Remembered primarily for her roles in saucy Italian sex comedies such as Boccaccio '70 (1962) and Marriage Italian-Style (1964), volcanically voluptuous Sophia Loren is indisputably hot, hot, hot--a sex symbol for the ages. However, this skinema siren also has the acting chops to back up the low-cut gowns and come-hither looks, giving her a depth and range beyond many of her peers. The raven-haired cannoli received the first Oscar for a performance given entirely in another language as the lead in the intense Italian war drama Two Women (1961). Hollywood called, and she held her own alongside leading men John Wayne, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Alan Ladd while continuing to turn out quality work in international productions such as El Cid (1961) and Arabesque (1966). Sadly, she's also held onto most of her clothing through the years--notable exceptions being her brief topless scene in Era lui... sì! sì! (1952) and a mouthwatering appearance in a soaking-wet, sheer dress in Boy on a Dolphin (1957). Proving that age ain't nothin' but a number (in this case, about 38DD), the lascivious legend stripped down to her black, lacy skivvies in Ready to Wear (1994) at a very sexy sixty-something, and posed for the infamously skintastic Pirelli calendar in 2006. Now that's amore!
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