Sophia Loren


One of the world’s most iconic movie stars, Sophia Loren has built a formidable acting career, effortlessly moving back and forth between major Hollywood films and Italian-based productions. She made history in 1961 as the first performer to win an Academy Award for a foreign-language role with Two Women, in which she stars as a strong-willed mother who braves an assault to save her daughter. Here we take a look at Sophia over the decades as the highly esteemed and popular actress has enjoyed a prolific career alongside a remarkable array of co-stars.

Featuring highlights from the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive.

The year Sophia was married
Desire under the Elms
Sophia Loren's First Oscar Appearance
David Lean Wins Best Directing‬‬‬‬ for The Bridge on the River Kwai
Sophia Loren Hits America
Two Women in America
Sophia Loren Wins Best Actress
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Sophia the singer
Gregory Peck Wins Best Actor
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Marriage Italian Style
The Fall of the Roman Empire
Sophia Loren's Oscar Acting Tips
Man of La Mancha
The Cassandra Crossing
Sophia Loren's Honorary Award
Federico Fellini and Sophia Loren
Tom Hanks Salutes Sophia Loren
Billy Crystal interviews Sophia Loren
An Interview with Sophia Loren
Tributes to Sophia Loren
Billy Crystal on Sopha Loren
Sophia Loren's Red Carpet Arrivals
Sophia Loren, Author
Sophia Loren and Oscar