Though Sophia Loren's 81-years-old now, she's got just as much confidence as ever!
The actress appears in the new issue of W magazine, where she opens up about aging in Hollywood.
When it comes to Loren's beauty secrets, she says her good-fortune is thanks, in large part, to her mother.
"It's because, I think, of my mother," she confesses. "She was the most beautiful woman in the world when I was born. She looked exactly like Greta Garbo, and she won a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contest to get a contract, but my grandmother didn't want to let her go to America because she said it was too far away. It's a pity. But maybe if she had gone, she would have had another destiny and maybe I would not have been born."
The "Two Women" star's also not ruling out any future acting opportunities, either.
"The possibility has to come of a role that I like and is true to me now," she says. "By the way, I look very well. I look fantastic. [Laughs.] I'm laughing, but everybody says so. Everybody says so! Sometimes I don't believe them anymore, but they are very convincing. [Laughs.] Oh dear."
Though the red-headed beauty says aging does limit certain types of roles for actresses -- if you practice good faith, good things will happen.
"You are always amazed. Actually, when I was 20, I didn't think that one day I would live to 80, but you do. You think, 'My god, all this time went by? I can't believe it.' Of course, the roles change – you cannot at my age do the story of a woman of 30 or 40 years old. It's impossible. It's a very normal way of being in the movies all the time and changing roles," she explains. "It becomes a little more difficult sometimes, but if you have faith in what you do, and if you have faith in yourself, a little time goes by and you can find the right thing for you still."
And when it comes to her favorite actors and actress in the game right now, she's a big fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep.
"I like Meryl Streep. I love her. I really do. I like [Leonardo] DiCaprio. I agree with everything they did and everyone who won the Oscars this year. DiCaprio did a wonderful film and performance and Meryl Streep is always there and she wins all the time because for me she's one of the greatest actresses I've ever seen," she gushes.
*Note: Meryl did not actually win anything this year ... she wasn't even nominated ... but yes, she's still amazing.
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