She’s an Italian goddess, a Hollywood legend, an iconic actress, and today happens to be her birthday. Did you guess it? Of course, we are talking about the Sophia Loren. Birth Name: Sofia Villani Scicolone Place of Birth: Rome, Italy Date of Birth: September 20, Ethnicity: Italian Sophia Loren is an Italian actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Two Women (). Sophia Loren, Actress: La ciociara. Sophia Loren was born as Sofia Scicolone at the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, on September 20, Her father, Riccardo Scicolone, was married to another woman and refused to marry her mother, Romilda Villani, despite the fact that she was the mother of his two children (Sophia and her .