It is with great sadness that we must report the passing of Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film star and sex symbol who captivated audiences throughout the 1950s and 60s. Lollobrigida passed away at the age of 95, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most iconic actresses of her generation.
Born in 1927 in Subiaco, Italy, Lollobrigida began her career as a model and beauty pageant contestant before transitioning to the world of film. She made her acting debut in the 1946 film “Ramberto and His Seven Lovers” and quickly established herself as a leading lady in Italian cinema, starring in a string of popular films throughout the 1950s and 60s.
Lollobrigida’s performances were characterized by her striking beauty and charismatic presence, and she quickly became one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. She starred in a number of critically acclaimed films, including “Bread, Love and Dreams” (1953), “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1956), and “Beatah-Pah the Indian” (1958). She also received numerous awards throughout her career, including a Golden Globe for her role in “Come September” (1961).
In addition to her film work, Lollobrigida was also a talented photojournalist and sculptor, and she used her fame and influence to support a number of charitable causes. She was also a dedicated advocate for women’s rights and worked tirelessly to promote gender equality in the entertainment industry.
Despite her passing, Lollobrigida’s legacy will live on through her films, photographs and sculptures, which will continue to inspire and entertain audiences for years to come. We extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and fans during this difficult time.
It is worth to mention that her death was confirmed by her lawyer who said that she passed away in a hospital in Rome after a long illness.
Gina Lollobrigida was a true icon of Italian and international cinema, and her passing marks the end of an era. May she rest in peace.