Sophia Loren Shares Childhood Stories About Homemade Makeup

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Sophia Loren has had a long and successful career on film, and even at 81 years old, she's still going strong. The iconic Italian actress has teamed up with Dolce & Gabbana to create a signature lipstick color which features her name on the tube.

“Sophia Loren No. 1 is our way of saying, ‘Thank you, Sophia!’. Thank you for her beauty, thank you for being a world favorite, thank you for being an icon of the big screen and of Italian beauty. She has been a constant source of inspiration for us and today we celebrate her with the gift of her very own lipstick,” wrote the fashion designers in a statement.

Loren also stars in the ad campaign for the lip color, modeling the shade in a sexy black lace dress and sparkling jewels. While some marvel at Sophia's ability to captivate and retain her beauty at such an advanced age, it's her belief that some people are just born with it.

"You have to be born a sex symbol. You don't become one. If you're born with it, you'll have it even when you're 100 years old," she told Marie Claire last year.

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Sophia says she has been drawn to makeup since she was a girl, even making her own lip color out of crushed flower petals.

“The first time I was interested in lipstick was when I was nine years old. I was walking in the garden with Adele, my childhood friend. We began picking geraniums, finding redder and redder ones and sticking the petals to our lips," Sophia Loren said.

The shade will be available soon at select retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, at a price point of about $36.

Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum