Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida

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

£10,000 worth of her jewels was stolen from a bag in November 1998. This happened at a hotel reception in Munich, Germany, while she was waiting for a taxi to the airport. [11/98]

Announced on October 19, 2006 she will marry Spanish real state mogul Javier Rigau Rafols, 45. Javier Rigau Rafols, 34 years her junior is quoted to be a proficient photographer and a painter. He met Lollobrigida in Monaco in 1984.

Born at 8:00am-CET

Grandson, Dimitri Milko

Head of jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 1986

Joey "The Lips" Fagan's trumpet in the Roddy Doyle novel "The Commitments" is named after her.

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.

She was a successful photojournalist and scooped the world's press by obtaining an exclusive interview with Fidel Castro.

Sisters: Guiliana, Maria, Fernanda

Son, Milko Skofic Jr..

Was considered for the role of Asunción Olazábal in "Beyond the Horizon" (1994). The part went to Luisa Kuliok.

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