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Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren Studio Photography 1959
1959 Studio Photography

Sophia Loren (Sophia Loren; real name - Sophia Villani Scicolone, Italian. Sofia Villani Scicolone; born September 20, 1934, Rome) - Italian actress and singer. The winner of the honorary awards of all major film festivals - Cannes (1961), Venetian (1958, 1998, 2002), Moscow (1965, 1997), Berlin (1994). Winner of the Prize to the best actress of the International Film Festival in San Sebastian (1974). Winner of five Golden Globe awards (in the special nomination “Favorite of the World Public”). The first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress in a film in a foreign language (1962). Winner of the honorary "Oscar" (1991) with the wording "for a career that is rich in memorable roles that gave a non-dimming shine to the cinema."

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  • Birth name: Sofia Villani Shikolone
  • Date of birth: September 20, 1934
  • Place of birth: Rome, Kingdom of Italy
  • Citizenship: Italy
  • Profession: actress, singer
  • Career: 1950 - present time
  • Awards: Wiki
  • IMDb: ID 0000047
  • www: sophialoren.com
Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren

September 20, 2014 marked the 80th anniversary of the legend of world cinema - Italian actress Sophia Loren . According to a survey of readers of The Daily Mail in 2006, 71-year-old at that time Sophia Loren was recognized as the most beautiful woman in the world.

In the Russian language, the pronunciation of the name and surname of the actress in the French manner — Sophia Loren — was firmly established; however, the name and surname of the actress in Italian sound like Sophia Loren.

Sophia Loren (born Sophia Villani Shikolone) was born in Rome on September 20, 1934. Sofia's mother was Romilda Villani, a piano teacher and aspiring actress. In 1932, she passed screen tests to be doubled by Greta Garbo, but her pregnancy prevented her pregnancy: Romilda Villani gave birth to a daughter from engineer Riccardo Scicolone, in the hope that he would marry her, but he did not want to marry her and her mother to return to her native town Pozzuoli near Naples (later Sophia Loren said in an interview: "I am not Italian, I am a Neapolitan!").

Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren

Sophia’s mother’s hope that her daughter’s father would marry her did not fade away and they gave birth to his second daughter, Anna Maria, but 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 tall (174 cm) and thin. In 15 years, Sofia took part in the beauty contest "Miss Italy 1950", where she could not win, but won the title "Miss Elegance".

A famous film producer Carlo Ponti, who at the time was 37 years old, noticed the girl at the Miss Italy competition. Ponty offered Sofia a 7-year contract. The relationship of a couple with a difference in age of 22 turned into a simple collaboration, but they could not officially get married in Italy: Ponty was married, and in Catholic Italy it was almost impossible to get a divorce at that time.

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Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti. Photo of 1964

In the end, on September 17, 1957, Ponti and Sophia Loren (Sophia took the pseudonym "Loren" in 1953 at the insistence of Ponti) secretly married in Mexico. Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren annulled this marriage in 1962 to avoid Ponty being accused of bigamy. Carlo Ponti managed to dissolve 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, Sophia Loren was undergoing therapy for infertility and was able to recover. Ponti and Lauren had two sons in marriage: Carlo Ponti Jr. (born December 29, 1968) and Eduardo Ponti (born January 6, 1973).

It was Carlo Ponti who made a provincial girl from Sofia, a world-class actress. At first, Ponty was not opposed to Sofia filming naked, but in the early 1960s, Carlo Ponty bought all the films of young Lauren, where she was exposed, so as not to spoil the reputation already known by that time, Sofia Loren.

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Sophia Loren in the movie "Two Nights with Cleopatra" (1953)

The most significant films with Sofia Loren include: “Chochara” (1961), “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow” (1963), “Italian Marriage” (1964), “Sunflowers” ​​(1970). The pinnacle of Sophia Loren's acting skills was the performance of the role of the mother in “Chochar”, a neo-realistic film based on the novel Alberto Moravia. In one of the climax scenes, the heroine Lauren falls victim to brutal violence. Acting expressiveness and organic Lauren made such an impression on overseas film critics that she was awarded the Oscar for this role. This is the first time that an award in this category has been awarded for a film not in English.

In 1999, Sophia Loren was included by the American Film Institute on the list of the 25 greatest actresses in cinema history.

The latest full-length film where Sophia Loren starred is the American musical Nine (2009 release), which is based on the famous film Federico Fellini's Eight and a Half.

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Sophia Loren in the film "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" (1963)
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Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in the film Italian Marriage (1964).
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Sophia Loren in the film "Attila - scourge of God" (1955)
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Sophia Loren in the film "Black Orchid" (1958)
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Sophia Loren in the film "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964)
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Sophia Loren in the film "The Boy on the Dolphin" (1957)
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Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren
Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren
The parameters of the figure of Sofia Loren: 96.5-61-96.5 (at the age of 22 years), 91.5-61-96 (at the age of 50 years).

Sophie, 22, and Jane, 23

But as for the outspoken pictures of her breasts, Sophia Loren is most famous for the cleavage 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 picture, called "Envy."

Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren

And this is how Sophie Loren describes what happened in her autobiography: “Jane Mansfield arrived. The crowd of guests parted and she went straight to my table. She was moving forward, swaying on her heels — perhaps not quite sober — and in her every step there was something magnificent and domineering. She knew that everyone was looking at her, and how it was possible not to stare at her decollete, which turned out to be more than frank.

Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren

With all her appearance, she said: “Here comes Jane Manesfield! Blonde sex bomb! ”She sat down next to me and started talking, it was like a volcanic eruption. She became more and more inflamed, and then I found one of her breasts on my plate. I looked at her, in a fright ... And one particularly quick reporter took a photo that spread all over the world. I refuse to put my autograph on it. There are some coarse and grotesque sides in the enchanted kingdom of Hollywood, with whom I refuse to have anything in common. ”

Actress, Singer, Gorgeous Sophia Loren

In an interview with Sophia Loren, she described this scene like this: “She came right at my table. She knew everyone was watching. She sat down and turned out to be practically ... Listen. Look at the photo. Where am I looking? I stared at her nipples because I was afraid that they were about to jump on my plate. You can see the fear on my face. I'm afraid that something in her dress will swell - BOOM! - and scatter throughout the table. "

Let's follow how age changes appeared.

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