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Sophia Loren

Actress Sophia Loren
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Full Name: Sofia Villani Scicolone
Profession: Actress


Biography: International film star and Italy's most renowned and honored actress. Her deglamorized performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's "Two Women" 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.

Born: September 20, 1934
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Age: 87 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1957-09-17 Italian actress Sophia Loren (22) weds legally married Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (56), by proxy in Juarez, Mexico; annulled in 1962; remarry in 1966
  • 1966-04-09 Italian actress Sophia Loren (31) remarries Italian film producer Carlo Ponti (65) in Paris, France

Historical Events

  • 1957-09-17 Two male attorneys "stand in" as actress Sophia Loren & producer Carlo Ponti wed by proxy in Juarez, Mexico
  • 1962-04-09 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win
  • 1982-05-19 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples, Italy for tax evasion

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