Gina Lollobrigida Dies: Legendary Italian Actress Was 95

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Gina Lollobrigida, 1956
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Gina Lollobrigida, one of the most famous actresses of European and Hollywood cinema in the 1950s and 60s, has died. She was 95.

The legendary movie star, known for her roles in films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Beautiful But Dangerous, passed away on Monday (January 16) in Rome, as confirmed by the Italian news agency ANSA.

Born on July 4, 1927, in the Italian town of Subiaco, Lollobrigida started her career as a model, winning several beauty contests. Around the same time, she began taking on minor roles in Italian films. She gained national exposure in 1947 when she placed third in the Miss Italia pageant.

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