Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sophia Loren

Celluloid icon and star of the silver screen, Sophia Loren, who celebrates her 82nd birthday today, could be considered something of an authority of the subjects of beauty, style, elegance - the list is by no means exhaustive.

Sophia Loren L.A.
By Allan warren (Own work)
[CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Some quotes that have been attributed to her over the years include the following gems of insight:
"A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."
"Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got."
"I'm not exactly a tiny woman. When Sophia Loren is naked, this is a lot of nakedness."

A little too self-depricating? Perhaps but here, you can judge for yourself:

Era lui, sì, sì! (1951)
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Sophia Loren topless
By Produzione Film Giuseppe Amato / Rizzoli Film
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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