CHRONICLES
1997






Soleil

French poster


Frau im Spiegel (Germany)
03/07/97


Moscow Film Festival / De Niro
Moscow

29/07/97


Soleil premiere
Paris

Photo: Alain Benainous
03/06/97


Evita premiere
Munich
25/03/97


Grand Hotel (Italy)
05/09/97


Festival Press Conference
Moscow
Photo: Oleg Lastochkin
29/07/97


MOVIE PREMIERES


FRANCE
Soleil
Paris, June 11

ARGENTINA
Soleil
Mar del Plata Film Festival, November 22


AWARDS & ACCOLADES


Dame Sophia (Italy)
Title of Cavaliere di Gran Croce, Rome, March.

Moscow International Film Festival (Russia)
Silver St. George Award for her contribution to world cinema, July 29.

Shape magazine (USA)
Shape magazine rates Sophia among top ten Sexiest Women in the World after conducting a survey among 4000 women.

Mar del Plata Film Festival (Argentina)
Lifetime Achievement Award.


Treccani Enciclopedia (Italy)
Sophia comes first in the Magnificent Ten list of best Italian actresses in the new edition of the Treccani Enciclopedia. She is followed by Anna Magnani and Gina Lollobrigida.



ENDORSEMENTS


Zyloware

Desserts by David Glass Inc.
Hartford dessert maker David Glass introduces the Ultimate Sophia Loren Luscious Italian Almond Cake without Sophia's prior agreement.  Glass's famous cake is sold on his Internet site, through retail outlets and is served in select American restaurants and airlines.

Gran Caffè Ferrero
Sophia accepts to endorse Gruppo Ferrero' new product, an iced coffee called Gran Caffè Ferrero, to be released in the fall.
The project is abandoned.

Porcelanosa - October
Godmother and guest of honor, opposite Porcelanosa's image sponsor Isabel Preysler, for the opening of a new ceramic shop in Bologna.


PUBLIC APPEARANCES


Dame Sophia - March
Sophia is awarded in March the title of Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica italian by the Italian president Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. The "Knight of the Great Cross" title is the highest honor for a woman in Italy. Carlo is made a knight during the same ceremony. Public opposition comes from Italian consumers's rights association (CODACONS) because Sophia had a criminal record. Sophia finally keeps the title and Lazio' justice court apologizes.

Evita Premiere
- March 25

Sophia attends the premiere of Evita Premiere in Munich, Germany.

Soleil Premiere - June 6
Sophia and Roger Hanin attend the premiere of Soleil in Paris.

Moscow International Film Festival - July
Sophia attends the Moscow International Film Festival where she receives the Silver St. George Award for her contribution to world cinema. "I don't want this award for what I have done," says Sophia, "but rather for everything I have yet to do."

Midora International Fair - August 29-30
Sophia is godmother of the famous German jewelry fair in Leipzig, held at the baroque palace Alte Handelsborse.

Mar del Plata Film Festival - November 22
Sophia attends the closing gala of 13th edition of the Mar del Plata Film Festival, in Argentina, where the film Soleil is presented.

Motor Show di Bologna - December 6
Sophia is a special guest at the evening gala organized by Land Rover Italia during the Bologna Motor Show.

Gala for Poor Children - December 7
Sophia attends a charity gala for poor children in Berlin.


MAGAZINE COVERS


Frau im Spiegel, Grand Hotel, Telewijzer


TV SHOWS


Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style
Broadcast of the documentary on Biography channel on March 17.

EDITOR'S NOTES


Elisabetta Mussolini's Wedding - July 26
Sophia's engagement at the Moscow Film Festival prevents her from attending the wedding of her niece Elisabetta to Andrea Santoboni, in Rome at San Lorenzo in Lucina basilica.

Photo session
Moscow
Photo: Gende-Rote
07/97


Sophia Loren:
Actress Italian Style


Armani Fashion Show
Milan
Photo: Richard Young
08/10/97


Moscow Film Festival
Press Conference

01/07/97


Soleil premiere
Paris

Photo: Stéphane Cardinale
03/06/97


Getting ready for TV Show
Spain

19/12/97


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