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$75 Million

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Sofia Villani Scicolone was born on 20 September 1934, in Rome, Italy. She is an actress perhaps best known for her appearances in films such as “The Pride and the Passion” and “It Started in Naples”. One of her most notable films was “Two Women”, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress. She’s also won multiple awards aside from that, and all of her efforts have helped in raising her net worth.

How rich is Sophia Loren? As of early-2016, sources inform of a net worth that is at $75 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. She’s acted in numerous films throughout her life, and has worked with other big names in Hollywood, earning her recognition not only in Italy but worldwide as well. She’s written an autobiography which has somewhat helped with her wealth.

Sophia Loren Net Worth $75 Million

Loren was born into unusual circumstances, with a father from nobility who refused to marry her mother, who was an aspiring actress. During World War II, Sophia was hit by shrapnel which led to the family moving to Naples for a while. They returned after the war to open a pub where she waited tables and washed the dishes. Her career would begin at the age of 14, when she entered Miss Italia 1950, a beauty pageant. She didn’t win, but became one of the finalists, and later tried her hand at acting classes. She appeared in minor roles first before starring in the 1953 film “Aida”, which got her noticed. This continued with films including “Two Nights with Cleopatra” and “The Gold of Naples”.

In 1958, Paramount Pictures would offer Loren a five-picture contract which would earn her international recognition. She starred in “Desire Under the Elms, “Houseboat”, and “Heller in Pink Tights”. In 1961, she was cast in “Two Women”, and her performance earned her a Cannes Film Festival best performance award and also an Academy Award for Best Actress. She won over 22 awards for her portrayal, and became one of the top actresses in the world at that time, increasing her net worth further.

She continued to make films, at this point moving between the United States and Europe to shoot. A few of the films she made were “El Cid” with Charlton Heston, “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”, and “A Countess from Hong Kong” with Marlon Brando. After she had children, Loren lessened her time in films, and would focus more on roles in Italy. A few of the films she had during this period were “Brief Encounter”, “The Cassandra Crossing” and “A Special Day”, which was nominated for almost a dozen awards, increasing Sophia’s collection. She starred in “Brass Target” in 1978 in which she won another Golden Globe, and later her biography entitled “Sophia Loren: Living and Loving, Her Own Story” was published. Into the ’80s and ’90s, she continued to work and was eventually declared a “cinema treasure”. One of her latest films is “Nine” in 2009, which also stars Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Day-Lewis.

