Sophia Loren reflects on life, career ahead of Dallas appearance

Mar 19, 2016 934

by Mark Lowry

For someone whose name has been synonymous with "glamour" for more than half a century, Italian actress Sophia Loren doesn't remember herself as beautiful as a young girl growing up in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples. Her mother, however, was apparently drop-dead gorgeous.

"My mother was so beautiful, she looked so much like Greta Garbo, people would stop her in the street. It was incredible," Loren said in a phone interview from her home in Geneva, Switzerland, promoting her appearance on Sunday at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. "She was in a contest for a Greta Garbo lookalike, and she won."

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