Sophia Loren, shown here back in her younger years, is now 84 years old. Her career began really early in life with acting and pageants. At the age of 16, she won “Miss Elegance 1950” in the Miss Italia pageant. She also got married at the age of 16 to 37-year-old Carlo Ponti. By 1960, she was one of the most popular film stars in the world. Throughout her career, she has been known for her beauty and sex appeal more so than her brains.