Sophia Loren had to be urgently hospitalized on Sunday September 24 after a serious fall in her residence in Switzerland. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary Italian actress (La ciociara, A Special Day) suffered before the surgeons' intervention from a fracture of the neck of the femur complicated by other multiple fractures in the hip.
The actress was injured while slipping in her bathroom, according to the American media. After the operation, those close to the actress confided that the medical profession displayed "measured optimism", specifying that the unforgettable interpreter of Filumena in Italian Wedding will, after a short convalescence, undergo a serious and long rehabilitation work.
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This accident was revealed to the press because the actress was to inaugurate on September 26 a restaurant bearing her name in Bari - the fourth in Italy -, a city in Puglia where she is a living legend. This Adriatic city must even name her an honorary citizen.
Life Before You by Edoardo Ponti in 2020, based on the work of Romain Gary, with Sophia Loren, Ibrahima Gueye, Renato Carpentieri...
Sophia Loren's sons, conductor Carlo Ponti and director Edoardo Ponti, immediately went to her hospital bedside. Under the direction of the latter, she played Madame Rosa in La vie avant soi in 2000, a film inspired by the work of Romain Gary. Her exceptional performance was crowned with the David di Donatello Award for Best Actress in 2021.
It was during a beauty contest in Rome, in September 1951, that Sophia Loren met producer Carlo Ponti, 22 years her senior who would become the man of her life and her cinema pygmalion. Her career then took off and she made films with international ambitions. From 1957, the voluptuous brunette with almond-shaped eyes played in Hollywood alongside the greatest actors of the time, from Anthony Quinn to Clark Gable, including Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, Peter Sellers, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra. .. “Sex appeal is 50% what you have, and 50% what people think you have,” the actress likes to say.