September 20, 1934
86 years old
5 ft 9 in | 174 cm
38-28-39 in | 81-71-99 cm
64 kg | 141 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Sophia Loren was born in Clinica Regina Margherita, Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934, is an Italian actress.
Young Sophia Loren started her career in beauty contest "Miss Italia" (1950), while not winning she won title "Miss Eleganza".
She began her professional acting career in epic historical period drama movie Quo Vadis (1951) in uncredited role as Lygia's slave, filmed when she was 17 years old.
Her breakthrough performance came as Sofia in Italian anthology film movie The Gold of Naples (1954) in segment "Pizze a credito", directed by Vittorio De Sica.
The Life Ahead (2020) drama in role as Madame Rosa, opposite Abril Zamora and Babak Karimi
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Cesira in drama war film Two Women (1960) opposite Jean Paul Belmondo.
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Filumena Marturano in drama romance movie Marriage Italian Style (1964) opposite Marcello Mastroianni.
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Isabella de la Fontaine in satirical comedy drama film Prêt-à-Porter (1994).
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Lucia Curio in romantic comedy film It Started in Naples (1960).
El Cid (1961) epic historical drama opposite Charlton Heston
Houseboat (1958) romantic comedy with Cary Grant
Grumpier Old Men (1995) romantic comedy opposite Jack Lemmon
A Special Day (1977) Italian drama with Marcello Mastroianni
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) epic drama with Christopher Plummer and Stephen Boyd
Man of La Mancha (1972) drama fantasy with Peter O'Toole
Arabesque (1966) comedy thriller opposite Gregory Peck
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow (1963) comedy anthology with Marcello Mastroianni
The Cassandra Crossing (1977) disaster thriller opposite Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster
A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) comedy romance with Marlon Brando and directed by Charlie Chaplin
Legend of the Lost (1957) adventure opposite John Wayne
The Pride and the Passion (1957) drama actionopposite Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra
Desire Under the Elms (1958) drama romance with Anthony Perkins
She portrayed Lucia in television drama miniseries The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988).
She played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries My House Is Full of Mirrors (2010).
She appeared in 11 movies together with Marcello Mastroianni.
Has one sister, Maria.
She received a Honorary Academy Award in 1991.
She won six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress.
She received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements (1995).
She won four Golden Globe Awards as World Film Favorite – Female (1964-1977).
Featured in Pirelli Calendar (2007), at the age of 72.
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7050 Hollywood Boulevard in 1994.
Performed two duets with Peter Sellers: "Goodness Gracious Me" (1960) and "Bangers and Mash" (1961).
Huge fan of soccer club S.S.C. Napoli.
Launched her own perfume "Sophia" in 1981.
Is a Roman Catholic.
Lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
She had affair with Cary Grant in 1957.
She was married to Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (1966-2007), they have two children.