Sophia Loren - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Husband, Family, Facts, Height

Sophia Loren

Facts About Sophia Loren

Celebrated Name Sophia Loren
Age 88 Years Old
Nick Name The Italian Marilyn Monroe
Birth Name Sofia Villani Scicolone Ponti
Birth Date 1934-09-20
Gender Female
Profession Actress , Singer
Birth Nation Italy
Place Of Birth Rome
Nationality Italian-French
Ethnicity Italian-white
Race White
Mother Romilda Villani
Father Riccardo Scicolone
Siblings 1
Sisters Maria
Brothers Giuliano and Giuseppe (Parental Half Brother)
Horoscope Virgo
Religion Roman Catholism
Awards David di Donatello Awards and more
Marital Status Carlo Ponti
Children 2; Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $75 Million
Source of Wealth Acting Career
Height 5 ft 8.5 in or 174 cm
Weight 64 Kg or 141 lbs.
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
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Sofia Villani Scicolone is an Italian actress as well as a singer who is best recognized for appearing in numerous films such as "The Pride and the Passion", "Houseboat", "It Started in Naples", "Two Women", "The Voyage", "A Special Day" and more. She is excellently known as Sofia Loren. She has achieved many awards such as an Oscar, David di Donatello Awards, Golden Globe awards, BAFTA award, Grammy, and a Golden Globe Cecil B during her career timeline. As a singer, Sofia has released her music with various record labels such as Stage Door Records, JB Production CH, and Master Classics Records. She competed at the "Miss Italia" 1950 beauty pageant and earned herself #2 place amongst 4 other contestants from the Lazio area. In February 2021 she was the guest on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs". She was also seen as herself in the 2021 documentary "What Would Sophia Loren Do?"

What is Sophia Loren Famous For?

  • Being an Italian actress as well as a singer.
  • For appearing in numerous films such as "The Pride and the Passion", "Houseboat", "It Started in Naples".

Where is Sophia Loren from?

Sophia Loren took birth on 20th September 1934 with the real name of Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome, the Kingdom of Italy. She holds Italian-French nationality and she belongs to the Italian-White ethnicity. Similarly, her religious belief is in the  Roman Catholicism religion and her race is white. She has celebrated her 87th birthday as of 2021 and as per her birth date, her zodiac sign is Virgo. Talking about her family members, she is the daughter of Romilda Villani (mother) (piano teacher, actress) and Riccardo Scicolone (father) (construction engineer of noble descent). Her father, Riccardo refused to marry Villani. She met with her father only three times, at age five, age seventeen, and in 1976 at his deathbed, citing that she forgave him but had never forgotten his abandonment of her mother. She also has a sibling; a sister named Maria.

 Italian actress, Sophia Loren


Sofia Loren Career Timeline

  • Sophia Loren kicks off her career by entering the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant as Sofia Lazzaro at the age of 15. She was selected as one of the last three finalists and also won the title of "Miss Elegance 1950". 
  • Later in the year 2010, she was crowned the 71st Miss Italia Pageant winner. 
  • Sofia then enrolled in the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the national film school of Italy. Then, at the age of sixteen, she appeared as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy's 1951 film "Quo Vadis". 
  • She was later seen in the Italian film "Era lui... si si" and "La Favorita" (1952). 
  • She first starred in the 1953 film "Aida". Then, she was seen playing the breakout role in "Two Nights with Cleopatra" (1953), "The Gold of Naples" (1954), "Too Bad She's Bad" (1954), "La Bella Mugnaia" (1955), "Scandal in Sorrento", "Lucky to Be a Woman", "Boy on a Dolphin", "Legend of the Lost and The Pride and the Passion".
  • She came to worldwide fame after she contracted five-picture with Paramount Pictures in the year 1958. At that time, her films include "Desire Under the Elms", "Houseboat", "Heller in Pink Tights", and "Two Women". 
  • In the year 1964, she appeared in "The Fall of the Roman Empire" and "Marriage Italian-Style".
  • During that time, her best films were "El Cid" (1961), "The Millionairess" (1960), "It Started in Naples" (1960), "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (1963), "Arabesque" (1966), "Lady L" (1965), and "A Countess from Hong" Kong (1967). 
  • In the 1970s, she appeared in "The Voyage", "The Cassandra Crossing", "A Special Day", "Brass Target", "Man of La Mancha", "Sunflower", and "Sophia Loren: Her Own Story".
  • She then appeared in the TV series "Dynasty", and "Falcon Crest" during her 1980s. 
  • As a singer, she has recorded more than two dozen songs including a best-selling album of comedic songs with Peter Sellers. 
  • She next appeared in Robert Altman's films "Ready to Wear" (1994), "Grumpier Old Men" (1995), "Between Strangers" (2002), "Lives of the Saints" (2004), and "Nine" (2009). 
  • Then, in the year 2010, she played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni with Margareth Made as Loren, entitled "La Mia Casa E Piena di Specchi" ("My House Is Full of Mirrors it") and also appeared in an Italian short film, "The Human Voice". 
  • After a long gap, she returned to a feature-length film in Ponti's 2020 feature film "The Life Ahead". 
  • Subsequently, she was also seen as herself in the 2021 documentary "What Would Sophia Loren Do?"

