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Sophia Loren

Loren in 1986
Born Sofia Villani Scicolone
20 September 1934 (1934-09-20) (age 79)
Roum, Lazio, Italy
Residence Geneva, Swisserland an Naples, Italy
Naitionality Italian
Ither names Sofia Lazzaro
Sofia Scicolone
Occupation Actress
Years active 1950–present
Spoose Carlo Ponti
(m. 1957–62, annulled; 1966–2007, his daith)
Childer Carlo Ponti, Jr., Edoardo Ponti
Relatives Alessandra Mussolini (niece)

Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI (English: /sə'fiə lə'ɹɛn/, Italian: [so'fi:a lo'rɛn]; born Sofia Villani Scicolone on 20 September 1934) is an Italian actress.

Loren is widely recognisit as the maist awairdit Italian actress. She wis the first actress o the talkie era tae win an Academy Award for a nan-Inglis-speakin performance, for her portrayal o Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women. Her ither awairds include ane Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award an a Laurel Award. In 1995 she receivit the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, ane o mony such awairds.

Her films include: Houseboat (1958), El Cid (1961), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian-Style (1964), and A Special Day (1977). In later years she has appeared in American blockbusters such as Grumpier Old Men (1995), an Nine (2009). In 1994 she starred in Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination the same year. She haes achievit creetical an commercial success in TV movies such as Courage (1986) an aw.

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