c1960 Original Lock of Hair belonging to Actress Sophia Loren

£1,850.00




This is a chance to own an original memento, namely a lock of hair, from one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, the Italian actress Sophia Loren.
The lock was in the collection of Alexandre of Paris, one of the world’s greatest hairdressers, who included amongst his customers famous actors, members of royal families and the leaders of nations. Sophia Loren was at the time one of Alexandre’s muses. Alexandre seems to have had a close relationship with Loren and mentions her, including photos, in his memoirs ‘Sous le Casque d’Alexandre’. The lock of hair is enclosed in a heart shaped clear resin block, with the typewriter printed title: SOPHIA LOREN. The label is imbedded inside the resin, so cannot have been added later. The lock is about 10 cm (4 inches) long and is a beautiful deep brown colour. The heart shaped plaque is in very good condition and is part of a collection of encased locks of hair from illustrious people in the 1960s, that we are also listing for sale. The item comes with a hair fashion drawing signed by Alexandre.
Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone KGC OMRI (1934- ) is an Italian actress known professionally as Sophia Loren. She was named by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest cinema stars of Classical Hollywood and as of 2023, is one of the last surviving major stars from the era. Sophia Loren is also the only remaining living person to appear on AFI's list of the 50 greatest stars of American film history (in 21st position).
Size: 13 x 11 x 0.6 (5 1/8 x 4 3/8 x ¼ inches)
Weight: 62g