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Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, 1934. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her younger sister Maria Scicolone). Growing up in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Two Women Cesira
(1960)
Arabesque Yasmin Azir
(1966)
Marriage Italian Style Filumena Marturano
(1964)
Nine Mamma
(2009)

Filmography

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 2014 Voce umana (Short)
Angela
 2010 La mia casa è piena di specchi (TV Movie)
Romilda Villani
 2009 Nine
Mamma
 2004 Lives of the Saints (TV Movie)
Teresa Innocente
 2002 Between Strangers
Olivia
 2001 Francesca e Nunziata (TV Movie)
Francesca Montorsi
 1997 Soleil
Maman Lévy
 1995 Grumpier Old Men
Maria Sophia Coletta Ragetti
 1994 Ready to Wear
Isabella de la Fontaine
 1990 Sabato, domenica e lunedì
Rosa Priore
 1989 Running Away (TV Movie)
Cesira
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini-Series)
Lucia
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Lucia
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... Lucia
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... Lucia
 1986 Courage (TV Movie)
Marianna Miraldo
 1984 Qualcosa di biondo (TV Movie)
Aurora
 1980 Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (TV Movie)
Sophia / Romilda Villani
 1979 Firepower
Adele Tasca
 1978 Brass Target
Mara
 1977 Angela
Angela Kincaid
 1977 A Special Day
Antonietta Taberi
 1976 The Cassandra Crossing
Jennifer Rispoli Chamberlain
 1975 La pupa del gangster
Pupa
 1974 Brief Encounter (TV Movie)
Anna Jesson
 1974 Verdict
Teresa Leoni
 1974 The Voyage
Adriana de Mauro
 1972 Man of La Mancha
Dulcinea / Aldonza
 1972 Bianco, rosso e...
Hermana Germana
 1971 Lady Liberty
Maddalena Ciarrapico
 1970 La moglie del prete
Valeria Billi
 1970 I girasoli
Giovanna
 1967 Questi fantasmi
Maria Lojacono
 1967 C'era una volta
Isabella Candeloro
 1967 A Countess from Hong Kong
Natascha
 1966 Arabesque
Yasmin Azir
 1966 Judith
Judith Auerbach
 1965 Lady L
Lady Louise Lendale / Lady L
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Nora Van Ostamgen
 1964 Marriage Italian Style
Filumena Marturano
 1963 Ieri oggi domani
Adelina Sbaratti / Anna Molteni / Mara
 1962 Le couteau dans la plaie
Lisa Macklin
 1962 I sequestrati di Altona
Johanna von Gerlach
 1962 Boccaccio '70
Zoe (segment "La riffa")
 1961 Madame
Catherine Hubscher, dite "Madame Sans-Gêne"
 1961 El Cid
Jimena
 1960 Two Women
Cesira
 1960 The Millionairess
Epifania
 1960 It Started in Naples
Lucia Curcio
 1960 A Breath of Scandal
Princess Olympia
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Angela Rossini
 1959 That Kind of Woman
Kay
 1958 Houseboat
Cinzia Zaccardi
 1958 The Black Orchid
Rose Bianco
 1958 The Key
Stella
 1958 Desire Under the Elms
Anna Cabot
 1957 Legend of the Lost
Dita
 1957 Boy on a Dolphin
Phaedra
 1956 What a Woman!
Antonietta Fallari
 1955 Pane, amore e.....
Sofia Cocozza - 'a Smargiassa'
 1955 Il segno di Venere
Agnese Tirabassi
 1955 Peccato che sia una canaglia
Lina Stroppiani
 1954 The River Girl
Nives Mongolini
 1954 Attila
Honoria
 1954 The Gold of Naples
Sofia (segment "Pizze a credito")
 1954 Pilgrim of Love
Giulietta / Beppina Delli Colli
 1954 Neapolitan Carousel
Sisina
 1954 Miseria e nobiltà
Gemma
 1954 The Anatomy of Love
Beautiful Girl (segment "La macchina fotografica")
 1954 Due notti con Cleopatra
Cleopatra / Nisca
 1954 Il paese dei campanelli
Bonbon
 1954 Un giorno in pretura
Anna
 1953 Ci troviamo in galleria
Marisa
 1953 Aida
Aida
 1953 Africa sotto i mari
Barbara Lama
 1952 È arrivato l'accordatore
Amica di Giulietta (as Sofia Lazzaro)
 1952 La favorita
Leonora (as Sofia Lazzaro)
 1952 La tratta delle bianche
Elvira (as Sofia Lazzaro)
 1952 The Dream of Zorro
Conchita (as Sofia Scicolone)
 1951 Anna
L'assistente di Vittorio al nightclub (uncredited)
 1951 Era lui, sì, sì!
Odalisca (as Sofia Lazzaro)
 1951 Il padrone del vapore
Una ballerinetta (as Sofia Lazzaro)
 1951 Il mago per forza
La Sposa (as Sofia Scicolone)
 1951 Quo Vadis
Lygia's Slave (uncredited)
 1951 Milano miliardaria
Una commessa del bar (as Sofia Scicolone)
 1951 Io sono il capataz
Segretaria del Dittatore (as Sofia Scicolone)
 1951 Lebbra bianca
A girl in the boardinghouse (as Sofia Lazzaro)
 1950 Il voto
Un popolana alla festa di Piedigrotta (as Sofia Scicolone)
 1950 Cuori sul mare
Una ragazza al ristprante (as Sofia Scicolone)
 1950 Le sei mogli di Barbablù
Ragazza rapita (as Sofia Lazzaro)
 1950 Tototarzan
Una tarzanide (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single (w/Peter Sellers): "Bangers and Mash". NOTE Reached the Top 20 on the UK pop charts. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 6 Interviews | 22 Articles | 48 Pictorials | 229 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sofia Lazzaro | Sofia Loren | Sofia Scicolone

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of six performers with multiple Oscar nominations for foreign language films; the others are Marcello Mastroianni for Divorce Italian Style (1961), A Special Day (1977) and Oci ciornie (1987) (Italian), Liv Ullmann for The Emigrants (1971) and Face to Face (1976) (Swedish), Isabelle Adjani for The Story of Adele H (1975) and Camille Claudel (1988) (French), Javier Bardem for Before Night ... See more »

Trademark:

Cat-like green eyes See more »

Nickname:

The Italian Marilyn Monroe

Star Sign:

Virgo

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