'Berlusconi's sexual prowess hypnotised me'
An actress accused of hiring prostitutes for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has claimed his sexual prowess "hypnotised" her.
Sabina Began (38), described how Berlusconi charmed her at his luxury villa in 2005.
Smitten by Berlusconi: Sabina Began claims that Italian PM Berlusconi
made her feel like a real woman and she spent the night with him after
falling in love with him
She said, "He was whispering in my ear, hypnotising me. After two hours I was hot and ready. He made me feel like a woman."
Nicknamed by the Italian press the 'Queen Bee' of Berlusconi's inner circle, she disclosed for the first time how she met the prime minister, who turns 75 today.
She told the Italian edition of Vanity Fair that she fell for Berlusconi and went to bed with him after being introduced to him in Sept 2005 at his villa on Sardinia''s Costa Smeralda, to which she was flown from Rome in a private jet.
He first expressed an interest in her when they went for a walk around a small lake in the grounds of the multi-million pound villa complex.
"He was whispering in my ear, it was as if I was hypnotised," she said. "After a couple of hours I was smitten. I looked at the prime minister and said 'I want to spend the night with you. He was romantic, it was a marvellous night. I was in love. He's the only man who's made me feel like a woman."
Began, who was born in Germany but forged a career in Italy as a topless model, is under investigation for allegedly helping to recruit around 30 showgirls and escorts for the prime minister's so-called bunga bunga sex parties.
Began denies the allegations.
Since her liaison with the media mogul she has taken on the role of organising his parties, one of which was attended by George Clooney, the Hollywood actor and director.
Began's account comes as prosecutors consider whether to bring charges against Berlusconi on suspicion of inducing a businessman, Gianpaolo Tarantini to lie on his behalf about the alleged prostitution ring.
Tarantini is accused of being the ringleader of the ring and is also under investigation for allegedly extorting from the billionaire premier.