During a press conference, international star Nina remembers simpler times, flashing back to her days as a maid in a run-down Italian hotel. As a young woman, Nina befriends Contessa Sanziani, an elderly woman who entertains Nina with memories of her vibrant, wealthy life with Count Sanziani. Inspired by her tales of success, young Nina fantasizes about her own adventures and seeks to find the same excitement in her life.
Ingrid Bergman, Liza Minnelli, Charles Boyer, Isabella Rossellini, Tina Aumont
Maurice Druon (novel), John Gay (screenplay)