CHRONICLES
2004



"After more than 50 years in the business, Sophia Loren remains the standard for beauty and elegance by which it seems
every actress is measured by." –  Seamus O'Regan.




Too Much Romance set
Photo: Gianni Riccio
03/04


Too Much Romance
Italian poster


Too Much Romance set
Photo: Gianni Riccio
03/04


Gala magazine Anniversary
Hamburg
Photo: Marcus Brandt
21/04/04


Truffo dell'anno
Barolo
Photo: Bruno Murialdo
14/11/04


Wetten Das...?
Berlin
Photo: Sven Simon
02/10/04


TIM campaign
Publicity



La Scala Opera House
Milan
Photo: Giuseppe Cacace
07/12/04


Gente (Italy)
29/04/04


Armani Restrospective
Rome
Photo: Dario Pignatelli
28/09/04


FILMS AND FILMING


Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers
Italy, March - April


MOVIE PREMIERES


ITALY
Lives of the Saints
Canale 5, Italy, Sep. 20- 21 (La terra del ritorno)
Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers
Capri (Capri Festival) December 27. (Peperoni ripieni e pesci in faccia)

USA
Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers
New Italian Cinema Events, San Francisco, November 14

FRANCE
Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers
Cannes Film Market, May

Le Progrès - Lyon - 13-06-2004 - 289 mots
ITALIENNES Sophia et Ornella Deux somptueuses stars italiennes à l'affiche de « Vendredi et Robinson » de Yvan Le Moine d'après le roman de Michel Tournier : Sophia Loren et Ornella Muti



AWARDS & ACCOLADES


 Tartufo dell'anno (Italy)
Alba White Truffle National Fair, Barolo, November 13

Heat Magazine (UK)
  Sophia makes Heat magazine's list of the 100 most naturally beautiful women of all time


ENDORSEMENTS


Zyloware


TIM Campaign
- February

Sophia films a publicity spot on January 29 for the cell phone company TIM at the Teatro Nazionale di Milano, which is broadcast on Italian TV networks for the first time on February 4.
* * *  Watch the vdeo * * *

 
MSC Opera - June 26
Ship christening for MSC Cruises, Genoa.


PUBLIC APPEARANCES


Telekamere Award
- January 15

 Sophia flies to Warsaw, Poland, where she attends the Telekamere Award event for the second time.

Armani's Collections - February 23
Sophia, Ornella Muti and Tina Turner are among front-row guests for the presentation of Armani's Collections of Fall-Winter 2004-2005 in Milan.

Telegatti Award - April 6
Award night in Milan at the Mazda Palace.

Gala Magazine Anniversary - April 21
10th Anniversary of German magazine Gala in Hamburg.

Giorgio Armani: Ritrospettiva - May 5
Sophia attends the Giorgio Armani: Ritrospettiva exhibit at the Terme Di Diocleziano Museum which features the designer's work since the late 1970's until 2003. The exhibit was first presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2000. Sophia has worn almost exclusively Armani's creations for ten years.

Lives of the Saints Promotion - June
Sophia is in Toronto to help promote the Lives of the Saints production during CTV's annual fall launch gala.

MSC Opera - June 26
Sophia christens new cruise ship in Genoa and then spends a day in beautiful Portofino. MSC Opera is the second MSC Cruises' ship for which Sophia serves as official godmother.

Miss Italia nel Mondo - June 29
Sophia is in Salsomaggiore Terme acting as godmother of Miss Italia nel Mondo where she crowns the winner Silvana Santarella Arellano from Venezuela.

Imagine 2004 Fund-Raiser - July 31
Sophia attends charity event at the Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery in Healdburg, CA with son Carlo, Jr. and the RNO performing. During the live auction Carlo auctions off a dinner for two cooked by his mom at her ranch in Hidden Valley for $40,000. The lot is so popular, six couples are let in on the deal, netting $240,000.

Lives of the Saints Photocall - September 7
Rome photo call for Lives of the Saints in Rome's Hotel de la Ville featuring Sophia Loren and Sabrina Ferilli. Composer and friend Armando Trovajoli is also present and plays « Tanti auguri a te » for Sophia who turns 70 a few days later.

