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Gina Lollobrigida
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Gina Lollobrigida in Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Born
Luigina Lollobrigida

4 July 1927 (1927-07-04) (age 91)
Occupation Actress, photojournalist, sculptor
Years active 1946–97
Spouse(s) Milko Skofic (1947–71, divorced)

Gina Lollobrigida is an Italian actress. She was very popular in the 1950s and 1960s. She mostly acted in Italian movies. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Italian American Foundation in 2008.

In the mid-1980s, she starred in the television series Falcon Crest. The role was written for Sophia Loren, who turned it down.

In 2013, Lollobrigida sold her jewelry collection through Sotheby's. She donated the nearly $5 million to benefit stem cell therapy.

Awards and nominations

Lollobrigida won 6 David di Donatello, 2 Nastro d'Argento, and 6 Bambi Awards. She won a Golden Globe Award in 1961 as World Film Favourite – Female.

In 1985, Jack Lang nominated her to the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. This was for her achievements in photography and sculpture.

In 1992, she was awarded the Légion d'honneur by François Mitterrand.

On 16 October 1999, Gina Lollobrigida was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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