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Snapshot, 1955: Who can refuse a kiss with Sophia Loren?

It’s no secret that Venice is the home of romance. During a visit to the city of 1,000 bridges in 1955, Sophia Loren is clearly so overcome by her feelings that she swoops down unceremoniously on... her sister.

The events leading to this snapshot are, sadly, unknown. Yet we imagine the Mediterranean sun has had something to do with the embrace between Sophia Loren and her sister Anna Maria Villani Scicolone. Incidentally, Scicolone is also a colourful personality. Married to Romano Mussolini, the youngest son of the fascist Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, she is known in Italy as a singer and television personality. 

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