Sophia Loren turned 79 this Friday and she celebrated her birthday with family and friends. On the occasion, she also revealed her biggest beauty secret, the one that allowed her to age gracefully.
Despite her age, Sophia is still considered one of the most beautiful natural women in showbiz. She’s also a great dame and a true professional on the movie set, for which reasons it’s impossible to harbor any negative feelings towards her.
Speaking of aging so beautifully, Ms. Loren says she has no doubt that “there IS a Fountain of Youth” because she discovered it, Inquisitr reports.
“It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age,” the gorgeous screen siren says.
She’s definitely learned how to tap it.
However, Loren’s beauty is also due to a regular routine of exercise, combined with a healthy eating plan. In her case, the latter isn’t synonymous with a “strict diet.”
“I always wake up early and jump out of bed – sometimes not wanting to, because one can always find an alibi not to exercise – and then I take a walk for an hour,” she said in an interview going back a couple of years.
“And as I walk round the park I always think, ‘Maybe round the corner I am going to find something beautiful.’ I always think positively. It is very rare that you find me in a mood that is sad or melancholic,” she continued.
Another beauty tip Sophia has shared with the world over the years include “a love of life, spaghetti and the odd bath in virgin olive oil.”
Loren was never afraid of the passing of the time, referring to her advanced age as her “second youth,” for which reason she was never one of those women who lie when you ask them how old they are.
She is the only person in the world for whom the Archbishop of Genoa would approve of human cloning.