Sophia Loren

Birth Day September 20th, 1934
Birth Place Rome
Age 86 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Sofia Loren Biography

Sofia Villani Scicolone famed as Sofia Loren is a famous Italian actress as well as a singer who is best recognized for appearing in numerous films such as The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, It Started in Naples, Two Women, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian Style, Sunflower, The Voyage, A Special Day and more. During her career timeline, she has achieved many 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. As a singer, she has released her music with various record labels such as Stage Door Records, JB Production CH, and Master Classics Records. 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 in 1950. After sixty years, in the year 2010, she received the title of the "71st Miss Italia". Recently in the news, she was honored by Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. She said, "I never finished high school. I didn’t attend university. I never studied acting. Life had different plans for me. But I wish I had done all three". Scroll more to know about her Full Biography, Untold Story, Family Life, Interesting Facts, Early Life, Wiki, Present Age, Life Story, Career Timeline, & Birthday. 

Sophia Loren is famous for being an Italian actress. She is best known for her appearance in Houseboat, The Pride and the Passion, It Started in Naples & more.  

Sophia Loren, a famous actress as well as a singer

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Sophia Loren was born on 20th September 1934 with the birth name/real name of Sofia Villani Scicolone. Her place of birth is in Rome, the Kingdom of Italy. She holds Italian-French nationality and her ethnicity is Italian-White. Her race is White. As of 2020, she celebrated her 86th birthday. Talking about her family members, she was born to her parents; Romilda Villani (mother) (piano teacher, actress) and Riccardo Scicolone (father) (construction engineer of noble descent). Her father, Riccardo refused to marry Villani. She met with her father only three times, at age five, age seventeen, and in 1976 at his deathbed, citing that she forgave him but had never forgotten his abandonment of her mother. She also has a sibling; a sister named Maria. She has two younger parental half-brothers named Giuliano and Giuseppe. Virgo is her Zodiac sign and her religion is Roman Catholicism. There is no information about her educational background. 

At the age of 86, Sophia Loren still looks very beautiful with a voluptuous body build. She maintained her body a lot. She stands tall at the height of 5 ft 8.5 in or 174 cm and her balanced weight consist of 64 Kg or 141 lbs. She has a pair of beautiful green eyes color and her hair color is dark brown. She has an hourglass physique with a seductive deep voice. She also wears a pair of reading glasses. Her other body measurement has not been publicized yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards her. 

Sofia Loren Career

  • After the end of the Second World War, Loren's grandmother Luisa opened a pub in their living room, selling homemade cherry liquor. Whereas her mother,  Romilda Villani played the piano, Maria sang, and Loren waited on tables and washed dishes. The place was popular with the American GIs stationed nearby. 
  • When Loren was fifteen, she entered the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant as Sofia Lazzaro. She was selected as one of the last three finalists and also won the title of "Miss Elegance 1950". 
  • Later in the year 2010, she was crowned the 71st Miss Italia Pageant winner. 
  • Sofia then enrolled in the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the national film school of Italy. Then, at the age of sixteen, she appeared as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy's 1951 film "Quo Vadis". 
  • She was later seen in the Italian film "Era lui... sì! sì!" and "La Favorita" (1952). 
  • Her husband, Carlo Ponti changed her name and named as Sopia Loren. 
  • She first starred in the 1953 film "Aida". Then, she was seen playing the breakout role in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1953), The Gold of Naples (1954), Too Bad She's Bad (1954), La Bella Mugnaia (1955), Scandal in Sorrento, Lucky to Be a Woman, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lost and The Pride and the Passion.
  • She came to worldwide fame after she contracted five-picture with Paramount Pictures in the year 1958. At that time, her films include Desire Under the Elms, Houseboat, Heller in Pink Tights, Two Women. 
  • In the year 1964, she appeared in "The Fall of the Roman Empire" and "Marriage Italian-Style".
  • During that time, her best films were El Cid (1961), The Millionairess (1960), It Started in Naples (1960), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Arabesque (1966), Lady L (1965), and A Countess from Hong Kong (1967). 

Sophia Loren during her young age

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  • In the 1970s, she appeared in The Voyage, The Cassandra Crossing, A Special Day, Brass Target, Man of La Mancha, Sunflower, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story.
  • She then appeared in the TV series Dynasty, and Falcon Crest during her 1980s. 
  • As a singer, she has recorded more than two dozen songs including a best-selling album of comedic songs with Peter Sellers. 
  • She next appeared in Robert Altman's film Ready to Wear (1994), Grumpier Old Men (1995), Between Strangers (2002), Lives of the Saints (2004), Nine (2009). 
  • Then, in the year 2010, she played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni with Margareth Madè as Loren, entitled La Mia Casa È Piena di Specchi (My House Is Full of Mirrors [it]) and also appeared in an Italian short-film, The Human Voice". 
  • After a long gap, she returned to feature-length film in Ponti's 2020 feature film "The Life Ahead". 


Sophia Loren Awards & Achievements

  • Venice Film Festival for The Black Orchid in 1958
  • Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Bambi Awards, David di Donatello Awards, Silver Ribbon Awards, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Sant Jordi Awards for Two Women in 1960
  • David di Donatello Awards for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in 1963
  • David di Donatello Awards, Golden Lauren AWards for Marriage Italian Style in 1964
  • David di Donatello Awards for Sunflower in 1970
  • David di Donatello Awards, Italian Golden Globe Awards, Silver Ribbon Awards for A special Day in 1977
  • Grammy Awards for Wolf Tracks and Peter and the Wolf in the year 2004
  • Satellite Awards for Nine in the year 2009
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards for The Life Ahead in 2021 

Sophia Loren Personal Life, Husband, and Kids

Sophia Loren is a married woman. She married her handsome husband Carlo Ponti. She firstly met Carlo in the year 1950 when Sophia was 16 and Carlo was 37. At that time, Carlo was married and had been long separated from his first wife, Giuliana. He was not legally divorced when Loren married him by proxy. They married in Mexico on 17th September 1957. To escape bigamy charges, the couple had their marriage annulled in the year 1962 but they continued to live together. They then became French citizens and Carlo legally divorced in France allowing him to marry Loren on 9th April 1966. Sophia and Carlo is also blessed with two children/kids named Carlo Ponti Jr. (29th December 1968) (Orchestral Conductor) and Edoardo Ponti (born on 6th January 1973) (Director). Her daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. She is also the grandparents of four grandchildren. Loren's husband, Carlo Ponti died on 10th January 2007 from pulmonary complications. Since late 2006, her primary residence has been Geneva, Switzerland. She also owns a mansion/house in Naples and Rome. She used to have a holiday house in the coastal town of Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany. She is enjoying her present life happily with her kids without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Sophia Loren with husband Carlo Ponti and their kids

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Back then, Loren had a brief relationship with Cary Grant. 

Sophia Loren Net Worth and Salary

An Italian actress, singer, and model, Sophia Loren's net worth is estimated to have $75 Million as of February 2021. Most of her income comes from acting and singing career. She is the highest-ranked living person mentioned on the actress list. Until now, she has acted in many movies and TV shows. She holds more than 120 acting credits as of 2020. Her current exact salary is still to get revealed yet as she has not mentioned anything about it. She appeared in the GCDS "Dinner's Ready" Fall 2019 Fashion Ad Campaign. She is living a luxurious lifestyle from her career earnings and she is satisfied with her earnings. In the year 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, 'Sophia', and a brand of eyewear soon followed.

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