Finding that happy Place
Sophia Loren is one in my life I adore to watch and read about. She has captured and understood the mechanics of physical , and pyschological beauty. She may not be writing or talking about the philosophical side of beauty but she has the basics perfected.
A Italian Bone Structure from the Goddesses them selves, Sophia harnesses the essence of beauty & Performance and this is seen with her many variations of her unique hair and make-up at the time.
From the eyeliner to the detailed stylized brows, she could transform into many characters.
The magic of transformation is important to many as a ritual in their daily routine, its like a moment in time where you have the power to shift things and start the way you want.
When she was 14, Sofia entered a beauty pageant, Miss Italia 1950 and, while she did not win, was selected as one of the finalists. Later, she enrolled in acting class and was selected as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy's film Quo Vadis (1951), at the age of 15. In 1951, she also appeared in Italian film Era lui... sì! sì! where she played an odalisque, being credited professionally as Sofia Lazzaro. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade. She began using her current stage name in La Favorita (1952), the new name being a twist on the name of the Swedish actress Märta Torén and was suggested by Goffredo Lombardo or (according to the 2008 DVD) Carlo Ponti. Her first starring role was in Aida (1953), for which she received critical acclaim. After playing the lead role in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1953), her breakthrough role was in The Gold of Naples (1954), directed by Vittorio De Sica. Too Bad She's Bad, also released in 1954, and (La Bella Mugnaia) (1955) became the first of many films in which Loren co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni. Over the next three years, she acted in many films, including Scandal in Sorrento, Lucky to Be a Woman, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lostand The Pride and the Passion.