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Born: September 20, 1934 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Naples, IT Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Femina (2011)
After a gorgeous young model in Paris finds herself pregnant, she surprises all those around by deciding to have her baby.
Nine (2009)
World famous film director Guido Contini reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, a young American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth an
Peperoni Ripieni e Pesci in Faccia (2006)
Things have come to a sour pass between longtime spouses Maria and Jeffrey, an American who gave up his journalism career for a humble fisherman's cap at his bride's native Amalfi Coast home. Now, Jeffrey sleeps in his boat, while Maria holds down the fort in their crumbling seaside abode with her e
Between Strangers (2002)
The individual lives of three Toronto woman fighting their personal demons: a housewife married to a wheelchair bound husband who is unsupportive of her talent as an artist; a young photojournalist tormented by a picture she has taken of an Angolan child; and a famous cellist who has abandoned her
Francesca and Nunziata (2001) as Francesca Montorsi
As the 1800s draw to a close, beautiful Naples villager Francesca wins the heart of Prince Giordano Montorsi, and the couple are married. Years later, Francesca is managing the Montorsi fortune and running the family pasta factory. A good businesswoman, Francesca trains her adopted daughter Nunziata
Soleil (1997)
A successful surgeon suffers a heart attack, and his life flashes before his eyes. He thinks back to when he was a child in Algiers during World War II and about his loving relationship with his beautiful, extraordinary mother.
Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Summertime has come to Wabasha, Minnesota, and mosquito-slapping in canoes has replaced shivering in ice shanties as the local fishing ritual. Even the decades-old battle of one-upmanship between next-door neighbors John Gustafson and Max Goldman has mellowed. With John happily and newly married to Ariel, Max is left without a sparring partner. Until the arrival of Maria Ragetti who has taken over Chuck''s legendary bait store and has the unspeakable, sacrilegious notion to threaten the cherished fishing hole and its rustic way of life by converting the store into a romantic Italian ristorante. To keep that from happening, John and Max begin a strategic campaign of innuendo, gossip and sabotage that spreads quickly through town. But the pair aren''t prepared for the fortitude of Maria, who has no intention of surrendering so easily. As she returns their volleys, insult-for-insult and prank-for-prank, not only does she threaten to win the war, but to win Max''s heart as well.
Ready to Wear (1994) as Isabella De La Fontaine--Widow Of Olivier
Story revolves around the lives of 50 characters, including designers, models, editors, photographers, buyers and groupies during the days of the March Pret-A-Porter (Ready to Wear) high-fashion trade shows in Paris.
Saturday, Sunday and Monday (1990) as Rosa Priore
Set in the early 1930s, the story explores the relationship of a battling middle-aged couple.
Running Away (1989) as Cesira
A woman flees war-torn Rome with her 15-year-old daughter, abandoning her business and her lover.
Courage (1986)
Dressing "down" to play a Queens, New York, hausfrau, Sophia Loren is a concerned wife and mother in this fact-based drama about a woman who discovers her elder son hooked on drugs and becomes an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration and helps bust a $3.5-billion cocaine ring, the
Aurora (1984) as Aurora
Sophia Loren and her real-life eleven-year-old son (in his acting debut) are mother and son in this romantic comedy-dama about a woman who sets out to track down and trick several former lovers to pay for the boy's badly needed eye operation. A true family affair that not only starred Loren and son
Angela (1984) as Angela Kincaid
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980) as Romilda Villani; Sophia
Sophia Loren's portrayal of not only herself during adulthood but also her mother makes this television biopic quite unusual, since no other major star (with the exception of Audie Murphy) ever has played herself in a dramatization of her own life story. This film covers her life from childhood thro
Firepower (1979)
Brass Target (1978)
Gold thieves plot to assassinate General Patton in the days following World War II.
Blood Feud (1978) as Concetta Paterno
The Cassandra Crossing (1977)
When a train''''s passengers are exposed to a deadly virus, it triggers an international incident.
A Special Day (1977) as Antonietta
Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler''''s visit in Italy in May 1938.
Brief Encounter (1974) as Anna Jesson
An updated version of the 1946 film classic (based on Noel Coward's 1936 drama) retelling the bittersweet tale of two married strangers who meet by chance in an English train station and drift into a short but poignant romance. Sophia Loren made her TV acting debut, not as the proper British lady of
The Voyage (1974)
