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Sofia Villani Scicolone

Also Known As: "Sofia Lazzaro", "Sofia Scicolone", "toothpick"
Birthplace: Clinica Regina Margherita, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Riccardo Mario Scicolone and Romilda Villani Scicolone
Widow of Carlo Ponti
Mother of Private and Private
Sister of Private
Half sister of Private and Private

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About Sophia Loren

In 1962, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, becoming the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking performance. Loren has won 50 international awards, including two Oscars, five Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award; she is the second most awarded actress in cinema history beside Meryl Streep. Her other films include The Pride and the Passion (1957), Houseboat (1958), El Cid (1961), The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Man of La Mancha (1972), The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Prêt-à-Porter (1994), Grumpier Old Men (1995), and Nine (2009).

In 1999, Sophia Loren was listed by the American Film Institute on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars as one of 25 American female screen legends of all time. In 2002, she was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) at its annual Anniversary Gala and was inducted into its Italian American Hall of Fame.

Loren was born in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, daughter of Romilda Villani (1914–1991) and Riccardo Scicolone, a construction engineer. Scicolone refused to marry Villani, leaving her, a piano teacher and aspiring actress, without support. Loren's parents had another child together, her sister Maria, in 1938. Loren has two younger paternal half-brothers, Giuliano and Giuseppe. Romilda, Loren, and Maria lived with Loren's grandmother in Pozzuoli, near Naples, to survive.

Guido (1907-19??) uncle

Born in Pozzuoli. He had 2 daughters and 2 sons.

Accountant at the Ansaldo (Officine Meccaniche) factory.

Dora (1907-19??) aunt

Born in Pozzuoli.

Stenographer at the Ansaldo munitions factory.

Mario (1920-1998) uncle

Born in Pozzuoli. Wife: Angela. They had three dauthters.

Carpenter at the Ansaldo (Officine Meccaniche) factory.

He moved to Rome to act as Sophia's secretary and sometimes press agent from 1954 to 1957. He was living with her sister Dora in the same Pozzuoli house where Sophia was raised when he passed away on December 30, 1998.

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Sophia Loren's Timeline

September 20, 1934
Rome, Lazio, Italy