When Villager Gianna Ragona-Suarez visited her favorite café on Rome’s Via Veneto a couple of years ago before the COVID-19 pandemic, she lamented at how different it was from the “old days.”
The waiter asked, “What can I get you?”
Gianna launched into a conversation about “Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sitting to the right, and Paul Newman over there, and…”
“What can I get you?” asked the bored waiter again.
“He didn’t care at all about how it used to be,” she laughs. “He just wanted my drink order.”
Gianna started off in the “star” business doing bit roles in films being shot in Rome. Then she began designing clothing for popular music