People, Jul. 28, 1980

"I feel without underwear.

I feel naked. My legs tremble," says Sophia Loren of her latest role. It is not a question of torrid nude scenes. Rather, as she observes, "it's a strange sensation to play myself." Sophia is less flustered by her other part in Sophia, a TV movie based on A.E. Hotchner's 1979 biography. Indeed, she needs little more than a blond wig and her own vivid memories to portray her stunning mother, Romilda Villani, now 64. "My mother is everything," says the adoring daughter. "She is beautiful, instinctive and with the...

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