Thursday 6 July 2017

Sophia Loren

Sophia Villani Scicolone was born on the 20th September 1934. She is an Italian film actress and singer famous for her work in films like Two Women, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian Style, Houseboat, Sunflower, The Voyage and A Special Day. In 1960, she performed two duets which were major hits on the UK pop chart, called Goodness Gracious Me and Bangers Mash.

Sophia Loren Religion

Loren is a devoted catholic depending on different times. She has in the past commented on the church and the workings of the saints when she wanted to file for divorce and it is illegal to get a divorce in the Italian church. Loren also considered Beatification which a one step before Sainthood however, that didn’t happen. Hence it is easy to say that she has always given importance to the church and her religion.

Sophia Loren Political Views

Loren has not spoken much about her political views but she was on the wrong side of the World War 2 and spent most of her childhood running away from allied bombers. Though her sister was married to the son of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, she is no fascist. She is an innocent philanthropist and works for charitable causes like National Alliance for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Maltreatment and is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

Who is she dating?

Loren was dating her Houseboat co-star, Carry Grant for 2 years before she agreed to marry Carlo Ponti on the 17th of September 1957. However, this marriage was annulled as Carlo Ponti was married to his first wife Giuliana under the Italian law and Italy did not recognize divorce at that time. After Ponti’s divorce in 1965, she married Loren on the 9th April 1966. They have two children Carlo Ponti Jr and Edoardo Ponti.

Sophia Loren Hobbies

Loren enjoys cooking for her family in her free time and mentioned that cooking is an act of love, a gift, a way of sharing with other the little secrets that are simmering on the burners. She also watching old movies and Yvonne De Carlo is her favourite.

Interesting Facts

Loren filed a lawsuit against 76 websites for using ‘fraudulent photographs’ of her on the adult sites.

She is the godmother of the famous American actress Drew Barrymore.

She hates salons and so does her own hair and nails.

She served 18-day prison sentence in Italy for tax evasion.