For her personal life, it is known that she married Carlo Ponti, Sr., in 1957 with a very large age gap. Carlo was married previously and had to have it annulled to avoid charges, so the two remarried in 1966. They had two children, and they remained married until his death in 2007. Loren also had an affair with Cary Grant whom she met while filming “Houseboat” in 1957. The affair ended on a bad note, and Loren decided to marry Carlo soon after. Other than that, Sophia is a Roman Catholic and stays mostly in Geneva, Switzerland.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marriage Italian Style 1964 Filumena Marturano
The Fall of the Roman Empire 1964 Lucilla
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1963 Adelina Sbaratti / Anna Molteni / Mara
Five Miles to Midnight 1962 Lisa Macklin
The Condemned of Altona 1962 Johanna von Gerlach
Boccaccio '70 1962 Zoe (segment "La riffa")
Madame 1961 Catherine Hubscher, dite "Madame Sans-Gêne"
El Cid 1961 Jimena
Two Women 1960 Cesira
The Millionairess 1960 Epifania Parerga
It Started in Naples 1960 Lucia Curcio
A Breath of Scandal 1960 Princess Olympia
Heller in Pink Tights 1960 Angela Rossini
That Kind of Woman 1959 Kay
Houseboat 1958 Cinzia Zaccardi
The Black Orchid 1958 Rose Bianco
The Key 1958 Stella
Desire Under the Elms 1958 Anna Cabot
Legend of the Lost 1957 Dita
The Pride and the Passion 1957 Juana
Boy on a Dolphin 1957 Phaedra
What a Woman! 1956 Antonietta Fallari
Scandal in Sorrento 1955 Sofia Cocozza - 'a Smargiassa'
The Miller's Beautiful Wife 1955 Carmela
Il segno di Venere 1955 Agnese Tirabassi
The River Girl 1954 Nives Mongolini
Too Bad She's Bad 1954 Lina Stroppiani
Attila 1954 Honoria
The Gold of Naples 1954 Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
Pilgrim of Love 1954
Miseria e nobilt 1954 Gemma
Neapolitan Carousel 1954 Sisina
The Anatomy of Love 1954 Beautiful Girl (segment "La macchina fotografica")
Two Nights with Cleopatra 1954 Cleopatra / Nisca
Town of Bells 1954 Bonbon
A Day in Court 1954 Anna
La favorita 1953 Leonora (as Sofia Lazzaro)
Ci troviamo in galleria 1953 Marisa
Aida 1953 Aida
Woman of the Red Sea 1953 Barbara Lama
La domenica della buona gente 1953 Ines
The Piano Tuner Has Arrived 1952 Amica di Giulietta (as Sofia Lazzaro)
La tratta delle bianche 1952 The Sick Contestant of the Dance Marathon (as Sofia Lazzaro)
Il sogno di Zorro 1952 Conchita (as Sofia Scicolone)
Anna 1951 L'assistente di Vittorio al nightclub (uncredited)
Era lui, sì, sì! 1951 Odalisca (as Sofia Lazzaro)
Il padrone del vapore 1951 Una ballerinetta (as Sofia Lazzaro)
Il mago per forza 1951 La Sposa (as Sofia Scicolone)
Quo Vadis 1951 Lygia's Slave (uncredited)
Milano miliardaria 1951 Una commessa del bar (as Sofia Scicolone)
Io sono il capataz 1951 Segretaria del Dittatore (as Sofia Scicolone)
Lebbra bianca 1951 A girl in the boardinghouse (as Sofia Lazzaro)
Il voto 1950 Un popolana alla festa di Piedigrotta (as Sofia Scicolone)
Cuori sul mare 1950 Una ragazza al ristprante (as Sofia Scicolone)
Le sei mogli di Barbablù 1950 Ragazza rapita (as Sofia Lazzaro)
Tototarzan 1950 Una tarzanide (uncredited)
Human Voice 2014 Short Angela
My House Is Full of Mirrors 2010 TV Movie Romilda Villani
Nine 2009 Mamma
Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers 2004 Maria (as Sofia Loren)
Lives of the Saints 2004 TV Movie Teresa Innocente
Between Strangers 2002 Olivia
Francesca and Nunziata 2001 TV Movie Francesca Montorsi
Soleil 1997 Maman Lévy
Grumpier Old Men 1995 Maria Sophia Coletta Ragetti
Ready to Wear 1994 Isabella de la Fontaine
Saturday, Sunday and Monday 1990 Rosa Priore
Running Away 1989 TV Movie Cesira
The Fortunate Pilgrim 1988 TV Mini-Series Lucia
Courage 1986 TV Movie Marianna Miraldo
Qualcosa di biondo 1984 TV Movie Aurora
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story 1980 TV Movie Sophia / Romilda Villani
Firepower 1979 Adele Tasca
Brass Target 1978 Mara
Blood Feud 1978 Titina Paterno
Angela 1978 Angela Kincaid
A Special Day 1977 Antonietta
The Cassandra Crossing 1976 Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain
La pupa del gangster 1975 Pupa
Brief Encounter 1974 TV Movie Anna Jesson
The Verdict 1974 Teresa Leoni
The Voyage 1974 Adriana de Mauro
Man of La Mancha 1972 Dulcinea / Aldonza
The Sin 1972 Hermana Germana
Lady Liberty 1971 Maddalena Ciarrapico
The Priest's Wife 1970 Valeria Billi
Sunflower 1970 Giovanna
Ghosts, Italian Style 1967 Maria Lojacono
More Than a Miracle 1967 Isabella Candeloro
A Countess from Hong Kong 1967 Natascha
Arabesque 1966 Yasmin Azir
Judith 1966 Judith Auerbach
Lady L 1965 Lady Louise Lendale / Lady L
Operation Crossbow 1965 Nora Van Ostamgen

