If eyes are the window to the soul, then Sophia Loren’s spirit has been in full view for decades on screens big — and now, small. At 86, the Italian actor came out of retirement to star in “The Life Ahead,” which was directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti, and will be released on Netflix on Nov. 13. In the film, Madame Rosa (Loren), an aging Holocaust...

Sophia Loren might have a new man in her life soon — and his name is Oscar. The 86-year-old, silver-screen legend is generating serious awards buzz for her performance in “The Life Ahead,” her first major film role in 11 years. The Netflix feature, directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, has Loren playing Madame Rosa, a Holocaust survivor who befriends...

Named by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, Italian actress Sophia Loren was one of the biggest stars of her time. She was the first actor or actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance, with an Academy Award for Best Actress for her wonderful work in Vittoria De Sica’s 1961 film...

The bombs’ reverberating thunder blended into hellish harmony with the fighter planes ripping the skies above. Crashes, blasts, and clenched-fist fear were the almost daily accompaniment to the rumblings of her family’s empty stomachs. “I’d clutch Nonna Luisa’s skirts while we made the sign of the cross and waited for the din to subside…even in the...

In times like these, manifestos of all kinds are written, especially personal ones from the kitchen. Last week, The Guardian’s food columnist and Italophile, Rachel Roddy, seized this moment to leave her mark, penning eight rules for boiling pasta. Rachel, who lives in Rome, borrowed inspiration from Sophia Loren's classic first cookbook from 1972,...

Un volto bellissimo di Sophia Loren, di uno straordinario colore blu, è stato realizzato sulla facciata di un palazzo su via Quarantola, nel centro di Gragnano e celebra sia la grande artista campana che l’ottima pasta di Gragnano. A vederla di fronte questa grande e bella opera dell’artista internazionale Leticia Mandragola sembra solo celebrare l...

Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Sophia Loren’s return to the screen and her first feature film in over a decade, a drama called “The Life Ahead,” the streaming service announced Monday. Edoardo Ponti directed Loren in the film, and Netflix will debut it later this year. Loren plays a Holocaust survivor named Madame Rosa who runs a dayc...

Sophia Loren will be feted by the Capri-Hollywood film festival with a lifetime achievement award presented to her by trailblazing director Lina Wertmüller, her old friend and recent recipient of an honorary Oscar. Loren, Italy’s most iconic living movie star, will receive the Capri Legend Award on Dec. 30 from Wertmüller during the event dedicated...

From The Ridgefield Playhouse: Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime event – an intimate conversation LIVE on stage with legend Sophia Loren at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 16 at 8pm. This is an exclusive engagement – one of only 5 shows nationwide! Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress captivates with...

Si sono conclusi oggi, 28 ottobre, i festeggiamenti in onore della prima donna regista Lina Wertmuller con la posa in opera della stella sulla "walk of fame " di Hollywood accanto a quella di Ennio Morricone, che per l'occasione ha inviato in diretta un messaggio augurale.  Alla cerimonia hanno partecipato  autorità locali, la Console Generale Silv...