Sophia Loren Biography

Sophia Loren is an international film star and Italy's most renowned and honored 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.

It was not until her deglamorized performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women that her talents as an actress were recognised. Loren's performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.

She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress, the most ever received: Two Women; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Marriage Italian-Style; Sunflower; The Voyage and A Special Day. After starting her family in the early 1970s, Loren spent less time on her acting career and chose to make only occasional film appearances. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Sophia Loren
Full Name:
Sofia Villani Scicolone
Nationality:
Italy
Profession:
Actor, Singer
Ethnicity:
Italian people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
September 20, 1934 (88)
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Marriages
Sophia Loren Timeline
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