Sophia Loren & Carlo Ponti

Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren
1950 - 2007

Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren  


Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti were married for 40 years. They dated for 12 years after getting together in Sep 1950. After a 13 years engagement they were married on 9th Apr 1966. 40 years later Carlo Ponti died, leaving behind his partner and 2 children.

They had 2 children, Carlo Fortunaro (49) and Edoardo (45).


Sophia Loren is a 83 year old Italian Actress. Born Sofia Villani Scicolone on 20th September, 1934 in Rome, Lazio Italy, she is famous for Houseboat, Marriage Italian Style, Two Women.. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Italian Film/TV Producer Carlo Ponti was born Carlo Fortunaro Pietro Ponti on 11th December, 1912 in Magenta, Lombardy, Italy and passed away on 10th Jan 2007 Geneva, Switzerland aged 94. He is most remembered for Sophia Loren`s Svengali. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1965 - 20th Sep 1952 12 years, 3 months
Engaged20th Sep 1952 - 9th Apr 1966 13 years, 6 months
Married9th Apr 1966 - 10th Jan 2007 40 years, 9 months
Total Sep 1950 - 10th Jan 2007 56 years, 4 months

(17 September 1957 - 1962) (annulled)
(9 April 1966 - 10 January 2007) (his death) 2 children
Loren first met Carlo Ponti in 1950 when she was 15 and he was 37. They married on 17 September 1957. However, Ponti was still officially married to his first wife Giuliana under Italian law because Italy did not recognize divorce at that time. The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges. In 1965, Ponti obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966. They became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou.
They had two children:
Carlo Ponti, Jr.born on 29 December 1968 (age 44)
Edoardo Ponti born on 6 January 1973 (age 40)
Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications.
When asked in a November 2009 interview if she were ever likely to marry again, Loren replied "No, never again. It would be impossible to love anyone else."
In 1962, her sister, Anna Maria Villani Scicolone, married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had a daughter, the neofascist Italian politician Alessandra Mussolini.
Her daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. Loren has four grandchildren: Lucia Sofia Ponti (born 12 May 2006), Vittorio Leone Ponti (born 3 April 2007). Leonardo Fortunato Ponti (born 20 December 2010) and Beatrice Lara Ponti (born 15 March 2012).

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Relationship Timeline

6th January, 1973 - Child

29th December, 1968 - Child

9th April, 1966 - Marriage

1965 - Hookup

1962 - Divorce

1961 - Breakup

17th September, 1957 - Marriage

20th September, 1952 - Engagement

September, 1950 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Sophia Loren
Carlo Ponti
Sophia Loren
Carlo Ponti
Age (at start of relationship)
Film/TV Producer
Hair Color
Dyed Red
Eye Color
Brown - Dark


Carlo FortunaroMale29th December, 196849 years old
EdoardoMale6th January, 197345 years old



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