Romanian-born reputed photographer Irina Ionesco snapped controversial photos of her 11-year-old daughter Eva and passed them to the European edition of famous men’s magazine, Playboy. (scroll down for photos)
The initial pictorial in the magazine, showed the child on a deserted beach, but that issue was withdrawn off the market a few days after publication.
Just two years later, in 1978, Eva appeared in the European branch of Penthouse magazine as well.
The provocative snapshots were taken by her mother Irina, who managed to shock the society at that time. However the pictorial manages to provoke hysteria also nowadays. Eva instead, has remained marked for life because of pictures and slams her mother for “stealing her childhood”.
My Little Princess is a film that depicts the life of Eva Ionesco and its premiere takes place on October 22, 2011 during the French Film Festival in Romania.
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