Monday, July 30, 2012

Sophia Loren..Cantiniere! (maybe)

I found this photo by accident. I looks more like Sophia Loren was doing a photo shoot with various costumes. Wouldn't you like to see a movie with Sophia Loren in her youth as a Cantiniere? She did a play a Napoleonic era laundress in Madame Sans-Gêne 1961.

From the toe shoes and tutu skirt this is a ballet costume. Perhaps meant for a portrayal of this ballet.

Rather than a Cantiniere, the costume is a Bersaglieri (click the picture to enlarge it.)

Speaking of Bersaglieri and Cantinieres, I found this other photo that I hoped was 19th Century.

Another source for the photo identified it as 1929 AND the fellow to her right of the Cantiniere is
Benito Mussolini.


  1. Very nice but never liked her nose!

  2. very interesting!
    I prefer Sophia than Benito!

  3. The guy to the right is Benito...or one of his many doubles :-D
    Those shoes and sock on Sophie ...not very complimentary..makes her feet look enormous!

  4. Ah Sophia ! she is such a cutie !