Hollywood Says: Benvenuto Sophia!
Italian actress Sophia Loren, the star of three major Hollywood films: 20th’s “Boy on a Dolphin,” U.A.’s “Legion of the Lost,” “The Pride and the Passion” recently bounced off a plane in California to pay her first visit to the United States—a long-awaited event on the part of us Hollywoodites.
The reception accorded one of Italy’s most exuberant and voluptuous exports (38-24-38) was as overwhelming as her dimensions. Sophia was the guest of honor at a succession of parties and easily lived up to her billing as the “most beautiful Italian girl since Venus.”
Sophia, who is in Hollywood to make Para.’s “Desire Under the Elms” with Tony Perkins and Burl Ives has traveled a long way in a very short time. Eight years ago she was a dirty, half-starved Neapolitan street urchin. Today, she makes more money than any other movie star in the world.
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE JULY 1957