Film diva Lollobrigida wants to go into politics at the age of 95

Gina Lollobrigida in 2017.

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(dpa) At the age of 95, the Italian film diva Gina Lollobrigida wants to run for the Senate in the upcoming parliamentary elections on September 25th. “I was just tired of hearing politicians argue with each other without ever getting to the point,” she said in an interview with the “Corriere della Sera” (Monday). “Italy is in a bad way, I want to do something good and positive,” said the famous actress from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1956), “Fanfan, the Hussar” (1952) or “The Beauties of the Night” (1952). further.

Lollobrigida wants to run on the candidate list, which includes the Communist Party and other splinter parties. As long as it was about the well-being of Italy, she wanted to work with everyone, said the cinema icon. Before deciding to run for office, she said she spoke to her lawyer Antonio Ingroia. Lollobrigida has a guardian, who was assigned to her by a court after years of family disputes, and is therefore not allowed to decide on her assets.

The film diva in 1966 during the recording of «Hotel Paradiso».

The film diva in 1966 during the recording of «Hotel Paradiso».


The world star and former sex symbol tried it in 1999 with a political career. Lollobrigida ran for the EU Parliament at the time, but clearly missed the necessary number of votes. “It was an experience. In life you can lose and you can win, »she said in an interview.

The people of Italy are due to elect a new parliament on September 25 because Mario Draghi’s government collapsed at the end of July. Head of state Sergio Mattarella then dissolved the parliamentary chambers and initiated the early elections. Draghi is still in office as an executive. In recent polls, the centre-right bloc led by the post-fascist Fratelli d’Italia, the right-wing Lega and the conservative Forza Italia.

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