Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, known professionally as Sophia Loren, is an Italian actress. She was named by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest female stars of Classical Hollywood cinema.
Sophia Loren’s career began in 1949 after she entered a beauty pageant. She was just 14 years old at the time
Sophia’s first role was in the film ‘Quo Vadis’ (1951) as an extra. After this, she started modeling for magazines and became known in Italy
She had a cruel nickname “The Toothpick”
She may have been the voluptuous sex goddess as an adult. But until age 14, she was a skinny child and considered an ugly duckling. Her nicknames were “The Stick” and “Toothpick”.
She has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Grammy Award, a Laurel Award, the Honorary Academy Award, and five special Golden Globes
She has appeared in over 100 films
Sophia Loren married twice, both times to the same man
Sophia met Italian film producer Carlo Ponti when she was 15 years old, Carlo was 37 years old at the time. They first wed in 1957, but their marriage was annulled five years later. They remarried in 1966 and remained married until Ponti’s death in 2007.