Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida, who achieved international fame during the 1950s and was rated "the most beautiful woman in the world" after one of her films was titled died in Rome on Monday.

Gina Lollobrigida was born on July 4, 1927 in Subiaco, Italy. Destined to be called "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World"

She was the daughter of a furniture manufacturer, and grew up in the pictorial mountain village

"Lolo," as she was affectionately nicknamed by Italians, began making films in Italy just after the end of World War II .

 Two of his more famous films domestically were Comensini's "Pan amore e fantasia" ("Bread, Love and Dreams") in 1953, and the sequel a year later, "Pan Amore e Gelosia" ("Bread, Love and Jealousy ").

Over the years, her co-stars included some of Europe's most flamboyant male stars of the era, including Louis Jourdan, Fernando Rey, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Alec Guinness.

While Lollobrigida performed a few dramatic roles, her sex symbol image photograph described her career.

In middle age, Lollobrigida's romance with a man 34 years her junior, Javier Rigau, from Barcelona, Spain, kept gossip pages buzzing for years.

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