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Sofia Loren is 88 years young today.

As of 2022, Loren is one of the last surviving major
stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema and
is the only remaining living person on AFI ‘s list.

Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering
a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age
sixteen in 1950.

Loren’s performance as Cesira in the film Two Women
(1961) directed by
Vittorio De Sica won her the Academy
Award for Best Actress
, making her the first actor to win
an Oscar for a non-English-language performance.

She holds the record for having earned seven David
di Donatello Awards
for Best Actress. She has won
five special
Golden Globes (including the Cecil B.
DeMille Award
), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, a
Grammy Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the
Venice Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the
Cannes Film Festival. In 1991, she received the Academy
Honorary Award
for lifetime achievements.

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