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Comme 脿 son habitude, notre 茅quipe essaie autant que possible d’effectuer des reportages sur certaines activit茅s culturelles qui sont int茅ressantes et enrichissantes.

Ce jour, nous avons visit茅 (en tant que visiteurs et non en tant que reporters m茅dia 茅ditorial聽 / m茅dia audio ) le salon de la turquie en France, connu sous le nom de FESTICULTURE.

FESTICULTURE PARIS

Cette ann茅e, FESTICULTURE au eu lieu 脿 PARIS, parc de la Villette.

Nous avons souvent 茅crit des reportages sur la turquie, lors de nos voyages en ce fabuleux pays, notamment 脿 Istanbul. Pays que nous appr茅cions fortement. Que ce soit pour son histoire glorieuse ou pour ses sites touristiques 茅poustouflants et.. il faut le pr茅ciser 茅tant donn茅 que nous sommes assez gourmands et gourmets…Pour sa richesse culinaire que ce soit en mati猫re de cuisine ( plats et repas) qu’en mati猫re de patisseries orientales et d茅sserts ( r茅duites en France , (malheureusement) sous le nom de Baklawa.

Pourtant ce ne sont pas les diverses recettes patissi猫res qui manquent ainsi que les tr猫s nombreuses appellations.

Pour revenir 脿 FESTICULTURE Version 2019: Les stands ne manquent pas de diversit茅s.

Pour certains stands : Int茅ressants et qui valent la peine d’锚tre visit茅s.

Mais pour d’autres? Franchement, on se croirait au march茅: Vente de poup茅e, peluches ou parfois chaussures etc…

Nous ne parlerons que聽 de la partie int茅ressante qui repr茅sente 90% des stands.

Cependant, un petit b茅mol sur l’organisation de cette exposition :

Un d茅sordre total. Une d茅solation au niveau organisation. M锚me certains commercants , 脿 partir de leur stand se d茅solaient de cette pagaille.

Nous avons ( comme tout le monde 茅videmment ) attendu, debout, avancant 脿 pas de tortue ,聽 dans le cadre d’une file d茅sordonn茅e聽 et ce, durant plus de 3 heures…. 脿 l’ext茅rieur du batiment… Des milliers de visiteurs enfants ( souvent bouscul茅s les pauvres), des poussettes et b茅b茅s qui poussent les visiteurs pour avancer. Les parents poussant la poussette et 茅crasant, involontairement,聽 les pieds des autres visiteurs.

UNE SEULE porte d’acc猫s ouverte pour ces milliers voire dizanes de milliers de visiteurs qui comme d茅j脿 dit, avancent lentement, debout,聽 des heures durant.

Alors que les autres nombreuses portes d’acc猫s sont ferm茅es. Les gens se posaient la question. “Pourquoi”?

Les organisateurs auraient d没 d茅j脿 cr茅e , par exemple聽 : Une porte sp茅cifique 脿 ces pauvres parents et leurs enfants, les poussettes notamment pour qu’ils puissent rentrer dans le hall de l’exposition tranquillement et sereinement.

Pour la partie organisation: Nous pouvons 茅valuer en disant ” peut beaucoup mieux faire”.

UNE PARTIE DE LA FILE D'ATTENTE

UNE PARTIE DE LA FILE D’ATTENTE

A l’int茅rieur, 茅tant donn茅 le nombre de visiteurs,聽 l’espace de l’exposition trop “restreint” pour accueillir les visiteurs.聽 Les gens s’y bousculaient aussi,聽 malheureusement.

Les visiteurs, au grand coeur, patients et tr猫s affables 茅taient l脿 pour compenser la d茅faillance organisationnelle.聽 En fait, c’est typiquement ce qui caract茅rise nos amis turques: Leur patience et la solidarit茅 entre eux durant cette longue attente. Bravo.

HEUREUSEMENT que les stands int茅ressants 茅taient l脿 , aussi, pour sauver la mise.

