Sylvester Stallone, 71, is one proud father. The highly decorated actor may have some proud career accolades, but they pale in comparison to what Stallone considers his greatest achievement: his children.
The actor plunged into fame when he starred in the 1976 film “Rocky.” His other smash action hits include the “Rambo” films, “Nighthawks,” “Demolition Man” and “Creed,” to name a few.
Stallone welcome two sons into the world with his first wife, Sasha Czack, who he married in 1974. Years later, Stallone had three daughters with his third and current wife, model Jennifer Flavin.
Through the years, Stallone’s daughters have been seen accompanying their parents to various events. Many speculated the girls would pursue acting, like their father, but each young woman is carving her own career path away from the acting industry.
No longer little kids, sisters Sophia, 21, Sistine, 19, and Scarlet, 15, have emerged as young women with beauty and brains, and are highly motivated. It is their work ethic, says their mother, that is launching them into the real world poised for success.
Stallone’s oldest daughter, Sophia, was born with a heart defect. She had surgery as a baby, and as a child, grew accustomed to a calmer pace of life, as she tired easily and always worried about her heart strength.
At 16, Sophia had a second heart surgery, which she said completely changed her life. Not only is she physically healthy enough to tackle the world, she firmly believes the adversity has helped shape her into the person she is today.
“I can do everything now, I just have these scars,” Sophia told Paris Match magazine in 2012. “And, actually, I feel like a better person today because of what happened — more of an old soul, I guess.”
Sophia has the heart of an entrepreneur, which she hopes to combine with her passion for fashion and makeup. Sophia has been on “Project Runway” as a guest judge and occasionally dabbles in some modeling with her sister, Sistine.
Sistine Stallone has firmly launched her career in modeling, like her mother. According to Flavin, her middle daughter has always been in love with the world of fashion and truly has a passion for each aspect of the industry.
At 15, and in high school, Scarlet Stallone still has plenty of time to settle on a career choice. She, too, has made her debut as a model, appearing in ads and campaigns, and seems like a natural.
None have the desire to pursue acting like their father, but Stallone doesn’t mind. He’s delighted with the choices his daughters are making, proud to be leaving a legacy of strong, hardworking women.
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