Sophia Loren in the Camera Eye
New York: The Hamlyn Publishing Group. 1979. 160 p.
New York: Exeter Books, 1979. 160 p.

Sophia Loren: Dans l'objectif
Paris: Librairie des Champs-Élysées. 1979. 160 pp

Photos / Filmography

Shaw's book features numerous pictures of Sophia on the set of The Pride and the Passion and Matrimonio all'italiana. Another pictures have Sophia at her home in Rome and in Los Angeles.


Tazio Secchiaroli: Dalla dolce vita ai miti del set  -
Milan: Federico Motta Editore, 1998. 252 p.
Tazio Secchiaroli: Le photographe de la Dolce Vita
Paris: Actes Sud/Motta, 1998. 252 p.
Tazio Secchiaroli: Greatest of the Paparazzi
New York: Henry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998. 264 p.


Excellent quality book with last section entitled
"La signora Loren" containing around 40 pictures,
most of them full-page, starting with Matrimonio
all'italiana until the 1970's.

DONAHUE, Deirdre

Sophia Style
New York: Friedman/Fairfax Editing. 2001. 118 p.

Fashion / Essay/ Photos

Beautiful B/W and color photography book with texts written by art librarian Deirdre Donohue. A close look at Sophia's relationshp with fashion, costumes and the numerous roles she played from the peasant girl to the grande dame characters. Beautiful!


MOLLICA, Vincenzo

Sofia Loren
Naples, Grifo Edizioni, 2002. 48 p.


Beautiful collection of drawings of all kinds by following artists: Milo Manara, Maruro Cicarè, Tanino Liberatore, Cristiano Sagramola, Hot Stuff, Massimiliano Pacciani, Danijel Zezelj, Andrea Pazienza, Marina Comandini, Sergio Staino, Vittorio Giardino, Massimo Bucchi, Franco Bruna, Domes Meloni, Bruno Donzelli, Gianni Li Muli, Danilo Paparelli, Marco Martellini, Gianluigi Capriotti, Debora Tronconi, Angese, Majorana, Stanon, Alsan, Jacono, Cesellon, Convertino, Nino Za, Francesco Lemma, Barbara Marinell and Casaro.



Tazio Secchiaroli fotografa Sophia Loren
  Rizzoli Libri Illustrati. 2003. 168 pp
Sophia Loren: Fotographien von Tazio Sechiaroli
Munich: Schirmer/Mosel. 2003. 167 p.


Magnificent photography book on Sophia with high quality printing and many rare photo shots, from 1964 until 1978.  Interview with Sophia on Secchiaroli by Giovanna Bertelli. The book is published by Tazio's son who now administers his father's legacy.



Storie di Cinema
Rome: Contrasto, 2004. 116 p.


Section on Loren includes pictures from the sets of I girasoli, La moglie del prete and Una giornata particolare, as well as the famous photo session with Richard Avedon. 60 photos / B&W and color.


Vicino alle stelle: Sophia & Marcello
Rome: Mazzota, 2006. 94 p.

Filmography / Photos

The book, published by Uliano Lucas for the Milan exhibit called Vicino alle Stelle, has pictures of Sophia and Marcello Mastroianni on and off stage. Text by Michele Smargiassi, Tatiana Agliani and David Secchiaroli.

The ultimate book on Sophia's life and career released at the Rome exhibition
Scicolone, Lazzaro, Loren in April 2006. B/W and color pictures, magazine covers, correspondence, filmography, etc. The collector's book by excellence.

MOLLICA, Vincenzo
and Alessandro Nicosia.

Scicolone, Lazzaro, Loren
Rome: Gangemi Editore, 2006. 366 pp

Memorabilia / Filmography / Photos

DHERBIER, Yann-Brice

Sophia Loren: A Life in Pictures
London, Pavilion, 2008. 192 p.
Sophia Loren: Les images d'une vie
Paris, YB Editions, 2008. 192 p.
Sophia Loren: Immagini di una vita
Milan, TEA, 2008. 192 p.


Short segmented biography accompanied by over 160 photographs. Excellent graphic design with, however, good-to-average photo print quality (American edition). Many anachronisms. Noteworthy collection of never-published pictures by Robert Vose from Desire under the Elms, on and off stage. Among the other featured photographers are Giancolombo, Georg Michalke, David Seymour, Elliot Erwitt, Bud Fraker, Bob Willoughby, Gérard Depardon, Sam Shaw, Pierluigi, Tazio Secchiaroli, Bert Glinn, and Federico Galella.

HOBSCH, Manfred and Hilary Gayner

Sophia Loren: Eine Hommage in Fotografien

Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf. Berlin, 2009. 192 p.


Good qualitybook with many quotes by Sophia. Unfortunately, most pictures are common and have already been published


Bilingual book (Italian / English) filled with many early never-seen pictures.


Sophia Loren: The quintessence of being
an Italian woman

Milan: Mediane, 2009. 269 p

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