Veronica Lario (born on 19 July 1956 as Miriam Raffaella Bartolini) is an Italian actress, currently the wife of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, although it has been reported that she intends to file for divorce.
Born in Bologna, Lario was an actress in low budget films. She also worked in theatrical plays with well-known actors; she retired from acting after meeting Silvio Berlusconi.
Married on 15 December 1990, Berlusconi and Lario have three children together: Barbara (1984), Eleonora (1986), and Luigi (1988). In the 80s, before the birth of the first-born daughter Barbara, Lario terminated an earlier pregnancy with an induced abortion, in order not to give birth to a child affected by significant morbidity.