Italian actress Sophia Loren’s love for the Greek island of Hydra

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Italian actress Sophia Loren has expressed how much she loves the island of Hydra, Greece, as she reminisces on the time she spent there while filming a movie years ago.

Boy on a Dolphin was filmed in Hydra in 1957, with Sophia playing the role of a poor Greek sponge diver named Phaedra.

“I did a picture, The Boy on a Dolphin, in Greece, in Hydra, one of the most beautiful places in the world,” Sophia told The New York Times. “I remember it really with great, great joy.”

The film showcased the beauty of Hydra, while also featuring establishing shots in other parts of Greece, such as Athens, Rhodes and Delos.

“For me, it was a moment of starting in the American cinema and I was starting my romance with my husband,” Sophia said. 

“It was a beautiful, euphoric moment for me. I will never forget Hydra.”

Source: ellines

READ MORE: ‘The Mount Athos for artists’: The Greek island of Hydra

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