Stars of the 1950s – Sophia Loren

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  1. I absolutely love these photos. Always thought Ms.Loren was one of the most attractive of the “different” looking stars. Last night I unexpectedly watched an Elizabeth Taylor movie called, “Suddenly Last Summer.” I had never even heard of it. Very different kind of film. A little shocking for 1959, but maybe I underestimate 1959. Went to IMDB to read about it and saw gorgeous photos of young Liz. I still say people today just don’t look that good. Best of luck.

    • June 15, 2013

      “Suddenly Last Summer” a play about homosexuality… except Hollywood was so weird that when it came time to make the movie the producers decided to translate that concept into cannibalism… very DIFFERENT, indeed!

  2. June 15, 2013

    Gorgeous, simply gorgeous

    • June 15, 2013

      She kissed a friend of mine on the cheek (he’s a production designer) and he was dazzled for a week! He still talks about it 😉

      • June 15, 2013

        Oh, I’m jealous!

      • June 16, 2013

        He said he felt like he was walking on the clouds and he kept saying (to anybody), “Sophia Loren kissed my cheek!”

  3. June 15, 2013

    so who-are-in-RL is named after this beauty.

    not because of her Talent or Glorious looks.

    but (and we quote) “because she suffered”

    and there you have it.

    why we left.

    • June 15, 2013

      But she was talented and glorious and made her own luck and fortune, so I think you are aptly named!
      And, WE are lucky you’re here.

      • June 15, 2013

        and we sort of get what they meant when they said she suffered – like it was good to be someone who could Overcome Life Events when needed 😉


        and thank you.

        happy to BE HERE.

  4. George Kaplan
    June 15, 2013

    Ah, the gorgeous, the spectacular, the very smart and level-headed Ms Loren. I was going to mention she was a great favourite of Cary Grant’s but as the tags feature Cary and The Pride and the Passion, I see I don’t have too. Peter Sellers pestered her a bit when they appeared together but Sophia was more amused than anything. 🙂 Of course she still looks great *now*!
    As coincidence would have it I happened to be flicking through a book in the library and came across the famous shot of Ms Loren amazing Marcello Mastrionni in black lingerie in Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Incredible scene, and one in which her almost offhand powerful sensuality is at its most impactful, all done with a sense of mocking humour. Men are so *silly*! 😉 Oops, rambling…

    • June 16, 2013

      An iconic look (lingerie-wise) — established in 1963!

  5. June 15, 2013

    Oh So Beautiful.

  6. Heather in Arles
    June 16, 2013

    I was going to write something like, “Take that Ava Gardner!” but that got lost in all of the comments…sometimes arriving late to the party via the massive time zone difference is a wonderful thing.
    Me too, happy to be here.

    • June 16, 2013

      Ms. Loren – a force of nature!
      And, lovely to have you here 🙂

  7. George Kaplan
    June 16, 2013

    That would, I think, have been a fine comment, Heather. Another suggestion would be “Ava Who?”! 🙂

  8. June 16, 2013

    She is one of the most gorgeous women ever to walk the face of the earth.

    • June 18, 2013

      And, a great gal and funny and I love that at 78 she’s not afraid to wear glasses!

  9. September 2, 2014

    Love her – mostly for her accent and her ability to tell off anyone for an hour in five seconds flat – but I’ll take Ava for looks alone.

  10. January 26, 2016

    She is a beautiful woman and an immensely talented actress.

  11. January 27, 2016

    The thing that always strikes me is how animated she seems. For every *perfect* picture, there are five more where she’s shouting or laughing or scowling. She always looks engaged and lively. She puts me in a good mood.

  12. February 8, 2016

    I love SL for personality and joie de vivre, but for looks alone give me Ava any day.

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