She is the highest-ranking actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Also if I only call her a famous actress, it might sound not respecting enough, as she is not only a multi-top awards owner (including Oscar and many more) but also with a title of “Order of Merrit of the Italian Republic (OMRI)”. What an honor!
However, I’m not here to talk about her titles or life achievements. I’m here to share the 14 most impressive quotes of Sophia Loren. I find it very Italian and empowering, especially for a young woman like us. She reminds us to stay with our roots and nature as to how she stays hers as an Italian and a Roman. I think if she were living in our age, she might become a female leader instead of an actress. Many of her quotes are specially for young women when they have a doubt of themselves, their looking or body shape, their style and the way how they achieve the goals.
Feel confident and sexy about yourself
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I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn’t and it doesn’t have much to do with breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips.
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Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.
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Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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I’d rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size 0
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Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
Italian woman style
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A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
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Everything you see I owe to Spaghetti.
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If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.
Wisdom and empowering
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The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty.
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It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new.
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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.
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Mistakes are a part of the dues one pays for a full life.
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I have never judged myself by other people’s standards. I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself.
Chase your dream
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There’s no pleasure in working if you don’t do the things you want to do.
Considering she has many great works in the movie industry and we are quarantined at home, it seems quite perfect timing for us to check out her movies!
To search for her movies, IMDb works well. I recommend the old movie “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, in Italian “Ieri, Oggi e Domani”. The movie has three short stories with the same actor and actress but different storylines. It perfectly shows how life and the struggling of the Italians are when they were from different social groups in Italy.