Who is Sophia Loren?
Sophia Loren, originally known as Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, was born on September 20, 1934, at Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy. Recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the most eminent female stars of Classical Hollywood cinema, she is the only surviving major star from the Golden Age of Hollywood by 2023.
She commenced her cinematic journey at the age of 16 and achieved international stardom after signing a contract with Paramount. The daughter of Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone Murillo, she later married Carlo Ponti and became the proud mother of Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo. With a net worth of $150 million, Sophia Loren has left an indelible mark in the world of cinema.
Quick Facts About Sophia Loren
|Original Name||Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone|
|Date of Birth||September 20, 1934|
|Age||89 (as of 2023)|
|Place of Birth||Clinica Regina Margherita, Rome, Italy|
|Education||Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy’s national film school|
|Parents||Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone Murillo|
|Children||Carlo Ponti Jr., Edoardo|
|Net Worth||$150 million|
Early Life( Personal Life):
Loren was born as Sofia Villani Scicolone was born on 20th September 1934 in Rome, Italy. She was a reserved and quiet child. She grew up in extreme poverty since she had financial problems. She was nicknamed as Little stick by her classmates for her sickly physique.
Career and Education:
Loren had her first role in the movie as an extra in Quo Vadis. She then landed work as a model for several fumetti, Italian publications. After giving bit parts and a small role in movies, she had her breakthrough performance on Aida and The Gold of Naples. This established her as one of the up-and-coming stars of Italian cinematic industry.
Loren starred in her first Hollywood movie, The Pride and the Passion. Then, she turned in the most acclaimed performance of her career in the Two Women. Throughout the 1960s, Loren continued to star in American, Italian and French movies, which cemented her status as one of the famous international movie actresses of her generation.
Her most notable performances include Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Marriage, Italian Style, A Countess from Hong Kong, Prêt-à-Porter and Grumpier Old Men. Loren has expanded her business ventures releasing her own perfume and personal eyewear line. She even has published a book entitled, Women and Beauty.
Loren was born to father, Riccardo Scicolone and mother, Romilda Villani. Her father abandoned them leaving them to live a pitiful life. They had to live under a poverty and things got even worse when world war II ravaged. She has siblings, Maria, Giuliano, and Giuseppe.
Relationships and Affairs:
Loren and Carlo Ponti’s incredible love story is said to be one of the greatest modern love stories. Though they had to face several issues when they got married things were sorted later on. The duo had huge age differences but it didn’t cause any disturbance in their marriage. The couple got blessed with two children, Carlo Hubert Leone Ponti, Jr. and Edoardo. Her husband died at the age of 94 years and she vowed never to marry anyone else since he was her first and last love.
Net worth and salary:
Sophia with earning such a huge fame and honors through her acting career, she earns a gigantic net worth of 150 million USD. She lives in a marvelous house of South Florida and still is living a life everyone wishes to have.
Wiki and Facts:
Loren still retains her youthful energy and age-defying hourglass physique. She still can be seen strutting down the red carpet of award shows, looks fab in the high heels and low-cut dresses.She isn’t much fond of social media, you can find her in the bio and wiki available.
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