She was a huge name in the 1960s, but at 84, actress Sophia Loren still oozes Hollywood glamour as much as ever.
Sophia didn’t disappoint in the style stakes as she wowed in an embellished ball gown at the 2018 Bambi Awards in Germany on Friday.
The Voyage star turned heads in the gorgeous figure-hugging gown, which she teamed with simple silver accessories. She wore her signature brunette locks down and kept her makeup to a minimum, which included a soft eyeshadow and a pink lipgloss.
The Bambi Awards, which are held annually to recognise those who have performed excellently in the entertainment and media fields in Germany over the previous year, saw the likes of stars such as Penélope Cruz.
The Spanish actress, who received the Best international Actress Award, slipped into a striking black gown for the star-studded occasion. The 44-year-old sizzled in the glamorous gown, finishing off the scorching look with a pair of towering heels, looking every bit the Hollywood star that she is.
Sophia began her acting career in the ’50s at age 16, however her talents as an actress were not recognised until her performance as Cesira in Two Women, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.
Sophia has a successful film career as she starred in classics like Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963), Marriage Italian Style (1964), Sunflower (1970), The Voyage (1974) and A Special Day (1977). In later years, she has appeared in American films such as Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Nine (2009).
In 2016, the Italian actress spoke to W Magazine about her age-defying looks, saying: “I look very well. I look fantastic. I’m laughing, but everybody says so. Everybody says so! Sometimes I don’t believe them anymore, but they are very convincing.”
Despite being a screen siren since the early ’50s, Sophia said she is still happy to hear compliments, though refuses to accept being told she is ‘perfect’.
“[Beauty is] not even perfection. It’s something that comes from inside. I felt quite unique. I was not beautiful in the sense, like, [a] doll. I’ve never been like [that],” she said.