Sophia Loren

El mito viviente, Sofia Loren

Sophia Loren

The divine Sophia before American beauty norms insisted she shave her armpits.

Sophia Loren posing for an IXL Lasagne advertisement, circa 1955. Modern silver gelatin, 14x11 unsgned, $600 © 1978 Paul Hesse MPTV

“Her nipples were about to come onto my plate. In my face, you can see the fear” -Sophia Loren on Jayne Mansfield, 1957