She’s an Italian goddess, a Hollywood legend, an iconic actress, and today happens to be her birthday. Did you guess it? Happy birthday, Sophia Loren!Born 83 years ago today, Loren, who is perhaps best known for her 1962 Academy-Award-winning role as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women, has spent almost her entire life in the limelight.

Beginning her career as a teenager, Loren not only transformed as an actress, but changed her look many, many times. When asked about her time as an Italian starlet.
Loren once admitted that she “used to change [her] hair color almost every day … one day I would be a redhead, the next a blonde and finally a brunette.”