Profile of the Day: Sophia Loren
Happy birthday Sophia Loren! Today the Italian actress turns 79! She was born Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome Italy to Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone. Widely recognized as Italy’s most renowned and honored actresses, Loren began her path to international stardom after entering a beauty pageant at the age of 14. She has since made over 100 films and is the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English speaking performance.
Did you know in 1962, her sister Anna Maria Vilani Scicolone married Romano Mussolini, the youngest son of Benito Mussolini?
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