Gina Lollobrigida — one the final mega celebs of outdated Hollywood and one of the stunning — has died.
Her legal professional says she handed away Monday in a Rome hospital. It’s been reported she’d been receiving therapy for a while, but it surely’s unclear for what.
Lollobrigida was a beloved and coveted film star within the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s — having costarred in movies alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Humphrey Bogart, Rock Hudson, (*95*) Quinn, Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner and different main males of the time.
While her appearing profession considerably petered out post-’60s, she had a run for a few decade or so the place she was one of the in-demand A-listers, each right here and overseas … rivaling different starlets resembling Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and extra.
Some of her most well-known flicks embody “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Solomon and Sheba,” “Come September,” “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell,” “Beat the Devil,” “Beautiful But Dangerous,” “Crossed Swords” … and numerous others.
Another aspect she’ll be remembered for … simply how a lot enterprise mogul Howard Hughes was infatuated together with her. He’d signed her to a film deal early on, however whereas she was underneath his make use of … he is mentioned to have proposed to her a number of instances, solely to be rebuffed.
Post-acting, Lollobrigida had a profitable profession in photojournalism, and even tried her hand at Italian politics — which did not change into as fruitful. Still, fairly the life certainly.
She was 95.
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