David di Donatello
(Movies & TV)
Frank Sinatra
Never So Few
Jean Delannoy
(Movies & TV)
Carol Reed
(Movies & TV)
Tony Curtis
(Movies & TV)
Francois Mitterrand

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Gina Lollobrigida

Knowledge Identifier: +Gina_Lollobrigida


Gina Lollobrigida

Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1927.

Countries: United States (39%), Italy (19%), United Kingdom (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: David di Donatello, Frank Sinatra, Never So Few

Linked to: European Parliament, Food and Agriculture Organization, Germany national football team, Parade




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Gina Lollobrigida was born in 1927 add something


In 1945, she played a part in the comedy "Santarellina" by Eduardo Scarpetta at the Teatro della Concordia of Monte Castello di Vibio, the smallest theatre "all'italiana" in the world add something


In 1947, Gina entered the Miss Italia pageant and came in 3rd place add something


In August 1947 she married a Slovenian physician, Mirko Skofic add something


They had one child, Mirko Skofic, Jr., born in August 1948 add something


Lollobrigida has lived since 1949 at her home ranch and gardens in Sicily, Italy, which contains her personal museum add something


In 1950 Howard Hughes invited Lollobrigida to make Hollywood films, but she refused, preferring to work in Europe add something


She was an iconic sex symbol of the 1950s add something


She was one of the most popular European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s add something


Richard Johnson (actor) - Second World War - During the Second World War he served in the Royal Navy, and made his film debut in 1951, when he appeared in a major co-star role in the MGM film "Never So Few", starring Frank Sinatra and Gina Lollobrigida


Edoardo Scarfoglio - Scarfoglio's tale is well known even to Italians who have not actually read the novella, since it was the basis for an episode in Alessandro Blasetti's popular 1952 film "Altri tempi" , starring Gina Lollobrigida as Phryne/Mariantonia


She made her first American film, "Beat the Devil", in 1953 with Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones, directed by John Huston add something


Luigi Comencini - Comencini's 1953 "Pane, amore e fantasia", with Vittorio De Sica and Gina Lollobrigida, is considered a primary example of "neorealismo rosa"


Anton Karas - In 1954, he opened his own Heuriger, which immediately was fashionable among cinema celebrities including Orson Welles, Gina Lollobrigida, Curd_Jürgens, Hans Moser, Paul Hörbiger, Marika Rökk and Johannes Heesters, thereby becoming a tourist attraction


Sid Caesar - The premiere on September 27, 1954, featured Gina Lollobrigida


In 1955 Lollobrigida appeared in "The World's Most Beautiful Woman", for which she received the first David di Donatello for Best Actress award add something


Lina Cavalieri - In 1955, Gina Lollobrigida portrayed Cavalieri in the film "Beautiful But Dangerous"


Katy Jurado - In 1955, Katy traveled to Italy for the filming of "Trapeze", directed by Carol Reed, with Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida


She appeared in the circus drama "Trapeze" directed by Carol Reed with Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in 1956 and starred in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" directed by Jean Delannoy with Anthony Quinn the same year add something


David di Donatello - The 1956 "David" by Bulgari, awarded to Gina Lollobrigida for "Beautiful but Dangerous" was auctioned at Sothebys in 2013


In 1959 she co-starred with Frank Sinatra in "Never So Few" and with Yul Brynner in "Solomon and Sheba" add something


Never So Few - "'Never So Few"' is a 1959 CinemaScope war film, directed by John Sturges and starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter_Lawford, Steve McQueen, Richard Johnson, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy, Dean Jones, Charles Bronson, and Philip Ahn, and featuring uncredited roles by renowned Asian actors Mako, George Takei and James Hong


During the 1960s she had an affair with heart transplant pioneer Christiaan Barnard add something


Milva - She occasionally appeared in some Italian movies of the 1960s, like "La bellezza di Ippolita" with Gina Lollobrigida


In 1961 she appeared in the romantic comedy "Come September", with Rock Hudson, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, for which she won a Golden Globe award add something


Lollobrigida has won 6 David di Donatello, 2 Nastro d'Argento, and 6 Bambi awards; she was nominated three times for the Golden Globe and won one in 1961 as "World Film Favourite - Female"; she was nominated once for a Bafta add something


In 1962 she was directed again by Jean Delannoy in "Venere Imperiale" and received a Nastro d'Argento and a David di Donatello award add something


In 1964 she co-starred with Sean Connery in the thriller "Woman of Straw" add something


She co-starred with Rock Hudson again in 1965's "Strange Bedfellows" and appeared alongside Alec Guinness in 1966's "Hotel Paradiso" add something


In 1969 she was engaged for a short time to George Kaufman, a New York real estate heir add something


By the 1970s her film career had slowed down add something


By the end of the 1970s she had embarked on what turned out to be a successful career as a photographic journalist add something


They were divorced in 1971 add something


In 1973 a collection of her work was published, "Italia Mia" add something


In the mid 1980s, she starred in the television series "Falcon Crest" as Francesca Gioberti, a role originally written for Sophia Loren, who turned it down add something


She has focused on other interests such as sculpting and it was 1984 before she returned to American television screens with a part in "Falcon Crest" add something


Sophia Loren - Although she was set to star in thirteen episodes of CBS's "Falcon Crest" in 1984 as Angela Channing's half-sister Francesca Gioberti, negotiations fell through at the last moment and the role went to Gina Lollobrigida instead


In 1985 she was nominated as an officier of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Jack Lang because of her achievements in sculpture and in photography add something


She had a supporting role in the 1985 TV mini series "Deceptions", co-starring with Stefanie Powers add something


In 1986, she was the head of the jury at the 36th Berlin International Film Festival, which awarded the Golden Bear to Reinhard Hauff's film "Stammheim", although she distanced herself publicly from the decision, claiming the decision had been made for political reasons add something


In the 1990s she made a few minor French film appearances and continued to visit international film festivals add something


In 1992 she was awarded the Légion d'honneur by François Mitterrand add something


Now retired, Lollobrigida has not made a film since 1997 add something


In 1999 she ran unsuccessfully for one of Italy's 87 seats in the elections for European Parliament with the center-left party The Democrats add something


On 16 October 1999, Gina Lollobrigida was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations add something


The engagement was called off on 6 December 2006, reportedly as a result of pressure from the media add something


In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala add something


Lollobrigida denies all entry to her home, a practice that began in 2009 and continues to the present day add something


Mustafa Tlass - In an interview which aired Russia Today TV on 8 June 2009 , Tlass claimed that actress Gina Lollobrigida had once told him that he was the "one love in my life


In January 2013, she started legal action against Javier Rigau y Rafols claiming that her ex-boyfriend, a Spanish businessman 34 years her junior, staged a secret ceremony in which he "married" an imposter pretending to be her at a registry office in Barcelona hoping to lay claim to her estate after her death add something


In March 2017 she lost her court action but has said she will appeal add something


On 1 February 2018, Lollobrigida received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something