Sophia Loren in a photospread in Bravo of 28 September 1957. Those photos were taken before she became famous, and La Loren played with the thought of going blond again, contrary to the advice of her studio execs and boyfriend Carlo Ponte. History records that she remained a brunette, and went on to become a global superstar.
The caption says that Loren found these pics as she was sorting through old photographs with a Bravo reporter.
Sophia Loren on the back-page poster of Bravo of 3 June 1961
Sophia Loren on a single-page poster in Bravo of 17 March 1977. It accompanied an article on 16-year-old trainee hairdresser Petra Hünerfeld presenting the Golden Otto, for most popular actress of 1976, to the Italian actress in Rome.
Sophia Loren on a superposter in Bravo of 13 February 1975.
Sophia Loren and Michael Albertini on a single-page poster and report in Bravo of 2 January 1975. The photo is from their film Verdict, in which Loren plays Albertini’s mother (French veteran actor Jean Gabin plays a judge).
Sophia Loren on the cover of Bravo of 25 November 1961. One can see why many thought that she was the sexiest woman alive…
Sophia Loren on the cover of Bravo of 19 May 1962.
Sophia Loren on the cover of Bravo of 18 April 1964. She had just won the readers’ poll for favourite actress of 1963.