Gina Lollobrigida — one the final mega celebs of outdated Hollywood and one of the lovely — has died.
Her lawyer says she handed away Monday in a Rome hospital. It’s been reported she’d been receiving remedy for a while, however it’s unclear for what.
Lollobrigida was a beloved and coveted film star within the Fifties and ’60s — having costarred in movies alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Humphrey Bogart, Rock Hudson, Anthony Quinn, Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner and different main males of the time.
While her performing profession considerably petered out post-’60s, she had a run for a couple of decade or so the place she was one of the in-demand A-listers, each right here and overseas … rivaling different starlets reminiscent of 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 factor 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 below his make use of … he is mentioned to have proposed to her a number of occasions, solely to be rebuffed.
Post-acting, Lollobrigida had a profitable profession in photojournalism, and even tried her hand at Italian politics — which did not turn into as fruitful. Still, fairly the life certainly.