Sophia Loren: The Italian Marilyn Monroe

Sep 19, 2013, 23:48 IST | The Centrestage Team

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.  

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