Gina Lollobrigida

Highest Rated: 100% Beauties of the Night (1954)
Lowest Rated: 20% Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Birthday: Jul 4, 1927
Birthplace: Subiaco, Rome, Italy
Known as "La Lollo," Gina Lollobrigida was the first sex symbol to emerge from post-WWII Europe at a time when Italians were giving up on neorealism in favor of Hollywood glamour. Coming in third place at the 1947 Miss Italia contest made her the ideal star for escapist cinema. Arriving perfectly on time, the actress moved to Rome after the war to study sculpture while working as a singer and an artist's model. She made her film debut with Aquila Nera and went on to star in several more Italian films, usually playing a seductress. After Fanfan la Tulipe and Beauties of the Night, she was well known throughout Western Europe. By that time, she had married Dr. Drago Milko Skofic. They were together for 20 years and had one child. In 1954, she made her first U.S. film, Beat the Devil, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart. The next year she returned to Italy to appear in the movie that earned her the nickname, The World's Most Beautiful Woman. Howard Hughes wanted her to sign a long-term contract, but she didn't want to stay too far away from home. However, she did make several Hollywood films, including Carol Reed's Trapeze, King Vidor's Solomon and Sheba, and Robert Mulligan's Come September. By 1961, she won a Golden Globe award as World Film Favorite, but her Italian beauty queen status was quickly being usurped by rising star Sophia Loren. During the '70s, she retired from films and focused on her photography career and cosmetics company. As a photojournalist, she wrote, directed, and produced Ritratto di Fidel, a documentary about Fidel Castro distributed by RAI-TV Channel 1. In the '80s, she briefly returned to acting for the NBC miniseries Deceptions and the soap opera Falcon Crest. In 1999, she turned to politics and ran for a seat in the European Union Parliament, representing her home town of Subiaco.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cervantes (Young Rebel) Actor 2013
No Score Yet One Hundred and One Nights Actor for a Day 1995
No Score Yet Deceptions Princess Alessandra 1985
No Score Yet Bad Man's River Alicia 1974
No Score Yet King, Queen, Knave Martha Dreyer 1972
No Score Yet Hunt the Man Down (Bad Man's River) Actor 1971
No Score Yet Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Carla Campbell 1968
No Score Yet The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Maria 1968
No Score Yet La Morte ha fatto l'uovo (Death Laid an Egg) (A Curious Way to Love) (Plucked) Anna 1968
No Score Yet Hotel Paradiso Marcelle Cotte 1966
No Score Yet Strange Bedfellows Toni Vincente 1965
No Score Yet Bambole Beatrice [Monsignor Cupid] 1965
No Score Yet Imperial Venus Paulette Bonaparte 1964
No Score Yet Woman of Straw Maria 1964
80% Come September Lisa Helena Fellini 1961
No Score Yet Never So Few Carla Vesari 1960
No Score Yet The Law (La legge) Marietta 1960
20% Solomon and Sheba Magda 1959
89% Law Actor 1958
No Score Yet Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) Esmeralda 1956
67% Trapeze Lola 1956
No Score Yet The Wayward Wife (la Provinciale) Actor 1955
No Score Yet Beautiful But Dangerous (La Donna Piu Bella del Mondo) Lina Cavalieri 1955
No Score Yet Bread, Love and Dreams (Pane, Amore e Fantasia) The Girl "Frisky" 1954
100% Beauties of the Night Leila 1954
No Score Yet Woman of Rome Adriana 1954
No Score Yet Le Grand Jeu Helena/Sylvia 1954
71% Beat the Devil Maria Dannreuther 1953
70% Fanfan la Tulipe Adeline La Franchise 1953
No Score Yet The Unfaithfuls Lulla Possenti 1953
No Score Yet Times Gone By (Altri Tempi) Frine (Trial of Frine) 1952
No Score Yet Wife for a Night Ottavia 1952
No Score Yet Four Ways Out (La città si difende) Daniela 1951
No Score Yet A Tale of Five Women Maria Severini 1951
No Score Yet Attention! Bandits! Anna 1951
No Score Yet The Young Caruso Stella 1951
No Score Yet Cuori senza frontiere (The White Line) Donata Sebastian 1950
No Score Yet Alina Alina 1950
No Score Yet Vita da cani (A Dog's Life) Margherita 'Rita Buton' 1950
No Score Yet Follie per l'Opera Actor 1948
No Score Yet I Pagliacci Nedda 1948

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1970

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