Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida (Italian pronunciation: [?d?i?na ?l?llo?bri?d?ida]; born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor. She was one of the highest profile European actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, a period in which she was an international sex symbol.Early Life (Childhood)
Gina was born Luigina Lollobrigida in Subiaco, Italy. She is one of four daughters of a furniture manufacturer and his wife. Her sisters are Giuliana (b. 1924), Maria (b. 1929) and Fernanda (1930–2011).Interesting Facts
The total estimate of the current Gina Lollobrigida net worth is as high as 20 million dollars. In 2013, Gina Lollobrigida got almost 5 million dollars from selling her jewelry. The money she got she donated to improve stem cell therapy research. She was head of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1986.Personal Life
In 1949, Gina married a Slovenian physician, Milko Škofi?. They had one child, Andrea Milko Škofi?, Jr. born on 28 July 1957. They divorced in 1971. In 1969, she was engaged to George Kaufman, a New York real estate heir. During the 1960s, she also had an affair with Christiaan Barnard, a South African doctor. In October 2006, at age 79, she announced her engagement to a 45-year-old Spanish businessman, Javier Rigau y Rafols.The engagement was called off on 6 December 2006.Achievement
In 1953 for role in “Bread, Love and Dreams” Gina was nominated for a BAFTA award and became a winner of a Nastro d’Argento award. In 2008, Gina received the NIAF Lifetime Achievement Award at the Foundation's Anniversary Gala.