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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, 1981

Actress and singer Sophia Loren was born on this day, September 20, in 1934.

Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for “Two Women” in 1960, and she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards. In 1999, Loren was named by the American Film Institute the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, and she is currently the only living actress on the list. Read more (Wikipedia)

See more photographs from the sitting, including one of Ms. Loren’s personal favorites of herself with her son, Edoardo.