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Despite all the luxury and comfort she had in Hollywood, the actress decided to change things a little bit. She didn’t care about money at all, as she even turned down Howard Hughes’s marriage proposal.
Gina became a photojournalist. Her connections and fame helped her to get an exclusive interview with the man himself, Fidel Castro. However, the crew didn’t manage to take a single photo of him.
"La Lollo's" achievements
Gina Lollobrigia has built a quiet impressive legacy since her move to America.
- In 1985, because of her achievements in photography and sculpture, she was nominated as an officer of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Jack Lang.
- In 1999, she was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
- She was awarded the National Italian American Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
- This year, 2018, she received her star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.