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Gina Lollobrigida



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Imperial Venus
  • 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
No Score Yet Solomon and Sheba
  • Magda
1959
89% Law
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • Esmeralda
1956
60% 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
67% Beat the Devil
  • Maria Dannreuther
1953
78% 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
No Score Yet Le Grand Jeu
  • Actor
1934

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