Sophia Villani Scicolone, known professionally as Sophia Loren, is an Italian actress. A recognizable star of Hollywood’s Golden Age, she was named by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of classic Hollywood Cinema. Hollywood icon Sophia Loren has revealed her biggest regret in life was never walking down the aisle in a white wedding dress. The screen lengend, 86. Spoke to Radio Times about her new film “The Life Ahead”, written and directed by herBson Edoardo Ponti for Netflix. And when quizzed about five-times married Grant, she admitted “he didn’t propose to me. We were working together on my first American picture. The Pride and the Passion, along with Frank Sinatra. Cary Grant was a very handsome man and a wonderful actor, but he didn’t propose. “We had a very nice relationship, but I was 23 years old and Gary was much older than me.”
She revealed how just before meeting and marrying Edoardo’s father, she met Film producer Carlo Ponti, she fell in love with the British-born American star Grant. The pair’s romance began on the set of ‘The Pride and the Passion’ despite him being married to actress Betsy Drake.
Sophia explained “with age, you find something inside of yourself that teaches you how to cope with problems and regrets”. “I have everything I ever wanted, which is a wonderful family with beautiful children and lovely grandchildren. The only thing I regret a little is that I never got married in a white dress. That was the dream of my life, which is still inside”. “When you are 23, ] your idea about love are not clear and hardly know what you are doing.” “Until the end, we had a very, very long, wonderful and civilised friendship’’. “Love is what everybody’s always looking for. I never could have lived without loving”.
“I never thought I was going to have fame and success. I took very small steps”. “When I moved to Rome with my mother, we had no money and nothing to look forward to”. “I was an extra in many films and then little by little, I started to find my way in front of a camera. It was the dream that came true.
Sophia Loren knew just how to wear a dress to be seen as elegant and attractive. It was always about the right shoes, the perfect bag or the most extravagant hat. A Film lengend indeed.