Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida is in hospital with a broken femur after falling at home yesterday, RAI TV reported, quoted by “now”. The accident was first confirmed to La Presse by the film star’s lawyer, Antonio Ingroya.
The 95-year-old actress was transported to a Rome hospital, where she will undergo surgery on Monday. “She is fine, I heard from her last night – she was watching a movie on TV,” Ingroya said. The intervention she will undergo is typical for femur fractures and doctors believe it is possible despite Lollobrigida’s advanced age and heart problems.
The actress currently has a court-appointed assistant administrator managing her assets as her longtime personal assistant Andrea Piazzola is under investigation for fraud. Sources close to Lollobrigida, however, claim that Piazzolla is still at her hospital bedside, despite the star’s son accusing him of robbing her of her property.
A few days ago, the favorite of generations of Italians, who affectionately call her “Lolo”, announced her entry into politics as the leader of the list from the single-member electoral district of the city of Latina. On September 25, she will fight for a seat in the Senate on behalf of the new populist Eurosceptic party “Sovereign and People’s Italy” (Italia Sovrana e Popolare – ISP), which is supported by the Communist Party, “Socialist Homeland”, “Citizen Action” and other left formations.
Gina Lollobrigida was one of the world’s most influential movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s. She has worked with directors of the rank of Vittorio de Sica, Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi, Mauro Bolognini, René Clair, Christian Jacques, Jules Dassin, John Huston, King Vidor, and others. Her filmography contains more than 60 titles, including “The Fanfan Tulip”, “Our Lady of Paris”, “Beauties of the Night”, “Other Times”, “The Provincial”, “Bread, Love and Fantasy”, “The Big Game”, ” The most beautiful woman in the world”, “Dolls”… Around the age of 45, she ended her active career in cinema and devoted herself to sculpture, photography and journalism. He interviewed famous people, including the Cuban communist leader Fidel Castro. In one of her accidental returns to the screen, in 1988, the actress starred in the television series “The Roman Woman” by Alberto Moravia under the direction of the great theater director Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. In it he partnered with Francesca Dellera. At the end of the 1990s, Lollobrigida raised her candidacy for the European Parliament, but failed to collect the required number of votes.