Italian star Gina Lollobrigida dies at 95

Italian star Gina Lollobrigida dies at 95.
Italian star Gina Lollobrigida dies at 95. Photo by Matteo-Chinellato

One of the biggest stars from European cinema of the 1950´s and 60´s died in a Rome clinic 

Gina Lollobrigida, the iconic actress from Italy, often described as the most beautiful woman in the world has died at 95.  

According to a report by the BBC on Monday, January 16, the announcement of Lollobrigida´s death was made by her former lawyer Giulia Citani. Her lawyer said that she had died at a clinic in Rome.  

Famous for her work in films including Beat the Devil, the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Crossed Swords, Lollobrigida was considered as one of the biggest stars from European cinema from the 1950´s and 60´s.  

During her career she won three Golden Globe awards as well as a Bafta, and co-starred with famous actors including Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Rock Hudson and Errol Flynn.   

She later moved into photography and politics after her career in cinema faded.  

After her death tribute poured from all over the world.  

The Italian Culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano also made a post on Twitter, that said, “Farewell to a diva of the silver screen, protagonist of more than half a century of Italian cinema history. Her charm will remain eternal.”

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