The world of cinema has lost another celebrity. Actress Gina Lollobrigida died on Monday January 16 at the age of 95, according to information from the Italian press agency Ansa. A big star in the 1950s and 1960s, the Italian was particularly known for her roles in the films Fanfan la Tulipe and Pain, Amour et Fantaisie. Sex symbol of her time, Gina Lollobrigida had been hospitalized last September following a break in the neck of the femur after a fall.
Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in the small village of Subiaco, located in central Italy. After moving to Rome to try her luck as an actress, the latter landed major roles alongside Franck Sinatra, Sean Connery, Marcello Mastroianni and Humphrey Bogart. In addition to Fanfan la Tulipe (1952) and Pain, Amour et Fantaisie (1953), Gina Lollobrigida enjoyed immense success in Italy during the broadcast of the film Notre-Dame de Paris (1956) where she played the role of Emerald.
Gina Lollobrigida has died aged 95
A little less known to the general public, the magnificent Italian also gave the reply in Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (1959), Imperial Venus (1962), Stronger than the Devil (1953) or even Trapeze (1956). After a long stay in the United States to perfect her career in Hollywood, Gina Lollobrigida returned to Italy at the end of the 1960s to devote herself to her other loves: photography and sculpture. Her career then led her into the world of politics in the 1990s, where she ran for the European elections on the list of the Italian Democratic Party. You will have understood it: a great woman is gone.
Gina Lollobrigida © Zuma Press