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‘The most beautiful woman in the world’: Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida dies aged 95

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Gina Lollobrigida the Italian actor, once dubbed “the most beautiful woman in the world”, has died at the age of 95 in Rome, Italy.

Lollobrigida appeared alongside some of Hollywood‘s leading male actors throughout the 1950s and 60s.

The details surrounding her death have not been released but Lollobrigida had surgery in September to repair a thigh bone broken in a fall. She returned home and said she had quickly resumed walking.

German actor Horst Buchholz kisses the hand Gina Lollobrigida during a film festival in Berlin, Germany in 1958.

German actor Horst Buchholz kisses the hand Gina Lollobrigida during a film festival in Berlin, Germany in 1958.Credit: AP

Dame Joanna Lumley, who met the Italian actress during the filming of her show, Joanna Lumley’s Great Cities of the World, paid tribute to the star telling ITV News: “I thought the world of her.

“She was an artist through and through. Not only a fine actress but a photographer and a painter as well, and it was a huge thrill to meet and interview this legend in Rome,” she said.

“Heaven will be on its toes to meet her and roll out the red carpet. Trumpets will sound and the flash of cameras will light up the sky.

“Arriverderci, you gorgeous and brilliant woman and may you rest in peace,” Dame Lumley added.

Gina Lollobrigida at Bulgari’s jewelry showroom in Rome, Italy in 1965.

Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, a picturesque hill town near Rome, where her father was a furniture maker.

Nicknamed ‘Lollo’ by fans, she began her career in beauty contests, posing for the covers of magazines and brief appearances in minor films.

But her beauty quickly propelled her to roles in major Italian and international movies.

Lollobrigida began making movies in Italy just after the end of World War II, as the country began to promote on the big screen a stereotypical concept of Mediterranean beauty.

Lollobrigida pictured in Madrid, Spain, while making a film "Bad Man's River" alongside James Mason (left) and Lee Van Cleef.

Lollobrigida pictured in Madrid, Spain, while making a film “Bad Man’s River” alongside James Mason (left) and Lee Van Cleef.Credit: AP

Career highlights included The World’s Most Beautiful Woman in 1955, Golden Globe-winner Come September, with Rock Hudson, and Beat the Devil, a 1953 John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart and Jennifer Jones.

In Italy, she worked with some of the country’s top directors following the war, including Mario Monicelli, Luigi Comencini, Pietro Germi and Vittorio De Sica.

A drawn portrait of the actress graced a 1954 cover of Time magazine, which in an article about Italian movie-making likened her to a “goddess.”

Gina Lollobrigida receives a golden David statuette, the Italian equivalent of the Oscar, in 1963.

Gina Lollobrigida receives a golden David statuette, the Italian equivalent of the Oscar, in 1963.Credit: AP

Lollobrigida starred in Buona Sera, Mrs Campbell, which won her Italy’s top movie award, a David di Donatello, as best actress in 1969.

While Lollobrigida played some dramatic roles, her characters were most popular in lighthearted comedies, like the “Bread Love” movies.

Two of her more popular films were Comencini’s Pane Amore Fantasia (Bread Love Fantasy) in 1953, and the sequel a year later, Pane Amore Gelosia (Bread Love Jealousy).

In each of them, her male co-star was Vittorio Gassman, one of Italy’s most leading men on the screen.

Gina Lollobrigida photographed at Rome International Film Festival, Italy in 2008.

Gina Lollobrigida photographed at Rome International Film Festival, Italy in 2008.Credit: AP

Lollobrigida was also an accomplished sculptor, painter and photographer, and she roamed the world with her camera from what was then the Soviet Union to Australia.

In 1974, Fidel Castro hosted her as a guest in Cuba for 12 days as she worked on a photo reportage.

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Why Johnny Depp’s Great Nightmare On Elm Street Return Never happened

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Johnny Depp got his launch in Wes Craven’s classic slasher Agony On Elm Street, but unfortunately observers missed out on his New Agony return.

