Many people think they want things, but they don’t really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough.
Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren watch a palace guard doing push ups.
“Eisie must have shot thousands of pictures of me,” Loren said fondly recalling her camera-toting “shadow.” Asked by LIFE.com about the qualities Eisenstaedt was able to bring out in her that other photographers missed, or simply failed to elicit, Loren considered, then said: “That I was a girl, joyful for her life, because she accepted anything that came with her work. Just being really, completely happy.”
Sophia Loren by Alfred Eisenstaed (Naples, 1961)
Marcello Mastroianni and Sofia Loren in Ieri, oggi, domani, 1963