|Sophia Loren Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8½ in|
|Date of Birth||September 20, 1934|
Sophia Loren is an eminent Italian singer and actress who is best known for her appearance in numerous films. Over the course of her career, she has been awarded many prominent awards such as an Oscar, David di Donatello Awards, Golden Globe awards, BAFTA award, Grammy, and a Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award to name a few.
Sofia Villani Scicolone
The Italian Marilyn Monroe
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
- Father – Riccardo Scicolone (Construction Engineer)
- Mother – Romilda Villani (b.1910–d.1991) (Piano Teacher, Actress)
- Siblings – Maria (Sister) (b.1938), Giuliano (Paternal Half-Brother), Giuseppe (Paternal Half-Brother)
Sophia is repped by Leonard Hirshan Management, Inc.
Jazz, Pop, Pop
She has released her music with various record labels such as Stage Door Records, JB Production CH, and Master Classics Records.
5 ft 8½ in or 174 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sophia has dated –
- Carlo Ponti (1950-2007) – They have 2 sons named, Carlo Ponti Jr. (b. December 29, 1968) (Orchestral Conductor) and Edoardo Ponti (b. January 6, 1973) (Director)
- Cary Grant (1957) – RUMOR
- Peter Sellers – RUMOR
Race / Ethnicity
- Beautiful eyes
- Hourglass physique
- Seductive deep voice
- Wears a pair of reading glasses
She appeared in the GCDS ‘Dinner’s Ready’ Fall 2019 Fashion Ad Campaign.
Sophia Loren Facts
- She was born at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome.
- Loren’s parents did not tie the knot as a result of which her mother had to raise 2 daughters single-handedly with no proper financial support.
- Sophia spent most of her younger days growing up at her grandmother’s house in Pozzuoli.
- She had only met her father 3 times at the ages of 5, 17, and at his deathbed in 1976.
- Sophia had witnessed the horrors of the “Second World War” first hand. During one such bombing raid at Pozzuoli, she was struck by a fragment in the chin while trying to run to safety to a shelter. After the incident, the family moved to Naples and returned after the war had ended.
- In the past, she along with her mother, sister, and grandmother opened a pub in the home where she would cater to American GIs whilst her sister sang and mother played the piano.
- She competed at the “Miss Italia” 1950 beauty pageant and earned herself #2 place amongst 4 other contestants from the Lazio area. She was awarded the title of Miss Elegance 1950. 60 years later, in 2010, she received the title of the “71st Miss Italia.”
- Sophia was 17 years old when she enrolled in acting classes.
- Loren gained fame worldwide in 1958, after signing to 5-film contract with Paramount Pictures.
- Between 1964 and 1977, she had received 4 Golden Globe awards.
- Loren was given the prestigious “Academy Honorary Award” and was titled “one of the world cinema’s treasures” in 1991.
- She has a home in Naples and Rome.
- Loren filed a lawsuit against 79 adult websites in September 1999, for altering pictures of her and posting it to their websites.
- Her career as a singer includes the release of various albums and singles including Bing! Bang! Bong! (2014), Cinema (2009), and Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo (1999).
- She is the first actor to win an Oscar for a foreign language movie which she won in 1962 for Two Women.
- In 1965, Sophia was nominated for an Oscar for the Italian movie Marriage Italian Style.
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