Sophia Loren

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Sophia Loren
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Loren in 1986
BornSofia Villani Scicolone
(1934-09-20) 20 September 1934 (age 86)
Roum, Lazio, Italy
ResidenceGeneva, Swisserland an Naples, Italy
NaitionalityItalian
Ither namesSofia Lazzaro
Sofia Scicolone
ThriftActress
Years active1950–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Carlo Ponti
(m. 1957–62, annulled; 1966–2007, his daith)
ChilderCarlo Ponti, Jr., Edoardo Ponti
RelativesAlessandra Mussolini (niece)

Sophia Loren, Dama di Gran Croce OMRI (Inglis: /səˈfiːə ləˈɹɛn/, Italian: [soˈfiːa ˈlɔːren]; 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 sic 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 haes appeared in American blockbusters sic 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 sic as Courage (1986) an aw.

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