Sophia Loren was bornon 20 September 1934 in Rome, Italian, is Film star. Sofia Villani Scicolone, popularly by her screen name Sophia Loren, is an Italian film star. Counted amongst the most beautiful and talented actresses to have ruled the cinema world, she was a major star from the 1950s to the 1970s. Born to an unwed mother, she had a difficult childhood. Being an illegitimate child meant no father figure and extreme poverty in the first 15 years of her life. Aptly nicknamed 'little stick', she was shy, ugly and lean as a child, and little did she know that one day she would become a sex symbol in the entire US and Europe. Her fortune changed when at the age of 15 she was spotted by a producer, her future husband, in a beauty pageant. From there on she went from being an unknown face to a Hollywood star and in no time garnered a huge following of admirers. Several prestigious awards certify that she was not just a pretty face but a complete and true actress. Unlike several of her contemporaries whose personal lives were marked by controversies, Sophia Loren had a stable marriage with Carlo Ponti, a man 22 years older to her, and did not remarry after his death
She along with Penelope Cruz and Hillary Swank posed scantily dressed for the 2007 Pirelli Calender
In 1999, she filed lawsuits against 76 adult websites for uploading altered nude photos of her
In 1981, she launched her own perfume and became the first celebrity to do so
The movie 'The Cassandra Crossing' came out in 1976 starring her alongside Richard Harris and Martin Sheen
In the year 1974, she acted in 'The Voyage' and 'Brief Encounter'
She focused on her family in the 1970s and after becoming a mother, she acted less and that too mostly in Italian films
They married on April 9, 1966 and had two sons, Carlo Jr
She was at the peak of her career when she received a million dollars for the 1964 movie 'The Fall of the Roman Empire'
She acted in Vittorio De Sica's movie 'Two Women' which was released in 1961
Some of the movies in the deal were 'Desire Under the Elms' (1958), 'Houseboat' (1958) and 'Heller in Pink Tights'(1960)
From 1954 to 1957 she did many movies including 'Too Bad She's Bad' (1954), 'Scandal in Sorrento' (1955), 'Lucky to Be a Woman' (1956), 'Boy on a Dolphin' (1957), 'Legend of the Lost' (1957) and 'The Pride and the Passion'(1957)
For her first starring role in 'Aida' (1953) she received critical acclaim
Sophia's first role was in the film 'Quo Vadis' (1951) as an extra
As a teenager she entered the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant and was one of the finalists
Sophia was born on September 20, 1934 in Rome, Italy