Bombshells: Sophia Loren

Sophia is a true bombshell, in the classic sense of the word. She's most known for her curves and those eyes but she also has sense of style that enhanced her god-given features. 

Born Sofia Scicolone in Italy in 1934, she started her career at the age of 14 when she entered a beauty pageant. She didn't win, but it did lead to acting lessons. She got bit parts here and there until the 1950's when she signed a 5 picture contract with Paramount that launched her international career. She then changed her name to Sophia Loren. 

She was the first woman to win a Best Actress Oscar in a foreign language film for the film

Two Women

in 1962. 

Here she is with Clark Gable in

It Started in Naples (1959).

"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age." - Sophia Loren

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Bella Donna

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
Bella Donna was featured in the March 2004 issue of Vogue. I love this spread, I can easily picture Sophia Loren or Ava Gardner in place of Natalia Vodanova. Can't you?
Photographer: Mert & Marcus.












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