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Gina Lollobrigida, the 95 years of the Bersagliera

2022-07-03T13:34:02.930Z

Gina Lollobrigida turns 95. The age of a lady should never be revealed, but for a myth, for a diva who has always had the courage to say things without veils and to live at least four lives, this birthday has a different value. (HANDLE)



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(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 03 - Gina Lollobrigida turns 95.

The age of a lady should never be revealed, but for a myth, for a diva who has always had the courage to say things without veils and to live at least four lives, this birthday has a different value.

It's like a new medal pinned to your chest.

Luigia Lollobrigida was born in Subiaco on 4 July 1927, she is the daughter of wealthy middle-class people who were almost reduced to poverty by allied bombings on her region.

She has an attitude, character, will for redemption and so she takes the opportunity of a beauty contest almost by chance to get noticed and stand out towards the 1947 edition of Miss Italia in Stresa where she arrives second but she conquers the public and judges.

Gina Lollobrigidad became famous before abroad than in Italy and for many decades

the only Italian diva (together with Alida Valli) loved by American directors.

Back in Italy, she works with Pietro Germi ("The city defends itself") and with Carlo Lizzani ("Achtung banditi").


   The first personal success, however, is beyond the borders: the French "Fanfan la Tulipe" with Gerard Philipe in 1952. Recited for Rene Clair, Alessandro Blasetti, Mario Monicelli and Steno, Mario Soldati and finally becomes a diva at home with the triumphal "Bread, love and fantasy "by Luigi Comencini (1953).


   Meanwhile, Gina captures dozens of successes abroad.

Her career on the set is shorter than her artistic life only because in the early 70s she decides that her passion leads elsewhere: she leaves the cinema (to which she will return only twenty years later) to become a photographer .

But her thirst for life will lead her still elsewhere: she tries her hand as a sculptor and with her exhibitions go around the world.

Her personal life is much more tormented: she married only once (in 1949 with the Slovenian doctor Milko Skofic, from whom she had a son and from whom she divorced in 1971), after she was 90 she revealed that she was raped very young explaining that this pain had marked the whole his life.

In 2006 she announced that she wanted to marry the Spaniard Javier Rigau much younger than her,

but then the marriage was denied by both of them and in any case canceled by the Sacra Rota.

Even today, an in-court battle with his son Andrea Milko.

(HANDLE).


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