Parlant de stand 脿 visiter ? : INFOCONCEPT

Au mileu de cette foule, nous avons d茅couvert ce stand. Nous n’allons pas reprendre la pr茅sentation puisque le responsable d’INFOCONCEPT nous pr茅sente l’entreprise sur la vid茅o l脿 dessous. (EXCUSEZ , le mauvais cadrage de la vid茅o: Bouscul茅s par les visiteurs nombreux comme d茅j脿 dit, nous avons rat茅 quelques cadrages. Excuses par avance.

En sus d’INFOCONCEPT ( vraiment top ) et l’accueil des responsables 茅tant aussi au top

INFO CONCEPT :聽 19 / 29 avenue des fr猫res lumi猫res聽 95193 GOUSSAINVILLE

email : faruk@infoconcept.net

C’est la fameuse hospitalit茅 cordiale turque que nous retrouvons.

Nous avons essay茅 de visiter autant que possible les stands: Evidemment, il a fallu penser 脿 notre ventre qui criait famine surtout que les bonnes odeurs des stands de Kebab, Tantoni,聽 kefta etc… 茅taient l脿 pour nous narguer et nous attirer vers eux, comme un aimant.

Par la m锚me occasion, notre responsable technique 脿 la radio a achet茅 des coussins ( magnifiques) mais bon… Elle nous a oblig茅 脿 les porter tout le long de notre聽 visite.

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Nous ne pouvons rien lui refuser. Gr芒ce 脿 elle, notre radio fonctionne et la maintenance est parfaite.

Ah oui. Dernier point, nous avons pu assister 脿 la pr茅sence d’une star nationale turque qui passait par l’expo. Il s’agit de NECIP MEMELI ( Necip : Le prononcer N茅jib )

Un acteur qui a enthousiam茅 la foule. D’ailleurs, nous avons pu le filmer

Vid茅o ci dessous.

 

 

Pour r茅sumer: Oui, c’est une visite 脿 faire. Un d茅tour oblig茅 pour les amoureux de produits turcs. Pour les personnes qui souhaitent un air de voyage et de vacances.

Oui, malgr茅 la d茅sorganisation ( en esp茅rant que les responsables y rem茅dieront pour la suite et les ann茅es 脿 venir )聽 cette exposition vaut le d茅tour. Nous vous encourageons 脿 y aller. Vous passerez de super moments en famille, entre amis et m锚me en solo.

Notre reportage termin茅, nous sommes rentr茅s au studio radio ( avec nos coussins bien 茅videmment ) tout en pr茅parant notre planning pour d’autres reportages riches et int茅ressants.

 

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Merry Christmas


Merry christmas to all. Wishing you the best .

Voici une vid茅o聽 reprise de聽 “last christmas”聽 des wham

Version libanaise interpr茅t茅e par Maritta Hallani

 

 

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Christmas time


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聽Une artiste am茅ricaine qui a v茅cu pr猫s de 8 ann茅es en France

DECOUVRONS CETTE ARTISTE

聽Apr猫s avoir pass茅 8 ans en France. 聽Victoria est revenue 脿 San Antonio au Texas 脿
l鈥櫭e de 12 ans;

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commen莽ant le chant et la guitare un an apr猫s, elle a r茅ussi en 3 ans. a sortir
2 albums complets de chansons originales ainsi que un EP produit et 茅crit avec Jeff Blue le
producteur et d茅couvreur de Likkin Park et Macy gray entre autre.

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De plus Victoria se place r茅guli猫rement en finale de concours de chants et de musique;
notamment deux fois en 2eme place de l鈥橧SC (International Songwriting Competition) category
teen, se distinguant parmi 20000 candidats payants.

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Notre Dame de Paris before burning : Christmas 2013


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Notre Dame de Paris Christmas 2013

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Une petite visite s鈥檈st impos茅e hier.

Image Paris : Grands magasins 2013: Paris (Galeries Lafayette and Le printemps area ) 2013

Image Notre Dame de Paris ( 2011 2012 )

Notre 茅quipe a fait une petite tourn茅e du c么t茅 des Grands Magasins ( Galerie Lafayette et Printemps).

