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Sophia Loren is a Actor Italienne born on 20 september 1934 at Rome (Italie)

Sophia Loren

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Birth name Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone
Nationality Italie
Birth 20 september 1934 (86 years) at Rome (Italie)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress

Sophia Loren (/soʊˈfiːə ləˈrɛn/; [soˈfiːa ˈlɔːren]; stage name of Sofia Villani Scicolone Ponti [soˈfiːa vilˈlaːni ʃʃikoˈloːne], 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress. She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons, Loren appeared in several bit parts and minor roles until the late 1950s when Loren's five-picture contract with Paramount launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.

Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women; Loren's performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress, the most ever received: Two Women, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian-Style (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar), Sunflower, The Voyage, and A Special Day. After starting her family in the early 1970s, Loren spent less time on her acting career and chose to make only occasional film appearances. In later years, she has appeared in American films such as Grumpier Old Men and Nine.

Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.


Loren is a Roman Catholic.

Her primary residence has been in Geneva, Switzerland, since late 2006. She also owns homes in Naples and Rome.

Loren is a huge fan of the football club S.S.C. Napoli. In May 2007, when the team was third in Serie B, she told the Gazzetta dello Sport that she would do a striptease if the team won.

Loren posed scantily clad, at age 72, for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar, along with Penélope Cruz and Hilary Swank.

Affair with Cary Grant
Loren and Cary Grant co-starred in Houseboat (1958). Grant's wife Betsy Drake wrote the original script, and Grant originally intended that she would star with him. After he began an affair with Loren while filming The Pride and the Passion (1957), Grant arranged for Loren to take Drake's place with a rewritten script for which Drake did not receive credit. The affair ended in bitterness before The Pride and the Passion‍ '​s filming ended, causing problems on the Houseboat set. Grant hoped to resume the relationship, but Loren agreed to marry Carlo Ponti, instead.

Marriage and family
Loren first met Carlo Ponti, Sr. in 1950, when she was 15 and he was 37. They married on 17 September 1957. However, Ponti was still officially married to his first wife Giuliana under Italian law, because Italy did not recognize divorce at that time. The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges. In 1965, Ponti obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966.

The couple became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou.

They had two children:

Carlo Ponti, Jr.

Edoardo Ponti

Loren's daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. Loren has four grandchildren.

Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications.
When asked in a November 2009 interview if she were ever likely to marry again, Loren replied "No, never again. It would be impossible to love anyone else."

In 1962, Loren's sister, Anna Maria Villani Scicolone, married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had a daughter, the conservative Italian politician Alessandra Mussolini.

Best films

Grumpier Old Men (1995)
El Cid (1961)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
A Special Day (1977)
Jury of One (1974)
Madame (1961)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sophia Loren (92 films)

