She later quipped she was scared the dress would blow under the pressure.
Sophia Loren in 1955 Danger of a different sort awaited her at a public event the same year when she met fellow bombshell Jayne Mansfield.
As a teenager, she and her mother went back to Rome with show business on their minds.
Loren got married to Carlo Ponti Sr.
Loren was cast opposite A-Listers Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.
Her childhood home of Pozzuoli was bombed by the Allies.
According to reports, he was someone who played virtually no role in family life.
Shot in Italy, it gave Loren a taste of life in front of the camera, albeit as an extra.