Gina Lollobrigida, 95, to run for Senate in Italy’s elections


Italian cinema icon Gina Lollobrigida will run for the Senate in her nation’s elections subsequent month, weeks after celebrating her ninety fifth birthday.

The elections had been triggered after Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella dissolved Parliament in July following the resignation of the nation’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

Lollobrigida, who joined the Hollywood Stroll of Fame in 2018, is standing because the candidate for the Sovereign and Widespread Italy Get together within the metropolis of Latina.

“I was just tired of hearing politicians arguing with each other without ever getting to the point,” the movie star informed Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview on Sunday.

“I will fight for the people to decide, from health to justice. Italy is in bad shape, I want to do something good and positive,” she added.

Though she had “respect” for Draghi’s work, Lollobrigida stated she didn’t agree with it. She determined to launch an election marketing campaign after talking along with her lawyer, she stated.

Lollobrigida stated she was “good friends” with Indira Gandhi, who was the primary feminine Prime Minister of India. “I saw her every time she came to Rome. She was an extraordinary woman.”

The actress, who has starred in movies reminiscent of 1956’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Come September” in 1961, first tried to enter the political enviornment in 1999 when she ran for a seat within the European Parliament, though she was unsuccessful.

“It was an experience. In life you can lose and you can win,” she stated.

“As long as there is energy, I use it for important things, especially for my country,” she added.

She isn’t the primary movie star to make such a transition.

In 1994, media tycoon and former AC Milan soccer membership proprietor Silvio Berlusconi shaped the Forza Italia Get together and was elected Prime Minister. Nevertheless, he was faraway from workplace close to the tip of that yr and misplaced the 1996 election. 5 years later, he received the final election with 18.5 million votes to grow to be Prime Minister of Italy.

In the meantime, after making a reputation for himself on Italian TV within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, former comic Beppe Grillo based the 5 Star Motion social gathering in Italy in 2009.