Sophia Loren born Sofia Villani Scicolone (b. September 20, 1934) is an international film star and Italy's most renowned and honored actress. She began her career at age 14 after entering a beauty pageant in 1949. Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons, Loren appeared in several bit parts and minor roles until the late 1950s when Loren's five-picture contract with Paramount launched her international career. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
As you grow older, marry, and have children of you own, you learn and forget. I do not forget easily, but I do forgive.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
Being beautiful can never hurt, but you have to have more. You have to sparkle, you have to be fun, you have to make your brain work if you have one.
Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Hate is unfulfilled love.
I firmly believe we can make our own miracles if we believe strongly enough in ourselves and our mission on earth.
I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
If you haven't cried, your eyes cannot be beautiful.
It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.
It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful.
Sex appeal is 50 per cent what you've got, and 50 percent what people think you've got.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
You have to be born a sex symbol. You don't become one. If you're born with it, you'll have it even when you're 100 years old.
(September 20 is also the birthday of Upton Sinclair )