Sept-20 Sophia Loren Turns 79

Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, Italy’s mot renowned and honored actress, turns 79 today.  Loren was the first actor s in a foreign film to win an Oscar, winning Best Actress for Two Women in 1961 (produced by her husband Carlo Ponti).

In 1991 Loren received the Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to world cinema and was declared “one of the world cinema’s treasures”. In 1995 she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

Loren, perhaps is best known for the following scene with frequent co-star Marcello Mastriani from the 1963 comedy “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film) which the two later spoofed in Robert Altman’s 1994 comedy Prêt-à-Porter (which earned Loren a Golden Globe nomination in the process).  The clip below includes both versions.

 

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