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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow My Life by Sophia Loren
  

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow My Life

Biography / Autobiography   

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Billed as the definitive autobiography, Sophia Loren shares with the reader mementoes from her life, each sparking a new chapter of memory. She looks back on her Naples childhood blighted by World War II, her first beauty pageant win and her move into film under the wing of the man who was later to become her husband, Carlo Ponti. Film legend Sophia Loren’s classic rags to riches life story will delight her many fans and shine a new light on the truth behind the Hollywood glamour.

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow My Life by Sophia Loren

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is Sophia Loren's definitive autobiography, revealing her personal journey from the hardship of her childhood in Naples to her life as a screen legend, sharing stories of work, love, and family. Each chapter begins with a letter, a document, a photograph, or object that prompts her reminiscences. In her own words, these memoirs originated as, Unpublished memories, curious anecdotes, tiny secrets told, all of which spring from a box found by chance, a precious treasure trove filled with emotions, experiences, adventures. In her incredible life story, Loren vividly recounts her difficult childhood in Naples during World War II, remembers her parents and their tempestuous relationship, and reveals the pain of growing up in her grandparents' house with her single, unmarried mother and younger sister. She tells how she got her start by winning a beauty pageant ('La regina del mare') and how her ambition drove her success in cinema before revealing the influence of the producer Carlo Ponti, who cast her in her early roles and later became her husband. Loren takes us behind the scenes of the movies, her early stardom and move to Hollywood revealing intimate and never before shared stories of her famed costars: Brando, Newman, Burton, Peck, Heston, and many more.

About the Author

Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone on September 20th, 1934) is an international film star and Italy's most renowned and honored actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, making her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress: Two Women; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian-Style (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); Sunflower; The Voyage; and A Special Day. After starting her family in the early 1970s, Loren chose to make only occasional film appearances. As well as an Academy Award, Loren earned a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, as well as the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Loren lives in Geneva and has homes in Rome and Naples and frequents Los Angeles where her two sons and grandchildren live.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th November 2014

Author

Sophia Loren

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Individual actors & performers
Films, cinema

ISBN

9781471140723

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