Lucia Borgonzoni, Chiara Sbarigia

I mondi di Gina

Gina's Worlds

Editore: Marsilio Arte e l’Archivio Luce-Cinecittà

Pubblicazione: 2023

The bersagliera, the blue fairy, the most beautiful woman in the world, a symbol of Mediterranean beauty, the embodiment of the quintessential diva of Italian cinema, the witness of Italy’s rebirth, but also the photographer, sculptor, and painter. A versatile and great artist – this was Gina Lollobrigida. Irreverent, ironic, volcanic, beautiful, Lollo remains a symbol of Italy worldwide, not only for being a great actress but also for deciding to engage with the world of art. She possessed an extraordinary artistic sensibility and a deep love for life: a vitality that never left her, an unyielding will, in addition to her devouring passion for art – all crucial elements in the construction of her acting career.

From an icon of Italian cinema revered everywhere to a spirited traveler with a strong and charismatic personality, as well as a FAO ambassador committed to social causes with institutions like UNICEF and UNESCO.

The volume narrates the life of this great artist through her extraordinary photographs, the affectionate testimonies of Christian De Sica, Carlo Verdone, Gérard Depardieu, Alex Marshall, the critical texts of the curators, and an essay by Fabio Melelli.