Sophia Loren is 80

Sophia Loren was the first performer to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.

sophia-lorenWhen I was growing up, there were women who were supposed to be most beautiful: Marilyn Monroe, Bridget Bardot, among them.

Somehow, though, I was most fascinated by Sophia Loren, the poor Italian girl who became a star. Long before I ever saw her in a full-length film, I’d catch her on some part of Saturday afternoon movie on TV and was captivated. And I still am.
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