On September 20 Sophia Loren was born …

On September 20, 1934 Sophia Loren was born.

Sophia Loren in 1959 Paul A. Hesse Studios

Sophia Loren in 1959
Paul A. Hesse Studios

The international film star, hailing from Italy, began her career in the world of beauty pageants at the age of 14, before achieving stardom with a movie contract deal with Paramount Studios in the 1950s. Further acclaim occurred with Loren won the 1962 Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Vittorio De Sica’s “Two Women.”

Sophia Loren in 2014 Photo by Dominique Charriau - Le Film Franc / Getty Images

Sophia Loren in 2014
Photo by Dominique Charriau – Le Film Franc / Getty Images

In a career spanning six decades, Loren has one an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, five Golden Globes, awarded an Honorary Academy Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award, as well as six David di Donatello Awards (a record).

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