Sophia is mentioned in Bob Dylan's song "I Shall Be Free".
Sofia stands at 5' 8½" or 1.74 m.
Sophia was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, Beauty over 60, in May 2007.
Sophia wasn't able to attend the Oscar ceremony in which she won for best Actress and so Greer Garson accepted it on her behalf.
Sophia Lauren, at 72, is to appear in the 2007 Pirelli calendar.
In 1940, at the age of six, Loren was hit by shrapnel in her chin, in her home town of Pozzuoli, by a World War II bomber.
In 1991, People choose Loren as as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
Loren has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 7050 Hollywood Blvd. Her star is for contributions to motion pictures.
Loren's sister, Anna Maria Scicolone, was once married to Romano Mussolini, the son of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
The Archbishop of Genoa once said that, although the Vatican was against the cloning of humans, an exception might be made in the case of Sophia Loren.
Loren is the only female Academy Award winner to win an Oscar for playing a character in a foreign language film.
In 1990 Loren was awarded the Honorary Academy Award for a career rich with memorable performances that has added permanent luster to our art form.
Loren was nominated for the Golden Glove Best Performance Award in 1994 for her role in Preta-a-Proter.
Loren won the ShoWest Convention in the US for a Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 1979 Loren was challenged with the part of Maria in the movie Brass Target.
In 1986 Loren played Marianna Miraldo in the TV movie Courage.
Rosa Priore was the role Loren played in Sabato, Domenica e Lunedi in 1990.
Loren stared in Grumpier Old Men in 1995 as the character of Maria Ragetti.
Loren played the character of Olivia in the series Between Strangers in 2002.
Loren stared in the mini series Lives of the Saints as Teresa Innocente in 2004.
Loren went by several different names in her lifetime. Some of them were Sofia Lazzaro, Sofia Scicolone.
Loren was born Sofia Villani Scicolone.
Married to Carlo Ponti, Loren was as she was quoted as saying, she was extremely happy.
Loren parents are Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone.
Loren won the Popularity Awards for the American Legion 2 times.
In Loren magazine Loren was named the Most Beautiful Woman in the World.
Loren won 14 Bambi Awards and 1 Bravo Popularity Award in Germany.
In Finland Loren won the Snosikj Popularity Award four time.
In Moscow Loren won the Best Actress Award at the Moscow Film Festival.
Loren was nominated and won the Two Best Actress Awards at the Bengal Film Journalists Association in India.
Loren won the Rudolph Valentino Screen Services Award in Italy.
Loren maintains two residences in the United States and Sweden.
Loren is perhaps Italy's most famous celebrity having appeared in more than 100 films. She won a Best Actress Oscar in Italian director Vittorio De Sica's 1962 classic Two Women.
Playboy Magazine voted and ranked Loren number 6 of the most 100 sexiest people of the Century.
Loren won a 1961 Academy Award for Two Women, a film about a mother and daughter trapped in wartime Rome.
Loren married Carlo Ponti in 1957. She has two sons, Carlo Jr . and Eduardo.
Loren has presented the 30th, 35th, 65th and 71st Annual Academy Awards.
Sophia: I was blessed with a sense of my own destiny. I have never sold myself short. I have never judged myself by other people's standards. I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself.
Sophia: If you are a professional actor who has pride in his work, then the judgment of your peers should be important to you. I treasure each and every award I have ever received—and my Oscar is in a place of honor.
Sophia: It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.
Sophia: You have to be born a sex symbol. You don't become one. If you're born with it, you'll have it even when you're 100 years old.
Sophia: There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia: I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
Sophia: I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you.
Sophia: Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
Sophia: Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
Sophia: Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.
Sophia: When I was a child, fear was common to my life—fear of having nothing to eat, fear of the other children taunting me at school because I was illegitimate, and particularly fear of the big bombers appearing overhead and dropping their lethal bursts from the sky.
Sophia: The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
Sophia: Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia: A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.