Sophia Loren Biography

Updated On Feb 12, 2019 Published On Oct 14, 2015
Facts of Sophia Loren
Date of Birth: 1934 , September-20
Birth Nation: Italy
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Sophia Loren
Nick Name Sophia
Nationality Italian
Birth Place/City Rome, Italy
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $75 million
Eye Color Dark brown
Face Color White
Affair with Cary Grant 
Married to Carlo Ponti Sr.
Children Edoardo Ponti, Carlo Ponti
Movies Il voto, Brief Rapture
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Sophia Loren, also known by her first name Sophia, is one of the renowned actresses from Italy. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.

Childhood, Age

Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Villani Scicolone on 20 September 1934, in Rome, Lazio, Italy, to Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone. She is Italian and she is of noble descent.

How old is Sophia Loren?

Born on 20 September 1934, she is currently 4 years old.

Marriage, Divorce, and Death of Her Husband, Children

Loren was married to her husband Carlo Ponti Sr. They were married twice, first by proxy on 17 September 1957, in Mexico, where two male lawyers stood in for them.

Later, in 1962, primarily to escape bigamy charges, the couple got their marriage annulled, however, continued to live together.

She got married for the second time to Carlo on 9 April 1966, shortly after the two became a French citizen in 1965, that allowed Carlo to divorce his first wife Giuliana.

Loren and Carlo first met in 1950 and at that time, she was 16 whereas he was 37.

Did they have children together?

With her spouse, Sophia had two children. Their first child Carlo Ponti Jr. was born on 29 December 1968, whereas, their second kid Edoardo Ponti was born on 6 January 1973.

Death of Loren's Husband Carlo

Loren remained in a marital relationship with Carlo until his death because of pulmonary complications on 10 January 2007.

Affair with Cary Grant 

It is also said that she was in love affairs with Cary Grant before her wedding to Carlo Ponti. Cary and Loren fell in love during the filming of The Pride and the Passion in 1957.

Also Read: Cary Grant net worth and career

Sophia Loren Career & Movies

Loren made her debut as an actress when she was just 16 years old girl. She first appeared in smaller roles and later appeared in movies like The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.

What is her Net Worth?

Her net worth is rumored to be around $75 million. She began her acting career since 1950. Till now she has appeared in more than fifty movies. 


Sophia Loren facts on timeline

Born in Rome, Lazio

September 20 , 1934

Sophia Loren was from the upper class family born as Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome, Lazio, Italy to Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone. She is Italian and she is of noble descent. She is the tall woman and she was sexy in her early days. 

Married to Carlo Ponti

September 17 , 1957

Sophia Loren married life is kind of complicated as she first annulled her married life and then again got married with the same man. She was married to Carlo Ponti. Carlo Ponti is also the great film producer from Italy.

Began dating Cary Grant


It is also said that she was in love affairs with Cary Grant before she got married with Carlo Ponti. Cary Grant real name was Archibald Alexander Leach and he was the renowned actor from United States. They began seeing each other when they were acting together in The Pride and the Passion.

Won Academy Awards, USA


Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award twice in her life and that was in 1962 and 1991.

Won Golden Globes, USA


She has also been honored by the Golden Globes, USA several times in her life. She was first nominated in this award in 1961 and that was for Best Motion Picture Actress but she didn't win that. She won this award for the first time in 1964 for World Film Favorite.

Won Bambi Awards


It seems like she has been honored with Bambi Awards for every time she got her nomination in this award. Till now she has been honored with this award for eight different times in her life and every time she was nominated for Best Actress - International.

Won David di Donatello Awards


She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. She has won David di Donatello Awards for ten different times in her life. She was first honored with this award in 1959 and that was for her role in The Black Orchid. 

Annulled her marriage


She married Carlo Ponti in 1957 but they annulled their marriage after being married for half a decade. They annulled their marriage because Carlo was still married with his first wife and they do want to escape their bigamy charges.

Married again with Carlo Ponti

April 9 , 1966

Carlo Ponti dissolved his first married life with Giuliana in 1965. He got divorced with his first wife and again married Sophia in 1966. They also have two children from this married life. They remained together until the end of his life.

First child, Carlo Ponti, Jr

December 29 , 1968

She became mother for the first time in her life with Carlo Ponti after being married with him for the second time. She gave birth to her first child a son and they name him Carlo Ponti, Jr. He is now a famous orchestral conductor.

Second child, Edoardo Ponti

January 6 , 1973

She became mother for the second time in her life in 173. She gave birth to her second son on 6th of January and she named him Edoardo Ponti. Edoardo Ponti has already established himself as a director. His father is her husband, Carlo Ponti.

Took part in beauty pageant


She dreamed about acting since her childhood days. She also dreamed to be the famous actress when she was young. When she was just in her early teens she took part in beauty pageant, this was a road way to her success in acting.

Rose to prominence


She began her acting career since 1950. But she didn't receive any fame during those days. She gained massive fame after she portrayed her role in the The Pride and the Passion. The following year she also acted in hit movie Houseboat. 

Her husband died

January 10 , 2007

Her decades of married life with Carlo Ponti finally came to an end in 2007. From this married life they also became parents twice and both of their children are now the renowned name in the film industry. Carlo died in 2007 because of pulmonary complications.