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Girlfriend in a Coma, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Actors Livia Giuggioli, Nanni Moretti, Toni Servillo, Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren
Roles Mara (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.5826553.5826553.5826553.5826553.582655
The documentary, using the eyes of an English outsider directed by a passionate, but exiled, Italian insider, exposes the dire situation of Italian politics and the process of economic and social decline the country has suffered during the last two decades, treating the decline as a warning of what might happen elsewhere in the West. The decline has occurred amid a collapse of moral values and the victory of "Mala Italia" over "Buona Italia". Critical of Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister, for some of the actions his government undertook or failed to undertake, and for his inappropriate use of his media companies to influence the Italian electorate, the documentary also does not spare criticism of the Left.
Cars 2
Cars 2 (2011)
, 1h46
Directed by John Lasseter, Brad Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy, Animation
Themes Environmental films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Michael Keaton, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro
Roles Mama Topolino (voice)
Rating60% 3.0483953.0483953.0483953.0483953.048395
Finn McMissile, a British spy infiltrates the world's largest untapped oil reserves owned by a group of lemon cars. After being discovered, he flees and fakes his death.
Nine (2009)
, 1h58
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson
Roles Mamma
Rating57% 2.899182.899182.899182.899182.89918
Guido Contini is a gifted Italian filmmaker who, at the age of fifty, has developed writer's block and urges all the women in his life, alive and dead, to help him with it - his mind wanders to his unfinished set, where dozens of dancers and the film’s leading ladies appear – first Claudia Jenssen, his leading lady; then his wife Luisa; his mistress Carla; his costume designer and confidant Lilli; his beloved Mamma; Stephanie, an American fashion journalist from Vogue; and finally Saraghina, a prostitute from his childhood; ("Overture Delle Donne"). It is 1965, and at the famous Cinecittà movie studios, in Rome, 'everyone has questions for Signor Contini.
Between Strangers, 1h35
Directed by Edoardo Ponti
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Sophia Loren, Mira Sorvino, Deborah Kara Unger, Pete Postlethwaite, Julian Richings, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Roles Olivia
Rating61% 3.052523.052523.052523.052523.05252
Three women in Toronto confront emotional crises regarding the men in their lives. Olivia (Sophia Loren) looks after her husband John (Pete Postlethwaite) who is confined to a wheelchair. Olivia has aspired to a career as an artist but John has refused to hear of her wasting her time. However, Olivia finds encouragement from an unlikely source, Max (Gérard Depardieu), an eccentric French gardener.
Soleil (1997)
, 1h44
Directed by Roger Hanin
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Philippe Noiret, Sophia Loren, Roger Hanin, Michel Creton, Marianne Sägebrecht, Roger Dumas
Roles Madame Levy
Rating56% 2.8418152.8418152.8418152.8418152.841815
Un cardiologue, victime d'une attaque cardiaque, revoit défiler sa vie d'enfant.
Grumpier Old Men, 1h41
Directed by Howard Deutch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Ann Morgan Guilbert, Sophia Loren, Kevin Pollak
Roles Maria Sophia Coletta Ragetti
Rating66% 3.3493853.3493853.3493853.3493853.349385
The lifelong feud between Max (Walter Matthau) and John (Jack Lemmon) has cooled. (They continue to call each other "moron" and "putz," but now with affection.) Their children, Melanie (Daryl Hannah) and Jacob (Kevin Pollak), who grew up together, have become engaged after a brief relationship. Meanwhile, John is enjoying his marriage to new wife Ariel (Ann-Margret).
Ready to Wear, 2h12
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes La mode, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Kim Basinger, Chiara Mastroianni
Roles Isabella de la Fontaine
Rating51% 2.5510952.5510952.5510952.5510952.551095
En mars 1994, c'est la semaine de la mode de Paris, avec le grand et le petit mondes qui gravitent autour. Tandis que la reporter Kitty Potter enchaîne les interview des stars de la mode, Olivier de la Fontaine, le président du syndicat du prêt-à-porter se retrouve dans une voiture de maître avec Sergio, un étrange personnage qui porte la même cravate que lui. Olivier meurt brusquement alors que la voiture est prise dans un embouteillage sur le pont Alexandre-III. Sergio s'enfuit en plongeant dans la Seine. Ni Isabelle, la veuve d'Olivier, ni Simone Lowenthal, dite Simone Lo, ne semblent regretter la mort d'Olivier sur laquelle enquêtent les inspecteurs Tantpis et Forget. Joe Flynn, reporter sportif qui allait quitter son hôtel, est prié par son journal d’enquêter sur ce mystérieux décès, mais au moment où il veut reprendre sa chambre, celle-ci vient d'être attribuée à l’énigmatique Anne Eisenhower qui a perdu ses bagages à Roissy.
Aurora (1984)
, 1h35
Directed by Maurizio Ponzi
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Actors Sophia Loren, Daniel J. Travanti, Edoardo Ponti, Angela Goodwin, Ricky Tognazzi, Marisa Merlini
Roles Aurora
Rating58% 2.9218552.9218552.9218552.9218552.921855
A desperate woman (Loren), in crisis and poverty, is in search of the cruel husband (Noiret) who abandoned after giving her a son. The boy has now become almost an adult has a serious eye problem and is likely to become completely blind. The mother then choose to leave to go in search of his father, who in the meantime is starting a new life. When the mother finds out where he is, also learns that the cruel man has remade a family by marrying a young girl, who became the mother of a twenty-year-old son who has had the cruel man from another relationship.
Firepower (1979)
, 1h44
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Heist films
Actors Sophia Loren, James Coburn, Eli Wallach, Victor Mature, Anthony Franciosa, Vincent Gardenia
Roles Adele Tasca
Rating50% 2.5122552.5122552.5122552.5122552.512255
The FBI hires a former mafia hit man (James Coburn) to track down and bring in a powerful reclusive billionaire suspected of criminal acts for his own benefit. The man also comes into a conflict with a woman (Sophia Loren) tracking down the same crook for revenge reasons.
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story
Directed by Mel Stuart
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Sophia Loren, Armand Assante, John Gavin, Rip Torn, Theresa Saldana, Edmund Purdom
Roles Sophia / Romilda Villani
Rating66% 3.3240653.3240653.3240653.3240653.324065
Blood Feud
Blood Feud (1978)
, 2h4
Directed by Lina Wertmüller
Origin Italie
Genres Thriller
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Giancarlo Giannini, Turi Ferro, Isa Danieli, Tomas Arana
Roles Titina Paterno
Rating64% 3.242583.242583.242583.242583.24258
Aux prémices de la seconde guerre mondiale, alors que le fascisme s’empare de l’Italie, la mafia sicilienne est dévorée par des luttes intestines qui éclaboussent de sang les rue d’Italie jusqu’à celles de New-York. Dans ce climat délétère, Titina (Sophia Loren) perd son mari, brutalement assassiné par la pègre. Alors que Spallone (Marcello Mastroianni), de retour d’un exil de 10 ans, succombe aux charmes de la jeune veuve, Nick (Giancarlo Giannini), un petit truand décidé à venger le meurtre de son cousin, revient au pays et s’éprend également de Titina. La rivalité entre les deux hommes grandit, et empoisonne la vie du trio, alors que la guerre approche…
Brass Target, 1h51
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Sophia Loren, John Cassavetes, George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Max von Sydow, Edward Herrmann
Roles Mara
Rating59% 2.9541252.9541252.9541252.9541252.954125
The story opens in Europe days after VE Day. General Patton (played by Kennedy), orders that gold reserves held by the former Reichsbank be transported to Frankfurt. But before the shipment arrives in the city, the train is robbed and its US Army MP guards are killed in a tunnel using poisonous gas.