A man falls in love with his brother''''s widow.
Verdict (1974) as Teresa
Lady Liberty (1972) as Maddalena Ciarrapico
Nat, a French adolescent, seeks her own course in the chaos of her pleasantly dysfunctional family and among other adults who act strangely. Almost all communication is through webcams, chats and websites.
Man of La Mancha (1972) as Dulcinea/Aldonza
The aging Don Quixote follows his dream by traveling the countryside as a warrior knight.
Lady Liberty (1972)
An Italian immigrant causes an international incident when she tries to bring a large Mortadella sausage through customs as a gift for her fiancee.
Bianco, Rosso e... (1971) as Sister Germana
The Priest's Wife (1971) as Valeria
A priest falls in love with a young woman and sets her up as his mistress.
Sunflower (1970) as Giovanna
A desperate woman searches for her missing husband who never returned from the Russian front during World War II.
Ghosts--Italian Style (1969) as Maria
An unemployed opera singer and his wife find jobs as caretakers in a haunted castle.
A Countess From Hong Kong (1967) as Natascha
US politican Ogen Mears finds in his suit on the liner heading from Hongkong to Hawaii a russian countess, who is fed up with working as a taxi-dancer in Hongkong. Mears falls in love, but there is his wife waiting for him in Hawaii, and a divorce would ruin his chances of being elected.
More Than a Miracle (1967) as Isabella
A prince falls for a peasant girl in a fairy tale kingdom.
Judith (1966) as Judith Auerbach
Lady L (1966) as Lady L
A beautiful laundress rises through European society.
Arabesque (1966) as Yasmin Azir
A university professor gets mixed up with international spies and a two-timing woman.
Operation Crossbow (1965) as Nora
Allied agents go behind enemy lines to destroy a German missile base.
Marriage Italian Style (1964) as Filomena Marturano
A businessman's discarded mistress refuses to tell him which of her three sons is his.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1964) as Anna
Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1964) as Adelina
Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1964) as Mara
Three tales of very different women using their sexuality as a means to getting what they want.
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) as Lucilla
A mad emperor''''s excesses leave the Roman Empire open to barbarian invasions.
Two Nights With Cleopatra (1963) as Cleopatra/Cleopatra's double
Against the backdrop of the Italian-Austrian war of unification, troubled Countess Livia Serpieri betrays her country for the love of an Austrian rogue, Franz Mahler. As her resources dwindle, Livia comes to realize that their love might not be as pure as she thought.
Five Miles to Midnight (1963) as Lisa Macklin
A woman tries to free herself from her husband by helping him fake his own death.
A Day in Court (1963) as Anna
Madame (1963) as Catherine Hubscher [Madame]
The Condemned of Altona (1963) as Johanna
Showman (1962)
A profile of promoter Joe Levine during the ballyhoo of "Two Women" (Italy/60), culminating in Sophia Loren's acceptance of an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Boccaccio '70 (1962) as Zoe
An anthology of three adult tales by three leading Italian directors--a billboard photo of a scantily clad, sexy woman comes to life to torment the local censor; a lottery is held in which the prize is to spend the night with a beautiful woman; a wealthy husband spends much of his money on prostitutes.
Two Women (1961) as Cesira
A widow tries to get her daughter to safety in World War II Italy.
Neapolitan Carousel (1961)
A family of travelling street musicians make their way through Italy from town to town performing various operettas, ballets, and song and dance routines interpreting their country's history.
The Millionairess (1961) as Epifania [Parerga]
When the world's richest woman falls for an ascetic Indian doctor, they plan a test to decide whose dreams will come true.
El Cid (1961) as Chimene
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.
Neapolitan Carousel (1961) as Sisina
Napoli, anni cinquanta. Un cantastorie, che abita con la numerosa famiglia in una misera catapecchia, viene sfrattato e se ne va coi suoi familiari per le strade, spingendo il pianino di Barberia, cui sono appese delle canzoni. Un colpo di vento spazza via i fogli e sullo schermo si susseguono gli episodi che formano l'argomento delle canzoni. Dall'arrivo dei mori nel 1300 fino al Secondo dopoguerra. Passano sullo schermo Francesi e Spagnoli, Inglesi e Americani: sembra non sia cambiato nulla attraverso tanti secoli di Storia per Napoli e per i napoletani. Senza perdere del tutto la speranza, il cantastorie continua il suo cammino: prima di allontanarsi nella via accoglie nella sua famiglia un giovane cantante innamorato della figlia maggiore. Riprendono tutti insieme il difficile cammino, con la musica nel cuore e nel cervello...
It Started in Naples (1960) as Lucia Curcio
An American lawyer trying to settle his brother''''s affairs in Italy falls for one of the man''''s in-laws.
Heller in Pink Tights (1960) as Angela Rossini
Touring actors in the wild West brave Indians and outlaws.
A Breath of Scandal (1960) as Princess Olympia
