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 .

MINI BIO:

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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Warner Archive: Ladies of the Night and Ava Gardner

By KC on Mar 16, 2016 From Classic Movies

Go Naked in the World (1961) is a glossy, glamorous mass of big feelings. It's obsessed with horrible, naughty, glorious sex. The pre-code era is limping away though, so it's okay to talk about it, and even to indulge in eroticism, but somebody is going to pay. is high-priced pros... Read full article


Happy Birthday: ! Sex symbol of the 1950s.

By Dawn on Jul 4, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, born 4 July (1927), was one of the most popular European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s. She started out modelling, and around this time, she also began performing in Italian films. In 1950, Howard Hughes wanted her to perform in Hollywood films, but she refused, wanting t... Read full article


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Gina Lollobrigida Quotes:

Carla Vesari: That's how I am, a lot of fun, with a heart as big as the Himalayas.


Spencer: I can tell you I've had some problems: those sisters of mine. Well, I had the deuce of a job persuading them that it was the accepted thing nowadays for an Englishman to marry a foreigner.
Lisa Helena Fellini: Here in Italy, I am not the foreigner; you and your sisters are the foreigners.


Lisa Helena Fellini: When they answer, ask for him.
Sandy: Oh, you think I should?
Lisa Helena Fellini: Of course! It's like fighting a war. If you retreat and the enemy doesn't follow you, you've got turn around and attack. What good is winning the battle if you lose the war?
[speaks Italian into the phone]
Lisa Helena Fellini: Why be miserable with someone you don't love? Better to be miserable with someone you do love!


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Grandson, Dimitri Milko

Sisters: Guiliana, Maria, Fernanda

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