Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone, known as Sophia Loren, is a famous italian actress and singer, starring with the biggest american stars in European and American films. She became famous for her characteristic roles- loud, a little vulgar, very expressive and also poor women. She won an Oscar and at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the "Two women" based on the novel "La Ciociara" of Alberto Moravia. In 1958 she went to Hollywood, working with an italian director- Vittorio de Sica.
Sophia Loren starred in many italian films, for example "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (1963) and "Mariage Italian Style" (1964). She is considered as one of the most beautiful women in the world and she was twice married Carlo Ponti- an italian film producer, which was 22 years older than she.
I encourage you to watching films, in which Sophia Loren participated.