One Very Beautiful and Vivacious Lady
Born in Rome Italy on 20th September 1934. She married Carlo Ponti the movie director 20 odd years older than her. She became the most sought after voluptuous sex symbol of the sixties. Competing with Bridget Bardot, and Marilyn Monroe for that top honor.
At the age of seventy-two, she appeared in the 2007 edition of the famous Pirelli calendar, which made her the oldest model in its history. She is still a very beautiful woman, still able to turn the eye of most men.
She performed in the following films:
A breath of Scandal, Heller in Pink Tights in 1960, The Millionairess in 1961, Two women in 1961, The Cassandra Crossing in 1977, Blood Feud in 1980, Sophia Loren: Her own Story in 1980, Grumpier Old Men in 1995, Between Strangers in 2002 and Peperoni Ripienj e Pesci in Faccia in 2004.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on July 03, 2019:
What a pity Sophia Loren did not have daughters who'd have exuded the beauty, wit, wisdom and the Feminine mystique of their mother.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 17, 2019:
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 12, 2019:
Like a fine wine, still going strong !
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 03, 2019:
Gina Lollobrigida oozes sexuality whilst Sophia Loren exudes the feminine mystique.
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on June 01, 2019:
I don't consider there ever being rivalry between Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. Sophia now a 'stunning' 84 whilst Gina a gorgeous 91.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 31, 2019:
Once Sophia Loren achieved her celebrity status she was able to arrive late on the film set to glide in displaying a regal bearing.
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on May 29, 2019:
She had achieved a new found power and wealth before the age of 30 and able to afford a private jet for the trans Atlantic flights to Hollywood.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 24, 2019:
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on May 22, 2019:
Meaning of the name Sophia; Wisdom. Meaning of the name Loren; Honour & Victory.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on March 27, 2019:
Must not reveal a Lady's age however Sophia Loren is bound to receive admiring glances.
Gadfly from Olde London Towne on December 19, 2018:
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 13, 2018:
Nudging 85 now. Timeless beauty.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 12, 2018:
At 84 Sophia Loren will forever be beautiful.
Limpet. on September 28, 2018:
Asked by an interviewer, her claim to fame. Sophia Loren replied "i owe it all to spaghetti".
Gadfly. on September 26, 2018:
An enigma to be certain.
Gadfly. on September 25, 2018:
That 'hour glass' figure. They don't come like that anymore !
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 24, 2018:
HOW DOES SHE DO IT?
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 13, 2017:
At 84 vivacious Sophia Loren is still a beautiful woman.
Limpet on November 10, 2017:
I liked the scene in 'The Millionairess' when she confronted a gigalo and did a judo throw on him, causing him to fall into a river.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on April 24, 2017:
Now at 82, exotic Sophia Loren still has the allure of her glamorous days on screen.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on March 27, 2017:
What made 'la divina' such a successful celebrity was that she
completely understood the feminine mystique in a way that
she could use to her advantage.
Limpet on March 08, 2017:
At 82 Sophia Loren still reigns supreme above us mortals
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 14, 2016:
More than likely Sophia Loren as Epifania would have used juijitsu on Peter Sellers in the 1960 production of The Millionairess as was based on the 1936 play by G.B.Shaw of the same name. Juijitsu at the time was the most widely used form of women's self defence at the time.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on September 12, 2016:
Well into her 80's now. I wonder if she can still put a man in a judo hold and throw him over her shoulder as she did as Epifania in the 1960 production of The millionairess.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 05, 2015:
Well known that Sophia Loren did not act in nude scenes but i recall going back decades now of a publicty still of an extremely young Sophia Loren posing bare chested. May have been from a private collection not for publication. In many a role she was not averse to a bit of cleavage visible though!
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 30, 2014:
How does She do it? La Divina Herself admits to a strict health regime and diet with plenty of rest. The fact that She is still working after more than sixty years in the industry attests to Her vivaciousness.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 20, 2014:
Yesterday, Today and Tommorrow.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on June 07, 2014:
There was a news report about Sophia Loren having health issues but cannot retrieve anything about that 'on screen'. Got to thinking though
just how many septenagerians look this good. I can name probably a lot of WOMEN in their 60 s still attractive. Hope to see more of Sophie in due course.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 23, 2014:
There is far more that i can add on the topic such as things i have accumulated along the journey. I'll never forget when She turned 30 and there was a massive expose in print to celebrate the event. Also it is possible to write to a number of celebrities through an agent in Zurich but i don't think i'll risk it yet.
Eileen Hughes (author) from Northam Western Australia on May 22, 2014:
She was spectacular
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on May 22, 2014:
Visualise this! Sophia in Cannes for a film festival.
Italian 'bombshell' Sophia Loren at 79 is the centre of attention with a grand performance for the 'paps'. Such a Diva i hope She lives forever.
Eileen Hughes (author) from Northam Western Australia on April 23, 2014:
Thanks limpet, you have hit the nail on the head, spot on. She was definitely an icon for women. Morels have gone down the drain these days.No pride anymore that's for sure.
Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on April 23, 2014:
In addition to having had a fascinating career in movie acting Sophia Loren also exudes a unique aura of personality, her regal posture and charming poise combined with total self confidence makes Sophia Loren one in a million. The fact that Miss Loren never did nudity scenes also adds to Her mystique. Sophia Loren must go down in history as 'one of the Greats!
donnaleemason from North Dakota, USA on May 23, 2008:
Yes she is.
Karen Ellis from Central Oregon on May 17, 2008:
One of my favorits.
Eileen Hughes (author) from Northam Western Australia on May 12, 2008:
That is so true, She is and has always been a real classy lady. Thanks Cheers
cgull8m from North Carolina on May 12, 2008:
Eileen, these pics are great as well. She has so much grace, just her face speaks volumes. She doesn't need any dialogues.
Eileen Hughes (author) from Northam Western Australia on May 11, 2008:
Maren Morgan, Sorry, yes I forgot to get that picture.
Francestales. Yes wish my ageing kept up with hers. Some have it and some don't eh.
Sweetiepie She has always fascinated me with her looks.
Mary, Thanks for that.
Thank everyone for stopping by.
Eileen Hughes (author) from Northam Western Australia on May 11, 2008:
It was a pleasure, just sorry couldn't find better pics to do her justice.
Roberta Kyle from Central New Jersey on May 11, 2008:
Really terrific. Sophia Loren has always been one of my favorites. I love her spirit, her style and her talent. Thanks for doing this.
Mary K Weinhagen from Minnesota, usa, Planet Earth on May 11, 2008:
This is hub a wonderful look at Sophia Loren!!
SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on May 11, 2008:
Sophia is such a beautiful actress. Thanks for sharing.
francetales from Toulouse, France on May 11, 2008:
Some still have it, it is not age but attitude
Maren Elizabeth Morgan from Pennsylvania on May 11, 2008:
I needed to look up "Pirelli calendar." Yes, Sophia still has the goods!