Luigia "Gina" Lollobrigida OMRI was an Italian actress, photojournalist, and politician.
She was a prominent European actress during the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, a time when she became a global sex icon.
Lollobrigida started a second profession as a photojournalist as her film career began to wane.
She scored a scoop in the 1970s when she was granted access to Fidel Castro for a personal interview.
Lollobrigida died at a clinic in Rome on 16 January 2023, at the age of 95.
Francesco Lollobrigida, Italy's Minister of Agriculture, tweeted about her passing.
Lollobrigida was one of the last prominent international actors from the Hollywood film industry's Golden Age who was still alive at the time of her passing.
In 1949, Lollobrigida married a Slovenian physician, Milko Škofič. Their only child, Andrea Milko.
Lollobrigida was named a UN Food and Agriculture Organization Goodwill Ambassador on October 16, 1999.