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Sophia Loren’s Style Evolution: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Sophia Loren

From her first beauty pageant in Naples at 14 to today at 81, Sophia Loren has lived a lifetime of looking great – and don’t think she doesn’t know it. Here, a look back at the Italian screen goddess’ best style moments throughout the decades.

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Headshot, circa 1950.

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In Venice in 1955.

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At a press conference in 1955.

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Circa 1955.

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Wearing Christian Dior in 1956.

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As Epifania Parerga in The Millionairess, directed by Anthony Asquith, in 1960.

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In New York in 1958.

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Circa 1960.

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With Gregory Peck during the production of ‘Arabesque’ at Gatwick in 1965.

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Circa 1965.

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At Heathrow airport in 1965.

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With her husband Carlo Ponti after receiving the first Alexander Korda award, naming her International Star of the Year at the world premiere of her film Lady L in 1965.

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At home with her husband Carlo Ponti and their two sons, Carlo Jr. and Edoardo, in 1976.

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In 1987.

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After appearing on Larry King Live in 1995.

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CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Sophia Loren attends a photocall to present Cannes Classics at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/Getty Images)