Sophia Loren Awards & Achievements

  • Venice Film Festival for The Black Orchid in 1958
  • Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Bambi Awards, David di Donatello Awards, Silver Ribbon Awards, New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Sant Jordi Awards for Two Women in 1960
  • David di Donatello Awards for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow in 1963
  • David di Donatello Awards, Golden Lauren AWards for Marriage Italian Style in 1964
  • David di Donatello Awards for Sunflower in 1970
  • David di Donatello Awards, Italian Golden Globe Awards, Silver Ribbon Awards for A special Day in 1977
  • Grammy Awards for Wolf Tracks and Peter and the Wolf in the year 2004
  • Satellite Awards for Nine in the year 2009
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards for The Life Ahead in 2021 

Who is Sophia Loren's Husband?

Sophia Loren is a married woman. She married her handsome husband Carlo Ponti. She firstly met Carlo in the year 1950 when Sophia was 16 and Carlo was 37. At that time, Carlo was married and had been long separated from his first wife, Giuliana. He was not legally divorced when Loren married him by proxy. They married in Mexico on 17th September 1957. To escape bigamy charges, the couple had their marriage annulled in the year 1962 but they continued to live together. They then became French citizens and Carlo legally divorced in France allowing him to marry Loren on 9th April 1966. Sophia and Carlo are also blessed with two children/kids named Carlo Ponti Jr. (29th December 1968) (Orchestral Conductor) and Edoardo Ponti (born on 6th January 1973) (Director). Her daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. She is also the grandparents of four grandchildren. Loren's husband, Carlo Ponti died on 10th January 2007 from pulmonary complications. Since late 2006, her primary residence has been in Geneva, Switzerland. She also owns a mansion/house in Naples and Rome. She used to have a holiday house in the coastal town of Castiglione Della Pescaia, Tuscany. She is enjoying her present life happily with her kids without any disturbances. Concerning her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Sophia Loren and her late husband, Carlo Ponti


How much is Sophia Loren's Net Worth?

Sophia Loren's net worth is estimated to have $75 Million as of 2022. She is the highest-ranked living person mentioned on the actress list. Until now, she has acted in many movies and TV shows. She holds more than 120 acting credits as of 2020. Her current exact salary is still to get revealed yet as she has not mentioned anything about it. She appeared in the GCDS "Dinner's Ready" Fall 2019 Fashion Ad Campaign. She is living a luxurious lifestyle from her career earnings and she is satisfied with her earnings. In the year 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, 'Sophia', and a brand of eyewear soon followed. In addition, her major source of income is her acting and singing career.

What is the height of Sophia Loren?

Sophia Loren still looks very beautiful with a voluptuous body build at the age of 87. She maintained her body a lot. She stands tall at the height of 5 ft 8.5 in or 174 cm and her balanced weight consist of 64 Kg or 141 lbs. She has a pair of beautiful green eyes color and her hair color is dark brown. Her other body measurement has not been publicized yet. Overall, she has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people to her. 

Trivias About Sophia Loren You Need To Know.

  • Sophia spent most of her younger days growing up at her grandmother's house in Pozzuoli.
  • She had only met her father 3 times at the ages of 5, 17, and at his deathbed in 1976.
  • She was 17 years old when she enrolled in acting classes.
  • She rose to fame in 1958, after signing to 5-film contract with Paramount Pictures.
  • She was given the prestigious "Academy Honorary Award" and was titled "one of the world cinema's treasures" in 1991.