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This portrait of Sophia Loren by Giancarlo Botti captures the intensity of a dramatic moment on set.

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.

Giancarlo Botti was a photographer made famous for his portraits of the most glamourous actresses of the day, among them Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and Romy Schneider.

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Giancarlo Botti

Sophia Loren in a dramatic moment on set

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

20 x 30 cms (7.86 x 11.79 ins)


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