“Beauty? A cage. Relationship with men devastated by my father”

Perhaps the game got out of control on social networks (some photos on Instagram remind me of the hotties, for many unforgettable, of the 80s and 90s), but certainly at 54 years old Sabrina Salerno is in great shape, everyone likes it – men and women – has a busy schedule until May 2023. And yesterday, to launch the first episode of Name That Tune – Guess the Songthe TV8 program starts on Tuesday, April 26, posted a video with Rocco Siffredi (he is part of the men’s team formed by Morgan, Riki, Pierpaolo Pretelli that she will challenge with Michela Giraud, Iva Zanicchi and Mietta) in which he plays his part, “This video can also become that other video…” , and she too: “But you’re too crazy.”

Tell the truth: is she one of those who eats a leaf of salad a day, spends hours at the gym, never misses?
“I’ve always been obsessed with fitness, and the dance experience has given me a crazy drive to do better and better. But like everyone else, of course. And when I do, I try to work it out later. I’m not a dessert fan, luckily, but yesterday I made a good risotto with two glasses of Franciacorta and today I’m keeping it light. I’ll be back for a drink in a week. I follow what the body tells me ».
Did he ever tell you to make some adjustments?
“Lots of beauty treatments and many hours in the gym, but never that. Young beauty is a gift. But after age 25, if you don’t lead a healthy lifestyle, problems start. I’ve always done that and now, at my age, I can say that I like myself more than I did before. I am safer as a woman, a little more ironic, and also calmer.”
Who helps you on social media?
“I do everything myself. For me they are like a stage. My friends take pictures of me between meetings at work. We should use them though, not be used (between Ig, Fb and twitter has more than 2 million followers, ed)”.


With today’s awareness, what would you say to 20-year-old Sabrina?
“That we should never believe too much in the things that happen to us. At that age I was not fully aware of what I was experiencing. Today I know everything, or almost everything, and I look at everything with detachment. Our work, then, is made up of a thousand variations, encounters, randomness. After all, what do we sell?”.
What do you sell?
“Dreams? Entertainment? To resist I always tried to keep the balance above madness, as Vasco says ».
What took you?
“The desire to do what I wanted the way I wanted to. I’ve always been like this.”
More courageous or reckless?
“Half and half. In life you have to know how to take risks and I always did that, when I was young certainly more recklessly. Even today, however, we say that we never know how it will end. It’s part of the game.”
So far does he get what he deserves or not?
“I have no doubts: I could have done and had much, much, much more. But I’m having a lot of fun right now and I hope to do whatever I want between now and 80.”
Why do you make this assessment?
“Because we are a somewhat prejudiced country, which demonizes levity and where everyone takes themselves too seriously, which always seemed a little stupid to me, and I took it a little for granted. And if, as a pretty girl, she was successful at a very young age, and for the last 50 years she still shows herself to us, we’re not really there.”
But don’t say that beauty didn’t help.
“No, but it was a double-edged sword. On the one hand he gave me a lot, on the other he locked me in a cage. He has no idea how many insiders, often envious, got in my way. Only Claudio Cecchetto did so much for me. He was the most important man in my career (the two had a short-lived relationship, ed). He was able to make room for a free spirit like me.”
He said of himself that he can also be “lazy and heavy”: when and why?
“Over the years, I’ve become more and more tough on judgments. I no longer have a middle ground. Yesterday I fought with my husband (businessman Enrico Monti, 54, married in 2006, with whom he had his son Luca Maria, 18, ed.) because I said that in the world, negative things are 80%, positive things only on the 20th. is optimistic, I am not”.
Why?
“Since I was born, life has always tested me. Fortunately, I was never crushed.’
Do you have any friends?
«The right ones, without which I would not live».
In the entertainment world?
“Yes, of course. Mietta, for example ».
Your artistic references?
“I never had them and I never will. I am me and I follow for what I am”.
Who do you like?
“Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga. Dua Lipa and Britney Spears. She makes me feel immense tenderness.”
Will a new record do this sooner or later?
“Right. I’m working on it.”


Why have you said on several occasions that singing 1991’s “We are women” with Jo Squillo felt like a defeat for you?
“Because I thought respect, equality and non-violence were taken for granted. I was wrong”.
What was life’s mistake?
“Have a dishonest person run my business. I should have done it the other way around, but I was only 17 when I started making it. And not having a normal family, I accepted situations that I should never have accepted. Fortunately, after a few years I rebelled and put everything in the hands of the lawyers.”
In concrete terms, how much money did that agent steal from you?
“Millions and millions of euros”.
How was it during confinement?
“Bad. Like everyone else. I understand that you have to live for the day and the future can’t be planned anymore, which is very difficult for a control freak like me.”
What do you have in mind right now?
“A mega-project I can’t talk about. I hope to be able to do more this year. I have commitments, also in France, until mid-2023».
Is it personal too?
“Yes. A book about my life, but I didn’t feel like doing it anymore. These are painful events that I’m still not able to bring to light.”
Have you ever been under review?
“More than once, but after the first date I always ran away. I can not do it. And he has no idea how much my sister insists on doing that.’

Your sister, a psychologist, Manuela Incrocci, 45, whom you only met in 2009, also the daughter of that father who never wanted to recognize her?
“Yes. She wrote to me in 2009 and we finally met. I’ve been waiting for this my whole life.”
Did she do the same treatment too?
“No. He was wanted, recognized and loved. Me At 47 years old I did the DNA recognition because he said I wasn’t his daughter… Even Manuela, however, after a while she started to understand him better. At one point he became a father of a child, just when she became a mother and expected him to be a grandfather, not show up with a brother.”
So in 2019 he called him and you guys started talking, right?
“Yes. It lasted four months. We talked to each other. Then, unfortunately, he died. I think it’s always better to forgive, but doing it truly within yourself, and not just with words, is very difficult.”
Did it work?
“I don’t know. My relationship with men was so devastated by the absence of my father, that I have no words to explain how much it conditioned me”.

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