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Sophia Loren

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“After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”

 

Biography

The voluptuous Sophia Loren was among the most successful international stars of the postwar era; not only did she rise to fame as a sex symbol, but she also won a measure of critical acclaim rarely afforded most of her foreign-born contemporaries. Born Sofia Scicolone in Rome on September 20, 1934, she and her single mother lived in abject poverty in the war-torn slums of Naples. At the age of 14, she began entering area beauty contests, later becoming a model and appearing in a number of uncredited bit parts in films. After winning a beauty contest in Rome, Loren was signed to a film contract by producer Carlo Ponti, who began grooming her for stardom by recruiting drama coaches and casting her in small movie roles, including an appearance in the 1951 smash Anna, under the name “Sofia Lazzaro.” For 1952’s La Favorita, her first larger role, Ponti changed her name to Sophia Loren, and with the following year’s La Tratta Delle Bianche, she earned third billing after Silvana Pampanini… read more

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My name is Talky Tina

28Feb13

"Sophia is, as the Americans say, all woman. Her femininity is explosive, and she is the very embodiment of health,in mind and body. She has a passionate love of life, and yearns to live it to the full." -- Vittorio de Sica

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Igor Varga

20Mar10

could you upload her profile picture?