Shock for showbiz world as beloved screen icon dies

A beloved actress once dubbed ‘The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” has died aged 95.

Gina Lollobrigida was one of the most popular leading ladies in the so-called “Golden Age of Hollywood” in the 1950s and 1960s.

She was an icon who enjoyed a glowing film career, before becoming a distinguished photographer and even entering politics.

Her biggest hits includes movies such as Solomon and Sheba, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a critically acclaimed performance in Bread, Love and Dreams.

She also appeared in Beautiful But Dangerous – in which the original title was – La donna più bella del mondo – which presented her as “The World’s Most Beautiful Woman”.

She had reportedly been hospitalised for some before she passed away in Roma, reports media in Italy.

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