Gina Lollobrigida Bio
Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. The popular actress was one of four sisters, with her siblings being Giuliana, Maria, and Fernanda. As a youth, Lollobrigida modeled and participated in a number of beauty contests.
She then began appearing in small roles in Italian films during her early adulthood; among her credits were “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “This Wine of Love,” “Black Eagle,” and “When Love Calls.”
Gina Lollobrigida Net Worth
Italian actress, photojournalist, and sculptor Gina Lollobrigida had a $45 million fortune at the time of her passing. On January 16, 2023, Gina Lollobrigida passed away at the age of 95. Gina became a global sex icon and movie star in the 1950s and 1960s.
“Times Gone By,” “Beauties of the Night,” “Beat the Devil,” “The World’s Most Beautiful Woman,” “Pleasant Nights,” and “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell” are just a few of the movies she has worked on. Lollobrigida developed a career as a photographer after her film career waned.
Career in the 40s and 50s
In Mario Costa’s version of the opera “Pagliacci” for the big screen, Lollobrigida played one of her first main parts in 1947. She had appearances in the British movie “A Man About the House” and the Italian movie “Flesh Will Surrender” that same year. In the films “Mad About Opera,” “Alarm Bells,” “The Bride Can’t Wait,” “The White Line,” and “Miss Italy,” she went on to play the lead.
In 1950, Lollobrigida signed a preliminary seven-year contract with Howard Hughes to make three movies a year; however, after she refused the final terms of the contract, a protracted dispute prevented her from working in the United States until 1959. Despite this, Lollobrigida had a hugely prolific and successful career in the 50s. Her credits early in the decade included “A Tale of Five Cities,”
“The Young Caruso,” “Four Ways Out,” “Attention! Bandits!,” “Times Gone By,” “Beauties of the Night,” and “The Wayward Wife.” In 1953, Lollobrigida gave one of her most acclaimed performances in the romantic comedy “Bread, Love and Dreams,” earning a BAFTA nomination.
That same year, she appeared in her first widely seen English-language film, John Huston’s “Beat the Devil,” in which she played the wife of Humphrey Bogart’s character.
Lollobrigida’s other notable credits in the 50s include “Crossed Swords,” costarring Errol Flynn; “The World’s Most Beautiful Woman,” for which she earned her first David di Donatello Award for Best Actress; Carol Reed’s “Trapeze,” costarring Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis; “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” in which she played Esmeralda; Vittorio De Sica’s “Anna of Brookyln”; John Sturges’ “Never So Few”; and King Vidor’s “Solomon and Sheba,” in which she portrayed the Queen of Sheba.