Gina Lollobrigida

Actress + Photojournalist
Born Jul 4, 1927

Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the most popular European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s. She was also an iconic sex symbol of the 1950s. Today, she remains an active supporter of Italian and Italian American causes, particularly the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). In 2008, she received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gina Lollobrigida.


1927 Birth Born on July 4, 1927.


1945 18 Years Old In 1945, at age 18, she played a part in the comedy Santarellina by Eduardo Scarpetta at the Teatro della Concordia of Monte Castello di Vibio. (It is the smallest theatre all'italiana in the world.)


1947 20 Years Old In 1947, Lollobrigida entered the Miss Italia pageant and came in third place, giving her national exposure.
1949 22 Years Old In 1949, she married a Slovenian physician, Milko Škofič. They had one child, Andrea Milko (Milko Škofič, Jr.), born on 28 July 1957. Škofič gave up the practice of medicine to become her manager. They divorced in 1971.
1950 23 Years Old In 1950, Howard Hughes invited Lollobrigida to work in Hollywood, but she refused, preferring to remain in Europe; this decision prevented her from working in American movies filmed in the USA until 1959, though not from working in American productions shot in Europe. … Read More


1959 32 Years Old In 1959, she appeared in the French movie The Law, alongside Yves Montand and Marcello Mastroianni; then, she co-starred with Frank Sinatra in Never So Few (1959) and with Yul Brynner in Solomon and Sheba (also 1959). … Read More
1961 34 Years Old She appeared, also in 1961, with Ernest Borgnine and Anthony Franciosa in the drama Go Naked in the World. … Read More


1969 42 Years Old In 1969, she was engaged for a short time to George Kaufman, a New York real estate heir. … Read More
1973 46 Years Old In 1973, she was a member of the jury at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival. … Read More


1985 58 Years Old She also had a supporting role in the 1985 television miniseries Deceptions, co-starring with Stefanie Powers. … Read More
1986 59 Years Old In 1986, she was invited to head the jury at the 36th Berlin International Film Festival, which awarded the Golden Bear to Reinhard Hauff's film Stammheim. … Read More


2006 79 Years Old In October 2006, at age 79, she announced to Spain's ¡Hola! magazine her engagement to a 45-year-old Spanish businessman, Javier Rigau y Rafols. They had met at a party in Monte Carlo in 1984 and had since become companions. The engagement was called off on 6 December 2006, reportedly because of the strain of intense media interest.
…  In 2013, she sold her jewelry collection, and donated the nearly $5 million from the sale to benefit stem cell therapy research. … Read More
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