Hope Diamond aka. “The Gem of Exotics”..
Leona Beldini has not had an easy life.. She married singer Bobby Colt in March of ‘56, and had a child with him. But in the Summer of 1960, Colt deserted the marriage to begin a relationship with infamous bellydancer: Nejla Ates..
More recently (in July of 2009), Ms. Beldini was arrested in a massive FBI sting that nabbed public officials for taking bribes.. Hope was convicted on 2 counts of bribery; and is still serving part of a 3-Year sentence in a Texas prison..