CHRONICLES
1991




Honorary Cesar Award
Paris
09/03/91


Honorary Oscar Award
Los Angeles

Photo:
Ralph Dominguez
25/03/91


Woman / ΓΥΝΑΙΚΑ (Greece)
08/91


Toronto Film Festival
09/91


Commemorative Oscar Medal
25/03/91


Romilda's Funeral
05/91


Oggi (Italy)
04/91


Honorary Oscar Award
Los Angeles

Photo:
Ralph Dominguez
25/03/91


MOVIE PREMIERES


CANADA
Sabato, domenica e lunedì
Toronto Film Festival, September 8 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)


AWARDS & ACCOLADES


César Award
(France)

Lifetime Achievement César Award
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, March 9.

 
 
Lifetime Achievement Oscar  (USA)
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, March 25

Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (France)
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (lowest grade), Paris, July 14.

People Weekly's (USA)
Top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, People Weekly.

ENDORSEMENTS


Zyloware

Williams Island


PUBLIC APPEARANCES


Barthet Exhibit - January
Sophia is godmother for Jean Barthet exhibit called "Jeux de transparences, rêves autour d'un parfum" at Hotel Georve-V in Paris where Bibi perfume is also launched.

La Nuit des Césars -
March 9

Sophia receives a special César Award for Lifetime Achievement and also acts as MC during the award ceremony held at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. Celebrations continue at Le Fouquet.

Academy Awards - March 25
Qualified 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", Sophia receives an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, dressed in Valentino black dress, from Gregory Peck, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. "Getting a second Oscar for your career and all that goes through in your mind - why did you get it, why did they give it to you, the ambition and the dedication and the sacrifices - I think it has to be the most wonderful moment of my life. I will never forget it. Never, never, never." She gets the only standing ovation of the evening.

La Nuit des Molières - April 8
Sophia attends the Molière award ceremonies in Paris.

17th Moscow Film Festival - July 1
Sophia makes a quick appearance at the Russian film festival.

Toronto Film Festival - September 8
Sophia is in Toronto for the presentation of Sabato, domenica e lunedì with press conference at Bistro 990.

De Sica Festival - October 2
Sophia attends the screening of La Ciociara at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City during a one-month tribute festival to Italian legend Vittorio De Sica, who directed her in the movie that won her an Oscar for best actress in 1962. "I owe to him more than I can do in this trip to New York for what he has done for my career, for what he has meant to me, for what he has taught me, so that's why I came." (Loren)

Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur - December 19
Named Knight of the Legion of Honor on July 14, Sophia is at the year-end awards ceremony at the Palais de l'Élysée in Paris where she receives from President François Mitterand her award.


MAGAZINE COVERS


Italy
Oggi, Stop, Il Venerdì
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West Germany
Freizeit Revue, Das Goldene Blatt
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Spain

Hola


TV SHOWS


Barbara Walters' Oscar Night
Special - March 25
Short interview on ABC network special presentation for Oscar night.
Watch the video

Support to American Troops in Persian Gulf - April 3
Sophia greets President Bush at Andrews Air Force Base, in Maryland, where she co-hosts a "All-Star Salute to Our Troops" for American CBS television network, a glittering two-hour production that casts Mr. Bush in a heroic light.

Parlami d'amore Mariù - September
Sophia comments on the role Vittorio De Sica had in her career in a RaiUno TV special documentary broadcast.

EDITOR'S NOTES


Carlo, Jr.'s Graduation - May
Sophia, Edoardo and Odile Rodriguez de la Fuente all attend Carlo's graduation ceremony at Pepperdine's Seaver College.

Ciao Mamma
- May 11

While staying at her Geneva home, Sophia decides to visit her ill mother, Romilda Villani, in Rome. Two days later, on May 9, she dies in Sophia's arms at her via Salaria house. "If I had not had that sudden impulse to visit her, she would have died all by herself. I am so happy I was there." Sophia, Carlo and Maria attend the funeral.

Sophia Mugged - August
As she is walking a Rome side street with her sister Maria, Sophia is accosted by a mugger who steals her sister's purse and starts to run. Sophia throws out a leg, tripping the culprit, and she and Maria sit on him until help arrives.

Venice Film Festival - September
The famous Italian festival had planned to have Sophia as godmother for the closing ceremonies but Sophia's request to have her fly from New York to Venice on a private plane makes the festival committee turn to Monica Vitti.

Sophia Missing - September
Sophia is reported missing after being last spotted in Fort Pierce's Taylor Creek, Florida. She is fine and just happened the false alert is due to a floating transmitter that abruptly stopped after being hit.

Christmas in Geneva - December
Sophia spends the Christmas holidays in Geneva with Carlo, Edoardo who flew from Los Angeles, and other family members.

Légion d'honneur
Paris
Photo: Pascal Elkouby
12/91


Das Glodene Blatt (Germany)
08/91



Photo session
Geneva
Photo: Angelo Frontoni


Photo session
Geneva
Photo: Angelo Frontoni


De Sica Festival
New York City

Photo:
Dave Lewis
02/11/91


Barthet Exhibit
Paris

01/91


Honorary Cesar Award
Paris
09/03/91


Moscow Film Festival
Moscow airport
Photo: Nikolay Kmit
01/07/91


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