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Sophia Loren

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Sophia Loren

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1934.

Countries: United States (40%), Italy (22%), United Kingdom (17%)

Main connections: Carlo Ponti, The Millionairess, Ava Gardner

Linked to: Academy Honorary Award, Parade, Paramount Pictures, The Independent

 

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Sophia Loren was born in 1934 add something


1949

Jack Lemmon - Lemmon's film debut was a bit part as a plasterer/painter in the 1949 film The Lady Takes a Sailor but he was not noticed until his official debut opposite Judy Holliday in the 1954 comedy It Should Happen to You. Lemmon worked with many legendary leading ladies, among them Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Betty Grable, Janet Leigh, Shirley MacLaine, Romy Schneider, Doris Day, Kim Novak, Judy Holliday, Rita Hayworth, June Allyson, Virna Lisi, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren and many more.


1950

Loren first met Carlo Ponti in 1950 when she was 15 and he was 37 add something

 

Silvana Mangano - Though she never scaled the heights of her contemporaries Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, Mangano remained a favorite star between the 1950s and 1970s, appearing in "Anna" , "The Gold of Naples" , "Mambo" , "Theorem" , "Death in Venice" , and "The Scientific Cardplayer"


1951

Later she enrolled in acting class and was selected as an extra in Mervyn LeRoy's 1951 film "Quo Vadis", launching her career as a motion picture actress add something

 

Achille Togliani - He was a participant in the first Sanremo Music Festival in 1951, and had an affair with Sophia Loren


1952

After being credited professionally as "'Sofia Lazzaro"', she began using her current stage name in 1952's "La Favorita" add something

 

Carlo Ponti - In 1952 his friend, Goffredo Lombardo, head of production at Titanus, changed Lazzaro's name to Sophia Loren


1954

"Too Bad She's Bad", released in 1954, became the first of many films in which Loren co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni add something

 

Eduardo De Filippo - De Filippo starred in De Sica's "L'oro di Napoli" with Totò and Sophia Loren in 1954


1955

Rik Battaglia - He was discovered in a bar and producer Carlo Ponti hired him on the spot and signed to his first film in 1955's "La donna del fiume", directed by Mario Soldati and opposite Sophia Loren


1956

Katy Jurado - In 1956 Jurado debuted on Broadway, playing "Filomena Marturano" with Raf Vallone, which would later be filmed in Italy as "Marriage Italian Style" with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni


1957

In 1957, Loren's star had begun to rise in Hollywood, with the films "Boy on a Dolphin" , "Legend of the Lost" with John Wayne, and "The Pride and the Passion" in which she starred opposite Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra add something

 

George Hoyningen-Huene - He served a similar role for the 1957 film "Les Girls", which starred Kay Kendall and Mitzi Gaynor, the Sophia Loren film "Heller in Pink Tights" and "The Chapman Report"

 

Carlo Ponti - In 1957, Ponti obtained a Mexican divorce from his first wife and married Sophia Loren by proxy

 

Jayne Mansfield - In April 1957, her bosom was the focus of a notorious publicity stunt intended to deflect media attention from Sophia Loren during a dinner party in the Italian star's honor


1958

Loren became an international film star following her five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures in 1958 add something

 

Paul Petersen - He appeared in the 1958 movie "Houseboat" with Sophia Loren and Cary Grant, but achieved stardom playing teenager Jeff Stone from 1958 to 1966 on the ABC family television sitcom "The Donna Reed Show"


1959

Walter Bernstein - His screenwriting career began to emerge from the blacklist when director Sidney Lumet hired him to write the screenplay for the 1959 Sophia Loren movie "That Kind of Woman"


1960

During the 1960s, Loren was one of the most popular actresses in the world, and she continued to make films in both the U.S. and Europe, starring with prominent leading men add something

 

Pierre Balmain - Additional Broadway theatre credits include costumes for Sophia Loren in "The Millionairess" and Josephine Baker for her eponymous 1964 revue

 

John Gavin - Gavin co-starred with such top leading ladies of the era as Doris Day in the 1960 thriller "Midnight Lace", Sophia Loren the same year in the comedic "A Breath of Scandal" and, in 1961, with Susan Hayward in the melodrama "Back Street" and in "Romanoff and Juliet" and "Tammy Tell Me True", both with Sandra Dee

 

Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon_Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd

 

Wolf Mankowitz - Mankowitz's 1960 film, "The Millionairess", starring Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers, was nominated for a BAFTA *award

 

The Millionairess - "'The Millionairess"' is a 1960 British romantic comedy film set in London, directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers


1961

Among Loren's best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston's epic production of "El Cid" with Charlton Heston, "The Millionairess" with Peter Sellers, "It Started in Naples " with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica's triptych "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" with Marcello Mastroianni, Peter Ustinov's "Lady L" with Paul Newman, the 1966 classic "Arabesque" with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin's final film, "A Countess from Hong Kong" with Marlon Brando add something

 

In 1961, she starred in Vittorio De Sica's "Two Women", a stark, gritty story of a mother who is raped while trying to protect her daughter in war-torn Italy add something

 

Julien Bertheau - In 1961, he starred in "Madame Sans-Gene" opposite Sophia Loren


1962

The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges add something


1964

The Fall of the Roman Empire (film) - "'The Fall of the Roman Empire"' is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen_Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel Ferrer and Omar Sharif


1965

In 1965, Ponti obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966 add something

 

In 1965, she received a second Academy award nomination for her performance in "Marriage Italian-Style" add something


1966

Stanley Donen - In 1966 Donen made another Hitchcock-inspired film: "Arabesque", starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren


1967

Dolores del Rio - In 1967, she finally filmed in Italy, with Sophia Loren and Omar Sharif in the film "More Than a Miracle"


1970

During the 1970s, she was paired with Richard Burton in the last De Sica-directed film, "The Voyage" , and a remake of the film "Brief Encounter" add something


1971

Richard Harris - Harris starred in the Man in the Wilderness in 1971, the Juggernaut in 1974, in 1976 in The Cassandra Crossing, along with the actresses Sophia Loren and Ava Gardner, and in a B-movie, Orca, in 1977.


