World News – GB – Sophia Loren: Hollywood legend, 86, sets the record straight on rumors of Cary Grant’s proposal


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Sophia Loren starred alongside Cary Grant in Pride and Passion in 1957, and the duo had instant chemistry.The 86-year-old actress and the deceased actor – who was 30 years her senior – appeared more late in the Houseboat movie the following year

Sophia has now responded to rumors that the former couple got engaged, which she said « impossible »

« We were working together on my first American photo, The Pride and the Passion, with Frank Sinatra »

Sophia continued, « Cary Grant was a very handsome man and a wonderful actor, but he didn’t propose

Cary was married to actress and writer Betsy Drake when the late actor was filming Pride and Passion

A year later, Sophia appeared alongside Cary for their movie Houseboat but by then their romance was over

The stunning Hollywood icon then married her husband and Italian producer Carlo Ponti

The Oscar-winning actress explained that she had « fallen in love » with Carlo but admitted that she and Cary had a « great relationship »

Sophia continued to Radio Times this week: « We had a really great relationship, but I was 23 and Cary was much older than me

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« When you are 23, your ideas about love are not clear You don’t know what you are doing »

She added: « It was my first American film and a lot was happening in my life, but I had met a man in Italy, Carlo Ponti, who I fell in love with »

The couple married in 1966 and remained married until their death in 2007 when he was 94

The Grammy-winning star will appear in Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice – directed by his son Edoardo Ponti

Sophia plays a lonely woman except her housekeeper in an Italian villa, talking to the man she once loved through an unstable phone connection

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