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Italian actress Sophia Loren89 years old, underwent surgery this Sunday in Geneva for a hip fracture after falling at her home in the Swiss city and will have to spend several days hospitalized and undergo rehabilitation.
The great diva of Italian cinema and international star turned 89 on September 20 and had planned to move to Bari, in the south of Italy, this week to inaugurate the new branch of the “Sophia Loren Restaurant” chain, the fourth location in Italy after the one in Milan, Florence and Fiumicinoin Rome.
On this occasion also was to receive honorary citizenship from the capital of the Apulia region and it was precisely the restaurant chain that confirmed that Loren would not be able to travel to Bari due to his operation, while reassuring everyone by assuring that it was
“Successfully operated, she will now have to undergo a short period of convalescence followed by rehabilitation. Fortunately, everything went well and the lady will be back with us very soon,” the company statement said.
with the actress “there are his two sons, Edoardo and Carlo”the restaurant chain added in a note.
In 2020, Loren filmed her latest film in Bari, “La vita davanti a se”, directed by his son Edoardo Ponti, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Romain Gary.
In September, the Italian film star, winner of the Oscar for best actress in 1962 for “La ciociara,” participated as godmother in the “One night only” parade-eventorganized by Armani at the Arsenale in Venice, and in June she was also the star of the evening to celebrate one hundred years of the Verona Arena Opera Festival.
Legend from the golden age of Italian cinemaSophia Loren, who turned 89 on September 20, performed in some 90 movies.
She won the Oscar for best actress and the female acting award from the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in “Two Women” (1960) by Vittorio de Sica.
In 1991 he received a new Oscar for the entirety of his professional career.
Sophia Loren met in September 1951, during a beauty pageant in Rome, to producer Carlo Ponti22 years older than her, who became the man of her life and her mentor.
His career experienced a dazzling rise with films such as “Bread, love and…” in 1955 by Dino Risi, or “The River Girl” by Mario Soldati in 1954.
Since 1957, the voluptuous brunette with almond-shaped eyes acts in Hollywood films with the great actors of the time, including Anthony Quinn, Clark Gable, Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, Peter Sellers, John Wayne and Franck Sinatra.
“Sex appeal is 50 percent what a woman has, and 50 percent what other people think she has,” the actress once said.
His last film performance It was in 2020in “The Life Ahead”, a film directed by his son Edoardo Ponti.
with that paper won the David de Donatello prize in 2021the most prestigious in Italian cinema, for best actress.