"A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."
And that outfit is a pretty good example.
is a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age."
Sophia Loren (born 1934) is an Italian bornnote
actress (although now a French citizen, living in Geneva), known for both her sultry looks (keeping her figure even now), and dramatic talent. She was the first Academy Award
winner for best actress in a foreign language role. She was also very busy, acting in loads of films from the 50s through the 70s, and only slowing down in the 80s (even turning down the role of Alexis Carrington
) to raise her kids and focus on other work (both entrepreneurial and humanitarian).
She has long been aware of her sexy image, having many quotes about it (including one she insisted she didn't actually say
), and spoofing that image in some of her later roles. In 2006, she was selected as one of the eight people to carry the Olympic Flag at the Opening Ceremonies of the XX Winter Olympic Games in Torino. In 2007, she posed for a calender in nothing but a swimsuit, and was apparently asked why she didn't pose nude. She said that "When Sophia Loren is naked, that is a lot of nakedness".
Fun fact: Her sister married Benito Mussolini
's son, and her niece Alessandra Mussolini—who did at one point pose nude, for the Italian edition of Playboy
no less—is an MP and was at one point a leading far-right politician in contemporary Italy. This amuses everyone.
Her films include