Authentic autograph of the young, sexy La Lollo, Gina Lollobrigida. 3,5 x 5,5 inches. b/w photo, hand signed.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Gina was the first sex symbol to emerge from post-WWII Europe at a time when Italians were giving up on Neorealism in favor of Hollywood glamour.
She made her film debut with Aquila Nera and went on to star in several more Italian films, usually playing a seductress.
After Fanfan la Tulipe and Beauties of the Night, she was well known throughout Western Europe. By that time, she had married Dr. Drago Milko Skofic. They were together for 20 years and had one child. In 1954, she made her first U.S. film, Beat the Devil, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart.
By 1961, she won a Golden Globe award as World Film Favorite, but her Italian beauty queen status was quickly being usurped by rising star Sophia Loren. During the '70s, she retired from films and focused on her photography career and cosmetics company.