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Sophia Loren

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Biography

Loren in 1959

Source: Wikipedia

Sophia Loren (Italian pronunciation: [soˈfiːa ˈlɔːren]; born Sofia Villani Scicolone [soˈfiːa vilˈlaːni ʃʃikoˈloːne], 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress. She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons, Loren appeared in several bit parts and minor roles until the late 1950s when Loren's five-picture contract with Paramount launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.

Fact file

  • Born: Sofia Villani Scicolone 20 September 1934 (age 80) Rome, Italy
  • Residence: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Other names: Sofia Lazzaro Sofia Scicolone
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1950–present
  • Spouse(s): Carlo Ponti, Sr. (m. 1957–62, annulled; 1966–2007, his death)
  • Children: Carlo Ponti, Jr., Edoardo Ponti
  • Parent(s): Ricardo Scicolone Romilda Villani
  • Relatives: Sasha Alexander (daughter-in-law) Alessandra Mussolini (niece)

Read more about Sophia Loren at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

nvivarelli
Variety, 2020-02-17 11:39:09
Netflix has acquired global rights to drama “The Life Ahead,” which marks Sophia Loren’s return in front of the camera for a feature film after a decade. Directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, “Life Ahead” sees the iconic Italian Oscar winner playing Madame Rosa, a Holocaust survivor who forges a ...

carolehorst
Variety, 2019-12-20 14:58:16
In the heyday of the film industry of the former Yugoslavia, silver-screen icons including Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn could be spotted ducking the paparazzi at Belgrade’s historic Hotel Metropol, a five-star redoubt that hosted royals, statesmen and the New Year’s soirees of then-President Josep Broz Tito. Four ...

nvivarelli
Variety, 2019-12-16 13:26:25
Sophia Loren will be feted by the Capri-Hollywood film festival with a lifetime achievement award presented to her by trailblazing director Lina Wertmüller, her old friend and recent recipient of an honorary Oscar. Loren, Italy’s most iconic living movie star, will receive the Capri Legend Award on Dec. 30 from ...

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