How Much is Sophia Loren Worth?
Sophia Loren is not just one of the most beautiful women in the world, who remains a goddess of beauty in her 83 years old, but also a very rich woman. Her net worth is estimated at $75 million.
Sophia started to accumulate her wealth in her late teens, when she began career of an actress (supported by a husband Carlo Ponti, a film producer).
She started from small roles in various Italian films, such as “Le sei mogli di Barbablù” (“The Bluebeard’s Six Wives”), “Milano miliardaria” (“Milan Billionaire”) and “Il padrone del vapore” (“Owner of the Vapor”).
The young actress started to perform under the nickname “Sofia Lazzaro”, but later Carlo Ponti convinced her to choose another stage moniker. They both agreed on “Sophia Loren”.
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At first Sophia Loren salary was miserable. But then she gained some experience and finally got a chance to demonstrate her acting skills. She gained first recognition as Aida from the movie with the same name. After that she met the film director Vittorio de Sica, which helped the young actress find her screen image – the beautiful woman of the people.
After that Sophia Loren starred in several Vittorio de Sica films, where she demonstrated all the aspects of her acting talent. Sophia’s career peak was in 1962. Then she presented the movie “La ciociara” (“Two women”). Sophia won an Oscar for the films.
Acting served as the main source of Sophia Loren wealth. Her salary started from $200, 000 per the main role (for “Poverty and Nobility”) and then reached $1 million (for “The Fall of the Roman Empire”), which is incredibly high for a European actress.
Sophia Loren didn’t look for any other source of wealth except for acting. But once she appeared in the ads for Pirelli calendar, which brought her some cash too.
Nowadays the legendary actress is a rare guest on the screen. And she doesn’t need to work at all. She has already done a lot – she made a long way from poverty to multi-million wealth.
Sophia Loren Bio and Career
Sophia Loren is a person, who has no financial limits at all. She can live in any country on the planet, she can drive any car and buy lots of stunning houses.
But she knows well, what poverty is. Sophia spent her early years in Pozzuoli, Italy. She was brought up by a single mother, unknown actress and piano teacher Romilda Villani. Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman. He gave his surname to his daughter, but that was the biggest thing he did for her.
Sophia grew up with a sister Anna Maria Scicolone. Their mother worked all day long to provide enough for her daughters. But Sophia’s childhood was not happy.
When Sophia Scicolone turned 14, she participated in her first beauty pageant and won the second place. That event changed her life for better. She was noticed and managed to start career of a model. During one of the beauty contests she met a film producer Carlo Ponti.
The rich film maker fell in love with the beautiful slim girl (in her young years Sophia was very thin).
He divorced with his then-wife and proposed to Sophia. It was Carlo, who supervised the girl’s career of an actress. He hired a coach for her and provided for roles in the movies, which he produced.
Sophia Loren spent long 50 years with Ponti. She gave a birth to their two sons. In 2007 Sophia Loren’s husband died. But she still remembers him.
The actress Sophia Loren visited numerous countries. But she lives in Rome in a luxurious villa. She bought the residence in middle 1960s and spent a lot of great days with her husband Carlo Ponti there.
In addition to Italian home, Sophia owns a residence in Florida. Her apartment has 4, 000 sq. ft. The actress tells, that she had to move in various cities and countries because of her acting activity, so it was hard for her to understand, where her home was. She hired the interior designer Ted Fine to create a luxurious atmosphere around her. As a result, Sophia Loren has a vintage elegant home, full of art works and old-fashioned, but luxurious furniture.
The actress Sophia Loren doesn’t agree with Marilyn Monroe that diamonds are girl’s best friends. She thinks, that girl’s best friends are cars. The favorite vehicle of an Italian super star is black Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.