D茅j脿 la d茅coration est install茅e. C鈥檈st vrai que c鈥檈st plut么t t么t mais depuis quelques ann茅es, d猫s le 01er Novembre, les rues, les places et commerces sont d茅j脿 d茅cor茅s

Dans quelques ann茅es, la d茅coration de No毛l d茅butera en 茅t茅, si cela continue de la sorte 馃檪

En tout cas, voici quelques photos prises hier 聽+ des photos des ann茅es pr茅c茅dentes que nous avons souhait茅 partager avec vousImage

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SOUVENIR CHRISTMAS 2013 / Paris Lafayette


Christmas 2013

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01h10 PM 聽direction les grands magasins.

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L鈥櫭﹒uipe 茅ditoriale de Radio Satellite a voulu partager avec vous l鈥檃mbiance de No毛l 脿 Paris. Plus sp茅cialement du c么t茅 des grands Magasins

Arriv茅s 脿 la station de M茅tro 鈥淐hauss茅e D鈥檃ntin-Lafayette鈥, nous nous dirigeons vers la sortie鈥

Froid de canard鈥on, il ne faut pas se plaindre parce que le temps s鈥檈st tout de m锚me (relativement) adouci compar茅 aux jours pr茅c茅dents.

Direction galerie Lafayette: Nous voulons voir les vitrines de ces galeries. Prendre des photos et les partager. 鈥 Pas la peine d鈥檌nsister鈥.Priorit茅 aux enfants 鈥 Debout sur l鈥檈strade, juste devant la vitrine鈥erri猫re eux les parents (normal) pour les surveiller鈥l 茅tait quasi impossible d鈥檃pprocher et prendre une photo correcte sans avoir le bout du nez, du doigt ou la crini猫re d鈥檜n gamin 鈥. OK鈥 Pas de photos. Cependant, nous pouvons tout de m锚me vous鈥

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Une Journ茅e sur la “grand place” de Bruxelles


Nous avons d茅cid茅 de passer la journ茅e 脿 Bruxelles, en cette p茅riode de d茅coration de No毛l.

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Partant de Paris, le trajet facile voire un peu monotone pour le conducteur de la voiture.

En fait, nous avons l’habitude de prendre la route vers Bruxelles presque 4 ou 5 fois par mois. Route directe…longue… Autoroute A1 / E19… Enfin…

Arriv茅s 脿 Bruxelles, heureusement que le GPS est en action..

Depuis聽 des ann茅es, que nous allons passer des jours voire des semaines 脿 Bruxelles; La capitale europ茅enne est toujours… Mais vraiment “toujours” en chantier… Des routes bloqu茅es, des d茅viations de route… On s’y perd…Pourtant, depuis le temps, nous devrions y 锚tre habitu茅s. Surtout les tramways qui passent entre les voitures au niveau des croisements.

Cependant, nous aimons cette ville. (aussi bien que la Belgique dans son ensemble ) , au del脿 de ces chantiers , cette ville est “jeune”. Elle respire l’ouverture europ茅enne et surtout la vie simple sans chichi, sans complexe.

En france, nous avons divers complexes. A commencer par les scandales et cris horrifi茅s si une ville envisage聽 installer une petite cr猫che de No毛l , pour les quelques jours durant cette c茅l茅bration.

Nous entendons toutes sortes d’insultes et attaques聽 pretextant que c’est “anti la茂que”. Alors qu’en Belgique, ils assument leur histoire, leur croyances ( ou non ) : La cr猫che de No毛l ,聽 GEANTE est install茅e en plein centre de la “grand place” royale de Bruxelles.

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Eh oui… Nous aimons la joie, le bonheur, le sourire et l’intelligence de nos amis belges.

La belgique a 茅t茅 choisie cette ann茅e, nous aurions pu opter pour la hollande ou l’allemagne. L’ambiance est aussi joyeuse et heureuse dans ces pays, durant les f锚tes de No毛l et de fin d’ann茅e en g茅n茅ral.

