Sophia Loren Movies: 15 Best Movies Ranked From Worst To Best
Although she rose to fame thanks in large part to her looks, the Italian superstar Sophie loren has more than proven her acting skills with a string of international hits and an Oscar for Best Actress. But how many of his titles remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked from worst to best.
Born in 1934 in Rome, Loren began appearing in films both in her native Italy and in Hollywood, appearing in several titles that played more on her incredible beauty than on her acting skills. Everything changed with “Two Women” (1961), a moving drama by the Italian neorealist Vittoria De Sica who introduced her as a mother protecting her daughter from the horrors of WWII. The role won her international fame and Oscar, BAFTA and Cannes Film Festival victories as Best Actress, making her the first performer of a foreign language film to win the Academy. She won other Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for De Sica’s “Marriage Italian Style” (1964), which pitted her against a prominent man. Marcello Mastroianni.
Although her film production became scarce after starting a family with the producer and her husband Carlo Ponti, Loren has appeared in films from time to time, winning an offer to the Golden Globes for her supporting performance in Robert altman“Prêt à porter” (“Prêt-à-porter”) in 1994 and a nomination at the SAG Ensemble for Rob marshall‘s “New” (2009). She won a Grammy in 2004 for the children’s spoken word album for “Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf”, as well as an Honorary Oscar in 1991. She also won a Golden Globe nomination for her lead performance in “It Started in Naples” (1960).
Visit our photo gallery of Loren’s greatest films, including some of the titles listed above, as well as “El Cid” (1961), “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (1963), “A Special Day” (1977) and more.
– Original text and gallery published in September 2019.