L'attrice Gina Lollobrigida, 95, to run for Senate in Italy's elections

Italian cinema icon Gina Lollobrigida will run for the Senate in her country’s elections next month, settimane dopo aver festeggiato il suo 95° compleanno.

The elections were innescato after Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella dissolved Parliament in July following the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Lollobrigida, who joined the Hollywood Walk of Fame nel 2018, is standing as the candidate for the Sovereign and Popular Italy Party in the city of Latina.
    I was just tired of hearing politicians arguing with each other without ever getting to the point,” the film star told 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,” lei ha aggiunto.
        Although she had “rispetto” for Draghi’s work, Lollobrigida said she did not agree with it. She decided to launch an election campaign after speaking with her lawyer, lei disse.
        Lollobrigida said she wasgood friendswith Indira Gandhi, who was the first female Prime Minister of India. “I saw her every time she came to Rome. She was an extraordinary woman.
          L'attrice, who has starred in films such as 1956’sThe Hunchback of Notre Dame” e “Come September” nel 1961, first tried to enter the political arena in 1999 when she ran for a seat in the European Parliament, although she was unsuccessful.
          “È stata un'esperienza. In life you can lose and you can win,” lei disse.
          As long as there is energy, I use it for important things, especially for my country,” lei ha aggiunto.
          She is not the first celebrity to make such a transition.
            Nel 1994, media tycoon and former AC Milan football club owner Silvio Berlusconi formed the Forza Italia Party and was elected Prime Minister. tuttavia, he was removed from office near the end of that year and lost the 1996 elezione. Five years later, he won the general election with 18.5 million votes to become Prime Minister of Italy.
            Nel frattempo, after making a name for himself on Italian TV in the 1970s and 1980s, former comedian Beppe Grillo founded the Five Star Movement party in Italy in 2009.

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