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nine 2009 performer: "Guarda La Luna"
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers 2004 performer: "Goodness Gracious Me"
Running Away 1989 TV Movie performer: "Ma Dio ddo' sta"
Qualcosa di biondo 1984 TV Movie performer: "Santa Lucia luntana" - uncredited
Man of La Mancha 1972 "The Impossible Dream" second reprise / performer: "It's All The Same", "The Dubbing" Knight of the Woeful Countenance, "Aldonza", "Dulcinea" reprise, "Man of La Mancha" second reprise, "Finale: The Impossible Dream"
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary performer: "You Want to Be Americano" - uncredited
Boccaccio '70 1962 performer: "Soldi soldi soldi"
It Started in Naples 1960 performer: "Tu vuò f
Houseboat 1958 performer: "Bing! Bang! Bong!", "Almost in Your Arms" uncredited
Boy on a Dolphin 1957 performer: "Boy on a Dolphin"
The River Girl 1954 performer: "Mambo Bacan" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marcello, una vita dolce 2006 Documentary acknowledgment
S1m0ne 2002 Simone wishes to thank the following for their contribution to the making of Simone
Santa Maradona 2001 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the White Glasses 2015 Documentary post-production Herself
Larry King Now 2014 TV Series Herself
Kulturzeit 2014 TV Series Herself
David di Donatello 2014 TV Movie Herself
Ceská Miss 2014 2014 TV Movie Herself - Judge
Mademoiselle C 2013 Documentary Herself
Amen. Il pittore che fece sognare Hollywood 2012 Documentary Herself
Hay una cosa que te quiero decir 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Janela Indiscreta 2010 TV Series Herself
L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo 2010 Documentary Herself
Wetten, dass..? 1999-2010 TV Series Herself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Cinema 3 2010 TV Series Herself
Golden Globes Red Carpet Live 2010 TV Movie Herself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
Larry King Live 2004-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself
TMZ on TV 2009 TV Series Herself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Bambi Verleihung 2007 2007 TV Movie Herself - Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Caiga quien caiga 2007 TV Series Herself
Sophia: Ieri, oggi, domani 2007 Documentary Herself
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 TV Mini-Series Herself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
Bambi Verleihung 2004 2004 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
Looking for Sophia 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself - Guest
So Graham Norton 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
What's the Bet? 1996-2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Beckmann 1999 TV Series Herself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film & 'La vita è bella' Film Clip
Biography 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Speciale mastroianni - il fascino della normalit 1996 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sorpresa, ¡Sorpresa! 1996 TV Series Herself - Guest
Gran premio internazionale della TV 1988-1995 TV Series Herself - Winner / Herself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award & Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Herself - Guest
Días de cine 1994 TV Series Herself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Honorary Award to Federico Fellini
All-Star Salute to Our Troops 1991 TV Movie Herself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Winner - Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to world cinema
La nuit des Césars 1991 TV Series documentary Herself - La Présidente Des Césars - César D'honneur
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary Herself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues 1988 Video documentary Herself
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Wogan 1984 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman 1983 TV Series Herself - Guest
Les nouveaux rendez-vous 1980 TV Series Herself
Sophia Loren - ein neapolitanisches Wunder 1979 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Greats 1979 TV Series documentary Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Herself - Actress
Good Morning America 1977-1979 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show 1977 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1977 TV Special Herself - Winner: Henrietta Award World Film Favorite - Female
Numéro 1 1975 TV Series Herself
Film Night 1971 TV Series Herself
Mera Naam Joker 1970 Herself : picture on cover of Life Magazine (uncredited)
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sophia: A Self-Portrait 1968 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Woman Is a Stranger 1968 Herself (uncredited)
With Love, Sophia 1967 TV Movie Herself - Hostess
The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966 TV Special Herself - Recalling Her Award: Pre-Recorded
Visitando a las estrellas 1964 Documentary short Herself
Sophia Loren in Rome 1964 TV Special documentary Herself
Reflets de Cannes 1964 TV Series documentary Herself
The Jack Paar Program 1964 TV Series Herself (on film)
The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Showman 1963 Documentary Herself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Herself - Guest
The New Steve Allen Show 1961 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1958-1961 TV Series Actress / Herself
What's My Line? 1958-1961 TV Series Herself - Mystery Guest
Cinépanorama 1956-1960 TV Series documentary Herself
The 31st Annual Academy Awards 1959 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Song
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Director

