These Sophia Loren Style Quotes Remind Us That No Cry is Truly Ugly & Pasta is Always A Great Idea

Italian screen siren and Hollywood legend Sophia Loren turns 80 today, so we're paying tribute to this fantastic lady's style, brains, beauty, lady balls, and ability to generate an inspirational sound byte. Sophia Loren's beauty and style quotes over the years form a Farmer's Almanac of zen quips. She was a champion of pasta, and considered no "ugly cry" without its beauty.

Her laid-back confidence, sure, has plenty to do with the fact that she's considered to be one of the most beautiful women of all time. However, her philosophy of beauty — based on living voraciously, loving yourself fully, having fun with your appearance, and not allowing beauty standards to influence your self-worth— is something everybody can glean value from. So, without further delay, let's reminisce. Here are some of Sophia Loren's most valuable style and beauty epigrams from over the years. Buon compleanno, Sophia!

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On Fashion

“A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”

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On "Being Sexy"

“I think the quality of sexiness comes from within. It is something that is in you or it isn’t and it really doesn’t have much to do with your breasts or thighs or the pout of your lips.”

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On Makeup

“At the dressing table, every woman has a chance to be an artist, and art, as Aristotle said, ‘completes what nature left unfinished.’”

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On Lady Lumps

“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.”

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On The Supposed "Ugly Cry"

“If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.”

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On The Essence of Beauty

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.”

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On Eternal Youth

“There IS a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”

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