The legendary looks of Sophia Loren are underpinned by mystery. So when she revealed she kept personal diaries but burnt them, it set many a tongue wagging. An autobiography in told a sizeable chunk of her story. And film fans should be grateful for that at least. She was born Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome, Her mother Romilda Villani was a piano tutor and actress, whose resemblance to Greta Garbo nearly saw her go to Hollywood as a body double.
Stunning Photos of Sophia Loren show why there was no one more Seductive
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Sophia Loren had her breakout moment at 20 years old when she went to Cannes to support Vittorio De Sica's The Gold of Naples , one of her earliest starring roles, and quickly realized she was the most photographed person at the festival that year: ''The public, they were applauding me in the street like they were supposed to do with actresses that have a very important name. And for that moment I felt that maybe, maybe, maybe I might have a chance to make it in films. They didn't know each other at all, but Loren and bombshell actress Jayne Mansfield will always be cosmically bonded by this legendary photo. Where are my eyes? I'm staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate.
Here, we take a look back at the epitome of glamour—Sophia Loren—and her legendary style. Click through and relive the Italian icon's best fashion moments with these 47 vintage photographs. In this black-and-white photograph taken in , Loren lounges on a bed of grass while smoking a cigarette. Sophia Loren leans against the gate of her Switzerland home during a break in between films in