Is Gina Lollobrigidia, one of the great actress sex symobls of the 50s and 60s, no longer capable of taking care of her own business?
Some entertainment insiders are aghast at the stories being released about the movie goddess. Recently, she disclosed that she had to take legal action against her ex-lover, Spanish businessman Javier Rigau y Rafols, a man only 43 years younger than her, who she claims attempted to get access to her riches by marrying her through proxy.
The allegations that her former boyfriend paid someone to impersonate her at a 'proxy' wedding in Spain have led to her son, heir Milko Sofic Jr., to take steps to get a court-appointed administrator to supervise her investments and purchases.
Many within the entertainment industry wonder whether her 'boy-toys' might lead to the screen sex symbol losing financial control of her lucrative estate.
She is currently spending time with her "very young male manager", Andrea Piazzolla, who reportedly helped discover her alleged marriage by luck while on the Internet. She claims that the marriage never took place but her ex-boyfriend claims that the marriage was witnessed by eight people. These conflicting claims and her alleged willingness to be influenced by the young men in her life has made her son fearful that his jet-setting mother, who regularly travels between Italy and Monte Carol, is being 'bilked' by her young lovers/companions.
Gina Lollobrigidia has not acted for many years but at the moment she is the star of a real-life soap opera as she fights to retain control of her financial empire and this fight looks like it is not going to end anytime soon, just like a television soap opera.