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:

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!

Lisa Helena Fellini: Where's the telephone?
Anna: I put him in the dish. Don't let him out. While he's in there, you're safe.
Lisa Helena Fellini: I am safe whether he is in or out!

Lisa Helena Fellini: I don't care what train Mr. Talbot is taking. As long as he takes it. We don't want him here in Italy. I speak for the government. Goodbye.

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

Measurements: 35 1/2-20-35 1/2 (competing in Miss Italy pagaent - 1947), 36- 22- 35 (self-described- 1955), 37-21-35 1/2 (studio fittings 1956-57), 34-23 1/2-34 (measured in 1985), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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

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