Today, Sophia Loren is considered one of the best-loved, most phenomenal actresses in history. During a career spanning more than 50 years, Sophia has amassed 100 films to her credit. She received an Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1990, and in 1999 People magazine called Sophia "one of the world's most stunning and age resistant women."
"I was blessed with a sense of my own destiny. I have never sold myself short. I have never judged myself by other people's standards. I have always expected a great deal of myself, and if I fail, I fail myself."