Gina Lollobridiga (born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress. She was born Luigina Lollobrigida at Subiaco near Rome, and became a fashion model and beauty contestant. She began appearing in Italian language films. In 1949 she married a Yugoslavian physician, Milko Skofic. (They had one son, and were divorced in 1971). Her beauty brought her to the attention of Hollywood, making her first "American" film in 1954, following which she was cast in a series of light romantic comedies considered minor by some. She has now largely retired from acting, and concentrates on photography and business ventures.
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She has now largely retired from acting, and concentrates on photography and business ventures. On April of 2004, Mendez relocated for six months to Puerto Rico, for filming of a Hollywood movie. Her beauty brought her to the attention of Hollywood, making her first "American" film in 1954, following which she was cast in a series of light romantic comedies considered minor by some. On Saturday, February 29 of 2004, she married for the second time, this time to a person unknown to the public. (They had one son, and were divorced in 1971). Mendez is rumored to be planning a comeback into Latin American and Spanish United States television channels. In 1949 she married a Yugoslavian physician, Milko Skofic. Lucia debutted as a writer of a soap opera in Miami in 1998.
She began appearing in Italian language films. The public and gossip magazines have also speculated of a supposed rivalry between her and Veronica Castro. She was born Luigina Lollobrigida at Subiaco near Rome, and became a fashion model and beauty contestant. But even as she did lead a more private life, she was still under the public's eye, and she has been associated romantically with Luis Miguel and Vicente Fox, among others. Gina Lollobridiga (born 4 July 1927) is an Italian actress. After Amor de Nadie, Mendez semi-retired from acting, leading a more private life. The soap opera's title song also became a smash hit for Mendez.
In Amor de Nadie, she played a rape victim who has five men fighting for her love. In 1990, Mendez came back with another super-hit soap opera, Amor de Nadie, alongside Saul Lisazo and Fernando Allende. Later on, she and Pedro Torres divorced. In 1988, she married producer Pedro Torres, and in 1989, she had her son Pedrito, who is her only child so far.
In Tu o Nadie, her brother played a pshysically challenged person. In 1986, she starred alongside Andres Garcia and Salvador Pineda in international super-hit Tu o Nadie, where she sang the Corazon de Piedra (Heart of Stone) song, which also became a smashing hit, on the Mexican and Latin American music charts. In 1983, she was crowned as Queen of Vina Del Mar at the prestigious Viņa Del Mar Festival in Chile. During the 1980s, her star kept on growing, as she reached international superstar status.
Subsequently, she was cast on many other soap oeras, and by the mid 1970s, she was a well known superstar throughout Mexico. She acted in her first soap opera, Paloma, simultaneusly. Mendez began her career in 1972, acting in a movie named Cabalgando a la Luna (Horse-riding to the Moon). She has been the star of several Spanish soap operas.
Lucia Leticia Mendez (born January 26, 1955) is a Mexican actress and singer.