Sophia Loren: The Italian Marilyn Monroe
In 1960, Sophia Loren became the first actress to win an Oscar for a performance in a foreign language film, Two Women
As she turns 79, CS gives you some trivia on her.
>> In 2007, she appeared in the Pirelli calendar at the age of72.
>> Thieves stole her Oscar from her Italian home. She mailed the Academy 60 dollars and they sent her a replacement.
>> Sophia had a tiff with Marlon Brando during the filming of A Countess In Hong Kong in 1967. The actor after a love scene told her that she had hair up her nostrils.
>> As a child, she was nicknamed Toothpick. People also call her the Italian Marilyn Monroe.
>> Hollywood legend Cary Grant was madly in love with Sophia. However, she shunned his advances because she was madly in love with Carlo Ponti.
>> Sophia apparently hated beauty salons and did her hair and nails on her own.