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Sophia Loren: Now and Then

Icons | July 23, 2018

Sophia Loren Italian actress Sophia Loren smoking a cigarette while lying in a field of corn, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Italian, brunette bombshell, Sophia Loren has always been regarded as the total package. She has been known for her acting ability as well as her poise and good looks. So much so, that her impressive career began when she was just 16 years old. After participating in a beauty pageant in 1950, Loren was encouraged to take acting lessons.

Sophia Loren’s international acting career launched after signing a 5-picture contract with Paramount Studios in the mid '50s.

Soon after signing with Paramount, Sophia Loren was a household name and not just in Italy. She had soon gained worldwide attention, and rightfully so, once she had appeared in a few motion pictures on the big screen. One of her earliest performance earned her an Academy Award at a very young age.

Loren’s talent has earned her Academy Awards, Oscar Awards David Di Donatello Awards, Grammy Awards and Golden Globe Awards in addition to others.

Sophia Loren is one of the oldest and most talented living female actresses of her era. Over the many years of her acting career, she has graced the screen with beauty, talent and self-confidence. Few people can boast such a successful career with so many accomplishments and awards. For her true ability, she earned each and every one honestly. She was never just a pretty face and preferred to be best liked for her acting ability.   

Sophia Loren never ceased to “wow” her audiences…

It is the consensus of many that men age more gracefully than women. Men tend to look distinguished when their hair starts to go grey. Women, on the other hand, tend to look just plain old, even if they color their hair. Not so of Sophia Loren. She aged gracefully, just as she had done everything else in her life.  

Then and now, Sophia Loren is a beautiful woman in every sense of the word. Check out these photos, which span throughout her career.

It is said that beauty is only skin deep and that real beauty comes from within. In my estimation, this is a true and valid statement. That being the case, Sophia Loren has always been beautiful to look at, yes; and has been the total package with her demeanor, style and personality. Beauty is also said to be in the eye of the beholder. With that statement in mind, which Sophia Loren do you find more appealing… Then or now?  

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Rebeka Knott

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Rebeka grew up in the 1960’s & 1970’s and has always subscribed to the theory that a positive attitude will take you far! She is a wife and mother of 3 with a fun-loving spirit, believing that family and relationships are invaluable.