Sex symbol of the 50s and 60s, the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida is dead. Italian news agency Ansa reports that the star, known for her roles in Bread, Love and Fantasy as well as Fanfan the Tulip died at the age of 95. According to the agency, his death was announced on Monday by his family. Gina Lollobrigida had a fall at her home in September. Hospitalized, she had broken the neck of the femur and had been operated on.
FLASH | Gina Lollobrigida died. Great protagonist of Italian cinema, she was born in Subiaco on 4 July 1927, she was therefore 95 years old #ANSA
— ANSA Agency (@Agenzia_Ansa) January 16, 2023
Born July 4, 1927 in the village of Subiaco (Italy), the artist grew up in a modest family that later moved to Rome. From Franck Sinatra to Sean Connery, via Marcello Mastroianni and Humphrey Bogart, she has played with the greatest in her career. Nicknamed the “Lollo” of Italian cinema, she toured the United States until 1962 before leaving the film sets to dedicate herself to photography and then sculpture.
In the 1990s, she ran for the European elections on the list of the Democratic Party, with the anti-corruption magistrate Antonio di Pietro. After a failure, she ran for the Italian Senate in September on the “sovereign and popular Italy” list. The latter defended Italy’s exit from the EU, the end of military aid to Ukraine and compulsory vaccination.