Sophia Loren Turned 86 Today
“Happy birthday my dear Sofia! Ti amo 🌺❤️ Feliz cumpleaños,mi querida Sofia. Te adoro. #sofialoren” Penélope also added on her instagram.
Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. Loren was one of the most recognisable stars of classic Hollywood. She was named by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema. She is currently the only living actress and the highest-ranked living person on the list.
Encouraged to enrol in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age 16. Sophia Loren appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.
Sophia Loren has also won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1991, she received the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievements.
At age 15, Loren as Sofia Lazzaro entered the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant and was assigned as Candidate #2, is one of the four contestants representing the Lazio region