The Snapshot/ When Sophia Loren shot daggers at Jayne Mansfield

Fifty-seven years after Sophia Loren gave the most legendary side-eye ever glaring at Jayne Mansfield, the Italian diva explains what was actually happening in this iconic snapshot. “Paramount had organized a party for me. All of cinema was there, it was incredible. And then comes in Jayne Mansfield, the last one to come. For me, that was when it got amazing,” Loren, 80, told Entertainment Weekly from her home in Switzerland. “[Jane Mansfield] came right for my table. She knew everyone was watching. She sat down. And now, she was barely … 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. 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. This is the one photograph that shows how it was,” Loren said. But please, don’t show this moment from 1957 to her again. “Many, many times I am given this photo to autograph it. And I never do. I don’t want to have anything to do with that. And also out of respect for Jayne Mansfield because she’s not with us anymore,” she said.

Photo by Everett Collection via Entertainment Weekly