Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren c. 1959, Paul A. Hesse Studios

Birth Name: Sofia Villani Scicolone

Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

Date of Birth: 20 September, 1934

Ethnicity: Italian

Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Two Women (1961).

Her mother, Romilda Villani, was from Pozzuoli, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy. Her biological father was Riccardo Scicolone.

Sophia was married to film producer Carlo Ponti, with whom she has two sons, Carlo Ponti, Jr., a conductor, and Edoardo Ponti, a film director. Edoardo is married to American actress Sasha Alexander.

Sophia’s paternal grandfather was named Salvatore Louis Scicolone. Salvatore was from a noble Sicilian family (from Agrigento). He was a marquess.

Sophia’s paternal grandmother was Sofia Maria Aquilino (the daughter of Angelo Aquilino/Iaquilino and Alfonza Licata). Sofia was of Venetian origin.

Sophia’s maternal grandfather was named Domenico Villani.

Sophia’s maternal grandmother was named Luisa Zotti.

Source: Genealogy of Sophia Loren (focusing on her mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

14 Responses

  1. Yayoute says:

    I am suspicious of her Venetian heritage. Aquilino/Iaquilino and Licata are surnames typical from Southern Italy…

  2. midori29 says:

    I read on a white forum that she is mixed not fully Italian at all or mixed italian

  3. andrew says:

    She was married to film director Carlo Ponti, with whom has two sons, Carlo Ponti, Jr., a conductor, and Edoardo Ponti, a film director (who is married to actress Sasha Alexander).

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