Gina Lollobrigida Movies

Want to know the best Gina Lollobrigida movies?  How about the worst Gina Lollobrigida movies?  Curious about Gina Lollobrigida box office grosses or which Gina Lollobrigida movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Gina Lollobrigida movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Gina Lollobrigida (1927-) is a Italian actress who appeared in numerous Hollywood movies in the 1950s and 1960s.   Her IMDb page shows 67 acting credits from 1946-1997. This page will rank 14 Gina Lollobrigida movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information.  Her many television appearances and her many movies not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings. Our page on “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” was requested by Lupino and seconded by Pierre.

Gina Lollobrigida Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

  • Sort Gina Lollobrigida films by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Gina Lollobrigida films by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Gina Lollobrigida films by yearly domestic box office rank
  • Sort Gina Lollobrigida films by how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Gina Lollobrigida film received.
  • Sort Gina Lollobrigida films by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Gina Lollobrigida Table

  1. Five Gina Lollobrigida movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 35.71% of her movies listed.  Her biggest hit was Trapeze (1956)
  2. An average Gina Lollobrigida movie grosses an average of $93.10 million in adjusted domestic gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  10 Gina Lollobrigida movies are rated as good movies…or 71.73% of her movies.  Come September (1961) was her highest rated movie while Go Naked in The World (1961) was her lowest rated movie.
  4. Zero Gina Lollobrigida movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 0.00% of her movies.
  5. Zero Gina Lollobrigida movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 0.00% of her movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 5 Gina Lollobrigida movies scored higher than that average….or 35.71% of her movies. Come September (1961) got the the highest UMR Score while Go Naked in The World (1961) got the lowest UMR Score.

Gina and Sean Connery in 1964’s Woman of Straw

Possibly Interesting Facts About Gina Lollobrigida By Lupino

  1. Luigina Lollobrigida was born in Subiaco, Italy in 1927.  She was the second of 4 sisters.

2.  Gina Lollogridia won her first beauty contest in 1930 as Italy’s cutest/most beautiful toddler.

3.  When Gina Lollogrigida’s father’s furniture factory was destroyed near the end of WWll, the family moved to Rome. In 1946 she started to study painting and sculpture on a scholarship.She also began to take opera lessons. To support herself, she took on modeling and became a regular in italian photonovellas.

4.  By 1948, she had been discovered by Italian producer Mario Costa and worked as an extra. She also took part in various beauty contests and was not unsuccessful in their final results.

5.  In 1952 her career took off with the female lead in Fanfan la Tulipe and Les Belles de la Nuit. From then on, the Italians proudly called her “Gina Nazionale”, the rest of Europe was happy with “La Lollo”.

6.  From 1956 on, she worked on both sides of the Atlantic in starring roles. Even at the height of her Hollywood success, she returned to Europe for movies like Anna di Brooklyn and La Legge.

7.  Between 1949 and 1971 Lollobrigida was married to a Yugoslavian doctor.They have one son, born in 1957. After her divorce, she began a totally new career as a professional photographer and became very successful- famous models were, amongst others, Paul Newman, Salvador Dali, Fidel Castro. She published 4 books as a photographer, one on her native Italy.

8.  In 1990 La Lollo returned to her first love– at 60 plus years she started to take sculpture lessons. After a rough beginning, she had a successful exhibition in Paris in 2003. She dedicated this exhibition to Marilyn Monroe and…Liza Minnelli. She was invited to join the Academy of the Arts in Florence.

9.  Her ongoing rivalvry with Sophia Loren kept both their names in the media for years.

10. Gina Lollobrigida has been very active doing charitable work– coming from a poor backround herself, she supported the likes of Ärzte ohne Grenzen (“Doctors Without Borders”), UNESCO or UNICEF.

10A. In 2007, at age 79, Gina wanted to marry again. Her companion for many years was 45 year old spanish Javier Rigau Rifols- and, as La Lollo stated after she refused to marry him on short notice, was nothing but a marriage dodger. The story became very wild, with Rifols marrying Lollo without her knowing and presence in Barcelona, trying to pass a veiled woman as Gina…I remember that incident from the coverage the “wedding that never was” got in the German media at the time- and not just in the yellow press.

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  1. HI STEVE: 1 The first Gina movie that I saw was the 1954 Woman of Rome and although I was not in the least interested in it I got a thrill out of “fooling” the cinema attendants into letting me in to see an X rated film. In those days a certificate X meant that no person under the age of 16 should be admitted to the theatre under any circumstances and I was only 14. However in hindsight I probably didn’t dupe the attendants at all and as I was at least a teenager they most likely simply turned a blind eye to me so that they could take my money. Still at the time I felt one devil of a fellow for gaining admittance though the sexual content in the movie was no doubt tame by today’s standards.

