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  • Sophia Loren

    Born on September 20, 1934 in Rome, Lazio, Italy

awards & nominations

Nine (2009)

Sophia Loren as "Mamma"

Italian film director Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) grapples with epic crises in his personal and professional lives. At the same time, he must strike a balance of the demands of numerous women in his life, including his wife (Marion Cotillard), his mistress (Penélope Cruz), and his confidant (Judi Dench).

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter) (1994)

Sophia Loren as "Isabella de la Fontaine"

During Paris Fashion Week, models, designers and industry hot shots gather to work, mingle, argue and try to seduce one another. American television personality Kitty (Kim Basinger) unsuccessfully vies to keep up with the high-fashion types. Journalists Anne (Julia Roberts) and Joe (Tim Robbins) skip out on most of the festivities in favor of a hotel room tryst. And fading icons Sergei (Marcello Mastroianni) and Isabella (Sophia Loren) hope to rekindle a romance from decades ago.

Golden Globe (1994) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Marriage Italian Style (1964)

Sophia Loren as "Filumena Marturano"

When handsome, successful Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni) first meets the sexy young waif Filomena (Sophia Loren) 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 and has secretly borne his children -- learns that her lover is planning to wed another, she stops at nothing to hook him into marrying her instead.

Academy Award (1964) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1964) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Two Women (1961)

Sophia Loren as "Cesira"

During World War II, Italian widow Cesira (Sophia Loren) must leave Rome with her devout daughter when the city comes under attack by Allied forces. The pair flee to a small village, where they meet -- and both fall for -- the charming Michele (Jean-Paul Belmondo). But the war uproots the life of mother and daughter once again when soldiers attack the duo and subject them to sexual assault. Their bond is strained as they struggle to overcome the tragedy that changes them both forever.

Academy Award (1961) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961) Won Foreign Actress

It Started in Naples (1960)

Sophia Loren as "Lucia Curcio"

When American lawyer Michael Hamilton (Clark Gable) hears that his estranged younger brother and sister-in-law have died in a car accident, he flies to Naples, Italy, to settle their estate. Upon arriving, the xenophobic Hamilton meets his impish nephew, Nando (Marietto), for the first time, and decides he will bring the boy back with him to the United States. But when Nando's gorgeous aunt, Lucia Curcio (Sophia Loren), protests, a lengthy and heated custody battle ensues.

Golden Globe (1960) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

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