Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, or Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian film actress and singer. Encouraged to enr…
Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, or Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI is an Italian film actress and singer. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career in 1950 at age 15. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.
- Born: Sep 20, 1934 (age 82) · Rome, Italy
- Height: 5' 9" (1.74 m)
- Spouse: Carlo Ponti (m. 1966 - 2007)
- Children: Edoardo Ponti (Son) · Carlo Ponti Jr. (Son)
- Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress (1962) · Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award (1995)· Academy Honorary Award (1991) · Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress (1961) · Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (…
- Siblings: Anna Maria Villani Scicolone (Sister) · Giuseppe Scicolone (Brother)· Giuliano Scicolone (Brother)