PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Tue, Nov 3, 2020
Sophia Loren starred alongside Cary Grant in The Pride and the Passion in 1957, and the pair had instant chemistry. The 86-year-old actress and the late actor - who was 30 years her senior - later appeared in the film Houseboat the following year.
Cary was twice Sophia's age when the actor met the 23-year-old Italian-born Beauty.
The couple embarked on a short-lived romance during the making of the movie.
Sophia has now addressed the rumours that the former couple had been engaged, which she declared as "impossible".
"He didn’t propose to me," the Hollywood actress insisted.
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Sophia Loren sets record straight on 'impossible' Cary Grant proposal (Image: GETTY)
Sophia Loren starred alongside Cary Grant in the Pride and the Passion (Image: GETTY)
"We were working together on my first American picture, The Pride and the Passion, along with Frank Sinatra."
Sophia continued: "Cary Grant was a very handsome man and a wonderful actor, but he didn’t propose.
"I mean, how can you propose while you’re doing a picture? It’s impossible."
Cary was married to actress and writer Betsy Drake during the time the late actor was filming Pride and