Sophia Loren, Best Actress 1961: MovieMonday.com

TWO WOMEN (Drama - NR)

Sophia Loren won the Best Actress award for playing the mother futilely trying to protect her 13 year-old daughter against the horrors of war.


ABOUT SOPHIA LOREN (1934 - )

Italian leading lady who's real name was Sophia Scicoloni.

Married to Italian film producer Carlo Ponti.

With TWO WOMEN, Sophia Loren became the first actress to win a Best Actress Award for a foreign-language film.

Sophia Loren received another Best Actress Nomination for:

MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE (64)

In 1990 Sophia Loren received an Honorary Award, as one of the genuine treasures of world cinema who, in a career rich with memorable performances, has added permanent luster to our art form.

Her other credits include:

THE SIGN OF VENUS
ATTILA
THE GOLD OF NAPLES
WOMAN OF THE RIVER
THE MILLER'S WIFE
TO BE A WOMAN
THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION
BOY ON A DOLPHIN
LEGEND OF THE LOST
DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS
THE KEY
BLACK ORCHID
HELLER IN PINK TIGHTS
EL CID
FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
OPERATION CROSSBOW
ARABESQUE
A COUNTESS FROM HONG KONG
GHOSTS ITALIAN STYLE
SUNFLOWER
MAN OF LA MANCHA
LADY LIBERTY
THE VOYAGE
THE CASSANDRA CROSSING
BRASS TARGET
FIREPOWER
ANGELA
GRUMPIER OLD MEN
MESSAGES
SOLEIL
FRANCESCA E NUNZIATA
BETWEEN STRANGERS

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