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Sophia Loren back in town

Sophia Loren back in town

July 29, 1957:  Sophia Loren poses for photographers on a windy day in Los Angeles after her arrival at the airport following a month long vacation in Switzerland.

When reporters asked about her arch rival Gina Lollobrigida and her new baby, Loren replied,  “Really! I wish I could be her. I love much the babies, you know?”

Within a year, Loren rose to major stardom. In 1958, she signed a five-picture contact with Paramount Pictures. In 1961, she won the best actress Academy Award for “Two Women.”

In 1966, Loren married Italian film producer Carlo Ponti.  The couple had two sons, Carlo Jr. and Edoardo.

The Los Angeles Times’ Hollywood Star Walk has this biography on Sophia Loren.

This photo was published in the Los Angeles Times on July 30, 1957. The image was later published in the L.A. Times book “High Exposure: Hollywood Lives” (1999).

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