Sophia Loren was born September 20, 1934, in Rome, Italy. The legendary actress is best known for her Oscar-winning role in 1962’s Two Women. She became the first actress to win an Academy Award for a non-English-speaking film. In 1991, she won a second Oscar, an honorary award for her contributions to the film industry. In the course of her long career, Sophia starred in many films, including Houseboat (1958), El Cid (1961), Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Nine (2009). She has won dozens of awards and is considered one of the best actresses of all time. At age 72, she posed nearly nude for the 2007 Pirelli Calendar alongside young actresses Penelope Cruz and Hilary Swank. Sophia married her husband, producer Carlo Ponti, in 1966. The couple had two sons. Though her husband passed away in 2007, she has said she will not marry again.
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