sophia loren, venice, 1955 © Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche srl / www.starsinvenice.com.
The essence of sexuality.
Part of my "I wish I had been the photographer" series.
Eventually, Sofia Scicolone changed her name to Sophia Loren (a twist on the name of Swedish actress Marta Toren) and appeared in film roles that emphasized her voluptuous physique, even appearing topless in the films Two Nights with Cleopatra and It's Him, Yes! Yes! (considered acceptable in European cinema at the time, though said scenes were usually cut when the films were distributed in the United Kingdom or in North America).