Hollywood hardman Bruce Willis took time out of his acting career to choose this year's (05) Miss Italia pageant at a glamorous ceremony on Monday (19SEP05).

The SIN CITY star, 50, was this year's head juror of the annual beauty pageant in the north Italian town of Salsomaggiore Terme.

Willis crowned Turin law student EDELFA CHIARA MASCIOTTA, 21, as Miss Italia during a live televised finale.

The actor declared his love for Italian women, praising their "elegance and grace" and lack of defects.