She is the illegitimate child of Romilda Villani and Riccardo Scicolone. Sophia grew up in the slums of Pozzuoli, just outside Naples. Once insignificant areas in _Variety Lights (1950)_ and Quo Vadis (1951), she met movie-director Carlo Ponti, some 22 years her senior, whom she later married. Perhaps he was the father figure she will not had as a child. In 1961, she received an Academy Award for Ciociara, La (1960) (“Two Women”). This beautiful lady became one of the major sex symbol of the sixties, competing with Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda. She was a quite near friend of Cary Grant.
She gained wider respect with her later movies like The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Giornata particolare, Una (1977) and PrĂŞt-Ă -Porter (1994). A whole lot of her movies were designed by her husband. In a lot of of her movies, she played together with Marcello Mastroianni.
|Day of Birth||20 September 1934|
|Place of Birth|| Rome, Lazio, Italy |