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Originally cast as the daughter, Loren fought against type and was eventually cast as the mother actress would portray the daughter.
She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with in 1956 launched her international career.
The affair ended in bitterness before The Pride and the Passion 's filming ended, causing problems on the Houseboat set.
Beginning at the start of the 1980s, Loren chose to make rarer film appearances.
What's more, just last month the 44-year-old star's dress split open while hosting the show forcing her to leave the studio to have it repaired.