 

 

En france, actuellement, c’est plut么t la gal猫re entre gr猫ves, blocages et arr锚ts des transports publics (ni trains, ni m茅tros), le pays est paralys茅 en pleine p茅riode de f锚tes.

Il faut reconnaitre ses d茅fauts , ses qualit茅s aussi mais aussi les qualit茅s des autres voisins.

Notre 茅quipe s’est d茅plac茅e entre la grand place o霉 nous avons pu admirer la cr猫che de No毛l.

Nous avons revu notre ami le “manneken pis”聽 aussi bien que son alter 茅go f茅minin “jeanneken pis“.

 

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Pour l’histoire du personnage en question ( le manneken pis ) : Nous pr茅f茅rons vous remettre le lien wikip茅dia pour relation tout de A 脿 Z.

Ce qui est certain: Ce petit personnage, cette statue de petite taille est le centre d’int茅r锚t de tous les touristes, des belges… Du monde entier.

Il est inconcevable qu’un touriste passe par Bruxelles sans passer voir ce petit bonhomme.

Le plus sympathique : Il est habill茅 en p茅riode hivernale ( il faut bien qu’il se prot猫ge du froid )聽 馃檪聽 Alors qu’en p茅riode d’茅t茅 / printemps, il est nu comme un vers. Evidemment, dans les 2 cas, ce petit fait pipi “non stop”.

Nous vous avons choisi quelques photos prises par nos 茅quipes (sauf pour le manneken pis : sources google )

 

 

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Festiculture : Le salon de la Turquie 脿 Paris

Rue de la saucisse 脿 la une.


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L鈥檃ssociation Peta a demand茅 au maire du village Issigeac qu’il change le nom d鈥檜ne des ruelles de ce village m茅di茅val.

 

Ca se passe en Dordogne en 2018

La star : Une rue dont le nom “rue de la saucisse”

L’agitateur :聽 Association Peta

Jean-Claude Castagner, maire d’Issigeac en Dordogne聽 a re莽u un mail de l’association v茅gane Peta dont plusieurs membres, en vacances dans le village m茅di茅val, ont remarqu茅 qu’une des ruelles portait le nom de rue de la Saucisse.

Donc, des touristes, de passage qui ont lanc茅 cette demande.

芦 Ils sont fermement oppos茅s 脿 cette d茅nomination et ils nous conseillent m锚me de la rebaptiser Rue Soy-cisse, en r茅f茅rence au soja en anglais. C’est n’importe quoi et il est hors de question que je le fasse聽 禄 s’insurge le maire.

M锚me sentiment pour Elma Laporte, la seule habitante 脿 l’ann茅e de cette ruelle d’une quinzaine de m猫tres de long : 芦 Ces gens-l脿 sont compl猫tement hors sujet. La saucisse n’a rien 脿 voir avec du porc. C’est le surnom que les villageois donnaient 脿 une des leurs au d茅but du XXe si猫cle, car elle 茅tait vo没t茅e.

Elle s’appelait Suzanne Tessier et les anciens racontent qu’elle adorait ce surnom alors, pourquoi cette d茅marche aujourd’hui ? 禄 s’interroge cette femme d’origine 茅cossaise qui a achet茅 la vieille maison en pierre o霉 vivait 芦 La Saucisse 禄, il y a dix-huit ans.

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Sources : Le parisien du 28/11/2018 (Denis Granjou)

NB: Par la suite, il s’est av茅r茅 que cette demande de la part de cette association ne fut qu’un coup m茅diatique pour promouvoir leur association

( source: blastingnews france de D茅cembre 2018 ).

D’ailleurs, nous en parlons toujours aujourd’hui, m锚me si c’est dans le cadre de la rigolade et d’un gag assez marrant.

 

Christmas in 2 weeks


Pour nous mettre dans l’ambiance de No毛l

Quelques photos et une vid茅o

En pensant aux plus faibles , les plus d茅munis et聽 les personnes isol茅es et/ou Ag茅es.

