Pinnochio's long nose was the inspiration behind an internet site for woman with extra-large snouts called Pinnocchia. Its homepage states,
This website is devoted to women who do not conform to the stereotypical ideal of feminine beauty and whose beauty is enhanced by their larger or uniquely shaped noses.
So who is the latest to join Streisand and Callas on their forum? None other than Cecilia Bartoli.
‘Cutenoselover' comments on the Roman diva,
Regardless of the nose, I've always found her to be quite sexy.
While ‘Vlad' says,
She has style and elegance. Attributes that match a big nose. Like Maria Callas and Angelica Huston.
Bartoli and Callas might not be natural bedfellows vocally, but schnoz-wise they're part of a world-wide sisterhood. So on International Women's Day why don't we raise our glasses to Penelope Cruz, Virginia Woolf, Dalida, Edith Sitwell and all the other magnificently endowed women in the arts.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.