Sunday, January 10, 2010

A good italian girl...

"Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got." - Sophia Loren

Sophia Villani Scicolone, aka Sophia Loren. She's Drew Barrymore's godmother. We share the same height and her birthday is one day before mine (though she was born MANY years before me).

She grew up in the slums outside Naples and her father was never married to her mother (a Greta Garbo look-alike). He just decided to leave them... She and her sister were shuffled away to live with her grandparents, out of desperation and poverty.
When she was 17 she married Carlo Ponti (he was 39), the director of her first 2 films. It was annulled to save Carlo from bigamy charges in Italy. She did remarry him later. Her sister married Romano Mussolini (Benito Mussolini's son).

Sophia has done time on the inside. She served 18 days in prison for tax evasion. Throughout her career and until his death, Sophia was a close friend of Cary Grant. Many of her films she acted with Marcello Mastroianni.

As a true bombshell she likes massage. A little tip from her is to roll your bare feet over a rolling pin whilst watching TV. She has often insisted on doing her own makeup and always prefers to do her own hair and nails. She also doesn't do theatre as she suffers from stage fright.

Sophia has recently appeared in a Pirelli calendar. She is the most mature woman to ever pose for Pirelli!! She currently owns an apartment in the Trump World Tower in New York.

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