The legendary actress Gina Lollobrigida passed away at 95 years 

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Gina Lollobrigida, an Italian actor who became famous around the world in the 1950s and was called “the most beautiful woman in the world” because of the name of one of her movies, has died in Rome, according to her agent.

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She turned 95.

On Monday, Paola Comin, the agent, didn’t give any details.

But in September, Lollobrigida had surgery to fix a broken thigh bone from a fall.

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She went home and told her family that she had quickly started walking again.

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A drawing of the diva was on the cover of Time magazine in 1954. An article about Italian filmmaking called her a “goddess,” and the drawing was on the cover.

Even after more than 50 years, Lollobrigida‘s curly auburn hair and statuesque body still made people look at her.

After the name of one of her movies, Gina Lollobrigida was called “the most beautiful woman in the world.”

The Italians loved to call Gina Lollobrigida “Lollo.” She started making movies in Italy right after World War II, when the country started to promote on the big screen a stereotypical idea of Mediterranean beauty as being plump and brown-haired.

Aside from The World’s Most Beautiful Woman, which came out in 1955, some of her best movies were Come September, which won a Golden Globe and starred Rock Hudson; Trapeze; Beat the Devil, which starred Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones and was directed by John Huston; and Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, which won Lollobrigida Italy’s top movie award, a David di Donatello, for best actress in 1969.

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After the war, she went to Italy and worked with some of the country’s best directors, like Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini, Pietro Germi, and Vittorio De Sica.

Comencini’s 1953 film Pane Amore Fantasia (Bread Love Fantasy) and its 1954 follow-up, Pane Amore Gelosia, were two of her best-known movies in Italy (Bread Love Jealousy).

In each of them, Vittorio Gassman, one of Italy’s most famous leading men on screen, played her opposite.

In 1993, the Legion of Honor was given to Lollobrigida by French President Francois Mitterrand.

Gina Lollobrigida started her acting career by entering beauty contests, posing for magazine covers, and making short appearances in small movies.

But her sexy look got her roles in big Italian and international movies very quickly.

Gina Lollobrigida played some dramatic roles, but her roles in comedies like the Bread Love movies were the ones that people liked the most.

A spokesperson for Sophia Loren, who was also a big star in Italy after World War II, said she was “very shocked and saddened” by Lollobrigida’s death. Loren is 88 years old.

During the 1950s and 1960s, “La Loren” and “La Lollo” had a long-running feud, which many people say was at least partly made up by publicity agents.

“Farewell to a movie star who was a star for more than 50 years and was a big part of Italian film history. Her beauty will never go away. Ciao Lollo, “Gennaro Sangiuliano, the Italian minister of culture, wrote on Twitter.

Gina Lollobrigida became a photographer and sculptor after she stopped making movies full-time. She was also a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Between 1972 and 1994, she published six books of her photographs. These included Italia Mia (My Italy), The Philippines, and the Wonder of Innocence, which had pictures of and for children.

She made a documentary film about Fidel Castro in 1975 called Portrait of Fidel Castro. For years, people said that she had an affair with the Cuban leader.

In 2011, she made a cameo appearance in an Italian movie.

In her later years, she split her time between a private villa behind walls on Rome’s ancient Appian Way in the southern part of the Italian capital and an artists’ colony in Tuscany called Pietrasanta, where she had a studio for making sculptures.

In an interview with Reuters in her villa in Rome in 2006, she said that photographers were still trying to get into her personal space.

In 2008, she did a one-woman show in Pietrasanta and dedicated it to her friend, the opera singer Maria Callas, who had died.

When asked how she felt in 2017, when she turned 90, she said it felt like “30 plus 30 plus 30.”

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