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Sophia Loren turns 80 - her life in the spotlight

Slide 1 of 20: It’s incredible to think that Sophia Loren is 80 years of age. She is easily Italy’s most celebrated actress and an international star whose work has been honoured around the world.If anyone doubted that she had the talent to match her beauty, it was proved in Two Women (La Ciociara); the 1960 Italian film made Sophia the first to win a Best Actress Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She also received an honorary Academy Award in 1991.Other top honours include a Best Actress Award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1961, an honorary César in 1991. She holds the record for having earned six of Italy’s David di Donatello Awards for acting.Sophia is a quintessential screen legend – someone who has triumphed in the country of her birth and in Hollywood.Here we look back at her many decades in the spotlight and celebrate her magnificence...

We look back at her many decades in the spotlight and celebrate her magnificence

It’s incredible to think that Sophia Loren is 80 years of age. She is easily Italy’s most celebrated actress and an international star whose work has been honoured around the world.If anyone doubted that she had the talent to match her beauty, it was proved in Two Women (La Ciociara); the 1960 Italian film made Sophia the first to win a Best Actress Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She also received an honorary Academy Award in 1991.Other top honours include a Best Actress Award at the Cannes International Film Festival in 1961, an honorary César in 1991. She holds the record for having earned six of Italy’s David di Donatello Awards for acting.Sophia is a quintessential screen legend – someone who has triumphed in the country of her birth and in Hollywood.Here we look back at her many decades in the spotlight and celebrate her magnificence...
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