Source : Bucket List TV

 

 

 

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Le salon de la radio et de l’audio Digital 2020


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Comme chaque ann茅e, RadioSatellite participe au Salon de la radio qui a lieu 脿 Paris. ( La grande halle de la Villette du 23 au 25 Janvier 2020 inclus)

Chaque ann茅e, un pays europ茅en est invit茅.

Nous avons eu le Royaume Uni, la Belgique… Cette ann茅e, du moins le salon de 2020, nous aurons l’allemagne ( les radios d’Allemagne ) comme invit茅s.

Chaque ann茅e, des radios de ces pays abordent leur modes de fonctionnement, probl茅matiques etc..

Evidemment, le salon de la radio, c’est aussi bien des “ateliers” que des stands o霉 des produits,聽 li茅s au monde de la radio, sont expos茅s.聽 Que ce soit du mat茅riel, des logiciels, des programmes, PAD … Bref tout ce qui concerne et touche de pr猫s le monde de l’audio ( le monde de l’audio-visuel aussi puisque certaines radios, certains programmes pourraient 锚tre聽 film茅s et post茅s en podcast ” rerun” ( reprise)聽 vid茅o)

 

Pr茅 programme 2020

SOPHIA LOREN ( English/ French/ Italian)


Dans le cadre des articles que nous 茅crivons ou retranscrivons 脿 partir de sources connues ( comme Wikipedia ), nous avons choisi de reprendre la carri猫re artistique et la vie d’une actrice, d’une star italienne qui a crev茅 les 茅crans de Hollywood les ann茅es 50 60 et au del脿… SOPHIA LOREN

Une actrice italienne qui parle aussi bien la langue anglaise/ am茅ricaine que la langue fran莽aise.

La beaut茅, le talent artistique n’a jamais emp锚ch茅 qu’elle ait aussi une culture, 茅ducation et richesse linguistique.

La vie de Sophia Loren , des photos, des vid茅os ( en langue italienne, Anglaise et interviews en langue Fran莽aise ) plus bas dans cet article.

Sachez que vous pouvez traduire aussi bien le site , que les articles via les applications et boutons sur notre site, pour un meilleur confort de lecture
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As part of articles we write or retranscribe from known sources (as Wikipedia), we chose to “talke” about聽 the artistic career and the life of an actress, an Italian star , a Hollywood star also of the 50s, 60s and 70s . Still star today and a Hollywood Icon

An Italian actress who speaks English and American as well as French.

The beauty mixed to the artistic talent added to her culture, education and linguistic skills.

The life of Sophia Loren, photos, videos (in Italian, English and French language interviews) further down in this article.

To precise :聽 that you can translate the website as well as聽 the articles via the applications and buttons on our website, for a better聽 comfort in the language you prefer.


 

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Sofia Villani Scicolone born 20 September 1934), known professionally as Sophia Loren is an Italian film actress and singer. She is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age 16 in 1950. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, until her five-picture contract with Paramount in 1956 launched her international career. Notable film appearances around this time include The Pride and the Passion, Houseboat, and It Started in Naples.

 

Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women (1961); Loren’s performance earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first thespian to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance.

She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress: Two Women; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963); Marriage Italian Style (1964) (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); Sunflower (1970); The Voyage (1974); and A Special Day (1977).

After starting a family in the early 1970s, Loren chose to make only occasional film appearances. Most recently, she has appeared in American films such as Grumpier Old Men (1995) and Nine (2009).

 

Aside from the Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991.

In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements, one of many such awards. In 1999, Loren was named by the American Film Institute the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, and she is currently the only living actress on the list.

Sofia Villani Scicolone was born on 20 September 1934 in the Clinica Regina Margherita in Rome, Italy, 聽the daughter of Romilda Villani (1910鈥1991) and Riccardo Scicolone, a construction engineer of noble descent (Loren wrote in her autobiography that she is entitled to call herself the Marquess of Licata Scicolone Murillo).

