A woman was ordered by police to step out of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy's capital, after she tried to reenact a scene from 1960 movie La Dolce Vita on Tuesday (19 July 2016). To the surprise of tourists and onlookers, the woman – identified as British author of German descent Delilah Jay – waded into the 17th-century fountain and occasionally stopped to blow kisses to the crowd.

Jay was then ordered by a policeman to step out of the famous landmark and pay a €450 (£375, $495) fine, Italian media have reported.

The woman's idenitity has not been formally disclosed - however it is believed that she is the 64-year-old British-German author, singer and politician.

Jay was trying to re-create the famous scene in Federico Fellini's 1960 classic in which Anita Ekberg enters Trevi Fountain.

"Policemen were very kind, they helped me get out of the fountain," Jay was quoted as saying by La Repubblica newspaper. "In the police report, I explained I did it because I love Italy. I love Fellini and I want the Dolce Vita."

This is not the first time that people have been fined for entering the fountain, which recently underwent a €2.2m restoration. Earlier in July, seven Italian youths were fined €3,250 after they immersed themselves in the 'lion fountain' in the Piazza del Popolo.