Friday, March 26, 2010

Featured Icon: Sophia Loren - Award Winning Italian Actress, Sex Symbol


Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone; September 20, 1934) is an Italian actress.

In 1962, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including two Oscars, five Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award; she is the second most awarded actress in cinema history beside Meryl Streep. 

Her other films include The Pride and the Passion (1957), Houseboat (1958), El Cid (1961), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Man of La Mancha (1972), (1976),The Cassandra Crossing (1976) Prêt-à-Porter (1994), Grumpier Old Men (1995), and Nine (2009).

In 1999, Sophia Loren was listed by the American Film Institute on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars as one 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.



READ MORE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Loren

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VIDEO: Movie Legends - Sophia Loren
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJJI10m9Tr8







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