Known as the first Argentina woman to appear full nude in a film, 77-year-old soft-core porn star Isabel Sarli has just been named the country’s official ambassador of pop culture.
Born Hilda Isabel Gorrindo Sarli Tito in 1935, Sarli was crowned Miss Argentina in 1955. She went on to use her good looks and hourglass figure in more than 30 sexploitation films, which made her an international Latin American star.
Sarli has filmed in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela, with some of her films even attracting attention in the U.S. across the pond in the European countries.
On October 12, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner officially named Sarli Argentina’s Ambassador of Popular Cultural, saying, “Isabel Sarli is considered a true representative of the national culture, as much for her acting skills in films as for being considered a popular icon of her day and an emblematic figure of Argentine cinema.”