Clara Petacci Biography
(Mistress of Benito Mussolini)
Birthday: February 28, 1912 (Pisces)
Born In: Rome, Italy
Clara Petacci was the mistress of the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Being born to a convinced fascist, she dutifully adored Mussolini and the cult of ducismo as a child. She sung the fascist youth anthem ‘Giovinezza’ and also gave the fascist salute while at school. She eventually managed to reach her idol when she was twenty years old, and while the Duce reportedly had had fleeting relationships with ‘as many as 400’ women, she quickly rose among the ranks to become his long-time mistress. She stayed with him till the end, and was executed alongside him on April 28, 1945. She has been featured in many films and TV shows like 'Claretta', 'Mussolini: The Untold Story' and 'Mussolini and I'. For her devotion as a lover, she is often portrayed favorably by later authors.