Sophia Loren Two Women 1962

Sophia Loren as Cesira in Two Women
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1962

Sophia Loren Two Women 1962
Sophia Loren Two Women 1962

Played Six Characters That Are Related To The Sex Trade Industry

Dita in Legend of the Lost 1957

Mara in Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 1963

Filumena Marturano in Marriage Italian Style 1964
Oscar Nominated For Playing A Prostitute

Dulcinea del Toboso and Aldonza Lorenzo in Man of La Mancha 1972

Pupa in La pupa del gangster 1975

Angela in Angela 1978

All Six Characters Are Prostitutes

Sophia Loren in Legend of the Lost 1957, Marriage Italian Style 1964
and Man of La Mancha 1972
Sophia Loren in Legend of the Lost 1957, Marriage Italian Style 1964
and Man of La Mancha 1972

Sophia Loren in Man of La Mancha 1972 La pupa del gangster 1975 and Angela 1978
Sophia Loren in Man of La Mancha 1972, La pupa del gangster 1975 and Angela 1978

After Sophia Loren Oscar win for “Two Women,” it seemed that the only roles offered to her were that of a hooker. From 1957 to 1979 she played a prostitute on average once every three years. She’s tied with Simone Signoret as the Oscar winner for playing the most hooker roles. Six of them. She needs to play a hooker one more time to be the all-time champ.

“Legend of the Lost” features Sophia as Dita. She is a pickpocketing prostitute who wants to get out of the dreary existence she has found herself. She hitches a ride with an archaeologist and his tour guide who are in search of a lost city.


Watch clip of the film “Legend of the Lost”

“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” featured Sophia and Marcello Mastroianni in three separate stories, playing three different characters. In the third story, Sophia plays Mara, a hooker who works out of her apartment. This film is where Sophia performs her famous striptease scene.


Watch clip of the film “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia teamed again for “Marriage, Italian Style.” Sophia’s character starts as a poor waif, turning tricks in a brothel. She meets a rich, powerful man during one of those dates. She goes from working in that brothel to being the man’s mistress.


Watch clip of the film “Marriage, Italian Style”

“La pupa del gangster” (aka “Gun Moll”) is an Italian screwball comedy. Sophia plays a hooker without a care in the world. That is until she gets mixed up with the Mafia, then the hilarity begins.


Watch clip of the film “La pupa del gangster”

Man of La Mancha is an adaptation from the Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn based on the story Don Quixote. Sophia plays Dulcinea del Toboso, who is a figment of Don Quixote imagination. He sees her as a goddess, who exudes purity and beauty. But in reality, Dulcinea is a barmaid and hooker named Aldonza Lorenzo.


Watch clip of the film “Man of La Mancha”


Angela features Sophia as the title character. She is a former high-class call girl who is shocked to discover the man she has fallen in love with is her son!

Sophia Loren in Angela 1978

Sophia Loren in Angela 1978
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3 thoughts on “Sophia Loren Two Women 1962

  1. From the old article “Sophia Loren can’t stop playing prostitutes”:

    Filumena – prostitute
    Mara – prostitute
    Pupa – prostitute
    Dita – prostitute
    Aldonza- prostitute
    Natasha – prostitute
    Angela – prostitute
    Anna – prostitute
    Zoe – prostitute
    Lady L – prostitute
    “Lebbra bianca” – prostitute…

  2. Andy Warhol said about her when he met her in N.Y.: “She sucked everyone’s cock in Whorllywood to make sure she’d win Oscar in 1960. She’s a whore. High-class whore.”

    If you want to know about Sophia Loren’s real prostitution past, I can tell you something…

  3. Warren G. Harris in his “Sophia Loren: A Biography” keeps a surprisingly respectable distance from such matters of Loren’s life, like rumors of prostitution during her youth.

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