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...

by Kerry Lester   Over the years he tried wooing her with calls, trips to Italy, and becoming close with members of the family. After a decade, he's finally scored a date.   Ron Onesti's quest to bring Academy Award-winning actress Sophia Loren to town isn't a romantic venture, but it's undeniable he -- and just about everyone else --...

Sofia Loren, già definita come uno dei più grandi tesori del cinema mondiale, si presenterà al pubblico nell'ambito della Brilliant Lecture Series il 10 maggio 2013. La sua presentazione si svolgerà al Brown Theater, Wortham Center, nelll'ambito della serie "Conversations with Brilliance" nella quale personalità di rilievo internazionale parlano de...

AFI FEST 2014 will Honor Sophia Loren with a Special Tribute WEDNESDAY, November 12, 2014 AFI 8-day film festival from November 6 - 13 Hollywood   As part of the Tribute the movie "Marriage Italian Style" (directed by Vittorio De Sica, 1964), will be screened in an event open to the public in the 50th anniversary of the Academy Award®-nomi...

by Stephanie Frustaci   This year's Festival del Sole in Napa Valley will be celebrated in honor of the talented Italian actress Sophia Loren. The famed movie star will be turning 80 years old in September, and so this annual festival will feature music, wine, and plenty of activities to commemorate Loren's spectacular career.   One o...

by Mark Lowry   For someone whose name has been synonymous with "glamour" for more than half a century, Italian actress Sophia Loren doesn't remember herself as beautiful as a young girl growing up in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples. Her mother, however, was apparently drop-dead gorgeous.   "My mother was so beautiful, she looked so much...