Gina Lollobrigida: actress wants to “live and die in peace”

Gina Lollobrigida
Actress wants to “live and die in peace”

Gina Lollobrigida in Los Angeles.

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Gina Lollobrigida gave an emotional interview on Italian TV. The famous actress is apparently fighting for her fortune.

Gina Lollobrigida (94) fought back tears in an interview with TV presenter Mara Venier (71). The two women spoke on the Italian program “Domenica In” about the dispute over the fortune of the 94-year-old actress. “I have the right to live in peace, but also to die in peace”, Lollobrigida told La Stampa newspaper on the TV show.

The famous movie star has reportedly struggled with loved ones over control of their money for years. The reason is apparently Lollobrigida’s assistant Andrea Piazzolla. According to Italian media reports, this is allegedly accused of manipulating the actress.

“Like a son”

The 94-year-old sees it differently, as she said after the report on TV: “For me he is like a son, he sticks to me like a son, he has helped me keep going.” Piazzolla was “a good person” and the fact that he had helped her put him in “terrible trouble,” according to Lollobrigida. But she decides for herself what to do with her life. Giving presents to Piazzolla and his family is something that only concerns them and nobody else, she explained.

Lollobrigida was assigned a guardian by a court, following an application by her son, to oversee her financial decisions. In the TV interview, the actress now complained of “unworthy treatment”, she felt “humiliated” and was tired. She doesn’t want to see her son anymore. “I don’t deserve all of this,” said the star.

Lollobrigida became an international star in the early 1950s with “Fanfan, der Husar” and “Die Schönen der Nacht”. This was followed by films such as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1956), in which she played the role of Esmeralda at the side of Anthony Quinn, or “Stranger Bettgesellen” (1965), which she shot with Rock Hudson. From the 1970s she concentrated on her work as a photographer and sculptor.


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