Loren’s father Riccardo Scicolone refused to marry Villani, 聽leaving the piano teacher and aspiring actress without financial support. Loren met with her father three times, at age five, age seventeen and in 1976 at his deathbed, citing that she forgave him but had never forgotten the abandonment of her mother.

Loren’s parents had another child together, her sister Maria, in 1938. Loren has two younger paternal half-brothers, Giuliano and Giuseppe. Romilda, Sofia, and Maria lived with Loren’s grandmother in Pozzuoli, near Naples.

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During the Second World War, the harbour and munitions plant in Pozzuoli was a frequent bombing target of the Allies. During one raid, as Loren ran to the shelter, she was struck by shrapnel and wounded in the chin. After that, the family moved to Naples, where they were taken in by distant relatives.

After the war, Loren and her family returned to Pozzuoli. Loren’s grandmother Luisa opened a pub in their living room, selling homemade cherry liquor. Romilda Villani played the piano, Maria sang, and Loren waited on tables and washed dishes. The place was popular with the American GIs stationed nearby.

At age 15, Loren as Sofia Lazzaro entered the Miss Italia 1950 beauty pageant and was assigned as Candidate #2, being one to the four sharing contestants representing the Lazio region.

She was selected as one of the last three finalists and won the title of 鈥淢iss Elegance 1950鈥 , while Liliana Cardinale won the title of 鈥淢iss Cinema鈥 and Anna Maria Bugliari won the grand title of Miss Italia. She returned in 2001 as president of the jury for the 61st edition of the pageant. In 2010, Loren crowned the 71st Miss Italia pageant winner.

 

1951鈥1953 as Sofia Scicolone, and as Sofia Lazzaro

At age 17, as Sofia Lazzaro, she enrolled in acting class and was selected as an uncredited extra in Mervyn LeRoy’s 1951 film Quo Vadis (1951), filmed when she was 17 years old.

 

That same year, she appeared in Italian film Era lui… s矛! s矛!, where she played an odalisque, and was credited as Sofia Lazzaro. She appeared in several bit parts and minor roles in the early part of the decade, including the La Favorita (1952).

 

1953鈥1970 as Sophia Loren

Carlo Ponti changed her name and public image to appeal to a wider audience as Sophia Loren, being a twist on the name of the Swedish actress M盲rta Tor茅n and suggested by Goffredo Lombardo. Her first starring role was in Aida (1953), for which she received critical acclaim.

After playing the lead role in Two Nights with Cleopatra (1953), her breakthrough role was in The Gold of Naples (1954), directed by Vittorio De Sica. Too Bad She’s Bad, also released in 1954, and (La Bella Mugnaia) (1955) became the first of many films in which Loren co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni.

Over the next three years, she acted in many films, including Scandal in Sorrento, Lucky to Be a Woman, Boy on a Dolphin, Legend of the Lost and The Pride and the Passion.

 

Loren became an international film star following her five-picture contract with Paramount Pictures in 1958.

Among her films at this time were Desire Under the Elms with Anthony Perkins, based upon the Eugene O’Neill play; Houseboat, a romantic comedy co-starring Cary Grant; and George Cukor’s Heller in Pink Tights, in which she appeared as a blonde for the first time.

 

In 1960, she starred in Vittorio De Sica’s Two Women, a stark, gritty story of a mother who is trying to protect her 12-year-old daughter in war-torn Italy.

The two end up gang-raped inside a church as they travel back to their home city following cessation of bombings there.

Originally cast as the daughter, Loren fought against type and was eventually cast as the mother (actress Eleonora Brown would portray the daughter). Loren’s performance earned her many awards, including the Cannes Film Festival’s best performance prize, and an Academy Award for Best Actress, the first major Academy Award for a non-English-language performance or to an Italian actress.

She won 22 international awards for Two Women. The film was extremely well received by critics and a huge commercial success.

Though proud of this accomplishment, Loren did not show up to this award, citing fear of fainting at the award ceremony.

