The Italian legend and the most beautiful woman of all time, Gina Lollobrigida born as Luigina Lollobrigida, was born on July 4, 1927, in a small town in Subiaco, Italy. She was the daughter of a furniture maker and little do her parent know, Gina would one day become the sensational beauty of the world.
She was an inborn artist and time and again proved her worth to the whole world. She had her son, Milko, and grandson, Dimitri and she worked and stood for her country, Italy till her very last breath.
The late actress had an estimated net worth of $45 million. She had built a huge million-dollar empire and had lived the best lavish life, one could ever think of.
But all this money and million-dollar life were not enough to keep her happy and at peace as she was always in continuous quarrels with his son, Milko regarding her estate.
But unfortunately, we lost our star in 2023 and she is no more physically present in this world. Continue reading to know about the cause of her death.
Gina dies at 95
The Italian movie heartthrob and the most beautiful woman of all time, Gina Lollobrigida died at the age of 95 on January 16, 2023. The actress has been the sex symbol of her time in the 1950s and was the most desirable moment of her time.
Gina died in a clinic in Rome and Lollobrigida’s grandnephew, Francesco Lollobrigida, an Italian Minister of Agriculture along with the actress’ agent KTRE, was the first to announce the actress’ death.
He wrote a heartfelt note and shared the news of the death of the “world’s most beautiful woman” on his Twitter handle saying –“Today #GinaLollobrigida has disappeared, one of the brightest stars of Italian cinematography and culture. Incomparable champion, an icon of beauty and versatility, an extraordinary woman, and a professional. He will continue to live on and inspire through his works.”
Gina’s cause of death
Fans all around the world were speculating about the cause of the actress’ death and the conclusion came that it was a natural death, as the actress was already almost a hundred years old and thus her age could have been the cause of death.
In September 2022, Gina had thigh bone surgery as she had a bad fall and had to immediately go through surgery. After a short period of rest, she was again able to carry out her daily lifestyle and was able to walk again as her condition got better.
So people are also guessing that this surgery could also have been one of the reasons for her death.
Well, all these are mere speculations and guesses made by her fans and no official statement of the cause of her death has been announced by the actress’ family yet.
Prayers and tributes were poured for Gina on the Internet and all around the world by her fans and the whole entertainment industry. It was a moment of huge loss for the world “as one of the most beautiful women alive” was not anymore and it was a harsh reality to believe.
Gina’s colorful acting career
Gina Lollobrigida’s first movie appearance was in 1946 in ‘The Black Eagle’ where she got to play a small role.
Gina’s debut English-Language film was John Huston’s ‘Beat the Devil’. The film gave her huge recognition in Hollywood and she was no longer limited to just the Italian cinema.
After her first movie appearance, the actress caught everybody’s eye and was a part of a number of financially successful films alongside many leading men of that time including Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Rock Hudson, Burt Lancaster, and Tony Curtis.
She did many blockbusters like The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956), Beat The Devil (1953), Beautiful but Dangerous (1953), Venere Imperiale (1962), Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968), and the list goes on.
Not only was she an amazing actress, model, great artist, and painter but was also given declared “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” after joining Miss Italy despite not winning the competition.
Beauty with Brains: Gina
Gina was not only an excellent actress and model of the 1950s and 60s but was very clear and sorted with her things and knew when to divert her focus on other fields as well. She was also a politician but was unsuccessful 8 times in getting a seat in the European Parliament.
In the 1970s, the actress lost a bit of her charm and her acting career was going through a rough patch, and it was at this time she tried her hands at photojournalism, as well as worked on reinventing her acting career.
Gina Lollobrigida also worked for UNICEF and the United Nations and was an excellent painter and sculptor.
Gina Lollobrigida’s life was nothing but a beautiful picture that was painted by her very own hands and she did her level best till the very end to prove her magic. She was a true living example of “Beauty with Brains”.
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