Actress, Singer, Chic Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren (Sophia Loren; real name is Sofia Villani Scicolone, Italian: Sofia Villani Scicolone; born September 20, 1934, Rome) is an Italian actress and singer. Winner of honorary awards of all major film festivals - Cannes (1961), Venice (1958, 1998, 2002), Moscow (1965, 1997), Berlin (1994). Prize winner of the best actress of the International Film Festival in San Sebastian (1974) Winner of five Golden Globe Prizes (in the special nomination “Favorite of the World Public”). The first Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film (1962). Winner of an honorary Oscar (1991) with the wording “for a career rich in memorable roles that gave a non-fading shine to the cinema”.
- Birth name: Sophia Villani Chicolon
- Date of birth: September 20, 1934
- Place of birth: Rome, Kingdom of Italy
- Citizenship: Italy
- Profession: actress, singer
- Career: 1950 - present time
- Rewards: Wiki
- IMDb: ID 0000047
- www: sophialoren.com
September 20, 2014 marks 80 years of the legend of world cinema - Italian actress Sophia Loren . According to a 2006 readership survey by The Daily Mail, Sophia Loren, 71 at the time, was recognized as the most beautiful woman in the world.
In Russian, the pronunciation of the name and surname of the actress in the French manner was established - Sophia Loren, but correctly the name and surname of the actress in Italian sound like Sofia Loren.
Sofia Loren (at birth - Sofia Villani Chicolon) was born in Rome on September 20, 1934. Sofia's mother was Romilda Villany, a piano teacher and aspiring actress. In 1932, she underwent a screen test to be understudy Greta Garbo, but her pregnancy prevented her film career: Romilda Villani gave birth to a daughter from engineer Riccardo Chicolon, in the hope that he would marry her, but he did not want to enter into a legal marriage with her and mother return to Pozzuoli’s hometown near Naples (later Sofia Loren said in an interview: “I’m not Italian, I’m Neapolitan!”).
The hope of Sofia’s mother that her daughter’s father would marry her did not die away and they gave birth to his second daughter Anna Maria from him, however, Romilda Villani remained a single mother with two daughters. Sophia and her sister grew up in poverty.
In her youth, Sofia was called "Stekketto", which means "Zherdochka" - for high growth (174 cm) and thinness. At the age of 15, Sofia took part in the Miss Italy 1950 beauty pageant, where she could not win, but won the Miss Elegance title.
At the Miss Italy contest, the girl was noticed by the famous film producer Carlo Ponti, who at that time was 37 years old. Ponti offered Sofia a 7-year contract. The couple’s relationship with an age difference of 22 years outgrew simple cooperation, but they could not officially marry in Italy: Ponty was married, and in Catholic Italy at that time it was almost impossible to get a divorce.
In the end, on September 17, 1957, Ponti and Sophia Loren (Sofia took the pseudonym “Loren” in 1953 at the insistence of Ponti) secretly got married in Mexico. Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren annulled this marriage in 1962 to avoid Ponti's accusation of bigamy. Carlo Ponti managed to divorce with his first wife in 1965, but not in Italy, but in France. Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren officially married on April 9, 1966.
For several years, Sofia Loren underwent a course of therapy for infertility and was able to recover. In marriage, Ponti and Lauren had two sons: Carlo Ponti Jr. (born December 29, 1968) and Eduardo Ponti (born January 6, 1973).
It was Carlo Ponti who made the provincial girl Sofia a world-famous actress. At first, Ponti was not opposed to Sofia filming naked, but in the early 1960s, Carlo Ponti bought all the films of young Lauren, where she was naked, so as not to spoil the reputation of Sofia Loren, already known at that time.
The most significant films with the participation of Sophia Loren include: “Chochara” (1961), “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (1963), “Marriage in Italian” (1964), “Sunflowers” (1970). The pinnacle of Sophia Loren’s acting was her mother’s role in Chochar, a neorealist film based on the novel by Alberto Moravia. In one of the climax scenes, the heroine Loren becomes a victim of gross violence. The actor’s expressiveness and organic Loren made such an impression on overseas film critics that for this role she was awarded the Oscar. This is the first time that an award in this category has been awarded for a film shot in a language other than English.
In 1999, Sophia Loren was included in the list of 25 greatest actresses in the history of cinema by the American Institute of Motion Picture Arts.
The last full-length film, where Sophia Loren starred, is the American musical "Nine" (2009 release), which is based on the famous film by Federico Fellini "Eight and a half."
22 year old Sophie and 23 year old Jane
But as for the frank shots of the breast, Sophia Loren became most famous thanks to the neckline of another woman - actress Jane Mansfield. This famous story happened at the meeting of 22-year-old Sophie and 23-year-old Jane - one of the sexiest stars of her time. You probably know this photo, called "Envy."
And here is how Sophia Loren describes what happened in her autobiography: “Jane Mansfield has arrived. The crowd of guests parted and she went straight to my table. She moved forward, swaying in her heels - perhaps not completely sober - and at her every step was something majestic and domineering. She knew that everyone was looking at her, and how could you not stare at her neckline, which turned out to be more than frank.
With all her appearance, she said: “Here comes Jane Maynesfield! Blond sex bomb! ”She sat next to me and started talking, it was like an eruption of a volcano. She became more and more inflamed, and then I found one of her breasts on my plate. I looked at her in dismay ... And one especially fast reporter took a photograph that circled the whole world. I refuse to sign my autograph on it. In the enchanted kingdom of Hollywood, there are some rude and grotesque parties with which I refuse to have anything in common. ”
In an interview with Sophia Loren, she described this scene: “She came right to my table. She knew everyone was watching. She sat down and turned out to be ... Listen. Look at the photo. Where am I looking? I stared at her nipples because I was afraid that they were about to jump out on my plate. You can see the fear on my face. I'm afraid that something in her dress will swell - BOOM! - and scatter around the table. "
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