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Points West 2014 TV Series Herself
Donne nel mito: Sophia racconta la Loren 2014 Documentary short Herself
Un jour, une histoire 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
Happy to Be Different 2014 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
I Am Divine 2013 Documentary Kay (uncredited)
Arena 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Girlfriend in a Coma 2012 Documentary Mara (uncredited)
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Special Collector's Edition 2011 TV Series Jimena / Lucilla
Giovanna Cau - Diversamente giovane 2011 Documentary Herself
Bert Stern: Original Madman 2011 Documentary Herself
Hollywood Invasion 2011 Documentary Herself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema 1968-1979 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Stars of the Silver Screen 2011 TV Series Herself
Donny B: The Original King of Daytime 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Dai nostri inviati: La Rai racconta la Mostra del cinema 1954-1967 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
1960 2010 Documentary Herself
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 2010 Documentary Herself
Die Lugners 2009 TV Series Herself - Wiener Opernball, 1995
50 años de 2009 TV Series Herself
Hollywood on the Tiber 2009 Documentary Herself
Vittorio D. 2009 Documentary Herself
The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
La rabbia di Pasolini 2008 Documentary Herself
Vita da Star: Cristiano Malgioglio 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Il falso bugiardo 2008 Herself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Marcello, una vita dolce 2006 Documentary Herself
La mandrágora 2006 TV Series Filumena Marturano
Graffiti 60 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
We Are Dad 2005 Documentary Herself
American Masters 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Naughty Bits 2004 TV Series Herself
Diva Graham Norton 2003 TV Movie Herself
Biography 1998-2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Cleavage 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
François Chalais, la vie comme un roman 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic 1995 TV Special documentary Herself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Herself
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Herself
Edward R. Murrow: The Best of 'Person to Person' 1993 Video Herself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Herself
Playboy Video Centerfold: Dutch Twins 1989 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Sex Symbols 1988 Video documentary short
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actress 'Houseboat' (uncredited)
Notre Dame de la Croisette 1981 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sixty Years of Seduction 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself
SuperTotò 1980
Clapper Board 1980 TV Series
Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca 1975
Hollywood Babylon 1972 Herself (uncredited)
Lionpower from MGM 1967 Short uncredited
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Herself
La rabbia 1963 Documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Actress 'Five Miles to midnight' (uncredited)
Lykke og krone 1962 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957-1962 TV Series Herself
Zwischen Glück und Krone 1959 Documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Special Golden Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico
2014 Special David David di Donatello Awards La voce umana (2014)
2012 Taormina Arte Award Taormina International Film Festival
2011 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Career - Honorary Award
2009 Special Achievement Award Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture Nine (2009) · Kate Hudson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Fergie, Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench
2007 Honorary Bambi Bambi Awards Lifetime Achievement
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Istanbul International Film Festival
2003 Festival Diploma Molodist International Film Festival For the contribution to the world cinema.
2002 Pietro Bianchi Award Venice Film Festival
2001 Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival
2001 Lifetime Achievement Award Telegatto, Italy
1999 Actor's Mission Award Art Film Festival
1999 Career David David di Donatello Awards
1998 Career Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy
1998 Career Golden Lion Venice Film Festival
1997 Honorary Prize Moscow International Film Festival For the contribution to the cinema
1996 Lifetime Achievement Award ShoWest Convention, USA
1995 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany International
1995 Honorary Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists
1995 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
1994 Honorary Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival
1994 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble Prêt- (1994) · Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Kim Basinger, Chiara Mastroianni, Stephen Rea, Anouk Aimée, Rupert Everett, Rossy de Palma, Tara Leon, Georgianna Robertson, Lili Taylor, Ute Lemper, Forest Whitaker, Tom Novembre, Richard E. Grant, Anne Canovas, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Lauren Bacall, Lyle Lovett, Tracey Ullman, Sally Kellerman, Linda Hunt, Teri Garr, Danny Aiello, Jean Rochefort, Michel Blanc
1994 Desert Palm Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
1994 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 1 February 1994. At 7050 Hollywood Blvd.
1991 Honorary César César Awards, France
1991 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA For a career rich with memorable performances that has added permanent luster to our art form.
1990 Career Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
1984 Special Plate David di Donatello Awards · Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi, Mariangela Melato, Alberto Sordi, Monica Vitti
1978 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actress (Migliore Attrice) Una giornata particolare (1977)
1978 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best Actress (Migliore Attrice) Una giornata particolare (1977)
1978 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista) Una giornata particolare (1977)
1977 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1974 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actress (Migliore Attrice) Il viaggio (1974)
1974 Prize San Sebastián San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actress Il viaggio (1974)
1970 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actress (Migliore Attrice) I girasoli (1970)
1969 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1967 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International Arabesque (1966)
1965 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1964 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1964 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International Ieri, oggi, domani (1963)
1964 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actress (Migliore Attrice) Ieri, oggi, domani (1963)
1963 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International I sequestrati di Altona (1962)
1963 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera) La ciociara (1960)
1962 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress La ciociara (1960)
1962 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International El Cid (1961)
1962 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role La ciociara (1960)
1961 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International La ciociara (1960)
1961 Best Actress Cannes Film Festival La ciociara (1960)
1961 David David di Donatello Awards Best Actress (Migliore Attrice) La ciociara (1960)
1961 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista) La ciociara (1960)
1961 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress La ciociara (1960)
1960 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International Houseboat (1958)
1959 Golden Plate David di Donatello Awards The Black Orchid (1958)
1958 Volpi Cup Venice Film Festival Best Actress The Black Orchid (1958)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nine (2009) · Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman
2009 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Actress Defying Age and Ageism Nine (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Nine (2009) · Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Prêt- (1994)
1976 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actress
1975 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actress
1971 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1971 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero) I girasoli (1970)
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Star, Female 7th place.
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 13th place.
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 15th place.
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 9th place.
1966 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 4th place.
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Female Star 7th place.
1964 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Actress (Migliore Attrice Protagonista) Ieri, oggi, domani (1963)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 13th place.
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 12th place.
1961 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy It Started in Naples (1960)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 13th place.
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Comedy Performance It Started in Naples (1960)
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 12th place.

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968 Bambi Bambi Awards Best Actress - International A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

TitleSalary
Brass Target (1978) $1,000,000
Man of La Mancha (1972) $750,000
Judith (1966) $1,000,000
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) $1,000,000
Ieri, oggi, domani (1963) $500,000
El Cid (1961) $750,000
It Started in Naples (1960) $200,000
Legend of the Lost (1957) $200,000
The Pride and the Passion (1957) $200,000
Brass Target (1978) $1,000,000
Man of La Mancha (1972) $750,000
Judith (1966) $1,000,000
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) $1,000,000
Ieri, oggi, domani (1963) $500,000
El Cid (1961) $750,000
It Started in Naples (1960) $200,000
Legend of the Lost (1957) $200,000
The Pride and the Passion (1957) $200,000

