Sophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant, then abandoned Ricardo zhinitsya on it.
Sophia spent the war years in Pozzuoli, these were years of famine, which affected the little Sophia in a low weight. A thin girl fourteen years old Sofia has flourished and become feminine.
In 1950, in Naples, held a competition for the title of «Queen of the Sea.» Sophia's mother decided that her daughter is a chance to «go to the people.» As Sophia says: «We have removed one of the curtains and sewed a dress out of it. Much worse was to shoes. I did not have white shoes and black dress, this did not fit. However, this issue's mother decided to fast, she dyed my old black shoes in white.
We prayed that only it did not rain. « Sofia won the competition does not, but it was in the top ten princesses who received symbolic gifts, incentive money and a free ticket to Rome to visit the studio.
After this contest Romilda had no doubt the future of his daughter Sophia — she is an actress, and recorded it in acting school in Naples. Teacher acting school offered its students to participate in crowd scenes film, which removed the Americans in Rome. Sophia was taken to the shooting as a concubine.
Beginning with the 1950 Sofia started acting active in crowd scenes, and starring in the background. During this period, she signed her first contract with Warner Bros. 'Chinochitta «, the name Sophia the producer did not like and he offered a resounding — Lauren, from that moment Sophia Loren has.
A young, eighteen Sofia, participating in a beauty contest «Miss Rome», drew the attention of members of the jury.
He was well-known producer Carlo Ponti, who offered her services.
The first thing that suggested Carlo Ponti, Sophia — is to have cosmetic surgery of the nose, as he thought of his big, he received a flat refusal from Sofia. A hot-tempered producer did not upset such pressure, he was already in love with her.
Carlo Ponti fully took hold of the change in manners and way of Sofia. He taught her to speak without an accent of Naples, worked with her gait, causing her to pass between the tables with the doors open and close them shaking their hips.
Carlo and Sophia were different, it is beyond his twenty inches and twenty years mladsche. Sofia remembering
Carlo mentioned that Carlo believed in me and loved me. I knew about it. My feelings for him grew slowly. One day he sent me a small box. Inside was an engagement ring.
Despite the fact that Carlo was already married, he had two sons, he strongly wanted to marry Sophia.
In Italy, the Catholic Church is strong in those days she did not approve of divorce, so that Carlo was able to marry Sophia, they went to Mexico, where the wedding took place. This event is triggered condemnation in Italy, because Carlo was a bigamist. But next year, Mexico passed a law that foreign nationals pledged to present information about their marital status. As a result, the marriage was annulled soon made the same decision the Italian court.
Because of all these events Sophia grieved, and one drug was taken in the movies. She is actively starred in Italian films.
Hollywood agents have noticed a new star of Italian cinema and invited her to play in the Stanley Kramer film «City and passion.» The work in this film Sofia won the respect of Hollywood stars Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra. In the 1950s, began filming in Hollywood, where she starred in twelve movies: «The Key», «Legend of the Past», «House of a sailor,» «The type of woman,» «Bay of Naples.»
In 1958, Sophia Loren was the first international award at the Venice festival «Black Dahlia» for Best Actress.
After this, the well-known actress Sophia Loren returned to Rome, where he became a star in the classic films of Italian cinema — Vittorio De Sica.
It is in his films have found their way Sofia — «a woman of the people.»
For his role in the movie «Chachara» Sophia Loren won the award «Oscar», where the actress was able to bring the tragic nature of the force during the war.
In the privacy of Sofia attended the tragic moments. Long wait for first child after three failures. Finally, in 1969 a boy was born, named Carlo, and after the second son in 1973 — Eduardo.
Carlo Ponti, during the twenty years of marriage with Sophia, it obazhaet and otherwise paid attention. Carlo gave it to the ancient castle, which was restored almost seven years, later became known as «The House of Sophia.»
At the filming site of Sofia has worked with the famous Charlie Chaplin and Robert Oltmenom. Sofia is a favorite partner — is Marcello Mastroianni, they starred together in twelve movies.
Carlo Ponti, like a producer, as soon as he felt that the popularity began to wane Sophia persuaded her to write an autobiography, «Living and loving,» which was translated into dozens of languages ??around the world.
In 1970 Sophia Loren was the richest citizen of Italy, in 1982 for tax evasion Sofia tried and not looking for fame was sentenced to thirty days in prison custody.
Even a private petition to the president has not helped the actress to avoid the conclusion or modification of punishment.
Sophia was taken into custody, but especially for her was equipped with a separate chamber under the windows, which over the life of a crowd of fans gathered. They sang her songs, and their shouts of support.
It's insulting Sophia Loren has not forgotten, and after this incident had left Italy and tried to visit the home occasionally.
Sophia Loren is always fascinating look thanks to the French fashion designer Valentino, who for twenty years, she sewed dresses, after Sofia was put on a fashion designer Giorgio Armani.
Currently, Sofia writes a lot, most of the books for women, where she shared with them his ability to be more than just a beautiful woman, but woman is admired by men by their behavior and the mind. Not many people know that Sophia Loren is able to prepare and enjoy the art that she had written a book of their own recipes.
His next «Oscar» for Sophia Loren was a surprise, in 1991 it was awarded to her for her acting career.
Also, it was awarded a prize by the National Association of Theatre Owners in the U.S. that the movies with her participation collected a record number of viewers. Native Italy Sofia awarded the highest award — «Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.» For his stance has been awarded one of France's highest award — the Order of the French Legion of Honor, which is awarded to only the really big political and public figures.
Currently, Sophia Loren — a symbol of the modern world of philanthropy, she actively participates and organizes charity events. All the famous people of the world reach for the communication with Sophia, they feel its radiation charm and charm that attracts everyone.