Sophia Loren got into acting after winning a beauty pageant at the age of 16 in Italy. She is celebrated for her magnetic on-screen presence. Her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s ‘Two Women’ earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 made her the first actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. Here, she is photographed on the set of ‘The Beautiful Wife’, a film directed by Mario Camerini and set in Naples.

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