#Fact
1 Yvonne De Carlo inspired her to become an actress.
2 Was mentioned in a song entitled "Oh Boy" by Allan Sherman.
3 Is one of six performers with multiple Oscar nominations for foreign language films; the others are Marcello Mastroianni for Divorce Italian Style (1961), A Special Day (1977) and Dark Eyes (1987) (Italian), Liv Ullmann for The Emigrants (1971) and Face to Face (1976) (Swedish), Isabelle Adjani for The Story of Adele H (1975) and Camille Claudel (1988) (French), Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls (2000) and Biutiful (2010) (Spanish), and Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose (2007) and Two Days, One Night (2014) (French). Loren was nominated for her performances in Two Women (1960) (for which she won) and Marriage Italian Style (1964) (Italian), she and Marion Cotillard are the only atresses to win a Best Actress Oscar for a foreign-language film, they also appeared together in the film Nine (2009).
4 Was the 55th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Two Women (1960) at The 34th Annual Academy Awards (1962) on April 9, 1962.
5 Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person, Loren's being for Two Women (1960). The others are Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Judy Holliday, Vivien Leigh, Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Glenda Jackson and Ellen Burstyn.
6 (September 17, 1999) Filed a lawsuit against 76 websites for using "fraudulent photographs" of her on adult sites.
7 Delivered both her sons, Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti, via Caesarean section.
8 Was 1 month pregnant with her son Edoardo Ponti when she completed filming Man of La Mancha (1972).
9 Returned to work 7 months after giving birth to her son Edoardo Ponti to begin filming The Voyage (1974).
10 She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 9, 1994.
11 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 1, 1994.
12 Turned down an offer to appear in the Western comedy 4 for Texas (1963) and a $1-million fee for four weeks' work.
13 Turned down the title role in the science fiction comedy Barbarella (1968), which went to Jane Fonda.
14 Attended the funeral of her longtime friend and two-time co-star Anthony Perkins. [September 1992]
15 Has four grandchildren: Lucia (born May 12, 2006) and Leonardo (born December 20, 2010) by her son Edoardo Ponti and his wife Sasha Alexander; Vittorio (born April 3, 2007) and Beatrice (born March 15, 2012) by her son Carlo Ponti Jr. and his wife Andrea.
16 Despite their strained relationship, she was present at her father Riccardo's bedside when he died of cancer in 1976, aged 69.
17 Has often played the love interest of a significantly older man, such as in The Pride and the Passion (1957) when she was 22 and Cary Grant was 53; and in It Started in Naples (1960) when she was 25 and Clark Gable was 59.
18 Husband Carlo Ponti was two years older than Sophia's mother.
19 Turned down starring roles on the television series Dynasty (1981) and Falcon Crest (1981) to devote more time to raising her sons.
20 Mother-in-law of Sasha Alexander and Andrea Mezaros.
21 Was amongst those considered for the role of Lara Antipova in Doctor Zhivago (1965), which ultimately went to Julie Christie.
22 Godmother of Drew Barrymore.
23 Her sister Maria Scicolone was once married to dictator Benito Mussolini's son, Romano Mussolini.
24 Is one of five performers to win an Oscar playing a character that spoke mostly in a foreign language. The other are Marion Cotillard, Robert De Niro, Roberto Benigni and Benicio Del Toro.
25 The Best Actress Oscar she won for Two Women (1960) was stolen by thieves from her Italian villa. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) later replaced it for a small fee.
26 Being one of the contestants at the 1950 Miss Italia competition, she earned the second place and was awarded "Miss Eleganza".
27 Hating beauty salons, she does her hair and nails herself.
28 Owns an apartment in the Trump World Tower in New York City.
29 Was mentioned in the song "I Shall Be Free" by Bob Dylan on his 1963 album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan".
30 Has appeared in the 2007 edition of the famous Pirelli Calendar at age 72, making her the oldest model in its history.
31 Being a huge fan of soccer club S.S.C. Napoli, she told the daily "Gazzetta dello Sport", when the team was just third in Serie B, that she would do a striptease if they achieved promotion to Serie A for the next season. When they managed to achieve promotion, she explained that she had made just a joke. [June 2007]
32 Cited as one of Drew Barrymore's early role models. Loren was close friends with Drew's godmother Anna Strasberg (wife of famed acting coach Lee Strasberg). Anna would bring young Drew--from age 8 until she was 12--to Sophia's ranch outside Los Angeles, where Drew would spend summers with Loren's two sons (Jane magazine interview March 2007).
33 She and Marcello Mastroianni appeared in 11 movies together: The Miller's Beautiful Wife (1955), Blood Feud (1978), What a Woman! (1956), A Special Day (1977), Sunflower (1970), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian Style (1964), The Priest's Wife (1970), Too Bad She's Bad (1954), Ready to Wear (1994) and La pupa del gangster (1975). They were also friends in real life. In the early 1990s, her teenage son Edoardo Ponti dated Marcello's daughter Chiara Mastroianni.
34 (February 10, 2006) One of eight women, also among them Susan Sarandon and author Isabel Allende, carrying the Olympic flag at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Turin.
35 Was president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966.
36 Received an honorary citizenship in her hometown of Pozzuoli, Italy on June 22, 2005 (she gave up her Italian citizenship and became a French citizen years ago because of legal and tax problems she and her husband incurred in Italy).
37 Her "Best Actress" Academy Award was the first Oscar ever given for a performance in a "foreign-language" film.
