Sophia Loren

Born Sep 20, 1934

Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. Loren is widely recognized as the most awarded Italian actress. She was the first actress of the talkie era to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance, for her portrayal of Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women. Her other awards include one Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Laurel Award. In 1995 she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sophia Loren.


1934 Birth Born in 1934.
1938 4 Years Old Loren's parents had another child together, her sister Maria, in 1938. … Read More


1950 16 Years Old When she was 14, Sofia entered a beauty pageant, Miss Italia 1950 and, while she did not win, was selected as one of the finalists. … Read More
1951 17 Years Old In 1951, she also appeared in Italian film Era lui... sì! sì! where she played an odalisque, being credited professionally as Sofia Lazzaro. … Read More


1954 - 1957 2 More Events
1958 24 Years Old Loren became an international film star following her five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures in 1958. … Read More
1961 27 Years Old In 1961, she starred in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women, a stark, gritty story of a mother who is trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter in war-torn Italy. … Read More
1962 28 Years Old In 1962, Loren's sister, Anna Maria Villani Scicolone, married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had two daughters, Alessandra the conservative Italian politician and Elisabetta. … Read More


1964 30 Years Old In 1964, her career reached its pinnacle when she received $1 million to appear in The Fall of the Roman Empire.
1965 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1965, she received a second Academy Award nomination for her performance in Marriage Italian-Style.
1966 32 Years Old Among Loren's best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston's epic production of El Cid (1961) with Charlton Heston, The Millionairess (1960) with Peter Sellers, It Started in Naples (1960) with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica's triptych Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) with Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Ustinov's Lady L (1965) with Paul Newman, the 1966 classic Arabesque with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin's final film, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) with Marlon Brando. … Read More


1976 42 Years Old In 1976, she starred in The Cassandra Crossing. … Read More
1978 44 Years Old Following this success, Loren starred in an American thriller Brass Target. This movie received mixed reviews, although it was moderately successful in the United States and internationally. In 1978, she won her fourth Golden Globe for "world film favorite". … Read More
1980 46 Years Old In 1980, after the international success of the biography Sophia Loren: Living and Loving, Her Own Story by A. Hotchner, Loren portrayed herself and her mother in a made-for-television biopic adaptation of her autobiography, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story. … Read More
1981 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, 'Sophia', and a brand of eyewear soon followed. … Read More


1984 50 Years Old Although she was set to star in 13 episodes of CBS's Falcon Crest in 1984 as Angela Channing's half-sister Francesca Gioberti, negotiations fell through at the last moment and the role went to Gina Lollobrigida, instead. … Read More
1991 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. … Read More
1993 59 Years Old She presented Federico Fellini with his honorary Oscar in April 1993.


1997 63 Years Old …  At the 20th Moscow International Film Festival in 1997, she was awarded an Honorable Prize for contribution to cinema.
1999 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, the American Film Institute named Loren among the greatest female stars of Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. … Read More
Loren posed scantily clad, at age 72, for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar, along with Penélope Cruz and Hilary Swank.
In 2009, Loren stated on Larry King Live that Fellini had planned to direct her in a film shortly before his death in 1993.
2010 76 Years Old In 2010, Loren played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni, entitled La Mia Casa È Piena di Specchi (translated My House Is Full of Mirrors), based on the memoir written by her sister Maria.
2013 79 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, the supreme court of Italy cleared her of the charges.
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