Nicollette Sheridan To Join Businessman At Austrian Opera Ball

A quirky Austrian businessman says he’s taking “Desperate Housewives” star Nicollette Sheridan to Vienna’s flashy Opera Ball next month.

Richard Lugner is a 76-year-old real estate and construction mogul who loves the limelight. Each year, he invites a different female celebrity to accompany him to the annual bash in the State Opera, which attracts both socialites and dignitaries.

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Sheridan, who was born in Britain, plays Edie Britt on the popular series set in suburban America.

Lugner’s past guests include Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton and Carmen Electra.

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This year’s Opera Ball will take place Feb. 19. Lugner announced his choice Wednesday amid much media attention.

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