Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, 1981

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

“When an actress has the intelligence and professionalism, as well as the beauty, of Sophia Loren, photographing her becomes a highly enjoyable collaboration. We worked together in her Paris apartment, in the early afternoon. She was very much a mother, and adored her two young sons. As our session ended they returned home from school, and I was touched by the outpouring of mutual love and affection.” Yousuf Karsh, from “A Biography in Images.”

Sophia Loren was photographed for Paris Match. See more.