 

O'Toole and James Coco were nominated for two NBR awards, in addition the NBR listed "Man of La Mancha" in its best 10 pictures of 1972 list add something

 

Peter O'Toole - In 1972, he played both Miguel de Cervantes and his fictional creation Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha", the motion picture adaptation of the 1965 smash-hit Broadway musical, opposite Sophia Loren

 

Pauline Kael - She was not especially cruel to some films that had been roasted by many critics, such as the 1972 "Man of La Mancha", in which she praised Sophia Loren's performance


1974

The film had its premiere on U.S. television on 12 November 1974 as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC. In 1976 she starred in "The Cassandra Crossing", a classic disaster film featuring such veteran stars as Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, and Ava Gardner add something

 

Brief Encounter - A 1974 television remake of the film, shown in the US on the "Hallmark Hall of Fame", starred Richard Burton and Sophia Loren, but was not well received


1976

The Cassandra Crossing - "'The Cassandra Crossing"' is a 1976 Italian-British disaster/thriller film directed by George Pan Cosmatos and starring Richard Harris, Sophia Loren, Martin_Sheen, Burt Lancaster, Lee Strasberg, Ava Gardner and O. J. Simpson about an infected Swedish terrorist who plagues a train's passengers as they head to a derelict arch bridge


1978

In 1978 she won her fourth Golden Globe for "world film favourite" add something


1980

She acted infrequently during the 1980s and turned down the role of Alexis Carrington in 1981 for the TV series "Dynasty" add something


1981

In 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, "Sophia", and a brand of eyewear soon followed add something


1984

Although she was set to star in thirteen episodes of CBS's "Falcon Crest" in 1984 as Angela Channing's half-sister Francesca Gioberti, negotiations fell through at the last moment and the role went to Gina Lollobrigida instead add something


1988

In 1988 she starred in the miniseries "The Fortunate Pilgrim" add something


1990

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Loren was selective about choosing her films and ventured into various areas of business, including cook books, eyewear, jewellery and perfume add something

 

Emilio Pucci - Marilyn Monroe was buried in one of his dresses, and his designs were worn by everyone from Sophia Loren to Jackie Kennedy and latter day pop icons such as Madonna in the early 1990s


 

In 1991, Loren received the Academy Honorary award for her contributions to world cinema and was declared "one of the world cinema's treasures add something

 

Jeremy Kagan - Other television films include "The Ballad of Lucy Whipple", "Courage" with Sophia Loren, "Scott Joplin", "Descending Angel" for HBO and for Showtime "Color of Justice", "Bobbie's Girl", and "Crown Heights", about the riots in 1991 which won the Humanitas *award in 2004 for "affirming the dignity of every person


1994

In 1994 she starred in Robert Altman's "Prêt-à-Porter ", which earned her a Golden Globe nomination the same year add something

 

In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her add something


 

In 1995 she received the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards add something

 

In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille award add something


1999

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


 

Montreal World Film Festival - In 2001, Loren received a Special Grand Prix of the Americas award at the Montreal World Film Festival for her body of work add something


2002

Deborah Kara Unger - She played a leading role opposite Sophia Loren and Mira Sorvino in the 2002 independent movie "Between Strangers", about three women confront their pasts which changes their futures, for which she was nominated on Genie *award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role


2003

Arthur Kopit - "Nine" returned to Broadway in 2003 with Antonio Banderas as Guido and won two Tony *awards, including best revival; in 2009 Rob Marshall directed the film "Nine" based on Kopit's script, the principal cast consisting of Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Kate_Hudson, and Fergie


2004

Jean-Pascal Beintus - A recording of Jean-Pascal Beintus' "Wolf Tracks" featuring Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren as narrators received a 2004 Grammy *award


2006

Loren's primary residence has been in Geneva since late 2006 add something


2007

Loren posed scantily-clad at 72 for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar along with such actresses as Penélope Cruz and Hilary Swank add something

 

Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications add something

 

In May 2007, when the team was third in Serie B, she told the "Gazzetta dello Sport" that she would do a striptease if the team won add something

 

Sasha Alexander - On August 11, 2007, Alexander married director Edoardo Ponti, son of actress Sophia Loren and the late film producer Carlo Ponti, in Geneva


2009

In 2009 Loren stated on "Larry King Live" that Fellini had planned to direct her in a film shortly before his death in 1993 add something

 

When asked in a November 2009 interview if she is ever likely to marry again, Loren replied "No, never again add something

 

However, on the 20 December 2009, episode of "CBS News Sunday Morning", Loren denied ever delivering the line add something

 

Marion Cotillard - Cotillard appeared on the cover of the November 2009 issue of "Vogue" with "Nine" co-stars Sophia Loren, Nicole_Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson and Fergie, and on the July 2010 cover by herself


2010

In 2010, Loren played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni, entitled "La Mia Casa È Piena di Specchi" , based on the memoir written by her sister Maria add something


2013

In 2013, the supreme court of Italy cleared her of the charges add something


2016

In 2016 Loren became Honorary Citizen of Naples, Italy add something


2017

On December 21, 2017 Sophia Loren was named the Godmother of all newly built MSC cruise liners add something