Nevertheless, Cary Grant telephoned her in Rome the next day to inform her of the Oscar award.[citation needed]

 

During the 1960s, Loren was one of the most popular actresses in the world, and continued to make films in the United States and Europe, starring with prominent leading men. In 1964, her career reached its pinnacle when she received $1 million to appear in The Fall of the Roman Empire.

In 1965, she received a second Academy Award nomination for her performance in Marriage Italian-Style.

 

Drawing of Loren by Nicholas Volpe after she won an Oscar for Two Women (1961)

Among Loren’s best-known films of this period are Samuel Bronston’s epic production of El Cid (1961) with Charlton Heston, The Millionairess (1960) with Peter Sellers,

It Started in Naples (1960) with Clark Gable, Vittorio De Sica’s triptych Yesterday,

Today and Tomorrow (1963) with Marcello Mastroianni,

Peter Ustinov’s Lady L (1965) with Paul Newman,

the 1966 classic Arabesque with Gregory Peck, and Charlie Chaplin’s final film

, A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) with Marlon Brando.

Loren received four Golden Globe Awards between 1964 and 1977 as “World Film Favorite 鈥 Female”

1970鈥1988

Loren worked less after becoming a mother. During the next decade, most of her roles were in Italian features.

During the 1970s, she was paired with Richard Burton in the last De Sica-directed film, The Voyage (1974), and a remake of the film Brief Encounter (1974).

The film had its premiere on US television on 12 November 1974 as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC. In 1976, she starred in The Cassandra Crossing.

It fared extremely well internationally, and was a respectable box office success in US market.

She co-starred with Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola’s A Special Day (1977). This movie was nominated for 11 international awards such as two Oscars (best actor in leading role, best foreign picture).

It won a Golden Globe Award and a C茅sar Award for best foreign movie. Loren’s performance was awarded with a David di Donatello Award, the seventh in her career. The movie was extremely well received by American reviewers and became a box office hit.

Following this success, Loren starred in an American thriller Brass Target.

This movie received mixed reviews, although it was moderately successful in the United States and internationally.

In 1978, she won her fourth Golden Globe for “world film favorite”.

Other movies of this decade were Academy award nominee Sunflower (1970), which was a critical success, and Arthur Hiller’s Man of La Mancha (1972), which was a critical and commercial failure despite being nominated for several awards, including two Golden Globes. O’Toole and James Coco were nominated for two NBR awards, in addition the NBR listed Man of La Mancha in its best ten pictures of 1972 list.

In 1980, after the international success of the biography Sophia Loren: Living and Loving, Her Own Story by A. Hotchner, Loren portrayed herself and her mother in a made-for-television biopic adaptation of her autobiography, Sophia Loren: Her Own Story. Ritza Brown and Chiara Ferrari each portrayed the younger Loren.

In 1981, she became the first female celebrity to launch her own perfume, ‘Sophia’, and a brand of eyewear soon followed.

In 1982, while in Italy, she made headlines after serving an 18-day prison sentence on tax evasion charges 鈥 a fact that failed to hamper her popularity or career.

In fact, Bill Moore, then employed at Pickle Packers International advertising department, sent her a pink pickle-shaped trophy for being “the prettiest lady in the prettiest pickle”. In 2013, the supreme court of Italy cleared her of the charges.

She acted infrequently during the 1980s and in 1981 turned down the role of Alexis Carrington in the television series Dynasty.

Although she was set to star in 13 episodes of CBS’s Falcon Crest in 1984 as Angela Channing’s half-sister Francesca Gioberti, negotiations fell through at the last moment and the role went to Gina Lollobrigida instead. Loren preferred devoting more time to raising her sons.

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Later career

In 1991, Loren received the Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to world cinema and was declared “one of the world cinema’s treasures”. In 1995, she received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

She presented Federico Fellini with his honorary Oscar in April 1993. In 2009, Loren stated on Larry King Live that Fellini had planned to direct her in a film shortly before his death in 1993.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Loren was selective about choosing her films and ventured into various areas of business, including cookbooks, eyewear, jewelry, and perfume.