    2 Before her Hollywood debut in the 1953 Beat the Devil Gina had a prolific career in the European cinema and from 1946-1953 made some 25 movies for the European film industry. It is to your credit that you have included in your selections 5 of those movies. Overall the greatest posters for my money were Bad Man’s River, Go Naked in the World, Never so Few, Fast & Sexy, Crossed Swords, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Woman of Straw, Fanfan La Tulipe, the Wayward Wife and the best one that I personally have ever seen for Trapeze – though with incorrect billing order!

    3 Best stills I thought were those from Hotel Paradiso, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Beat the Devil, Trapeze and –simply stunning – the raunchy one of Gina in Solomon and Sheba. Bruce and you agree on just two of Gina’s Top 5, Buona Sera Mrs. Campbell and Come September. Your No 2 is Trapeze which Bruce ranks 6th for critic/audience. He didn’t include in his La Lollo table any of her pre-Hollywood European movies, no doubt become of inability to track down grosses. This video will get further viewing from me and meanwhile I regard it as a 97% treat. Take a bow!

    1. Thanks Bob, glad the wait was worth it, appreciate the review, rating, info, trivia, comparison and anecdote. Happy you enjoyed the visual content.

      Bruce did pages on La Lollo and Loren a few months ago, and that gave me the idea to add a few exotic lovelies to my video collection.

      Trapeze would turn up on TV a lot in my youth, my dad was a Burt Lancaster fan and I’m sure he enjoyed ogling Gina, mum liked Tony Curtis. Solomon and Sheba was another family favorite, Yul Brynner was majestic as Solomon, not sure Tyrone Power (another of dads favorites) would have been as effective if he had lived to finish the film.

      Bruce and I have the same no.1 on our charts – Come September, starring Rock Hudson. I don’t think I’ve seen that one.

      None of Gina’s films scored 10 or even 9 from my sources. Her highest rated at IMDB is the Italian film Fan-Fan the Tulip, which scored 7.3.

      An even more famous Italian sex siren coming up next. 🙂

      1. HI STEVE

        1 Interesting backchat from you as usual.

        2 La Lollo and Loren both being Italian and successful in Hollywood around the same time were seen as big rivals. As to whom I preferred. let’s put it this way, if you and I had taken them out on a foursome – if you fantasise do it big – YOU would have had to make do with Sophia!

        3 I saw both the Gina/Rock films and enjoyed them immensely though Strange Bedfellows was the weaker of the two and had an adjusted domestic gross of a mere $63 million. Come September (adjusted domestic gross $218 million) was Rock’s finalt REALLY BIG hit and although he had another outing with Doris in the 1964 Send Me No Flowers (adjusted gross $119 million) for the rest of the 1960s his career declined rapidly and he switched his energies to the TV detective series McMillan and Wife (1971-77)

        4 My 3 favourite Gina films are Trapeze and the two Hudson ones. In the 1971 Lee Van
        Cleef spaghetti western Bad Man’s River she participated in an “adult” scene that she would never have been allowed to do in her Hollywood heyday and possibly not even in her European films. On the other hand she was paid the Big Bucks back in those more constrained times whereas I understand that for Bad Man’s River she was paid relative “buttons”. Also her decline is further underlined by the fact that Lee Van was the star and got billed above La Lollo in the movie.

        5 Anyway have a good weekend and I’ll catch up with you again after your next offering.

  2. Just watched Strange Bedfellows- and I must admit that I really enjoyed it- much more than some other of Hudson’s bedroom farces. Gina Lollobrigida was enchanting as a madcap italian activist fighting for the freedom of the arts…going as far as doing a “Lady Godiva”, albeit Hollywood style, like Maureen O’Hara did some 15 years before. The London scenery got me- I thought it was a mixture of studio and on location filming, but, as I found out, it was all done on Universal’s then newly staged backlot!

    1. Hey Lupino. Thanks for the mini-review on Strange Bedfellows. I have not seen that one but I have seen Gina and Rock’s Come September. Seems they did a good job on that backlot. Their second outing was not nearly as successful as their first…when looking at box office…but based on your comment it might be the better of the two movies. 🙂

      1. Hello Bruce,

        it’s been a while since I saw Come September, so I wouldn’t say that Bedfellows is the better movie, but it did put Gina and Rock center stage, while September devoted a lot of screen time to then newly-weds Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin. Fact is, that I didn’t expect a lot from Bedfellows and was really pleasantly surprised!

        1. Hey Lupino…..thanks for the further breakdown on Strange Bedfellows…..ah….the harsh truth of movie stars…..there is always a younger star coming…in this case Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin. 🙂

          1. …but none of them reached the level of stardom enjoyed by Gina or Rock…what remains of Sandra Dee today? A song out of Grease…Lock at me, I’m Sandra Dee…while both Rock and Gina received their own UMR pages respectively!!!

