Gina Lollobrigida: From post-war film legend to artist

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By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – Gina Lollobrigida, who has died at the age of 95, shot to fame in the 1950s as a sultry Mediterranean sex symbol, then became a photographer and sculptor after stepping away from the movie world. At the height of her fame in the 1950s and 1960s, Lollobrigida, who was known simply as “La Lollo,” was an internationally recognised epitome of Italian post-war cinema, rivalled only by Sophia Loren. Tempestuous and impulsive by nature, she made headlines again in 2006, when, at age 79, she announced that she would marry a man 34 years her junior. She later called …

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