My House Is Full of Mirrors

A Bold, No-Holds-Barred Look at Sophia Loren’s Family Entanglements

Barbara Noe Kennedy

What’s lesser known is that Sophia’s younger sister, Maria Scicolone, also had beauty and talent. She sang with Frank Sinatra, who asked her to audition for one of his albums with the promise of a sparkling career. In stepped the green-eyed monster of a mother who, evolving into a state of jealousy over Sophia’s success that should have been hers, forced her to turn down the opportunity.

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