Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, OMRI (born Sofia Villani Scicolone; 20 September 1934) is an Italian actress. In 1962, Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, along with 21 awards, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including an Oscar, seven Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Laurel Award. Her other films include: Houseboat (1958), El Cid (1961), Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian Style (1964), A Special Day (1977). She has received critical and commercial success in movies for home box-office such as Courage (1986) and in American blockbusters such as Grumpier Old Men (1995), and Nine (2009). In 1994 she starred in Robert Altman's Ready to Wear, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination in 1995. The same year she received the Cecil B. de Mille award for lifetime achievements. In 1999, Loren was listed by the American Film Institute on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars as #21 of 25 American female screen legends of all time. In 2002, she was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) at its annual Anniversary Gala and was inducted into its Italian American Hall of Fame. In 2009, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized her as "Italy's Most Awarded Actress". In 1991, the Republic of France awarded her a Distinction of la Légion d'honneur (the Legion of Honor) with the grade of Chevalier (Knight). In 1997 ...

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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

A Russian countess stows away in the stateroom of a married U.S. diplomat bound for New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Sophia Loren  •  Tippi Hedren  •  Sydney Chaplin

A Russian countess stows away in the stateroom of a married U.S. diplomat bound for New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charlie Chaplin
CAST:  Marlon Brando  •  Sophia Loren  •  Tippi Hedren  •  Sydney Chaplin

Boccaccio '70 (1962)

An anthology of four adult tales: a young couple tries to hide their marriage and the wife’s supposed pregnancy from their place of employment; a billboard photo of a scantily clad woman comes to life to torment the local censor; an aristocratic couple comes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Mario Monicelli  •  Luchino Visconti
CAST:  Marisa Solinas  •  Germano Gilioli  •  Anita Ekberg  •  Sophia Loren

An anthology of four adult tales: a young couple tries to hide their marriage and the wife’s supposed pregnancy from their place of employment; a billboard photo of a scantily clad woman comes to life to torment the local censor; an aristocratic couple comes to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Federico Fellini  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Mario Monicelli  •  Luchino Visconti
CAST:  Marisa Solinas  •  Germano Gilioli  •  Anita Ekberg  •  Sophia Loren

El Cid (1961)

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Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Sophia Loren  •  Raf Vallone  •  Geneviève Page

Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Sophia Loren  •  Raf Vallone  •  Geneviève Page

Houseboat (1958)

An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Sophia Loren  •  Martha Hyer  •  Harry Guardino

An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Sophia Loren  •  Martha Hyer  •  Harry Guardino

Ready to Wear (1994)

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Paris Fashion Week draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors, photographers. Follows the various storylines of these characters, centering around a murder investigation of a prominent fashion figure. Features an all-star cast.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Pierre Cassel  •  Chiara Mastroianni

Quo Vadis (1951)

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Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Leo Genn  •  Peter Ustinov

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Robert Taylor  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Leo Genn  •  Peter Ustinov

The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease, and nobody will let them off the train.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Harris  •  Martin Sheen  •  O.J. Simpson

Two Women (1960)

Widowed shopkeeper Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter Rosetta flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second World War; they travel to the remote village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village and onward, the mother does everything ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Eleonora Brown  •  Carlo Ninchi

Widowed shopkeeper Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter Rosetta flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second World War; they travel to the remote village where Cesira was born. During their journey and in the village and onward, the mother does everything ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Jean-Paul Belmondo  •  Eleonora Brown  •  Carlo Ninchi

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Aldo Giuffrè  •  Agostino Salvietti

Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Aldo Giuffrè  •  Agostino Salvietti

A Special Day (1977)

In Rome, fascist supporter Emanuele attends a parade commemorating Adolf Hitler's historic meeting with Italian leader Benito Mussolini, leaving his apolitical wife, Antonietta, to tend to household duties. Antonietta encounters a man, Gabriele, who appears ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ettore Scola
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  John Vernon  •  Françoise Berd

