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Gina Lollobrigida, known as the face of La Dolce Vida (Italian film) is dead

Gina Lollobrigida, known as the face of La Dolce Vida (Italian film) is dead

Here she is, waving from the back seat of a convertible on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival. And here she is again, stepping onto the tarmac from a jet set in Paris, her scarf billowing perfectly in the evening breeze. And again, dressed in emeralds—both gown and rings, both—at her villa outside Rome. …

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Gina Lollobrigida, the siren of Italian cinema in the 1950s, dies at the age of 95

Gina Lollobrigida, the siren of Italian cinema in the 1950s, dies at the age of 95

The Italian film industry after World War II was a juggernaut that rivaled alongside Hollywood as one of the world’s leading film exporters. Delicately poetic works such as “Rome, the Open City” by Roberto Rossellini and “Bicycle Thieves” by Vittorio De Sica were masterpieces of neorealism that transformed themes of deprivation and despair into high …

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