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Gina Lollobrigida was hospitalized after suffering a femur fracture in a domestic accident

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The actress Gina Lollobrigida, 95 years old.

The actress Gina Lollobrigida95 years old, considerto an icon of Italian cinema and one of the most glamorous actresses of the golden age of Hollywood, has been hospitalized in Rome after suffering a fall at his home, local media reported today.

The Italian diva, who is running as a senator in the general elections on the 25th, suffered a domestic mishap this Saturday and although her condition is not worrying, she will undergo surgery scheduled for tomorrowMonday, explained his lawyer, Antonio Ingroia.

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Described as a legend of the Italian celluloid world and awarded a Golden Globe in the sixties, Lollobrigida turned 95 in Julybut conserves all her energy, enough to try to be a senator in the next legislature.

Gina Lollobrigida in 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Gina Lollobrigida in 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

She is running as the main candidate in the single-member senatorial constituency of Latina for the Sovereign and Popular Italy party, a new Eurosceptic political alliance, which opposes sending weapons to Ukraine and “warmongering Atlanticism” and is supported, among other forces, by the Communist Party and for Socialist Homeland.

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”As long as I have energy, I will use it for important things, especially for my country”she assured in an interview recently published in the newspaper “Corriere della Sera”, where she was “fed up with listening to politicians speak without reaching solutions”.

The protagonist of films such as “Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell” and “Mare matto” says that she made the decision after speaking with Antonio Ingroia, a former Italian judge, who is also a journalist and Lollobrigida’s personal lawyer, and moved by her greatest inspiration , Mahatma Gandhi, whom he praises “his way of doing things, non-violence.

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Described as a legend in the world of Italian celluloid and awarded a Golden Globe in the sixties, Lollobrigida turned 95 in July, but she retains all her energy, enough to try to be a senator in the next legislature.
Described as a legend in the world of Italian celluloid and awarded a Golden Globe in the sixties, Lollobrigida turned 95 in July, but she retains all her energy, enough to try to be a senator in the next legislature.

Lollobrigida already tried her luck in the world of politics in the 1990s, when she ran for the European Parliament at the hands of Romano Prodi’s democrats, but was not elected.

The polls for the early elections on September 25 give as favorites the conservative coalition formed by Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, and Giorgia Meloni’s far-right Brothers of Italy, and Matteo Salvini’s League.

THE PIAZOLLA SCANDAL

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame star has had a special relationship with Andrea Piazzola, 34, for several years. The two are self-proclaimed “friends”, and she recently named him as her assistant and manager of her €40 million fortune. In fact, he himself moved into his house with his partner and his daughter, which infuriated the Italian family.

In Milan, during the celebration of the anniversary of Oggi magazine, accompanied by her assistant Andrea Piazzolla (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)
In Milan, during the celebration of the anniversary of Oggi magazine, accompanied by her assistant Andrea Piazzolla (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)

Andrea Piazzolla came into the life of the diva when he was 24 years old and she was 86. Soon a great complicity was born between the two. At first he was her driver and assistant and over time he became her confidant, until he became administrator of the immense fortune. that the actress has amassed over more than five decades of work in film and television in Italy and in Hollywood.

Reserved on most occasions, Piazzolla tries to stay out of the limelight. Two years ago he was the father of a girl whom he has called Gina junior, in honor of the muse. On rare occasions, although he hasn’t done it for a long time, he has visited television channels to defend himself and offer his version. In one of his last public appearances, Piazzolla pointed out: “I don’t want Gina to seem like a person who hasn’t been generous to her family. Milko is a very nice person and I don’t think he was ever interested in money.”

The actress’s only son, Milko Skofic, and his grandson, Dmitri, believe that Piazzolla targeted their money. In 2013 and 2018, Piazzola was accused of trying to sell art and various items from Lollo’s house at auction without her knowledge, worth approximately 300,000 euros. The star’s family did not leave things to their fate and accused Piazzolla of cheating an older person with financial gain.

Gina Lollobrigida on the Hollywood Walk of Fame EFE/MIKE NELSON/File
Gina Lollobrigida on the Hollywood Walk of Fame EFE/MIKE NELSON/File

The case went to court, where the son and grandson of the consecrated diva requested the transfer of the rights to manage their property, but the judges ruled that Gina Lollobrigida, when she turned 93, was safe and fully capable of making independent decisions. But the case reached the Supreme Court, where the judges ruled that he could not manage his money.

(with information from EFE)

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