Maria Grazia Cucinotta is the focus of a book by renowned Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland about Maria Grazia Cucinotta "As a pin-up". The Italian beauty caught his eye many years ago with her performance in the movie "Il Postino" and since then he has been in love with her glamour and the way she presents herself to the world.
When one reads about how he describes her it is obvious that he is madly in love with her and how she is able to with one look tell a complete story and in this book of photographs that features her he explains the appeal.
He loves her 'old world' glamour with included the use of culottes, string galore, corsets, stockings, "balconies", cups and border anglaise. In her he receives a message from Cucinotta as a woman who is without shame and strong enough to display a classy femininity that make her unique and in the process makes 'prisoners' men of all ages.
Douglas Kirkwood's description of her as a pin-up queen can be summed up with the words "Women riappropriatevi of you femininity". (Il Messaggero - November 24).
The focus on Maria Grazia Cucinotta at this stage of her career is very interesting as there is no question that she is still a popular actress not just with her fans but also filmmakers as she has three Italian projects in post-production and two English language projects, "Road to Capri" which will start filming in 2015 and the recently announced "The Cook & the Critic".
A look at her film schedule suggests that she is moving into the media spotlight as a feature actress in both Europe and Hollywood and if that happens in the United States she will have men of all ages racing to the movies.
Get ready movie fans of beautiful Italian women, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, one of the Mediterranean pin-up queens is sending signals that she might be making more Hollywood movies.