initiative and restoring many things I am of course curious to find out what that means for Power Girl. As far as I know she has not yet appeared in the all new DC universe continuity so there might be a return to her former glory in store for her.
But back to Monique Sluyter. I think she´s dutch and she was one of the girls on TUTTI FRUTTI. I have to say I liked her more than Tiziana who always played the goofy part. Not that Monique couldn´t be goofy and would have problems with the german pronunciation ( although her accent could drive men crazy ). But she always did it with charme and some tongue in cheek humor. It also helped that she is totally hot ( check out more GIFs with the Tutti Frutti girls in Monique´s new birthday post ).
Now, back to Simona, she also has to do the chin chin dance even if she´s allowed to wear a bra beneath. Although she has to do it two times.
But sexy Simona can even top that. Here she is with a stunning strapless black dress that´s just a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen !!!
It´s a wonder that her impressively well rounded star qualities ( 36DD ! ) don´t fall out the way she´s leaning forward so far and so repeatedly.
Man, this woman is just too much ! The top of her dress can barely contain the wonder twins from spilling out. If only we were that lucky !!!
So, this post has gotten longer than expected - and with a lot more clips - but finally I got to give a shout out to one of my favorite tv cult sirens.
Manny happy returns Simona and Viva Italia !
To close things here´s a compilation with some of her breast moments :
In our entertainment block we continue with blow up sex dolls with a big rack as retired 32E porn superstar Jenna Presley who performed in over 275 films celebrates her 30th birthday. Going over her biography I found out that her real name is Brittini Ruiz so we might actually be related. I would still do her, I mean it would be a very distant relation and who wouldn´t love to be a kissing ( or f - word - ing ) cousin with Jenna ?
The buxom beauty started her career in the adult entertainment industry as a topless dancer in Mexico at the age of 15 after getting drunk for the first time. Ah, the many wonders of alcohol, once again the right dosage of beverage has changed the course of history for the better. Jenna is one of the few adult movie stars who always elevates any movie she´s in and her christian beliefs have never stopped her from going all the way in front of the camera although it also might have been a factor for leaving the porn business. As were her bouts with anorexia, drugs and several suicide attempt. I hope it all works out in the end. Until then we have her movies and while I haven´t seen all of them from the ones I did her best ones are from the Doctor Adventures series. I could use a doctor like that.
James Robinson turns 54 and since he has written or co - written some of my favorite comic books like JSA, Starman, The Golden Age and especially Leave It To Chance I thought about giving him a solo post but after doing a quick inventory I realized that I don´t have enough material for that.
Okay, you might say when has that ever stopped me before but I did some research on the internet and there is not enough good art out there. But who knows ? Since this post is written in advance I might actually have the necessary material for a full blown stuff. I still have not given up hope to do a full blown post pimping Leave It To Chance and I have been a fan of this series from the start. In fact, if you go back to my very first post you will find a picture of the cover of issue 13 there ( the last issue that came out ) and my third post was about the excellent Kitty Pryde - Shadow And Flame mini series drawn by Paul Smith who also collaborated with James Robinson on The Golden Age and Leave It To Chance. Which brings us to the links which are all for those two books. If you haven´t read the series and are not afraid of getting spoilered there is a review of The Golden Age on JUSTICE LEAGUE : REVISITED and Dean Compton at THE UNSPOKEN DECADE covers The Golden Age in 4 parts ( part 1 / part 2 / part 3 / part 4 ) and also has an entry for the Justice Society of America series by Len Strazewski and the late Mike Parobeck . Jim MacQuarrie on GEEKDAD has a post on the 20th anniversary of Leave It To Chance in 2016 which slipped unnoticed by everybody and you can see some interior pages from that and other series Paul Smith has worked on over the years on his website .
Speaking of comic pimping, they are currently out of print but you can still get the hardcover collections of Leave It To Chance via online stores like amazon and although they only reprint the series up to issue 11 they are totally worth it since these are oversized and you can read this with your kids. It kind of makes me wish they did an absolute edition of this series.
Another somewhat comic related anniversary is the 57th birthday of Brad Meltzer who has written other things besides comics. I am always cautious when writer from other genres try to write comic books because unlike other people I don´t have an inferiority complex about reading comics so I don´t feel the need to validate this passion of mine by having writers from accepted areas like books, movies or tv come in and " elevate " this art form. But I have to give credit where credit is due, Identity Crisis was a well written mini series otherwise people would not have been so upset about what happened in its pages. If it had been it would have just been dismissed as not part of the canon like so many other bad comic stories. On the other side his run on Green Arrow left me a bit underwhelmed.