A European princess jeopardizes her crown when she falls for an American millionaire.
The Black Orchid (1959) as Rose Bianco
An aging widower fights family disapproval when he falls in love with a gangster''''s widow.
That Kind of Woman (1959) as Katherine
A kept woman falls in love with a young paratrooper during the final days of World War II.
Desire Under the Elms (1958) as Anna Cabot
A fiery immigrant falls in love with her aging husband''''s brooding young son.
The Key (1958) as Stella
The key to a woman's apartment may hold bad luck for her lovers.
Attila (1958)
Attila the Hun goes to Rome and wreaks all kinds of havoc. Fortunately, the Pope enlists a little Divine intervention to stop the barbaric invader before all is lost.
Woman of the River (1958) as Nives
When peasant girl Nives (Sophia Loren) is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi (Rik Battaglia), she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti (Gerard Oury), who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is working as a cutter to support herself and an infant son, and warns her that Gino has escaped from prison and is seeking revenge. She rejects his offer to protect her. Gino finds Nives, mourning the drowning death of their son. He surrenders himself to the police and then walks at Nives' side in the funeral procession.
Houseboat (1958) as Cinzia Zaccardi
An Italian socialite on the run signs on as housekeeper for a widower with three children.
The Pride and the Passion (1957) as Juana
A British naval officer helps Spanish peasants haul a large cannon cross-country to battle Napoleon.
Legend of the Lost (1957) as Dita
Three adventurers search for a treasure in a forbidden desert temple.
Boy on a Dolphin (1957) as Phaedra
A Greek sponge diver discovers a beautiful antiquity at the sea's bottom on one of her dives, and then she becomes obsessed with selling it via the help of her scamming boyfriend.
The Gold of Naples (1957)
A clown, a pizza chef, a gambler and a lady of the evening enliven six stories of Neapolitan life.
Fortuna di essere Donna, La (1956)
Antonietta viene fotografata per caso e la sua foto finisce in copertina. Il suo fidanzato vuol far causa al giornale per questo, ma Antonietta decide di farsi conoscere e con l'aiuto di Corrado conosce un nobile e pensa di riuscire a farsi sposare, ma scopre che in realtà è già sposato ed il suo patrimonio è della moglie. Rinuncia ai suoi sogni di gloria e si accorge di amare ricambiata Corrado.
Too Bad She's Bad (1955)
A taxi driver falls in love with the young thief who helped steal his cab.
River Girl, The (1954)
Addison, an intelligent but disengaged high school senior, navigates the Washington, D.C. underworld with his best friend and soul mate, a clever and levelheaded girl named Digger. Together they attempt to solve the startling death of a fellow student.
Aida (1954) as Aida
Aida, an Ethiopian slave girl to Amneris, the King of Egypt's daughter, is torn between her love for Radames, an Egyptian army officer, and for her own defeated people.
Giorno in pretura, Un (1953)
Magistrate (Judge) Del Russo presides over four cases brough before him during a period of one day. "Adultery in 16mm" focus on Elena who brings her salesman husband to court on charges of abandonment where he springs surprise evidence involving her affair with her lawyer. In "The Priest and the Prostitute," Don Michele, a young priest, is charged with wrecking a pool room who claims he was robbed by Anna, a prostitute, and beaten by her pimp. In "Indecent Exposure," Meniconi is a man arrested for indecent exposure who claims he was swimming in the nude and his clothes where stolen. The last case "Lustful Lieutenant," involves Gloriana, a middle-aged prostitute, who's brought before Del Russo on charges of soliciting and who apparently knew Del Russo from a time years ago.
Altri Tempi (1952) as ("The Camera"/"La Macchina Fotografica")
Favorita, La (1952)
While not completly stage-bound, this film of Donizetti's opera doesn't stray far from such an impression. The story of a tragic love affair involving commoners and royality in 1340 Spain finds Ferdinand (Gino Sininberghi) falling in love with a young lady (role played by Sophia Loren, billed as Sophia Lazzaro, while Palmira Vitali does the singing), who is a favorite of the King (Paolo Silveri.) Ferdinand returns from the wars as a hero and the King grants him anything he wishes and he chooses his mysterious lady. But when he learns of her true position, he forsakes her.
Anna (1951)
Variety Lights (1950)
When a young woman of beauty and talent joins a provincial vaudeville troupe, they're suddenly playing to packed houses, and their aging comic Checco Dalmonte gets big ideas. He falls in love with the ingenue, Liliana, and ignores his companion of several years, Melina Amour. (She wants to marry Checco and she's saving to open a deli.) Also, believing he can be an impresario, he hires other actors and begins rehearsal for a revue that will star Liliana and himself. Liliana admires Checco, but she's being squired around town by Adelmo Conti, the assistant to the region's biggest impresario. Can Checco's new troupe hold onto Liliana, and how will Melina fare?

