A veteran porn performer dubbed the Italian Stallion has told how he has used tips he picked up shooting adult movies to help his athletic star son.
Adult film performer Rocco Antonio Tano, 58 – better known on screen as Rocco Siffredi – is one of the industry’s hardest-working stars.
But after having starred in more than 1,300 pornographic films, he pulled out of the industry to protect his family and marriage.
Now he has told how he had passed on some of the hard lessons he learned on movie shoots to his son, one of Italy’s fastest-rising athletics stars.
Hunky Leonardo Tano is a strapping 6f 4ins tall (195cm) and has inherited his dad’s good looks and works part-time as a model.
The sportsman recently won a 60-metre hurdles championship at an indoor meeting in Ancona, Italy.
He competes for the Hungarian athletics team due to the double citizenship because of his Hungarian-born mum Rosza Tassi, 50.
He was part of the Hungarian national team in Tbilisi, Georgia, during the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2015.
And he is studying mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan.
But dad Rocco says he still has something to teach his brainy son, learned from his own desire not to be a flop in his blue movies.
He said: “I taught him how to fight performance anxiety.”
Rocco added on Italian media: “Leonardo took all of my stubbornness. But in another area. He uses his head much more, so to speak.”
Star Rocco made headlines when he burst into tears during an interview and declared himself a sex addict last year (Nov 2022).
The star was recently handed out a prestigious merit award by mayor Leo Castiglione in the city of Ortona, in the region of Abruzzo, Italy, for his contributions to the city’s promotion on a global scale.
The controversial decision prompted a divided reaction among some of the locals.