Sophia Loren remains undoubtedly the most famous Italian actress of the Twentieth Century. She is beloved by Italians and Americans alike for her style and sensuality as well as her natural warmth and charm. Sophia Loren came to embody the spirit of a newly capitalist Italy and the economic boom which spawned what is often referred to as the ‘dolce vita’ era.
Loren rose to fame as a comedic actress whose curvaceous figure made her a sex symbol embodying the ideal of Italian femininity. However Loren’s acting abilities and timeless elegance soon sealed her position as an Italian icon, unmatched by any other. In 1960, Loren became the first Italian woman to win an Oscar for her performance in La Ciocciara, directed by Vittorio De Sica.
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Sophia Loren relaxes on set
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
30 x 22 cms (11.79 x 8.65 ins)
(Stamp) GEO KELBER
CORRESPONDENT DE PARIS MATCH EN ALI.EMAGNE
JOACHIMSTR. 1, BONN
TEL: 2 15 91, 2 15 93
(Stamp) PONTI CARLO LOREN SOPHIA
(Stamp) KLAUS COLLIGNON
(Stamp) Veröffentlichund nur gegen Beleg und Honorar
Inscribed on the reverse: '"Olympia" Sophia Loren No. 29' and 'jou avec sa chaussure.'
Stamped on the reverse: 'PONTI CARLO LOREN SOPHIA'
and 'KLAUS COLLIGNON' and 'GEO KILBER' and '570'