Monday, March 15, 2010

Sophia Loren in Kenya in 1992

Photo: Loren in Kenya while serving as the Goodwill Ambassador in 1992.

In 2009 Sophia Loren (born on September 20, 1934) co-presented the Best Actress Award at the 81st Academy Awards. In 1962, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women. Loren has won 50 international awards, including 2 Oscars, 5 Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Award. She is the second most awarded actress in the history of cinema, beside Meryl Streep. Her most memorable movies include ‘Legend of the Lost’ (1957), ‘Houseboat’ (1958), ‘El Cid’ (1961), ‘The Fall of the Roman Empire’ (1964), ‘The Cassandra Crossing’ (1976), ‘A Special Day’ (1977), ‘Prêt-à-Porter’ (1994), ‘Grumpier Old Men’ (1995), and ‘Nine’ (2009).

In 1999, Sophia Loren was listed by the American Film Institute as one of 25 American female screen legends of all time. In 2002, she was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) at its annual Anniversary Gala and was inducted into its Italian American Hall of Fame.

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