On the sidelines of the big screen
Regarding her private life, Sophia Loren had two sons, Carlo and Edoardo, who were the reason she stepped back from the cinema some years later, when they were in their teens. “My children need me at the moment,” she said, when asked by the press. At this time, the actress embarked on other business ventures, such as creating her own perfume and eyewear line, and publishing a book, Women and Beauty, in which she confessed that her looks had almost destroyed her acting career.
Having received an honorary Oscar for her career, her later films, such as Prêt-à-Porter, Grumpier Old Men and Nine, continued to be successful. More than 100 films and numerous awards after launching her career in Hollywood, she still graces some red carpets, elegantly dressed and perfectly made-up, in high heels, and as flirtatious as ever. Those who know her best say she is still very humble and has never forgotten her roots or her tough childhood, which is why she cherishes every moment.
“I always wake up early and go out for an hour’s walk. And while I’m walking in the park, I think “Maybe around the corner I’ll find something beautiful.” Positive thinking is part of who I am. It’s very rare that you find me sad or melancholic,” said Sophia Loren in a recent interview.