(born on 19 July 1956 as Miriam Raffaella Bartolini
) is a former Italian
actress, currently the wife of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi
, although she has filed for legal separation, which is the first step towards divorce in Italian law.
Born in Bologna
, Lario was an actress
in low budget films
. She also worked in theatrical plays with well-known actors; she retired from acting after meeting Silvio Berlusconi.
Married on 15 December 1990, Berlusconi and Lario have three children together: Barbara (1984), Eleonora (1986), and Luigi (1988). In the 80s, before the birth of the first-born daughter Barbara, Lario terminated an earlier pregnancy
with an induced abortion
, in order not to give birth to a child affected by significant morbidity
As the wife of the Italian premier, Veronica Lario has chosen to maintain a low public profile. She has avoided most public events and meetings and she seldom accompanies her husband Silvio Berlusconi at official meetings. On the other hand, she has been known to have publicly expressed political opinions contrasting with those of her husband (for example, on bioethics
or in backing for protesters demonstrating against the... Read More