Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sophia Kokosalaki

Sophia Kokosalaki – a fashion designer based in London. Greek by birth, Kokosalaki graduated from London's Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The ceremonial outfits for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2004 Olympic Games, held in her hometown of Athens, were designed by her.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush – an American actress born in Pasadena, California in 1982. Famous for the part of Brooke Davis on the CW television show One Tree Hill, Sophia Bush is one of the fastest-rising stars in Hollywood today, having landed a series of starring roles including in John Tucker Must Die and The Narrows. Sophia Bush also has the distinction of appearing on a large number of 'sexiest women' countdowns in men's magazines such as FHM or other such media outlets.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sofia Karlsson

Sofia Karlsson – a folk singer from Sweden. Born and raised in the Enskede district of Stockholm, Sofia rose to fame as a member of the folk singing group Groupa. She went solo in 2002, and achieved breakthrough fame with her second solo disc, Svarta Ballader, a collection of interpretations of the work of Swedish poet Dan Andersson.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sofia Mercedes

Sofia Mercedes – an internationally-renowned volleyball player from the Dominican Republic. Born in 1976, Sofia plays the position of wing-spiker and has successfully played for volleyball teams in Italy, Spain and Trinidad in addition to her home nation of the Dominican Republic. She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won gold at the 2003 Pan American Games, which were held in her hometown of Santo Domingo.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sophia Leung

Sophia Leung – a Canadian politician and member of the Liberal Party. Born in Wuxi, China in 1933, Leung was first elected to the House of Commons in Vancouver in 1997 in the traditionally NDP riding of Vancouver-Kingsway. In 1994, she was made a member of the Order of Canada.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez – a character on the American TV show Nip/Tuck. Sophia was a transsexual who, in her male body, had fathered a child. Arriving on the show in an attempt to get reconstructive surgery to make her appearance more feminine, Sophia is a sympathetic character who brings out lead character Sean's compassion. Suffering a lot of problems associated with the transgender community, Sophia has a very brave demeanour. Sean's attempts to help her have the effect of transforming his largely conservative personality.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sophia of Hanover

Sophia of Hanover – the electress consort of Brunswick-L√ľneburg from 1692 to 1698. This rather arcane title explains merely her position in nobility of the era, being the wife of one of the elector-princes of the Holy Roman Empire. A rather complex collection of German states, the Holy Roman Empire was overseen by an emperor who, while dynastic in succession in practice, was still legally subject to a group of princes who met to 'elect' the emperor. Thus the title. Sophia's significance is that during the reign of Queen Anne in Britain, it was left to parlaiments to determine her successor. The Act of Settlement 1701 declared Sophia to be the next in line to the crown of England. It was never determined who would succeed Anne in Scotland. Sophia never became Queen, having died a few weeks before her first cousin once removed, Anne. Instead, Sophia's son became George I of Great Britain, furthering the connections between English and German monarchy.