Tomorrow, September 20, 2013, marks 79th Birthday for the world-famous actress Sophia Loren.
We salute Sophia Loren for her great contributions to Film Industry, and wish her a Happy 79th Birthday.
Buon Compleanno Sophia Loren!
Massachusetts, Friday, September 20, 2013.
Sophia Loren, born Sofia Villani Scicolone (20 September 1934), is one of the most talented and beautiful Italian actress. She was born in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, and has been widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honored actress.
After entering a beauty pageant in 1949 aged 14, Sophia Loren was encouraged to enroll in acting lessons. Loren appeared in several minor roles until in late 50s she was offered a contract with Paramount, which launched her career as an international movie star. Sophia Loren’s notable film appearances around this time include; Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.
Sophia Loren’s amazing performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women confirmed her talent and status as an acclaimed actress. Sophia Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 for her performance, making her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. Later notable films include Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian-Style (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar), Sunflower and The Voyage. After starting a family in the early 70s, Loren spent less time on her acting career and chose to make only occasional film appearances. In later years she has appeared in American blockbusters such as Grumpier Old Men and Nine.
As well as her Academy Award, Loren has also been awarded a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award as well as the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995 she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.
- Pirelli 2007: Sophia Loren (72) (365sirens.com)