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Gina Lollobrigida, Italian actress, dead at 95

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Italian actress and beauty Gina Lollobrigida, who achieved international film stardom during the 1950s and was dubbed "the most beautiful woman in the world" after the title of one of her movies, has died, Fox News Digital can confirm.

Lollobrigida was 95. She passed away in Rome, according to her agent. 

Details regarding the death were not immediately available. 

Lollobrigida was known for several roles, including Esmeralda in the 1956 film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and Sheba in the 1959 flick "Solomon and Sheba."

"Lollo," as she was lovingly nicknamed by Italians, began making movies in Italy just after the end of World War II, as the country began to promote on the big screen a stereotypical concept of Mediterranean beauty as buxom and brunette.

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