The actress passed away on Monday, according to her agent Paola Comin, in Rome.
The title of one of Lollobrigida’s 1955 films referred to her as “the most beautiful lady in the world,” and she became a global celebrity during the 1950s.
In addition to this movie, her career highlights included the Golden Globe-winning Come September with Rock Hudson, Trapeze, Beat the Devil, a 1953 John Huston picture starring Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones, and Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell—for which she won Italy’s top cinema award, the David di Donatello, for best actress in 1969.
In addition to being a skilled painter and photographer, Lollobrigida finally abandoned film for fine art.
As a result of a fall that broke her femur, the former actress underwent surgery in September. She came back home and stated she started walking again immediately.
The cover of Time magazine featured a cartoon depicting this diva, and in a story about Italian cinema, she was referred to a deity.
Along with Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida
Come September featured Lollobrigida and Rock Hudson (AP)
Just after World War II, when the nation started marketing the conventional concept of the busty, brunette Mediterranean beauty on the big screen, Lollo, as the Italians lovingly dubbed her, started making movies in Italy.
After the war, she collaborated with some of Italy’s top filmmakers, including Vittorio De Sica, Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini, and Pietro Germi.
Comencini’s Pane Amore Fantasia and The Great Beauty were two of her more well-liked movies at home.
a sequel called Pane Amore Gelosia was released a year later (Jealousy of Bread).
One of Italy’s top movie actors, Vittorio Gassman, played the male lead in each of them.
Horst Buchholz and Gina Lollobrigida
Horst Buchholz, a German actor best known for his part in The Magnificent Seven, and Lollobrigida were pictured together in 1958. (AP)
When Lollobrigida first started her career, she competed in beauty pageants. She then appeared briefly in low-budget movies and posed for magazine covers. But her seductive reputation swiftly got her parts in important Italian and foreign films.
Although Lollobrigida performed in several somber roles, her characters were most well-liked in light comedies like the Bread Love movies.
A well-known sculptor, painter, and photographer, Lollobrigida created these works. She wandered around with her camera. the globe, all the way from Australia to the former Soviet Union.
As she worked on a photo reportage in 1974, Fidel Castro welcomed her to Cuba as a guest for 12 days.
Her father was a furniture craftsman, and she was born on July 4, 1927, in Subiaco, a charming hill town close to Rome.