BTW, this film is called La donna più bella del mondo, and it’s very loosely suggested by certain events and characters in the life and legend of Lina Cavalieri. (In other words, it’s utter and pure fiction.) But anyway, la Cavalieri is portrayed by Gina Lollbrigida, who certainly lives up to the title “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World.”

It’s not clear whether la Lollobrigida does her own singing in this movie. But here’s an example of what the real Cavalieri sounded like. And here’s more of

as Lina.