Speaking of tv writing, when I read that Michael Praed turns 57 I knew that name sounded familiar and after doing a bit of research I found out that he played the lead character Robin of Loxley in Robin of Sherwood. A pox on your house imdb, for not making that the first thing on your known for section. For all those out there who missed the 80s and who only heard of the great cult series from that decade, this was one of them.
This series was a monster and a worldwide success. But not only did it make Robin Hood cool again and has one of the most macho endings in all of tv history it also laid the groundwork for other adaptions like Robin Hood : Prince Of Thieves. Kevin Costner draws a lot on the charmed rogue Michael Praed played and Morgan Freeman´s role of Azeem was blatantly swiped from Nazir. I also have to thank this tv series for introducing me to the mystical music of Clannad who provided the mindblowing soundtrack.
Speaking of great tv series, Anette O´Toole celebrates her 65th birthday who is best known to Today´s tv audiences as Martha Kent on Smallville ( which a lot of people didn´t know was related to the Superman mythos ) and to people from my generation as Lana Lang in Superman III - The Lightning of Steel how it was called here in Germany for some reason.
We are staying with comics and to my shame I had to do a bit of research on Francois Thomas who turns 66 and created one of my favorite comics Stan Caiman which is all about women with incredibly big breasts. You can see how this caught my attention. I don´t think he is actually working on the series and what has been published so far has been collected in two volumes. Naturally the cover below is on my list of comic covers I would like Yaya Han to re - enact ( since we are on the subject of women with incredibly big airbags ) although I would make her doing the hula hoop as a bare chested night nurse on top of a cocktail drink the covers main focus.
Aprops sexbombs with big oppais, an german sex icon from my misspent youth celebrates her 70th anniversary : Ingrid Steeger. She was in a lot of erotic comedies of the 80s although she became best known as starring resident sexbomb on the german variety / cabaret cult show KLIMBIM.
I remember the show was must see tv ( not only because Ingrid wore really skimpy outfits and sometimes even went topless ) and it´s really indicative of the kind of tv program we have Today that a show from the 70s has more political commentary and social critique than most german tv productions from Today. You can find some episodes on YouTube but since it´s been over 30 years since I watched them I have no idea which ones are the best. In any case here´s a short clip with young Ingrid Steeger.
Ingrid was never quite happy with her image as a sexbomb / jokester girl but I have to say that being sexy AND funny is no small feat to pull off if you consider how many of Todays young actresses try at this and fail.
Anyway, Ingrid most stuck to what she did best and she did not only bring a godgiven natural sensuality but also a kind of naiivitee to her roles. One of her most famous series was ZWEI HIMMLISCHE TÖCHTER ( Two Heavenly Daughters ) with co star Iris Berben who played the straight girl to Ingrid´s crazy girl. If you don´t know Iris Berben, she is one of those actresses who don´t seem to age as she looked like 20 when she was already 50. Anyway, it´s a funny series that has some famous german actors on it like Dieter Hildebrandt and if you watch it Today it´s hard to understand why it was only on tv after midnight. As coincidences would have it one of the many movies Ingrid Steeger starred in is Die Tote aus der Themse ( Angels of Terror was the english title ) a movie based on a story by Edgar Wallace who´s birthday is also Today. And to top things off Uschi Glas is also in it.
From the master of black and white crime movies we come to another candidate in our Dearly Departed section who has spent a lot of time in black and white movies : the great late Toshiro Mifune. Whenever I hear that some people don´t watch black and white movies I just shake my head because they will miss such classic films like The Seven Samurais, Rashomon, Sanjuro or Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa. Toshiro also starred in one of my father´s favorite movies Kagemusha - Shadow Warrior which he probably watched a dozen times and which I still have not seen from start to finish. But my favorite series with Toshiro Mifune was always Shogun.
And of course Yojimbo had a big hand in creating one of my favorite comic series by Stan Sakai about a certain anthropomorphic long - eared ronin.
Our last birthday shoutout goes to one of the most important figures in british television, Sydney Newman who initiated such cult tv shows like The Avengers and Doctor Who. Since I have no video for The Avengers here is the best known incarnation of the time - traveling timelord.
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Damn the upper classes - they don´t even own televisions.