Sophia Loren Cannes: At 79, Star Oozes True Hollywood Glamour at Festival

Image: Sophia Loren Cannes: At 79, Star Oozes True Hollywood Glamour at Festival

Thursday, 22 May 2014 12:52 PM

By Nick Sanchez

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sophia Loren, Oscar-winner and one of the most celebrated actresses in the history of cinema, truly graced the red carpet Tuesday night at the Cannes Film Festival, giving the world a dose of classic Hollywood glamour at the age of 79.

Deadline Hollywood reported that Loren, who began visiting Cannes as a young actress in the 1950s, was there to celebrate a special screening of her new film, "La voce umana" ("The Human Voice"), Tuesday night and give a two-hour "Master Class" the following day.

Her son, Edoardo Ponti, filmed the 25-minute short, which is based on a Jean Cocteau play. Deadline said the nearly one-woman performance was "one of her meatiest and most emotional roles in years, a real reminder that once a star, always a star."

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

At the festival, Loren claimed she was "still shy" about making public appearances, and said she was never considered beautiful by producers before her career took off.

"Beauty is not important," she told her audience, Independent Woman reported. "You have to be interesting, someone who is different to other people. Otherwise you just turn up and look beautiful, and there's nothing more to you. I have never been beautiful."

Loren said that she was asked to change her looks, but refused, and the cinematographers eventually learned to capture her properly.

"People thought my mouth was too big, they wanted me to make my nose shorter, to have straighter teeth . . . But things have got better and better thanks to photographers and others, who know how to portray my face better on the screen. I didn't change my face at all, they just got better at it," she said.

In 1954, she starred in "The Gold of Naples" directed by Vittorio De Sica, who believed in her unique glamor. She would go on to work with Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Clark Gable, and Paul Newman.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved