Sophia Loren; born Sofia Villani Scicolone , 20 September 1934) is an Italian film actress.
She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons,
Loren appeared in several bit parts and minor roles until the late 1950s when Loren's five-picture contract with Paramount launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include Houseboat, That Kind of Woman, and It Started in Naples.
Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica's Two Women; Loren's performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards.
This picture was taken in 1960, the time elegance came first! Always Gloves!