Sophia Loren (Actress), born on September 20, 1934 in Rome, Italy. Sophia Loren’s age 85 years & Zodiac Sign Virgo, nationality Italian (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let’s check, How Tall is Sophia Loren?
Sophia Loren Bio
- Birth Name:Sofia Villani Scicolone
- First Name: Sofia
- Last Name: Scicolone
- Age: 85 years
- Birth Date: September 20, 1934
- Birth Place: Rome, Italy
- Country: Italy
- Nationality: Italian
- Birth/Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Ethnicity: White
- Eye Color: Green
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Feet/Shoe Size: 11.5 (US & AUS), 42 (EU), 9.5 (UK)
- Dress Size: 8 (US & CAN), 38 (EU), 12 (UK & AUS)
Sophia Loren Height
5 Feet 9 Inches (175.25 cm)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 Feet 9 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||175.25 cm|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||63 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||138.89 lbs|
Sophia Loren Body Measurements
Sophia Loren’s full body measurements are 38 inches (96.52 cm) – 36D – 26 inches (66.04 cm) – 37 inches (93.98 cm) .
|Measurements||38-26-37 inches/ 96.52-66.04-93.98 cm|
|Bust Size||38 inches (96.52 cm)|
|Waist Size||26 inches (66.04 cm)|
|Hips Size||37 inches (93.98 cm)|
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Bio And Wiki
Sophia Lorenis one of the most famous and trending Actress in whole world right now. Sophia Loren was born on September 20, 1934 in Rome, Italy. She was born as Sofia Villani Scicolone, but best known as Sophia Lorenis.
Family, Childhood, and Education
Her father name is Riccardo Scicolone and mother name is Romilda Villani. It is known that Riccardo was a construction engineer of admirable descent. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone). Growing up in the slums of Pozzuoli during the second World War without any support from her father, she experienced much sadness in her childhood.
She has one sister, Maria Scicolone (born 1938); and two half-brothers, Giuliano Scicolone (born 1943) and Giuseppe Scicolone (born 1946).
There is no information about her education and qualifications until now.
She started off her career at the age of 14 years by making entry within a beauty pageant known by the name Miss Italia 1950. Although she failed to win the pageant, she got nominated in the form of the finalists. It was there that Sophia caught the attention of film producer Carlo Ponti, some 22 years her senior, whom she eventually married in 1966 once he finally obtained a divorce from his first wife. Perhaps he was the only father figure she ever had. Under his guidance, Sophia was put under contract and appeared as an extra in ten films beginning in 1950, before working her way up to supporting roles. In these early films, she was credited as “Sofia Lazzaro” because people joked her beauty could raise Lazzarus from the dead.
By her late teens, Sophia was playing lead roles in many Italian features such as La favorita (1952) and Aida (1953). In 1957, she embarked on a successful acting career in the United States, starring in Boy on a Dolphin (1957), Legend of the Lost (1957), and The Pride and the Passion (1957) that year. She had a short-lived but much-publicized fling with co-star Cary Grant, who was 31 years her senior. She was only 22 while he was 53, and she rejected a marriage proposal from him. They were paired together a second time in the family-friendly romantic comedy Houseboat (1958). While under contract to Paramount Pictures, Sophia starred in Desire Under the Elms (1958), The Key (1958), The Black Orchid (1958), It Started in Naples (1960), Heller in Pink Tights (1960), A Breath of Scandal (1960), and The Millionairess (1960) before returning to Italy to star in Two Women (1960). The film was a period piece about a woman living in war-torn Italy who is raped while trying to protect her young daughter. Originally cast as the more glamorous child, Sophia fought against type and was re-cast as the mother, evidencing a lack of vanity and proving herself as a genuine actress. This performance received international acclaim and was honored with an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Sophia remained a bona fide international movie star throughout the sixties and seventies, making films on both sides of the Atlantic, and starring opposite such leading men as Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Gregory Peck, and Charlton Heston. Her American films included El Cid (1961), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Arabesque (1966), Man of La Mancha (1972), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). She gained a wider respect with her Italian films, especially Marriage Italian Style (1964) and A Special Day (1977). During these years she received a second Oscar nomination and won five Golden Globe Awards.
From the eighties onward, Sophia’s appearances on the big screen came few and far between. She preferred to spend the majority of her time raising sons Carlo Jr. (b. 1969) and Eduardo (b. 1973). Her only acting credits during the decade were five television films, beginning with Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980), a biopic in which she portrayed herself and her mother. She ventured into other areas of business and became the first actress to launch her own fragrance and design of eye wear. In 1982 she voluntarily spent nineteen days in jail for tax evasion.
Her return to mainstream films in Ready to Wear (1994) (“Ready to Wear”) was well-received, although the film as a whole was not. She followed this up with her biggest U.S. hit in years, the comedy Grumpier Old Men (1995) in which she played a sexy divorcée who seduces Walter Matthau. Over the next decade Sophia had plum roles in a few non-mainstream arthouse films like Soleil (1997), Between Strangers (2002) (directed by Edoardo), and Lives of the Saints (2004). Still beautiful at 72, she posed scantily-clad for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar. Sadly, that same year she mourned the loss of her spouse, Carlo Ponti, who died at age 94. In 2009, after far too much time away from film, she appeared in the musical Nine (2009) opposite Daniel Day-Lewis.
Awards And Nominations
She has also won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards. In 1999, Loren was named by the American Film Institute the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. She is currently the only living actress and the highest ranked living person on the list.
Husband And Children/ Sons
She married Carlo Ponti in 1957; the couple divorced in 1962, but remarried in 1966. She had given birth to two sons, Carlo Hubert Leone Ponti, Jr. (born December 29, 1968) and Edoardo (born January 6, 1973), and during the 1980s she backed off her intense filming schedule to spend more time raising her teenaged children.
Sophia Loren Net Worth And Salary
As of 2020, the estimated Sophia Loren’s net worth is $174 million USD. By doing modeling, acting and business she gathered a good amount of Net Worth.
Social Media Profile
She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. She has more than 43k folowers on Instagram and more than 31k followers on Facebook.
Trivia: Sophia Loren Facts
* Her parents did not tie the knot as a result of which her mother had to raise 2 daughters single-handedly with no proper financial support.
* She spent most of her younger days growing up at her grandmother’s house in Pozzuoli.
* She had only met her father 3 times at the ages of 5, 17, and at his deathbed in 1976.
* She competed at the “Miss Italia” 1950 beauty pageant and earned herself #2 place amongst 4 other contestants from the Lazio area. She was awarded the title of Miss Elegance 1950. 60 years later, in 2010, she received the title of the “71st Miss Italia.”
* She voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature Cars 2.
* She had witnessed the horrors of the “Second World War” first hand. During one such bombing raid at Pozzuoli, she was struck by a fragment in the chin while trying to run to safety to a shelter. After the incident, the family moved to Naples and returned after the war had ended.
* She married Carlo Ponti in 1957; the couple divorced in 1962, but remarried in 1966. She had two sons named Edoardo and Carlo.
Now she ranked in the list of most popular Italian actress.
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