Italian screen icon Sophia Loren is set to lift the lid on her life, love and career in her first memoir.

The Two Women actress has signed a deal with Atria Books to release Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life as a Fairy Tale in December (14).

The book will feature Loren's letters, photographs and other memorabilia she has collected over the years. In the book, she'll detail her life story from her poverty-stricken childhood during World War Two to her rise to fame.

Among the souvenirs the 79-year-old Oscar winner will share with fans will be a letter from her The Pride and the Passion co-star Cary Grant, a telegram and other notes from her The Voyage and Brief Encounter colleague Richard Burton, and a sketch of film producer Carlo Ponti, who she wed in 1966.