A couple of days ago one of the Italian paparazzi caught her with her two grandchildren on the beach at Forte dei Marmi where she is spending a few days with her son and his wife.
To reward the photographer's persistence she posed for a couple of minutes, standing on the lifeguard's boat, like a latter day Isadora Duncan, a character she has played many times in her career.
Buon compleanno Signora Fracci!
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Photo by Riccardo Dalle Luche, Lapresse
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.