While Johnny Depp was willing to duplication his part for a Agony On Elm Street effect, unfortunately, observers missed out on this gem due to an doubtful issue.

As a director, Wes Craven was noway short of whim-whams. The horror legend made his mark in the kidney with Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, a brace of bleak, unstinting 70s exploitation pictures that hid sharp social commentary under a lot of tense set- pieces, horrible spear, and hopelessly dark plot twists.

Over the decades, Craven continued to review the horror kidney with ballot- spawning slasher masterpieces like Scream and Agony On Elm Street as well as further outré chow similar as The Serpent and the Rainbow and My Soul to Take. still, Craven’s unerring whim-whams was shaken at one unanticipated point in his outstanding career.

Luckily, this did n’t deprive observers of a horror classic. still, Craven’s query did mean that horror suckers missed out on a potentially memorable scene that noway made it into the Agony On Elm Street series despite the director’s ambitious plans.

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Jenna Ortega’s Biggest Regret? Wednesday Scene Fans Can’t Stop Talking About

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Despite the ultimate fan love she received for the viral Wednesday dance, the actress seems to think she could have done better.

Quickly becoming one of Netflix‘s biggest hits ever, Wednesday is marching through Twitter threads, TikTok videos, and Instagram reels and garnering views and likes months after the premiere. All of this thanks to the show’s most popular scene — the Wednesday dance to The Cramps’ Goo Goo Muck at the school disco at Nevermore.

However, speaking with Entertainment Tonightat the Golden Globes ceremony, the show’s main star Jenna Ortega revealed that she isn’t fully satisfied with the final result.

“There was so much I could have done and should have done. So, the fact that anyone has shown any appreciation or even tried it themselves is unfathomable to me,” the actress said, commenting on the Wednesday dance’s viral popularity.

Ortega choreographed the dance herself, somehow managing to combine improvisation and old goth moves. Besides, she also revealed that she had to film the scene while having coronavirus — something that the actress and the production were heavily criticized for.

Still, despite Ortega’s apparent regrets, the dance scene is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Netflix’s Wednesday. This all started with a TikTok edit that popularized the dance, but with a high-pitched remix of Lady Gaga‘s Bloody Mary instead of the original soundtrack.

Now, Netflix has greenlit Wednesday for a second season — and even used Bloody Mary to promote the upcoming sequel, apparently nodding to the viral song choice. The premiere date for Wednesday season 2 is yet to be announced.

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Jenna Ortega’s love life: Is the ‘Wednesday’ star dating anyone?

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After the enormous success of ‘Wednesday’, everybody wants to know everything about its star Jenna Ortega.The 20-year-old actress has increased her popularity, and with that, it usually comes curiosity about her personal life, especially if she is dating anyone.

In the series, Ortega’s character is in the middle of a love-triangle between Tyler and Xavier, and fans also wish to see a relationship between Wednesday and Enid. However, while Ortega has grown up in the public eye, she has been very protective of her personal life.

As she is set to appear in a romantic comedy with her co-star Percy Hynes White, who recently has been accused by several women of abuse on Twitter (neither the actor or Netflix has addressed them so far), many wonder if they’re romantically involved. Check out what we know.

Does Jenna Ortega have a boyfriend?

As far as we know, Ortega isn’t dating anyone at the moment. However, fans have speculated that Ortega and Hyne White could be an item because she invited him as her date for the Golden Globes. However, anything is confirmed and they can just be friends.

On the other hand, per Netflix Life, J-14 magazine reported that Ortega left the Globes after-party with ‘The Fabelmans’ star Gabriel LaBelle. Certainly, that doesn’t mean anything either but it’s another rumor that is around.

Also, as we said before, Ortega has always been private about her love life. In the past, she has been linked with actor Asher Angel and singer Jacob Sartorius. But, per Capital FM, Ortega denied that she dated any of the guys she has been linked to online during a podcast appearance in 2019.

Per the source, when asked what the craziest thing she ever heard about herself was, she said: “Probably relationships. According to the internet, I dated like six guys, [but I] dated none of them.”

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