          2. Hey Lupino….yep Rock and Gina left greater footprints….but back then Dee and Darin were the latest craze….especially Dee when it came to box office glory.

  3. I know I’m quite late, but for those still interested some “interesting Facts” about Gina Lollobrigida:

    Born July 4th, 1927 (though some sources say 1928/9) in Subiaco, Italy, as Luigina Lollobrigida. She was the second of 4 sisters.

    Won her first beauty contest in 1930 as Italy’s cutest/most beautiful toddler

    When her father’s factory (furniture) was destroyed near the end of WWll, the family moved to Rome. In 1946 she started to study painting and sculpture on a scholarship.She also began to take opera lessons. To support herself, she took on modeling and became a regular in italian photonovellas.

    By 1948, she had been discovered by italian producer Mario Costa and worked as an extra. She also took part in various beauty contests and was not unsuccessful in their final results.

    In 1952 her career took off with the female lead in Fanfan la Tulipe and Les Belles de la Nuit. From then on, the Italians proudly called her “Gina Nazionale”, the rest of Europe was happy with “La Lollo”.

    Legend has it that Howard Hughes offered her a personal contract, but she was not interested.

    From 1956 on, she worked on both sides of the Atlantic in starring roles. Even at the height of her Hollywood success, she returned to Europe for movies like Anna di Brooklyn and La Legge.

    Her ongoing rivalvry with Sophia Loren kept both their names in the media for years.

    Between 1949 and 1971 Lollobrigida was married to a yugoslavian doctor.They have one son, born in 1957. After her divorce, she began a totally new career as a professional photographer and became very successful- famous models were, amongst others, Paul Newman, Salvador Dali, Fidel Castro. She published 4 books as a photographer, one on her native Italy.

    In more recent years, Gina appeared in a few more movies in supporting roles and on TV. She also wanted to premiere on Broadway in a revival of Tennessee William’s The Rose Tattoo in 1981, tackling the part originated by Anna Magnani. Two weeks before the play was slated to open, it’s producer died and the revival never reached Broadway. Lollobrigida has always regretted this missed opportunity.

    In 1990 La Lollo returned to her first love- at 60 plus years she started to take sculpture lessons. After a rough beginning, she had a successful exhibition in Paris in 2003. She dedicated this exhibition to Marilyn Monroe and…Liza Minnelli. She was invited to join the Academy of the Arts in Florence.

    In 1999, she ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the European Parlament.

    In 2007, at age 79, Gina wanted to marry again. Her companion for many years was 45 year old spanish Javier Rigau Rifols- and, as La Lollo stated after she refused to marry him on short notice, was nothing but a marriage dodger. The story became very wild, with Rifols marrying Lollo without her knowing and presence in Barcelona, trying to pass a veiled woman as Gina…I remember that incident from the coverage the “wedding that never was” got in the german media at the time- and not just in the yellow press.

    Gina Lollobrigida has been very active doing charitable work- coming from a poor backround herself, she supported the likes of Ärzte ohne Grenzen (“Doctors Without Borders”), UNESCO or UNICEF.

    1. Hey Lupino….great information. I will be adding it to her page. If I had known how popular this page was going to be I would have done that part of the page. I will of course give you credit for these facts. Thanks again.

      1. Hey Bruce,

        you are very welcome. I just felt that Gina had such an interesting life and that her success in other fields of the arts needed to be pointed out…at least in sculpturing and professional photography arch rival Sophia is as important as I am 😉 And then there was that weird story about “The Wedding that never was” which I felt needed to be told!

        1. Now that you are ok with sharing your facts….I will add it to the website….probably do it in the morning…as I am getting tired tonight….thanks again.

          1. Hello Lupino hello Bruce,
            Good informations, good comments for one european international star, free in her arts, movie, photos , and sculpturs.
            A very interresting page because it was a share moment and it was going so fast for the comments…
            I need my dictionnary from Time to time….
            And in the story of the festival de Cannes, she is one of the foreign Queens, with Taylor, Loren , Kim Nowak , Sharon Stone…
            And to day Cannes with the oscars Stay one of the mots important cinéma évents of the World.
            Bravo et Merci
            Pierre

  4. Hello Bruce,
    Mélanie Griffith was terrific in Boody Dooble, I hope It is correct, and Working Girl….I am sure for that one because I saw the série with Bullock.
    And for Meg Ryan….I çan Tell you just one things Meg Ryan is very very very ….good and so beautiful in When Harry meet Sally…..and others comédies from the beginning of the 1990…..
    But you are right Time is undeafeated, I hope I understand the Word ….??
    Have a Nice ,
    Bye
    Pierre

    1. Hey Pierre. There is a comedian named Bobcat Goldthwait (he starred in numerous Police Academy movies) that looks very different today. His first line in his comedy routine…because he knows people are thinking “Is that Bobcat…he looks so different:….is “You look different too”. Good points on Ryan, Griffith and time.

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