Saturday, November 07, 2009

Katarina Witt, socialism's most beautiful face

Katarina Witt was the GDR's poster athlete, everybody's darling in both East and West Germany.

All this was held against her once the Berlin Wall came down. The woman once dubbed "the most beautiful face of socialism" by Time Magazine soon found herself lampooned by German tabloids as a Party puppet.

In subsequent years, she also tried, in vain, to prevent publication of her Stasi file, which revealed that she had cooperated fully with East Germany's feared secret police.

She might be getting old, but Katarina Witt and her boob salad can still command an audience. Especially when she decides to wear one of those St. Pauli Girl type outfits. Watch here as she breaks out the gun show.

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