Sunday, January 29, 2012

FEMME FATALE - SOPHIA LOREN

SOPHIA LOREN
PIRELLI CALENDAR GIRL  - AGE 72

Photography: partners and photographic collaborators, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

"We are in a bedroom with just a bed, sheet and headboard, we wanted to make it as personal as possible, as if we were shooting pictures with friends."- Inez Van Lamsweerde

"It was my intention since a long time ago to be depicted in the calendar ... I was happy to do it and I had a lot of fun. I am also very photogenic." - Sophia Loren

"Pin-up means to have your picture hanging on the wall. Most likely many of my pictures have been pin-ups on walls for a long time." - Sophia Loren

AT HOME WITH CARLO - 1966
"Our relationship began in no blinding passion. Real Love, I believe...develops slowly."


"Your face fascinates me," Carlo Ponti said. "Would you like to be in pictures?"

"Neither before nor since I met Carlo have I belonged to any other man. I knew he was married.... 
Much as I loved him... my impulse was to break off  forever. But I knew it was no use."

"I will probably never get over the wonder of being able to order anything I want, when I want. I often cook for Carlo when we are home alone ... My grandmother taught me the indispensable ingredient of all good cooking: love... for those you are cooking for."

Villa Ponti 1966
Carlo's gift of love
Photography: Robert Freson

1961
1966
Sophia Loren
THE REAL DEAL

...all things femme fatale

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