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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.

Here is she pictured with her husband Carlo Ponti on a TWA flight after having broken her arm. Still in the hieght of fashion, the image shows the luxury of first class flying during the mid- twentieth century.

Stamped on reverse:



(inscribed in black pen) se casse le bras.

COPYRIGHT "PIERLUIGI" fotonotizie d'attualita per la stampa Roma - Via del Babuino, 29 - Tel. 672.895 356.8444

No. 618


Inscribed on reverse:

15991 26118

Vintage photographs presented by Flash Projects include pre-owned photographs, including press images which may have been frequently handled. Flash Projects is happy to send condition reports of any contemporary edition or vintage work on request. Condition reports are provided as a service to interested parties, and buyers should note that descriptions of property are not warranties. Each item is sold ‘as is’.

Pierluigi Praturlon

Sophia Loren on the set of La Ciociara with Carlo

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

30 x 23 cms (11.79 x 9.04 ins)