20/09/2016 9:43 PM AEST

Sophia Loren's Sexiest Moments In Honour Of Her 82nd Birthday

Happy birthday, Sophia!

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circa 1957: Italian actress Sophia Loren wears a hat and pearls during the filming of 'The Pride and the Passion'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Happy birthday, Sophia Loren! The stunning Italian actress turns 82 today. The Academy Award winner is known as much for her unforgettable film roles as she is for her enduring good looks, so we thought there would be no better way to celebrate her life and achievements than with a highlight reel of her sexiest moments. 

Born in Rome, Loren didn’t always have her famous curves. Growing up, she was said to have been teased by classmates with the nickname “little stick.” But it wasn’t long before she blossomed and was soon acting and modelling. Loren has famously said she owes her curves to “spaghetti.” 

By the late 1950s, Loren had landed in Hollywood and it wasn’t long before she caught the eye of execs and was soon starring in films opposite the likes of A-listers such as Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.

After a long and illustrious career, Loren is still working on projects that matter to her. In late 2014, after turning 80, Loren released a memoir in which she reflects on her intriguing life. 

And she won’t be slowing down any time soon, it seems. The actress said retire is a “terrible word” and says it’s important to never stop learning, no matter how old you are. 

Many happy returns, Sophia!

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