Smoldering 10x8-inch color portrait in her prime, boldly signed in-person in blue felt-tip marker at a public appearance about a decade ago and accompanied by a Beckett third-party authentication certificate. In very good condition and ideal for display. Known as "La Lollo," Gina Lollobrigida was the first sex symbol to emerge from post-World War Two Europe at a time when Italians were tossing over Neorealism in favor of unadulterated Hollywood glamour. The gorgeous artist's model, who was typically cast as smoldering seductresses, was memorable in Fanfan theTulip (1952) Beauties of the Night (1952), Beat the Devil (1953) with Humphrey Bogart, Carol Reed's Trapeze (1956), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956), Solomon and Sheba (1959), Come September (1961), and Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968) before Sophia Loren swept into town and stole her thunder. Since 1999, Lollobrigida has been active in Italian politics.