There are so many things to love about this photograph – the breathtaking background, perfectly carved posts, Gina’s polka dot dress. I especially love how animated the image is, with Gina and her son Milko playing hide and seek and clearly having the time of their lives. Gina is considered one of the hottest screen sirens of the 1950s. Like the many moms we interview for Romy and The Bunnies, Gina was an expert at juggling multiple responsibilities – motherhood, acting, sculpting, even pursuing a second career as a photojournalist.
When I was surfing through the internet I came across this great quote which I think will make people love and appreciate Gina even more, She said, “Happiness is a journey that depends solely on ourselves. We should be grateful to life because so much that it has in store for us will be marvelous and we have the good fortune to live it.”
Photographed by Peter Stockpole