She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Robert Altman’s film Ready to Wear (1994), co-starring Julia Roberts.

In 1994, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.

In Grumpier Old Men (1995), Loren played a femme fatale opposite Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, and Ann-Margret.

The film was a box-office success and became Loren’s biggest US hit in years.

At the 20th Moscow International Film Festival in 1997, she was awarded an Honorable Prize for contribution to cinema. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Loren among the greatest female stars of Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

In 2001, Loren received a Special Grand Prix of the Americas Award at the Montreal World Film Festival for her body of work.She filmed two projects in Canada during this time: the independent film Between Strangers (2002), directed by her son Edoardo and co-starring Mira Sorvino, and the television miniseries Lives of the Saints (2004).

In 2009, after five years off the set and 14 years since she starred in a prominent US theatrical film, Loren starred in Rob Marshall’s film version of Nine, based on the Broadway musical that tells the story of a director whose midlife crisis causes him to struggle to complete his latest film;

he is forced to balance the influences of numerous formative women in his life, including his deceased mother. Loren was Marshall’s first and only choice for the role.

The film also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Pen茅lope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, and Nicole Kidman. As a part of the cast, she received her first nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2010, Loren played her own mother in a two-part Italian television miniseries about her early life, directed by Vittorio Sindoni with Margareth Mad猫 as Loren, entitled La Mia Casa 脠 Piena di Specchi , based on the memoir by her sister Maria.

In July 2013, Loren made her film comeback in an Italian adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play The Human Voice (La Voce Umana), which charts the breakdown of a woman who is left by her lover 鈥 with her youngest son, Edoardo Ponti, as director.

Filming took under a month during July in various locations in Italy, including Rome and Naples. It was Loren’s first significant feature film since Nine.

Loren received a star on 16 November 2017, at Almeria Walk of Fame due to his intervention in Bianco, rosso e…. She received the Almer铆a Tierra de Cine award.

In September 1999, Loren filed a lawsuit against 79 adult websites for posting altered nude photos of her on the internet.

Loren is a Roman Catholic. Her primary residence has been in Geneva, Switzerland, since late 2006. She also owns homes in Naples and Rome.

Loren is an ardent fan of the football club S.S.C. Napoli. In May 2007, when the team was third in Serie B, she (then age 72) told the Gazzetta dello Sport that she would do a striptease if the team won.

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Affair with Cary Grant

Loren and Cary Grant co-starred in Houseboat (1958). Grant’s wife Betsy Drake wrote the original script, and Grant originally intended that she would star with him.

After he began an affair with Loren while filming The Pride and the Passion (1957), Grant arranged for Loren to take Drake’s place with a rewritten script for which Drake did not receive credit.

The affair ended in bitterness before The Pride and the Passion’s filming ended, causing problems on the Houseboat set.

Grant hoped to resume the relationship, but Loren agreed to marry Carlo Ponti, instead.

Marriage and family

Loren first met Ponti in 1950, when she was 16 and he was 37.

Though Ponti had been long separated from his first wife, Giuliana, he was not legally divorced when Loren married him by proxy (two male lawyers stood in for them) in Mexico on 17 September 1957.

The couple had their marriage annulled in 1962 to escape bigamy charges, but continued to live together.

In 1965, they became French citizens after their application was approved by then French President Georges Pompidou. Ponti then obtained a divorce from Giuliana in France, allowing him to marry Loren on 9 April 1966.

They had two children, Carlo Ponti Jr., born on 29 December 1968, and Edoardo Ponti, born on 6 January 1973.Loren’s daughters-in-law are Sasha Alexander and Andrea Meszaros. Loren has four grandchildren. Loren remained married to Carlo Ponti until his death on 10 January 2007 of pulmonary complications.

sophia loren and Carlo Ponti

In 1962, Loren’s sister Maria married the youngest son of Benito Mussolini, Romano, with whom she had two daughters, Alessandra, a national conservative Italian politician, and Elisabetta.