The greatest 20th century actresses were obsessed with jewelry. Sophia Loren, of course, was no exception and regularly appeared in public in gorgeous diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. Let's take a look at what was hidden in her jewel box.

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When we talk about style icons, Sophia Loren is one of the first to come to mind. She gained her worldwide fame and status of the world's most beautiful woman not only because of her fabulous looks, but also because of her temperament. Sophia has always been confident in her beauty and charm.

Each of Loren's looks is thought out in detail and attracts the public's attention. At the same time, her clothes and jewelry never overshadowed the beauty of the actress, but only served as an extension of her vibrant nature.

Luxurious tiaras

Sophia Loren started her career at 18, entering the film industry through participation in numerous beauty pageants. At one of them, she was spotted by producer Carlo Ponti, her future and only husband, with whom she didn't part till his death.

Sophia at the premiere of Neapolitan Carousel, 1954. Source: marieclaire

One of the actress's most striking outfits of the 50's is a dress with numerous ruffles by the famous Italian couturier Emilio Schubert, in which she looked like the queen of the underwater kingdom. The elegant diamond tiara completed the look.

Diamonds and sapphires are a perfect match

Loren adored wearing gorgeous necklaces of unusual shapes which draw attention to her luxurious cleavage. For example, for the 1955 Cannes Film Festival Sophie chose a massive necklace of diamonds and sapphires, which was a perfect match for her brown eyes.

Sophia Loren, 1967 (on the left); Sophia at the Cannes Film Festival, 1955 (on the right). Source: marieclaire

Pearls are a timeless classic

Pearls perfectly accentuate the actress' sensuality. No wonder pearls were one of the favorites in Loren's jewelry box. Sophia's collection includes several pearl necklaces in both classic shades and fantasy multi-colored ones.

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Sophia Loren in London, 2009. Source: marieclaire

The most striking look of the actress with classic strands of pearls is from the movie The Millionairess. The scene where Sophia Loren is wearing only a black silk corset, pearl thread, and white silk gloves is just stunning. Despite her revealing outfit, Loren remained elegant due to the pearls.

Sophia Loren in the movie The Millionairess, 1960. Source: marieclaire

Another Loren's iconic look is a Dior dress with a huge bow, a hat, and large pearl earrings. In this couture outfit, the actress looks as if she stepped off the pages of Vogue.

Sophia Loren in Paris, 1994. Source: marieclaire

Now 88-year-old Loren is still the embodiment of Italian beauty. Sophia Loren has always trusted herself and not followed the conservative public's tastes which gained her the status of a style icon.

Sophia Loren at the Savoy Hotel in London, 1965. Source: marieclaire

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