Sophia Loren


Sophia Loren Bio

Who is Sophia Loren

Italian actress who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. Her other notable films include Marriage Italian-Style, A Countess from Hong Kong, Sunflower and More Than a Miracle.

Early Life (Childhood)

Loren was born Sofia Villani Scicolone in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy. Loren has two younger paternal half-brothers, Giuliano and Giuseppe.

Interesting Facts

She was a finalist for a beauty pageant in Naples at the age of fourteen. She voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature Cars 2.

Personal Life

She married Carlo Ponti in 1957; the couple divorced in 1962, but remarried in 1966. She had two sons named Edoardo and Carlo. Loren is a Roman Catholic.


In September 1999, Loren filed a lawsuit against 76 adult websites for posting altered nude photos of her on the internet.