Sophia Loren autograph: b/w photo print of the young Sophia Loren, hand signed by Sophia Loren.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 3,5 in. x 5,5 in. Very fine condition.
Loren began her film career in the early 1950s and had an early success in 1951 in the blockbuster Quo Vadis.
By the mid-'50s, Loren was a star in Italy as well as a major sex symbol, but with the exception of 1955's Attila Flagello di Dio, co-starring Anthony Quinn, few of her pictures were distributed internationally. That changed with Vittorio de Sica's L'Oro di Napoli. Loren was singled out for the strength of her performance as a Neapolitan shopkeeper, surprising many critics who had dismissed her as merely another bombshell.
In her 60s Loren made very well-received appearances in Robert Altman's Ready to Wear and the 1994 comedy Grumpier Old Men playing a femme fatale opposite Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.
In 1991, Loren received an honorary Academy Award for her contribution to world cinema and was declared “one of the world cinema's treasures”.
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