Updated: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:15:00 GMT | By Sarah Hecks
The most outrageous Berlusconi quotes

Silvio Berlusconi

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It seems the era of the Italian dinosaur playboy is well and truly over, as Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to seven years in prison and a lifetime ban of holding public office, after being found guilty of having sex with an underage Moroccan  girl, Karima El Mahroug (otherwise known as ‘Ruby the Heart Stealer’).

Though, it can hardly be said though that the former Italian prime minister didn’t make a good go of it – media tycoon, three times elected prime minister and owner of AC Milan - throughout his career he could always be relied upon to say something indelicate. His bizarre humour and insults were always a source of international outcry.

So in honour of Il Cavaliere’s insalubrious career, we take a look back at his most outrageous quotes…

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