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Sophia Loren Hates Our Selfie Culture; Laments Absence of Skill, Talent

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Italian actress Sophia Loren reacts as she attends the Lumiere Grand Lyon film festival in Lyon, France, October 13, 2015. (Robert Pratta/Reuters)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 01:44 PM

Sophia Loren confessed this week that she's not a fan of today's selfie culture and the way many have over-exposed themselves through social media.

The Academy Award-winning actress, who was recognized Monday at the National Arts Awards in New York City, told the New York Post's Page Six that women should be more careful with their bodies.

"These young girls really need to be more careful and selective of what they are doing to their bodies and their faces," Loren, who was honored with the Carolyn Clark Powers Lifetime Achievement Award, told the Post. "I mean, you do not know for sure if you are going to a good doctor . . . you can end up looking worse than what you thought you originally were."

Loren went on to say that fame seems to have overshadowed talent in today's society.

"In my time, an actress' merit and skill was based on her talent," said Loren, who won a best actress Oscar in 1962 and an honorary Academy Award in 1991. "Now when people meet me, they pull out their phones to take pictures. I do not know much about social media, but it seems that that’s what makes people more famous. My era of Hollywood was much better — you were known for your skill and talent."

Social media stars, though, have managed to pull in a lot of money despite the feelings of screen legends like Loren. YouTube star and video game commenter Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie, made $12 million last year, for example, according to Forbes.

Americans for the Arts put on the National Arts Awards Monday and also honored singer Lady Gaga with its Young Artist Award along with musician Herbie Hancock, who received the Outstanding Contributions to the Arts Award.

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