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date: 26 September 2022

Loren, Sophia free

Loren, Sophia free

Born 20 Sept. 1934; d of Ricardo Scicolone and Romilda Villani; m 1957, Carlo Ponti (d 2007), film producer (marriage annulled in Juarez, Mexico, Sept. 1962; marriage in Paris, France, April 1966); two s

film actress


parochial sch. and Teachers’ Institute, Naples


First leading role in, Africa sotto i Mari, 1952; acted in many Italian films, 1952–55; subsequent films include: The Pride and the Passion, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lost, 1957; The Key, Desire under the Elms, Houseboat, 1958; The Black Orchid (Venice Film Festival Award, 1958), That Kind of Woman, 1959; It Started in Naples, Heller in Pink Tights, A Breath of Scandal, 1960; The Millionairess, Two Women (Cannes Film Festival Award, 1961), Madame sans Gêne, El Cid, 1961; Boccaccio 70, 1962; Five Miles to Midnight, 1963; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Marriage, Italian Style, 1964; Operation Crossbow, Lady L, 1965; Judith, Arabesque, 1996; A Countess from Hong Kong, 1967; Sunflower, 1970; The Priest’s Wife, 1971; Man of La Mancha, 1972; The Voyage, 1973; The Verdict, 1974; A Special Day, The Cassandra Crossing, 1977; Firepower, 1979; Blood Feud, 1980; Running Away, 1989; Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 1990; Prêt-à-Porter, 1994; Between Strangers, 2003; Nine, 2009; The Life Ahead, 2020. Chevalier, Legion of Honour (France), 1991


Eat with Me, 1972; Sophia Loren on Woman and Beauty, 1984; Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: my life, 2014; relevant publication: Sophia: living and loving, by A. E. Hotchner, 1979


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