In Rome, fascist supporter Emanuele attends a parade commemorating Adolf Hitler's historic meeting with Italian leader Benito Mussolini, leaving his apolitical wife, Antonietta, to tend to household duties. Antonietta encounters a man, Gabriele, who appears ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ettore Scola
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  John Vernon  •  Françoise Berd

Marriage Italian Style (1964)

When Domenico first meets Filomena in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena — who has now become Domenico's kept woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Aldo Puglisi  •  Tecla Scarano

When Domenico first meets Filomena in Naples during World War II, he is instantly smitten. Flash forward to the postwar years, and the two meet again, sparking a passionate affair that spans two decades. But when Filomena — who has now become Domenico's kept woman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Marcello Mastroianni  •  Aldo Puglisi  •  Tecla Scarano

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Stephen Boyd  •  Alec Guinness  •  Christopher Plummer

Drawn from the same events that later inspired Gladiator, the film charts the power-hungry greed and father-son betrayal that led to Rome's collapse at the bloody hands of the Barbarians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Stephen Boyd  •  Alec Guinness  •  Christopher Plummer

The Millionairess (1960)

When her father dies, Epifania Parerga, an Italian in London, becomes the world's richest woman. She feels incomplete without a husband and falls in love with a humble, Indian physician, Ahmed el Kabir, much loved by his indigent English patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Peter Sellers  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Alastair Sim

When her father dies, Epifania Parerga, an Italian in London, becomes the world's richest woman. She feels incomplete without a husband and falls in love with a humble, Indian physician, Ahmed el Kabir, much loved by his indigent English patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Peter Sellers  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Alastair Sim

Grumpier Old Men (1995)

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A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. But she's less ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Ann-Margret  •  Sophia Loren

A family wedding reignites the ancient feud between next-door neighbors and fishing buddies John and Max. Meanwhile, a sultry Italian divorcée opens a restaurant at the local bait shop, alarming the locals who worry she'll scare the fish away. But she's less ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Walter Matthau  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Ann-Margret  •  Sophia Loren

Judith (1966)

A Jewish woman is recruited to help track down a German commander who was her former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Peter Finch  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Hans Verner

A Jewish woman is recruited to help track down a German commander who was her former husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Peter Finch  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Hans Verner

Legend of the Lost (1957)

American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Sophia Loren  •  Rossano Brazzi  •  Kurt Kasznar

American ne'er-do-well Joe January is hired to take Paul Bonnard on an expedition into the desert in search of treasure.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Sophia Loren  •  Rossano Brazzi  •  Kurt Kasznar

Arabesque (1966)

When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock, a professor of ancient hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme. Pollock must find information believed to be in hieroglyphic code and must also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Sophia Loren  •  Alan Badel  •  Kieron Moore

When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock, a professor of ancient hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme. Pollock must find information believed to be in hieroglyphic code and must also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Sophia Loren  •  Alan Badel  •  Kieron Moore

It Started in Naples (1960)

Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an 8 year old boy who is being raised by Michael's sister-in-law Lucia Curcio. To make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Sophia Loren  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Paolo Carlini

Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an 8 year old boy who is being raised by Michael's sister-in-law Lucia Curcio. To make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Melville Shavelson
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Sophia Loren  •  Vittorio De Sica  •  Paolo Carlini

Running Away (1989)

Remake of the famous 1960 "La Ciociara" movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dino Risi
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Robert Loggia  •  Andrea Occhipinti  •  Sydney Penny

Remake of the famous 1960 "La Ciociara" movie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dino Risi
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Robert Loggia  •  Andrea Occhipinti  •  Sydney Penny

The Voyage (1974)

The charming Adriana gets sick after her husband's death. Her brother-in-law takes her on a journey to meet a doctor, while love overwhelms them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Burton  •  Ian Bannen  •  Barbara Pilavin

The charming Adriana gets sick after her husband's death. Her brother-in-law takes her on a journey to meet a doctor, while love overwhelms them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vittorio De Sica
CAST:  Sophia Loren  •  Richard Burton  •  Ian Bannen  •  Barbara Pilavin
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