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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.

This photograph is taken during the filming of Italian-American hit film La Cité Disparue (1957) directed by Henry Hathaway starring Loren and John Wayne. She is pictured here with another of her co-stars, Italian actor Rossano Brazzi. Inscribed on the reverse:



'tourne: la "Cite Disparue"'

Stamped on the reverse:

'Photographed by PAOLO DI PAOLO'


'Copyright by PAOLO DI PAOLO'

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Paolo Di Paolo

Sophia Loren, hand in hand

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

30 x 22 cms (11.79 x 8.65 ins)


Photographed by PAOLO DI PAOLO

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