But the world was clueless as to why sultry goddess Sophia Loren delivered the most epic side-eye of them all to blond bombshell Jayne Mansfield in this iconic photograph back in 1957. That is, until now.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 80-year-old Italian film star revealed that she threw shade at fellow actress and Mariska Hargitay's late mother because she waltzed into a soiree that Paramount threw in her honor and basically stole the spotlight with her low-cut, barely there dress. What a boob!
"Listen. Look at the picture. Where are my eyes? I'm staring at her nipples because I am afraid they are about to come onto my plate," the legendary thespian explained to the mag. "In my face you can see the fear. I'm so frightened that everything in her dress is going to blow - BOOM! - and spill all over the table."
If you're wondering if Sophia still feels some type of way about Jayne almost freeing her nipples at her party, it seems she (sorta?) doesn't. She often gets asked to autograph the picture, but always declines.
"I don't want to have anything to do with that," she said. This could've implied she was holding a grudge. But she continued: "And also out of respect for Jayne Mansfield because she's not with us anymore."
There you have it!
After all these years, the story behind one of Hollywood's shadiest, unsolved mysteries has come to light.
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