Sad is the man who looks at what is and says, "If only," especially if he is grieving an overview of Italian glamour queen Gina Lollobrigida. While it is true that hourglass-perfect Gina never reached the heights of American fame achieved by European rivals Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot, in her homeland Lollobrigida was second to none. A second runner-up in the 1947 Miss Italy contest, former art student Gina followed a short modeling stint with a long-running career in cinema. Her Stateside debut came in Beat the Devil (1954), followed by a pair of films that increased her profile and the skimpiness of her costumes: Trapeze (1956) and Solomon and Sheba (1959). Throughout the 1960s Lollobrigida made movies at the rate of two a year, but her heart was in Italy. In the 1980s she ran for Parliament and won a seat. For winning looks at Gina's lingerie-clad seat, don't miss La Morte ha fatto l'uovo (1967).