Sophia Lauren is a fearless Italian entertainer whose net worth is at $75 million. Sophia Loren entered into showbiz at an early age of 15. Loren, as an actor was highly applauded for her performance as Cesira in the movie ‘Two Women’.
- Birthday: September 20, 1934 (age 83)
- Nationality: Italian
- Ethnicity: White
- Profession: Actor
Sophia Loren Husband and Children
Sophia Lauren married her amore Carlo Ponti legally on 9 April 1966. Sophia, the sweet 16 girl fell in love with Carlo who was double her age. The couple first got married by proxy in 1957 after being in a relationship for seven years.
Her marriage to Carlo was annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges as his husband was still not divorced with his first wife. The couple remarried legally after four years in the year 1966. Sophia with her husband has two children Carlo Ponti Jr. and Edoardo Ponti together.
- Parents: Riccardo Scicolone (father) Romilda Villani (mother)
- Husband: L. Carlo Ponti
- Children: Carlo Ponti, Jr. and Edoardo Ponti
- Marital Status: Married
She was born in 1934 Italy, to a noble construction engineer Riccardo Scicolone and Romilda Villani, a piano teacher, and an aspired actress.
She grew up in Pozzuoli, near Naples with her maternal Grandmother, Sister Maria, and her mother Romilada. Her parents never married each other as his father was in a courtship with some other girl.
Sophia, born as Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, grew up in the inconvenient circumstances of World War II. Their hometown Pozzuoli was a frequent bombing target of the confederate. During one raid she suffered some explosive wounds to her chin.
As a child, she had to keep on migrating to her distant relatives in an outrage of the war. Soon after the war was silent her Grandma opened a pub in their living room, where she used to sell homemade cherry liquor. Her mother played the piano, Maria sang and Loren worked as a waitress in their pub.
Previously, Lauren was in a relationship with an actor Cary Grant who was already married to an American actor Betsy Drake.
Her relationship with Grant did not last long and ended in a bitter way. Grant was ready to end his marriage for the sake of their relationship but Loren chooses to live a wise life and married Ponti.
Sophia Loren Measurements and Lifestyle
Sophia Loren’s body measurement is an inspiration to all of us. Sophia, with that perfectly winged eyes, olive skin, and impeccably pigmented lips she has touched and reached millions of heart and soul.
The hourglass-shaped beauty goddess possesses perfect curves. Her sparkly eyes and smiley lips made thousands of people fall on their knees and crave for her look. The remarkably beautiful diva was super witty and daring and often referred to as an ‘Italian Marilyn Monroe’.
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (174cm)
- Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
- Body Measurements: 38-24-38 inches
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
Her fearless and heroic nature was revealed through her dressing sense and her alluring make-up look. The 83 years old actor once quoted’ A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view’. Her quotations about clothing and make-up are the overview of the broad spectrum of her life.
As a young actor, Loren was always under the pressure to correct her nose and mouth because the Hollywood executives did not like her face.
But the diva always refused to go under the knife to enhance her beauty. She was a strong believer in natural beauty and always suggests young girls be cautious about their features.
The Caramel skinned brunette Sophia, who was always criticized by her crew for her looks, was listed in the Top 10 Sexiest Women of All The time.
There is a surprise on her revelation that the Oscar-winning actor was called unattractive by her co-fellows.
Sophia Loren Movies and TV Shows
Sophia Loren started her professional career at the young age in early 1950’s. Sophia was encouraged to take acting lessons after she participated in a beauty pageant.
She was the first actress to win an Oscar for Foreign Language films. Her acting career was not too satisfactory until she appeared in a movie ‘Two Women’. Her performance in the movie as Cesira was the breakthrough of her career.
- 1956: She was launched by Paramount Internationally.
- 1962: She was the first actress to win Oscar award in a Foreign Language category.
- 1964-65: She was voted among the most popular stars with a British audience.
Sophia was one of the finalists in Miss Italia 1950 and then pursued her career as an actor and a singer. She worked in many unaccredited and minor roles before her fame.
A Countess From Hongkong, Lady L Too Bad She’s Bad, The gold of Naples, Two Nights with Cleopatra are some of her notable films.
Her career was on pinnacle when she received $1 million to appear in a movie ‘The Fall of A Roman Empire’. Soon after she gave a beak to her career and expanded her family by giving birth to her first child.
Her pace of work slowed down after becoming a mother of two and again rose to fame in Italian feature Films.
She was paired and cast with very talented and famous actors of the time. Richard Burton, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau are some of her co fellow who helped her boost her career.
Loren on her career gave uncountable hits be it financially or critically. She acted in many American movies as well. Not only as an actor had Sophia risen to fame as a singer too.
She has recorded more than two dozen songs during her career including a best-selling comedy genre album with Peter Sellers.
Later in her career, she received Academy honorary Awards for her contribution to the world cinema and was declared ‘one of the world cinema treasures’.
She as an actor has received and was nominated in many categories of Awards. Loren received Four Golden Globe Awards, an Oscar, Cannes Film Festival’s best performance prize and other 22 international awards.
Sophia Loren Net Worth
How much is Sophia Loren worth? Sophia Loren’s net worth earned by her uphill battle is a sum of $75 million. Loren’s Salary is the result of her passion and dedication and moreover her working attitude.
The Italian model turned actress has seen highs and lows in her career. She was once a waiter and then her journey to her success started as an aspiring actress.
Her work has definitely touched thousands of hearts and soul. No wonder she is referred as one of the sexiest and glamorous actors of all time.
- Salary: N/A
- Net Worth:$75 million