Sophia Loren

AFI Fest to pay tribute to 'timeless' actress Sophia Loren

AFI Fest to pay tribute to 'timeless' actress Sophia Loren

Meet the face of this year's AFI Fest: Sophia Loren, the Academy Award-winning actress and Italian bombshell, will receive a tribute at the film festival and grace its promotional materials via a striking photograph from the summer of 1965.

A celebration will be held Nov. 12 in Hollywood and will feature a 50th anniversary screening of the newly restored "Marriage Italian Style," for which Loren earned an Oscar nomination; a conversation with the actress about her career; and a presentation of her son Edoardo Ponti's recent short "The Human Voice," in which she appears.

Loren, 79, got her start in a series of 1950s Italian films and burst onto American...

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