Sophia Loren

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  • Birth Name: Sofia Villani Scicolone
  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Profession: Actor, Model, Singer
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Fast Facts

  • Participated in her first beauty pageant at age 14 and won "Princess of the Sea" honors.
  • In Boy on a Dolphin, she was required to walk in a trench to give the illusion that her costar, Alan Ladd, was taller than she.
  • Was the first recipient of an Academy Award for a performance in a language other than English for her work in the 1960 wartime drama La Ciociara (Two Women).
  • Had her marriage to Carlo Ponti annulled to save him from facing bigamy charges in Italy, even though they continued living together. They legally remarried in France in 1966.
  • Never appeared in a theatrical production due to severe stage fright.
  • Starred in a movie about her life, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story; she played the dual role of herself and her mother.
  • Served 18 days in prison for tax evasion in 1982.
  • Her sister Maria was once married to Romano Mussolini, the third son of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
  • Received the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale award in 2010 for her contributions to film.

Awards

  • 2003, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album For Children: Winner
  • 2012, Taormina Film Fest — Taormina Arte Award: Winner
  • 1961, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1994, Berlin Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement (Honorary Golden Bear): Winner
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1998, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
  • 1958, Venice Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1974, David di Donatello Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 1962, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Foreign Actress: Winner
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1990, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner
  • 1964, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1961, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1966, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1971, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1961, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee

Relationships

  • Alessandra Mussolini — Niece
  • Carlo Ponti — Husband (deceased)
  • Carlo Ponti Jr. — Son
  • Edoardo Ponti — Son
  • Alex Ponti — Stepson
  • Riccardo Scicolone — Father
  • Cary Grant — Ex-significant Other
  • Romilda Villani — Mother
  • Anna Maria Scicolone — Sister

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  • Birth Name: Sofia Villani Scicolone
  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Profession: Actor, Model, Singer