Sophia Loren, almost 80, opens life exhibit in Mexico

2014-09-19 12:43
 

Mexico City - Italian film legend Sophia Loren inaugurated Thursday an exhibition in Mexico showing off personal treasures including glamorous dresses, silk purses and her Oscar, to mark her upcoming 80th birthday.

The trove, which includes jewelry, high-heel shoes and portraits of the diva, is being displayed at the Soumaya Museum of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim in Mexico City.

"This is not a celebration of the past but the prologue of a beautiful life that has given me a lot," Loren told a news conference alongside Slim and her son Carlo Ponti.

Wearing a red pantsuit, Loren walked through the exhibition dubbed "Sophia Loren: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," which will open to the public on 22 September in the modern hourglass-shaped museum.

Visitors will get a glimpse of her personal and professional life, including original screenplays and clips of famous romantic movie scenes with legendary leading men such as Marcello Mastroianni, Cary Grant and Marlon Brando.

She said her best actress Oscar for the 1960 Italian World War II drama Two Women is her favorite item on display.

Check out the trailer ofTwo Men:


"One feels out of this world, it's like falling in love," Loren said as she recalled receiving the Academy Award.

The actress was emotional at times in recalling her life.

"I've had a very difficult life but it has been a fruitful life," said Loren, who married film director Carlo Ponti in 1957 and was by his side until his death aged 94 in 2007. They had two sons, Carlo and Edoardo.

Slim will host a dinner in honor of Loren on her birthday on Saturday with guests including artists and business leaders.

Read more on:    celebrities  |  movies

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
NEXT ON CHANNELX
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.