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10 HOT reasons why Berlusconi is a very lucky man

August 02, 2013 10:10 IST

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While we were busy putting together this photo feature on him, former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was probably chewing his nails off.

Not because we have some explosive new scandal to slam him with, but because he is awaiting a court verdict on whether his conviction for tax fraud would be upheld.

A lower court had sentenced him to jail for a year and banned him from public office for fraudulently buying broadcasting rights for his media empire.

We don’t know what transpired in court. To be honest, most of those who will click on this link, don’t care about it either.

They are here to read about what Berlusconi is otherwise famous for -- his women.

So let’s cut all this talk short and see some of the many femme fatales the 76-year-old politician ‘dated’.

Let's begin with Karima El Mahroug, also known as Ruby Heartstealer, whose dalliances with Berlusconi led to his conviction on sex and misusing his position to spring her from a police cell.

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Image: Moroccan-born pole dancer Karima El Mahroug
Photographs: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

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Angela Sozio, who appeared on Grande Fratello -- Italy’s version of Big Brother -- and was famously snapped sitting on Berlusconi's knee some years ago at a weekend break with four other women at his luxury villa in Sardinia.

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Nicole Minetti is the former dental hygienist to Berlusconi. Minetti is in prison for her role in providing prostitutes to the alcohol-fueled sex parties thrown by the former Italian prime minister

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Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

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Berlusconi is reported to be in a steady relationship with 27-year-old Francesca Pascale since the last several months

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Photographs: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

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Noemi Letizia was the beauty at the root of Berlesconi's pain and sparked an end to his long marriage with Beronica Laro

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Photographs: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

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Italian actress Elena Russo was one of the five women mentioned on the so called Silvio tapes where Berlusconi calls a TV produer friend asking him to find jobs for the women he later calls his ”little butterflies

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Photographs: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images

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Eleonora Gaggioli, whose search on the internet throws up several photographs of her posing in her underwear on a leopard print sofa, was also named in the so-called Silvio tapes last year.

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Patrizia D'Addario, the prostitute who claimed to have slept with Berlusconi, shot to instant fame when she told in her book of her amazement at the former Italian prime minister's stamina

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Photographs: Fabio Serino/Reuters

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Barbara Matera is better known for her appearance in Miss Italia and her TV career where she has appeared as an announcer and in several soaps

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Photographs: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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Mara Carfagna, former model, Miss Italy contestant and calendar girl but never 'anything erotic', was Equal Opportunities minister in Berlusconi’s cabinet. At an awards dinner some years ago, Berlusconi told Carfagna, who is single, that if he wasn't married he would 'gladly marry' her. His wife sent a letter to a national newspaper demanding he apologise for embarrassing her -- which he duly did

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Photographs: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

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