Dominot, an artist that in 1958 takes part in the Federico Fellini's movie
"La dolce vita", sings some songs of Edith Piaf in his Club in Rome (Baronato Quattro Bellezze)
(From Wikipedia, Google translated... sorry) Antonio Iacono was born in Tunis, the son of immigrants from Caltanissetta, and hometown begins the first studies of the theater. Young, performing, disguised as a woman in the room "the Pochinierre."
His early twenties he moved to Paris, where he studied acting at the Academy of Drama with Jacques Toulsa the ComédieFrançaise. To pay for studies dresses and makes stripping the"Madame Arthur" (who was then in Europe, the most famous resort of this kind) in Pigalle, and sings to the Carousel.
Before playing even Tehran, where he lives for a short period.
In the late fifties he settled permanently in Rome, where he attended the cafe society described in the film "La dolce vita", without hiding his homosexuality, and attended among others Giò Stajano and Vinicio Diamanti.
In 1958 he met Federico Fellini, who signed him for a part in the movie "La dolce vita". The punchline of the film lies precisely Dominot, which states itself: a declared homosexual and transvestite, in the Rome of the sixties.
In the seventies dedicated to avant-garde theater, with stage director GiancarloNanni.
In 1984, finally opened a local Dominot in Rome, Baronato Quattro bellezze, where he performed en travesti singing the great repertoire of French music copyright, from Edith Piaf to Juliette Greco.
In 2005 returns to the big screen thanks to Abel Ferrara who does play during the opening credits of her Mary, and in 2007 in Go Go Tales.
Natalia Ginzburg has handed over to him this quasi-epitaph:
"Sing some songs of Edith Piaf with gestures and attitudes of Piaf."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sDoAc3e-lQ (From the "Dolce vita")
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominot (Biography in Italian)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0415049/ (IMDB reference)