Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida dies aged 95
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida died on January 16 at the age of 95. A true sex symbol, she was known for her roles in “Notre-Dame de Paris” by Jean Delannoy and “Fanfan la Tulipe” by Christian-Jaque.
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida has passed away. It was the Italian Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, who announced the news on Twitter this Monday, January 16. Huge star who conquered Hollywood in the 1950s, -Orson Welles said she was “the most fabulous woman in the world, the queen”– Luigina Lollobrigida breathed her last at the age of 95.
The busty brunette from Subiaco, a small village in Abruzzo, has acted in several films including Fanfan the Tulip by Christian-Jaque and The beauties of the night by René Clair, and starred Frank Sinatra, Sean Connery, Marcello Mastroianni, John Paul Belmondo or even Humphrey Bogart. “I owe my success to a Frenchman. It was the start of my international career., she said. But in 1970, Gina Lollobrigida decided to move away from the recording studios.
Actress Gina Lollobrigida is dead
Apart from a few film appearances, Gina Lollobrigida puts her acting career on hold to devote herself to her passions: sculpture and photography. In 1995, the one who photographed Indira Gandhi and met Queen Elizabeth IIreceives the Legion of Honor from the hands of François Mitterrand.
Like all successful actresses, Gina Lollobrigida struggles to find happiness in the household. “The Good Lord gave me the talent, but basta, love he refused me”she liked to say.
In 2013, the Italian sold 22 of her Bulgari jewels at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, with the aim of financing “an international hospital for stem cell research”. The earrings, rings and necklaces are estimated between 2 and 3 million dollars. In 2018, she received her star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.
The one affectionately nicknamed “the Lolo”, was recently the victim of a domestic accident. She was operated on after breaking her femur after a fall like indicates it Provence.
“Farewell to a diva of the big screen, protagonist of more than half a century of Italian cinema history. Its charm is eternal. Ciao Lollo », wrote Gennaro Sangiuliano on the social network Twitter. Gina Lollobrigida was married in 1949 to Yugoslav doctor Milko Skofic, before divorcing in 1971. The couple had a son.
Addio ad una diva del grande schermo, protagonista di oltre mezzo secolo di storia del cinema italiano. It suo fascino stay in eterno.
Ciao Lollo. pic.twitter.com/LbHf2MMXFy
— Gennaro Sangiuliano (@g_sangiuliano) January 16, 2023