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Sophia Loren: What is the Classic Hollywood Actress Doing Now?

Sophia Loren: What is the Classic Hollywood Actress Doing Now?

Sophia Loren, even just saying her name, brings about thoughts of beauty and grace. So, what is she doing now?

Loren is 89 years old and has been out of the public eye for some time. Last year, she suffered a bad fall at her home. Loren was in her bathroom at her home in Geneva, Switzerland. Upon falling, she broke her femur bone and hip bone.

Loren fractured several bones upon further review, People reports. She underwent surgery to repair these damages and was told it would take several months of rehabilitation.

Yet before her fall, Loren was moving around pretty well. Italian journalist Giuseppe Fantasia, who was in attendance at the event, told People that Loren looked “very lively” at the Armani fashion show. This took place during the 80th Venice International Film Festival.

Sophia Loren Enjoyed Fashion Show Before Fall

“You can tell she loves these events, she’s really happy at them,” Fantasia said weeks after the fashion show. “She carried herself extremely well. People were quite excited to see her. She was quite the pull.”

Loren has been “quite the pull” for decades. Her beauty, charm, and grace have left men wooing Loren for her gorgeous looks. While she’s growing older, Loren offered up some personal thoughts about it in an interview with W Magazine in 2016. “When I was 20, I didn’t think that one day I would live to 80, but you do,” she said. “You think, ‘My god, all this time went by? I can’t believe it.’”

Let’s be clear about Loren. She did not get by in her career on looks alone. Hardly. Loren won an Academy Award as Best Actress in 1961 for Two Women. She also has seven Best Actress awards in Italy, which are called David di Donatello Awards. Loren also has five Golden Globes awards, along with the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievements in 1991.

When she first hit the movie world, yes, Loren was among the film world’s sex symbols. Through her acting and hard work, though, people could see Loren working hard on her film projects. After her contract with Paramount Pictures ended in 1958, Loren became an international star.

Long List of Male Stars In Her Films

Among the people she appeared in movies opposite her included Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Anthony Perkins, Charlton Heston, Peter Sellers, Marcello Mastroianni, Paul Newman, and Marlon Brando.

As the years went by, Loren selectively picked her film projects. In 1995, she appeared in one of the most successful films of her later career life. She starred opposite Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, and Ann-Margret in Grumpier Old Men, a sequel to Grumpy Old Men.

Loren was married twice to Carlo Ponti from 1966 until he died in 2007. They had two children, Carlo Ponti Jr, and Edoardo Ponti. Carlo Ponti met Loren in 1950 when he was 37 and she was 15. Their first marriage was done by proxy in Mexico in 1957. Ponti was separated from his first wife Giuliana at the time. But the first marriage was annulled in 1962.

After Ponti died, Loren has never remarried nor has there been word of her dating anyone else. Loren is securely placed, along with a handful of other women, in the Hollywood sex symbol category. But she also has been a whale of a fine actress as proven by all of her awards.

Loren may have slowed down by a step or two these days, but her fans – both old and young alike – keep coming back to her movies.