Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sophia Loren,international film stars 80-years journey

Sophia Loren 80's Birthday
Sophia Loren is an international film star and Italy's most renowned and honored actress. She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. 

At the very begining of Sophia Loren
Born: September 20, 1934 (age 80), Rome, Italy
Height: 1.74 m
Spouse: Carlo Ponti (m. 1966–2007)
Children: Edoardo Ponti, Carlo Ponti
Siblings: Anna Maria Villani Scicolone, Giuliano Scicolone, Giuseppe Scicolone

Sophia Loren in 1955

Sophia Loren's beauty and talent is exceeded only by her wit and wisdom – and after an 80-year journey from rags to riches, the Italian screen legend has seen it all.

Born on Sept. 20, 1934, to an unwed mother from a poor family in pre-war Italy, her early life was a far cry from the movie diva she was destined to become.

After barely surviving the devastation that befell her town during WWII (she still bares a scar on her chin from the bombings), Sophia tapped her real-life experiences to play a young widow struggling to save her child in war-torn Italy in Vittorio De Sica's 1960 film Two Women.

The film became an international success, and earned Loren an Oscar for her work – the first for Best Actress for a non-English-speaking role.

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From there, the mother-of-two went on to become one of the world's most recognizable sex symbols, appearing in more than 90 films.

Here are some of Sophia Loren's greatest quotes and insights:

 "There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."

"The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty."
"You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about."
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself, and once for her child."
"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical."
"A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."
"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti."

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