38 At times, male actors have been hesitant to appear with her, due to the fact that she stands nearly 5'9" and wears towering heels and tall hair that can make her look over 6 feet tall.
39 Was named #21 Actress on The American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
40 Won a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for her work in "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus" along with former US President Bill Clinton and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.
41 Her mother named her after her paternal grandmother. When Sophia's father abandoned her, her maternal grandmother began calling her "Lella".
42 Her adopted surname is a slight variation of "Toren" after the Swedish actress Märta Torén.
43 Her mother won an all-Italy Greta Garbo lookalike contest run by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932; but, being only 17 years old, her mother would not allow her to pursue her Hollywood dream. Soon after, she became pregnant with Sofia.
44 Had two miscarriages prior to her first-born son Carlo Ponti Jr. Because of these complications, she had to have complete bed rest throughout her first and second successful pregnancies.
45 Suffered from stage fright and, therefore, never appeared in a theatrical production.
46 Has one sister, Maria Scicolone (born 1938); and two half-brothers, Giuliano Scicolone (born 1943) and Giuseppe Scicolone (born 1946).
47 While filming Boy on a Dolphin (1957), Sophia was required to walk in a trench in order to give audiences the impression that her diminutive co-star, Alan Ladd, was taller than she.
48 (September 17, 1957) Carlo Ponti obtained a Mexican divorce from his first wife and married Sophia by proxy, while she was in Hollywood, filming Houseboat (1958) - and dating co-star Cary Grant.
49 She performed two duets with Peter Sellers which were major hits in the UK pop chart. "Goodness Gracious Me" was released in 1960 and reached four and "Bangers and Mash" made it to the top 20 in 1961.
50 She did not get along with Marlon Brando during the shooting of A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), especially after the day they were doing a love scene and he commented, "Did you know you have hairs up your nostrils?".
51 Derives great pleasure from rolling her bare feet over a wooden rolling pin while watching television.
52 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#25) (1995).
53 She may have been the voluptuous sex goddess as an adult, by until age 14, she was a skinny child and considered an ugly duckling, nicknamed "The Stick" and "Toothpick".
54 She served an 18-day prison sentence in Italy in 1982 for tax evasion.
55 She had her marriage annulled to save Carlo Ponti from bigamy charges in Italy.
56 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1991).
57 Mother of Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti. Father is Carlo Ponti.
58 Daughter of Romilda Villani.
59 Born at 2:10pm-CET.
60 Was mentioned in a song entitled "Oh Boy" by Allan Sherman.
61 Is one of six performers with multiple Oscar nominations for foreign language films; the others are Marcello Mastroianni for Divorce Italian Style (1961), A Special Day (1977) and Dark Eyes (1987) (Italian), Liv Ullmann for The Emigrants (1971) and Face to Face (1976) (Swedish), Isabelle Adjani for The Story of Adele H (1975) and Camille Claudel (1988) (French), Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls (2000) and Biutiful (2010) (Spanish), and Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose (2007) and Two Days, One Night (2014) (French). Loren was nominated for her performances in Two Women (1960) (for which she won) and Marriage Italian Style (1964) (Italian), she and Marion Cotillard are the only atresses to win a Best Actress Oscar for a foreign-language film, they also appeared together in the film Nine (2009).
62 Was the 55th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Two Women (1960) at The 34th Annual Academy Awards (1962) on April 9, 1962.
63 Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person, Loren's being for Two Women (1960). The others are Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Judy Holliday, Vivien Leigh, Anna Magnani, Ingrid Bergman, Anne Bancroft, Patricia Neal, Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Glenda Jackson and Ellen Burstyn.
64 (September 17, 1999) Filed a lawsuit against 76 websites for using "fraudulent photographs" of her on adult sites.
65 Delivered both her sons, Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti, via Caesarean section.
66 Was 1 month pregnant with her son Edoardo Ponti when she completed filming Man of La Mancha (1972).
67 Returned to work 7 months after giving birth to her son Edoardo Ponti to begin filming The Voyage (1974).
68 She was awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 9, 1994.
69 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 1, 1994.
70 Turned down an offer to appear in the Western comedy 4 for Texas (1963) and a $1-million fee for four weeks' work.
71 Turned down the title role in the science fiction comedy Barbarella (1968), which went to Jane Fonda.
72 Attended the funeral of her longtime friend and two-time co-star Anthony Perkins in September 1992.
73 Has four grandchildren: Lucia (born May 12, 2006) and Leonardo (born December 20, 2010) by her son Edoardo Ponti and his wife Sasha Alexander; Vittorio (born April 3, 2007) and Beatrice (born March 15, 2012) by her son Carlo Ponti Jr. and his wife Andrea.
74 Despite their strained relationship, she was present at her father Riccardo's bedside when he died of cancer in 1976, aged 69.
75 Has often played the love interest of a significantly older man, such as in The Pride and the Passion (1957) when she was 22 and Cary Grant was 53; and in It Started in Naples (1960) when she was 25 and Clark Gable was 59.
76 Husband Carlo Ponti was two years older than Sophia's mother.
77 Turned down starring roles on the television series Dynasty (1981) and Falcon Crest (1981) to devote more time to raising her sons.
78 Mother-in-law of Sasha Alexander and Andrea Mezaros.
