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Italian postcard by Rotalfoto, Milano, no. 328. Photo: Ponti-De Laurentiis. Publicity still for La donna del fiume/Woman of the River (Mario Soldati, 1954). Academy Award-winning film actress Sophia Loren (1934) rose to fame in post-war Italy as a voluptuous sex goddess. She became one of the most successful international stars of the 20th Century and is still a major sex symbol. For more postcards, a bio and clips check out our blog European Film Star Postcards or follow us at Tumblr.

Sophia Loren with her arm around her husband, Carlo Ponti. She is such a gorgeous woman and they look so very in love.

Sofia Loren and Carlo Ponti.No one understand this gorgeous woman and this little round man. But he made her happy and by all accounts they were together forever.

Iconic weddings: Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti

The couple remained together until Carlos death in 2007 at the age of 94. Speaking after her beloved husbands passing, Sophia said she would never remarry. It would be impossible to love anyone else, she stated. Sofia Loren and Carlo Ponti, 2007