From Rome to Houston: "Movie 'n' Food – Sapore di Cinema" is an initiative aimed at celebrating Italian history and culinary specialities through the recipes of great Italian film actors and directors – Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Giuseppe Tornatore, Sofia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni – which will take place in the Texan...

September 10 (Saturday) 8:00 pm. An Evening with Sophia Loren. Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren will captivate audiences with an intimate onstage conversation and Q/A. The prolific career of this legendary star spans over five decades earning a remarkable array of notable accolades, including...

Sophia Loren has become an honorary citizen of Naples, the southern Italian city she grew up in, the city council ruled Monday on a proposal by Mayor Luigi de Magistris. The ruling cited "the feelings of friendship, esteem, gratitude, admiration and affection of the city of Naples" towards an artist who is "an authentic and absolute patrimony of Na...

by David J. Spatz   Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will turn some heads with one of its late-winter entertainment offerings. Which only seems fair, because this particular star has been turning heads with both her stunning beauty and her acting chops for the better part of 60 years. The biggest name on the casino's entertainment schedu...

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host the U.S. Television premiere of filmmaker Edoardo Ponti's short film Human Voice, starring Sophia Loren as part of the networks five-film tribute to the actress tonight, April. 21. The evening is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. (ET) with the U.S. television debut of the internationally acclaimed Human Voice (20...

There are many, many reasons to love Sophia Loren and dedicate our enthralled gratitude to her, and to tell the story of her legend is tell the story of a piece of Italy's past, the most difficult but also the brightest pages of our country's history. In fact, Sophia Loren's career has been intertwined with the transformation of society, morals, fi...

by Silvia Donati   Artists, philosophers, writers through the centuries have been inspired by the beauty of Italy - we have selected some of their most inspiring or famous quotes, which reveal how much they were mesmerized by this unique country.   My favorite quote about Italy though is not included below, and comes from an Italian...

by Jonathan Bazzi   Infatuations, incandescent passions, intellectual exchanges and life-long associations with fetishised actresses or those who were conceptual or writing partners: the history of cinema is full of female figures who embodied the role of the muse for directors (and not only male directors).   The muse was historicall...

Sarà come la prima volta, assicura: «Provo la stessa gioia e la stessa euforia di sempre». Una pausa, un sorriso, una buona dose di commozione tangibile: «Cannes è casa mia, al Festival sono stata tante volte con i miei film, ho ricevuto il premio come migliore attrice, ho presieduto la Giuria. E in Francia torno sempre volentieri perché è il Paese...

Loved the world over, Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 on September 20th and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.   The 300-page book "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – My Life," Loren went into many juicy details and what she called her "trunk of mem...