Photo Essays

Sophia Loren: Rare and Classic Portraits

Powerful, enduring relationships sometimes develop between photographer and subject, and such was most definitely the case with LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt and the...

Sophia Loren at 75

The great Italian actress celebrates a milestone birthday on September 20. A photographic tribute to cinema's iconic beauty

Everybody into the Pool!

There’s a reason we rarely see photographs of people in swimming pools with huge frowns on their faces: namely, because jumping into — or lolling about in, or...

LIFE at Home With Marilyn Monroe, 1953

When Alfred Eisenstaedt photographed Marilyn Monroe at her Hollywood home in 1953, the 54-year-old LIFE staffer and the 26-year-old actress were — on the face of...