Sophia Loren turned 79 on Friday. She was born Sofia Villani Scicolone in Rome in 1934. Loren’s two children with her late husband, Carlo Ponti are called Carlo Ponti Jr., aged 44, and Edoardo Ponti, aged 40. She also has four grandchildren aged one to seven. Carlo lives in LA, close to Eduardo, while Sophia lives “so far away!’ in Geneva. She said to reporters: “I really suffer with jet lag.”
But she doesn’t let a little jet lag get her down. Loren believes the the mind is the key to staying youthful, just like she said about her secret to defeating age: “There IS a Fountain of Youth. It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
Sophia Loren is not going let her senior years hold her back, in fact, she is very active in public appearances. She has visited Russia and China and has also made a surprise visit to her sister in Rome. Among other things, Loren is known for being a good and loyal friend to the likes of designer Georgio Armani, whose unique designs she wears on almost all of her public appearances.
Apparently, she shares it with a few other famous faces like actor Gary Cole, aged 57 and bassist Ben Shepherd, aged 45 from Soundgarden. Happy Birthday, Sophia! May you have many, many more and never look your age!
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