79 Was amongst those considered for the role of Lara Antipova in Doctor Zhivago (1965), which ultimately went to Julie Christie.
80 Godmother of Drew Barrymore.
81 Her sister Maria Scicolone was once married to dictator Benito Mussolini's son, Romano Mussolini.
82 Is one of five performers to win an Oscar playing a character that spoke mostly in a foreign language. The other are Marion Cotillard, Robert De Niro, Roberto Benigni and Benicio Del Toro.
83 The Best Actress Oscar she won for Two Women (1960) was stolen by thieves from her Italian villa. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) later replaced it for a small fee.
84 Being one of the contestants at the 1950 Miss Italia competition, she earned the second place and was awarded "Miss Eleganza".
85 Hating beauty salons, she does her hair and nails herself.
86 Owns an apartment in the Trump World Tower in New York City.
87 Was mentioned in the song "I Shall Be Free" by Bob Dylan on his 1963 album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan".
88 Has appeared in the 2007 edition of the famous Pirelli Calendar at age 72, making her the oldest model in its history.
89 Being a huge fan of soccer club S.S.C. Napoli, she told the daily "Gazzetta dello Sport", when the team was just third in Serie B, that she would do a striptease if they achieved promotion to Serie A for the next season. When they managed to achieve promotion, she explained that she had made just a joke. [June 2007]
90 Cited as one of Drew Barrymore's early role models. Loren was close friends with Drew's godmother Anna Strasberg (wife of famed acting coach Lee Strasberg). Anna would bring young Drew--from age 8 until she was 12--to Sophia's ranch outside Los Angeles, where Drew would spend summers with Loren's two sons (Jane magazine interview March 2007).
91 She and Marcello Mastroianni appeared in 11 movies together: The Miller's Beautiful Wife (1955), Blood Feud (1978), What a Woman! (1956), A Special Day (1977), Sunflower (1970), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian Style (1964), The Priest's Wife (1970), Too Bad She's Bad (1954), Ready to Wear (1994) and La pupa del gangster (1975). They were also friends in real life. In the early 1990s, her teenage son Edoardo Ponti dated Marcello's daughter Chiara Mastroianni.
92 (February 10, 2006) One of eight women, also among them Susan Sarandon and author Isabel Allende, carrying the Olympic flag at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games' opening ceremony in Turin.
93 Is portrayed by Sonia Aquino in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
94 Was president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966.
95 Received an honorary citizenship in her hometown of Pozzuoli, Italy on June 22, 2005 (she gave up her Italian citizenship and became a French citizen years ago because of legal and tax problems she and her husband incurred in Italy).
96 Her "Best Actress" Academy Award was the first Oscar ever given for a performance in a "foreign-language" film.
97 Has portrayed herself and her mother in Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980).
98 At times, male actors have been hesitant to appear with her, due to the fact that she stands nearly 5' 9" and wears towering heels and tall hair that can make her look over 6 feet tall.
99 Was named #21 Actress, The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
100 Won a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for her work in "Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus" along with former US President Bill Clinton and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.
101 Her mother named her after her paternal grandmother. When Sophia's father abandoned her, her maternal grandmother began calling her "Lella".
102 Her adopted surname is a slight variation of "Toren" after the Swedish actress Märta Torén.
103 Her mother won an all-Italy Greta Garbo lookalike contest run by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932; but, being only 17 years old, her mother would not allow her to pursue her Hollywood dream. Soon after, she became pregnant with Sofia.
104 Had two miscarriages prior to her first-born son Carlo Ponti Jr. Because of these complications, she had to have complete bed rest throughout her first and second successful pregnancies.
105 Suffered from stage fright and, therefore, never appeared in a theatrical production.
106 Has one sister, Maria Scicolone (born 1938); and two half-brothers, Giuliano Scicolone (born 1943) and Giuseppe Scicolone (born 1946).
107 While filming Boy on a Dolphin (1957), Sophia was required to walk in a trench in order to give audiences the impression that her diminutive co-star, Alan Ladd, was taller than she.
108 (September 17, 1957) Carlo Ponti obtained a Mexican divorce from his first wife and married Sophia by proxy, while she was in Hollywood, filming Houseboat (1958) - and dating co-star Cary Grant.
109 She performed two duets with Peter Sellers which were major hits in the UK pop chart. "Goodness Gracious Me" was released in 1960 and reached four and "Bangers and Mash" made it to the top 20 in 1961.
110 She did not get along with Marlon Brando during the shooting of A Countess from Hong Kong (1967), especially after the day they were doing a love scene and he commented, "Did you know you have hairs up your nostrils?".
111 Derives great pleasure from rolling her bare feet over a wooden rolling pin while watching television.
112 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#25) (1995).
113 She may have been the voluptuous sex goddess as an adult, by until age 14, she was a skinny child and considered an ugly duckling, nicknamed "The Stick" and "Toothpick".
114 She served an 18-day prison sentence in Italy in 1982 for tax evasion.
115 She had her marriage annulled to save Carlo Ponti from bigamy charges in Italy.
116 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1991).
117 Mother of Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti. Father is Carlo Ponti.
118 Daughter of Romilda Villani.
119 Born at 2:10pm-CET.

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1 Oh, how I loved the movies as a little girl. Particularly I loved Yvonne De Carlo - she was my favorite. Others, too, like Rita Hayworth, but I used to dream that I was Yvonne De Carlo. And I liked that little one - what was her name? - June Allyson, too. But for me there was only one Yvonne De Carlo.
2 [on meeting Madonna at the premiere of Ready to Wear (1994)] I only met her once, at a premiere. I was waiting outside with a group of people, surrounded by photographers, and she was walking towards us. I said, "Madonna, come here," because she looked so alone, and we were photographed together. She was charming and very respectful to me, but you know, she looked very lonely.
3 [to Barbara Walters in 2000] I am not Italian, I am a Neapolitan!
4 [2014, on a famous 1957 photo of her stink-eyeing Jayne Mansfield's cleavage] Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I'm staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face, you can see the fear. I'm so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow--BOOM!--and spill all over the table.
5 [her advice to young actresses] Learn how to kiss. Now they kiss like they are devouring each other. They should see how people like Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant kiss. Do they eat each other's faces? No.
6 [on Demi Moore] She dares, and I like a person who dares.
7 [on having made the drama film Two Women (1960)] I said before I am not a sexy pot. Now I can prove it.
8 [on why she, a nominee, could not attend the 1961 Academy Awards] I decided that I could not bear the ordeal of sitting in plain view of millions of viewers while my fate was being judged. If I lost, I might faint for disappointment. If I won, I would also very likely faint with joy. I decided it would be better to faint at home.
9 There IS a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
10 I hated my father all my life but in his final days I forgave him for all the suffering he caused us. As you grow older, marry, and have children of you own, you learn and forget. I do not forget easily, but I do forgive.
11 I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
12 The facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television.
13 I am lucky. I had a very beautiful mother.
14 Sharon Stone talks about sex as if it were a bowl of spaghetti or a pizza. Those things are private, you need to have a little discretion.
15 Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
16 Hate is unfulfilled love.
17 [on Gina Lollobrigida] Gina's personality is limited. She is good playing a peasant but is incapable of playing a lady. That said, I don't think she's positively mad about me. Because I'm bigger than she? It's possible. Who knows?
18 [on Cary Grant] I learned many things working with Cary Grant. He has such tremendous concentration. Many actors do not have the courage to stand still. Cary Grant knows how to concentrate, how to look directly at you, but always with great relaxation.
19 [on Gregory Peck] One of the most charming men I've ever met.
20 [on Marcello Mastroianni] Marcello is a man who thinks like a man, talks like a man -- is a man! He has so much magnetism, he brings out the very soul in a woman.
21 [on Tyrone Power] Tyrone Power was my ideal man.
22 Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.
23 A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
24 A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
25 Cooking is an act of love, a gift, a way of sharing with others the little secrets -- "piccoli segreti" -- that are simmering on the burners.
26 [on why she did not pose nude in the 2007 Pirelli calendar] When Sophia Loren is naked, that is a lot of nakedness.
27 [on adultery] It's a game I never play.
28 Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
29 The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
30 Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life.
31 Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.
32 [2014, on a famous 1957 photo of her stink-eyeing Jayne Mansfield's cleavage] Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I'm staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate. In my face, you can see the fear. I'm so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow--BOOM!--and spill all over the table.
33 [her advice to young actresses] Learn how to kiss. Now they kiss like they are devouring each other. They should see how people like Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant kiss. Do they eat each other's faces? No.
34 [on Demi Moore] She dares, and I like a person who dares.
35 [on having made the drama film Two Women (1960)] I said before I am not a sexy pot. Now I can prove it.
36 [on why she, a nominee, could not attend the 1961 Academy Awards] I decided that I could not bear the ordeal of sitting in plain view of millions of viewers while my fate was being judged. If I lost, I might faint for disappointment. If I won, I would also very likely faint with joy. I decided it would be better to faint at home.
37 There IS a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
38 I hated my father all my life but in his final days I forgave him for all the suffering he caused us. As you grow older, marry, and have children of you own, you learn and forget. I do not forget easily, but I do forgive.
39 I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
40 The facts of life are that a child who has seen war cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what war is except from television.
41 I am lucky. I had a very beautiful mother.
42 Sharon Stone talks about sex as if it were a bowl of spaghetti or a pizza. Those things are private, you need to have a little discretion.
43 Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
44 Hate is unfulfilled love.
45 [on Gina Lollobrigida] Gina's personality is limited. She is good playing a peasant but is incapable of playing a lady. That said, I don't think she's positively mad about me. Because I'm bigger than she? It's possible. Who knows?
46 [on Cary Grant] I learned many things working with Cary Grant. He has such tremendous concentration. Many actors do not have the courage to stand still. Cary Grant knows how to concentrate, how to look directly at you, but always with great relaxation.
47 [on Gregory Peck] One of the most charming men I've ever met.
48 [on Marcello Mastroianni] Marcello is a man who thinks like a man, talks like a man -- is a man! He has so much magnetism, he brings out the very soul in a woman.
49 [on Tyrone Power] Tyrone Power was my ideal man.
50 Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.
51 A mother has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
52 A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
53 Cooking is an act of love, a gift, a way of sharing with others the little secrets -- "piccoli segreti" -- that are simmering on the burners.
54 [on why she did not pose nude in the 2007 Pirelli calendar] When Sophia Loren is naked, that is a lot of nakedness.
55 [on adultery] It's a game I never play.
56 Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
57 The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
58 Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life.
59 Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.

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4 Natural brunette hair
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8 Natural brunette hair

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