SOPHIA LOREN TURNS 80
One of the silver screen’s greatest beauties, Sophia Loren celebrated her 80th birthday over the weekend. The Italian actress, whose breakthrough appearance in It Started in Naples in 1960 led to decades of success that included an Oscar and a Golden Globe, is still one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars.
Sophia Loren’s sensuous Italian style has inspired many designers, most notably Dolce & Gabbana.
Husband and movie producer Carlo Ponti was her constant companion from when he first scouted at a beauty contest (Loren was aged 15) to his death in 2007.