Few people have the remarkable range that Gina Lollobrigida boasts. Her years with an active career already impress people enough. But she inspires awe in even more ways to this day. At 92, Lollobrigida celebrates her next birthday this July. Even at this age, she’s positively radiant still.
Gina Lollobrigida has many claims to fame. She is famous for her acting but also landed unbelievable interviews as a photojournalist. The Italian won hearts with her stunning looks and has mastered artwork as a sculptist. Has she slowed down as she rounds the corner of another year? Not really.
Gina Lollobrigida started strong with a powerful career
The actress and activist called Subiaco, Italy her home starting in 1927. People clued in to her lovely looks and acting talent very early on. This saw her participating in numerous beauty contests with great success as well as appearing in some Italian films. Despite conflicts with business magnate Howard Hughes, Gina Lollobrigida managed to break through to an even broader audience. Her performance in Bread, Love and Dreams won her immense regard and ended up being the start of her building momentum as a star.
This career path enjoyed momentum for several years before tapering off. By the ’70s, she still had some movie roles, and even participated as a jury member in the 8th Moscow International Film Festival. But Lollobrigida rebuilt exceptional success for herself when she took up photojournalism. She managed to photograph numerous stars, including Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman, Henry Kissinger, and more. As a photojournalist, Lollobrigida even secured an exclusive interview with Fidel Castro when he was the communist leader of Cuba.
Where is she now?
After decades upon decades of success as an actress, model, juror, and photojournalist, Gina Lollobrigida has already done a lot. But she doesn’t limit her happiness to herself; she uses her resources to help others. Yahoo reports that stunning, opulent Lollobrigida sold most of her jewelry back in 2013. She used the proceeds and donated $5 million to help stem cell research to help in the medical field.
As recently as 2017, when Lollobrigida turned 90, she still showed a fire in her and readiness to tackle events with grandeur. That meant she celebrated her 90th birthday with a huge celebration in Rome. Yahoo writes that she seemed to age in reverse during that event, donned in a glistening dress. Who knows how else this remarkable woman will surprise us in the future?