Among film icons, Sophia Loren's personal style is arguably the sassiest of all. While Marilyn Monroe was the all-American blonde bombshell, the Italian Loren was utterly magnetic. Look up "sex appeal" in the dictionary, and a shot of her in vintage lingerie would probably pop up. Her dark eyes, voluminous hair and voluptuous figure certainly are a part of it, but it was also her sense of fashion that added a touch of je ne sais quoi.
Whether she was wearing a low-cut evening gown (a regular go-to for the star) or a pair of shorts and a T-shirt by the beach, there's nothing casual enough this woman could wear to detract from her sensuality. We've narrowed down a few of her looks that prove she will forever be the sassiest Hollywood star of all. Keep scrolling for our guide to Sophia Loren's style.
Style Notes: Red lips, lined eyes and a red dress are total Hollywood perfection. Just add a few diamonds to complete the stunning effect.
Style Notes: She might be wearing a higher neckline, but there's no denying this dress still has great power in its simplicity. The cinched style shows off her small waist, while the brown makes her tanned skin shine. The quirky red hat is just proof that she was also willing to experiment.
Style Notes: A tiny pair of shorts and a blue T-shirt are simple but gorgeous on Loren. She also knew when to do the tousled hairstyle and minimal makeup.
Style Notes: Back to the more old-fashioned icon look, this incredible tulle dress is ideal for showing off her figure.
Style Notes: This is classic Loren. A few loose tendrils around her hairline with her décolletage tastefully in view. She looks like she's straight out of a Dolce & Gabbana ad.
Style Notes: Loren knew the importance of timeless style. She wore pieces that not only suited her figure but would have longevity. In 2018, polka dots are still going strong.
Style Notes: The ultimate LBD as seen on Loren here.
Style Notes: Perhaps one of the most enduring looks of all is this outfit from when Loren was in The Millionairess. True, she's wearing this as part of a role, but wouldn't we all like to have what she's having?
Style Notes: This bridal look was created by Emilio Schuberth. The actress commissioned the designer for many of her stunning figure-hugging outfits.
Style Notes: Again, this is a costume. This time it's from the set of Marriage Italian Style. However, Loren still manages to make a scarf thrown casually around her neck, an oversized coat plus a black dress look incredible.
Style Notes: For a real knockout gown, why not go gold?
Style Notes: This is the kind of outfit we'd love to wear on the beach.
Style Notes: Sophia Loren proves that she looks incredible at every age.