Music (feature film)

Nine (2009)
World famous film director Guido Contini reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, a young American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth an

Cast (special)

Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival: Sophia Loren (2016)
Sophia Loren discusses her career with her son Edoardo Ponti and a live audience.
71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1999)
Live coverage of the 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
18th Annual American Fashion Awards, The (1999)
Coverage of the 18th annual American Fashion Awards gala, presented by The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) from the Regiment Armory in Manhattan. The two-part program includes pre-show coverage followed by the ceremony, which celebrates the talent and commitment of fashion designers.
68th Annual Academy Awards, The (1996)
Live presentation of the 68th annual Academy Awards.
Images of Life: Photographs That Changed the World (1996)
Special hosted by Candice Bergen which examines the historical implications of influential photographs that have appeared in "Life" magazine. The special also features the comments of notable people such as Walter Cronkite, Maya Angelou, Buzz Aldrin, George Plimpton, Sophia Loren and Harry Belafonte
52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (1995)
Broadcast of the 52nd annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press for achievement in film and television.
65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1993)
Broadcast of the 65th annual Academy Awards presentation.
63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1991)
Live coverage of the sixty-third annual Academy Awards ceremony.
All-Star Salute to Our Troops, The (1991)
A variety special honoring U.S. troops returning from the Persian Gulf.
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (1990)
A special commemorating Frank Sinatra's 75th birthday. The musical tribute includes footage from a Society of Singers performance in Los Angeles and Sinatra's birthday concert from the Meadowlands' Brendan Byrne Arena in New Jersey.
Michael Jackson (1988)
A segment of the series "Motown on Showtime" which focuses on pop star Michael Jackson. The program features clips from his days in the "Jackson 5," from the group's first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," to their 1984 "Victory Tour." Also included are home movies and interviews with some of
Rich and Famous 1988 World's Best (1988)
The fourth annual, special edition of "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." Host Robin Leach takes "the world's most expensive yacht" on a tour of his selection of the world's best hotels, restaurants, spas and resorts around the world.
World of Sophia Loren, The (1962) as Host
The program follows the beautiful Italian actress through a typical day in her life.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Mario Puzo's The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) as Lucia Angeluzzi Corbo
A two-part miniseries based on Mario Puzo's novel about an Italian immigrant to the United States who manages to keep her family together in the face of great adversity.

Cast (short)

Human Voice (2014)
An aging beauty tries desperately to win back a lover drawn to a younger woman.

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