(ANSA) – Lose Angeles, January 11 – Italian screen icon Gina Lollobrigida will unveil her star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on February 1, when she will receive the Filming on Italy Award, sources said Thursday.
News of the Walk of Fame star came on her 90th birthday on July 4.
Lollobrigida, better known to Italians as ‘La Lollo’, long vied with fellow Italian bombshell Sophia Loren and French sex kitten Brigitte Bardot for the title of the world’s sexiest woman.
In 1955 she starred in a film called La Donna Piu Bella del Mondo (The World’s Most Beautiful Woman), which became her signature movie.
The daughter of a furniture manufacturer from a mountain village outside Rome, she has made over 60 films including some during the 1990s.
Since retiring from cinema Lollobrigida has tried her hand as a photographer, sculptor, photojournalist and a fashion and cosmetics executive.
The diva was divorced in 1971 after a 22-year marriage to a Yugoslav doctor, by whom she had a son.
The Orlando Family Foundation Annual Gala will be held on January 27, 2018.
After a party my family planned for me in
January of 1999, marking my 60th birthday,
I announced to my guests, “This has been
such a terrific party, let’s do it again next year!
However, next year you will pay to attend
the party and we will donate the proceeds to charity!”!
The invitation was received with thunderous applause, marking the inception of the
Orlando Family Foundation for Charities.
Any 501(c)3 charity can be represented through the purchase of a table at the dinner auction. The cost per table of 8 is $1,600. Individuals may also attend at a cost of $200 per person. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. For every table purchased representing an eligible charity, an entry into the drawing is awarded. Following the auction, two drawings will take place and the charities chosen will receive the proceeds.
My dream was to have an evening of fun, friends and wonderful food to support the charities of St. Louis. Help us make my dream and the dreams of many others come true. Invite a group of your friends and enjoy a fabulous evening.
Sam Orlando Sr.
This year you can participate in the Orlando Family Foundation Auction ONLINE thanks to our friends at Gesture!