England has always loved Sophia Loren and so have I. In one of Sophia's earliest films, 'The Gold of Naples', she plays a lusty, busty pizza-making gal who just can't keep her wedding ring on. The end sequence has her walking through her village in a rainstorm, soaked to the nines, as all the men drool and stare with respect as well as ardency. I think that's a keen modus operandi as long as you know it's just a movie and not to try it in the East End ;)
It's no surprise that she is doing the Pirelli calendar at 71 years old. No female star has come close to matching what she has and every men's magazine knows no other woman ever will.
For starters most well known sex symbols today are to synthetic and too trashy leaving no mystery.
Secondly all these workout low carb addicted actresses have turned the modern female torso into a weird washboard square with no waist to hip ratio, Sophia always embraced her natural hourglass shape. Watch 'It Started In Naples' and you'll see easily the most voluptuous and HEALTHY A-list star that Hollywood ever hired. Other films had her slimmer but it was when she could kick of her heels, eat pasta and be Italian that we, as an audience, feel like we are in Italy having fun with her.
But mainly she is an astonishingly talented actress and down to earth woman, winning two Oscars and yet still doing her own hair and nails each week. I'm so glad she's proved that you don't ever have to stop being sexy.
And I also appreciate how she's been openly disgusted at the raunchy Paris Hilton/Madonna (only half Italian btw) 'walk around being skanky because that's the only way to stay famous' culture. Mystery is key or to quote Sophia: 'Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.'
THANK YOU SOPHIA LOREN!!
I'm so proud to be Italian today.