Gina Lollobrigida Overview:

Legendary actress, Gina Lollobrigida, was born Luigina Lollobrigida on Jul 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Lollobrigida died at the age of 95 on Jan 16, 2023 in Rome, Italy .


Raven-haired Italian actress with beauty-queen figure, who became Italy's first post-war sex symbol. A number of homegrown films as slinky flirt got her known internationally as "La Lollo" and appearances in Hollywood movies made her a worldwide pin-up. Kept going fairly strongly until the early seventies, although long before that overtaken in popularity by Sophia Loren.

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Lollobrigida was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Gina Lollobrigida Quotes:

Capt. Tom Reynolds: What would you like for Christmas?
Carla Vesari: [bored with his provincialism] A twelve-foot statue of your grandfather.

Lisa Helena Fellini: Robert?
Robert L. Talbot: Mhm?
Lisa Helena Fellini: When you get to the terrace, would you do me a favour?
Robert L. Talbot: Sure.
Lisa Helena Fellini: Jump off.

Carla Vesari: [to Captain Reynolds] Your stern Midwestern morality is so refreshing.

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Gina Lollobrigida Facts
"Lollo", a kind of "curly" lettuce, was named after her.

Was originally considered for one of the leading roles of Lady L (1965).

She placed third in the Miss Italy competition 1947 behind Lucia Bosé and Gianna Maria Canale.

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