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Sophia Loren

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Sophia Loren was born on September 20, 1934.

Sofia Villani Chikolone, familiar to all under the name of Sophia Loren, - the world-famous Italian actress, who became famous for the roles of beautiful talented, passionate and suffering of women.

Sophia Loren was born in Rome. Her parents were not married, so that the child was illegitimate, her mother brought up. This fact is not added to her joy and happiness in childhood, held in Pozzuoli - poor suburb of Naples. Their little family was exposed to this ostracized by others, fanatical Catholic.

But Sofia was amazingly beautiful girl, so that victory in 15 years at a local beauty contest and the subsequent invitation to work as a model have been quite natural. Even in 1949 a young model saw the producer Carlo Ponti. Under his influence Sofia Chikolone turned into Sophia Loren, who know everything. First, she took a sonorous and memorable nickname, secondly, beginning careers in the Performing Arts and monitor their appearance, went into self. In 1951, Lauren came to the very Federico Fellini in the picture "Luci del Varieta". Two years later she starred in the first picture poludokumentalnoy "Africa sotto i mari". Greater success was the role in the adaptation of "Aida" by Verdi - brilliant Gina Lollobrigida relinquished the lead role, and its proposed Loren.

In 1954 appeared the first work together Sophia Loren and Vittorio DeSika "L'Oro Di Napoli". While this film flopped at the U.S. box office, the actress noticed and appreciated overseas. In 1957, Sophia Loren played the first time in English - the film "Boy on a Dolphin". And the next picture is brought to life Lauren not only work but also to love: in the film "The Pride and the Passion", she played beloved Cary Grant and transferred this role in real life ...

In 1958 he took the arrival of Sophia Loren in Hollywood, who knew her from previous work. Role in the film "Desire Under the Elms" (1958), "Houseboat" (1958), "The Black Orchid" (1959), "It Started in Naples" (1960) not only added to her popularity, but also made her a sex symbol of those years. At the same time critics were merciless: they do not consider her for an actress.

In 1961, Vittorio DeSika made the film "La Ciociara" about the life of widows in the war years in Italy. This picture was so close to the American public that Sophia Loren was awarded the "Oscar" (a unique case because the film is in Italian). In the same year she starred in the historical drama "El Cid". The following year, Lauren has resumed cooperation with Vittorio DeSika in the movie "Boccaccio'70".

DeSika initiated the work on the comedy, in which Lauren has participated with Marcello Mastroianni - "Ieri, Oggi, Domani" and "Matrimony all'Italiana".

In the 70 years of Sophia Loren, left America, but its world popularity not decrease. Only in 1979, she returned to the New World, to appear in a new role in the thriller "The Brass Target" and "Firepower". In the same year which saw the actress's autobiography, filmed in 1980. - Of course, her mother and herself played by the book.

In 1991, Sophia Loren received a second Oscar, but not for the film, but as "a treasure of world cinema" because it is one of the few non-American actress has managed to conquer the world viewers love.

Even in 1957, Sophia Loren married Carlo Ponti. But since his previous marriage was dissolved by the canons of the Catholic Church, the new union was not recognized by the Vatican. The dispute with the Pope lasted nearly ten years, until in 1966 it finally ended with the wedding Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti. In this marriage were born two sons - Carlo Jr. and Eduardo.

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