Each Wednesday in June, TCM has been paying tribute to Sophia Loren with an all-night marathon of her films. (This week's block opens at 8 pm/ET with 1958's Desire Under the Elms, costarring Anthony Perkins.) For six decades now, Italy's most intoxicating export since vino has dazzled fans with her voluptuous beauty and estimable talent. Since this is no time for false modesty, we persuaded her to take a bow.
TV Guide: Onscreen, we see a goddess. What is it like to watch yourself?Sophia Loren: I’m always afraid because there will be things I may not like. But when I get accustomed to my face, I always say “I’m not so bad after all!” TV Guide: You affect guys like an aphrodisiac!Loren: [Laughs] You scare me! I think it’s nice to be looked at like a spec
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