Venice Film Festival - September 11
As Venice Film Festival's godmother Sophia presents English director Mike Leigh the Leone d'Oro as best movie with "Vera Drake".

Carlo, Jr.'s Wedding - September 18
Sophia and Carlo, with some friends and family members (Maria, Giorgio Armani and her niece Roberta, Carla Fendi, Anna Strasberg, Nolan Miller, Gigi Giuliani) attend the wedding of their son Carlo, Jr. and violonist Andrea Mészáros on September 18 at St. Steven's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. Sophia also celebrates her 70th birthday in the Hungarian capital. For the occasion, five kilograms of white truffles and several cases of wine all coming from Alba are sent for both celebration at the Akade'miai klub Budapest. 

Armani's Spring-Summer collection - September 28
Sophia attends the pressentation of Armani's Spring-Summer collection in Milan.

Tartufo dell'anno - November 13
Sophia receives the Trufo dell'anno (Truffle of the Year) from the Alba White Truffle National Fair in the Barolo region. According to a long tradition, every year the best truffle is given to a world celebrity. Rita Hayworth, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth, Charles De Gaulle, Pope Paul VI, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Luciano Pavarotti and Gérard Depardieu have all received a Truffle of the Year in the past.

Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers - November 14
Sophia attends the premiere of Too Much Romance... It's Time for Stuffed Peppers at the New Italian Cinema Events in San Francisco.

Bambi Awards - November 18
Sophia is at the 56th Bambi Awards presented at Hamburg's Theater im Hafen. Sophia has been German's favorite for a long time winning a Bambi Award eight times in her career.

 The MSC Opera - December 2
 
Sophia is at press reception for at the end of the inaugural transatlantic sailing of MSC Opera at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  La Scala Opera House - December 7
Sophia spends the evening with designer and friend Giorgio Armani at La Scala opera house in Milan, during the official inauguration for the reopening of the restored opera to its former glory after a sumptuous 61 million euro makeover. Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts "Europa Rinconosciuta", the opera with which the house was inaugurated 226 years earlier. Sophia wears a 1370-diamond Vulcania necklace masterpiece signed by Damiani and a black sheath dress especially designed for her by friend and designer Armani.


MAGAZINE COVERS


Chi, Film TV, Freizeit Revue, Freizeit Spass, Gala, Gente Mese, Hola, Life, Nous Deux, Oggi, Sun Television, Vanity Fair.


TV SHOWS


Interview with Vincenzo Mollica in September broadcast on Italian TV.

Cercando Sofia - September
Broadcast of documentary Cercando Sofia
 on Italian Rai Uno network to coincide with Sophia's 70th birthday.


Wetten, Dass...? - October 2
 Sophia takes part in the 150th broadcast of the German TV show Wetten, Dass...? ('Let's Bet...?') by showmaster Thomas Gottschalk during a live transmission in Berlin. The show, which has celebrity contestants betting on whether outlandish feats can be performed or not, is one of Germany's most popular programs. Sophia appeared on the same show in October 1999.

Larry King Live - December 2
Sophia and her son Edoardo are Larry King's guests on CNN with an encore presentation on December.


EDITOR'S NOTES


Peter and the Wolf
- February 8

The Russian National Orchestra recording of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, featuring Sophia and ex-American president Bill Clinton as narrators, wins a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Introductory remarks are provided by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Edoardo Detained - September 17
The night prior to the Carlo, Jr.'s wedding, Sophia's other son, Edoardo, is detained by Hungarian police during several hours for what could be misbehavior due to alcohol. He is released right away when the authorities realize who he is.

MSC Opera
Genoa

Photo: Philippe Allard
26/06/04


Bambi Awards
Hamburg

Photo: Fabrizio Bensch
18/11/04


Lives of the Saints photocall
Rome

Photo: Riccardo Musacchio
07/09/04


Lives of the Saints
Italian publicity


Venice Film Festival
Photo: Claudio Onorati
11/09/04


Hola (Spain)
16/09/04


Carlo, Jr.'s Wedding
Budapest

Photo: Attila Kisbenedeck
18/09/04


Too Much Time for Romance
American poster


MSC Opera Press Conference
Port Everglades
02/12/04


Vanity Fair (Italy)
Cover: Michel Comte
24/02/04


Armani Restrospective
Rome
28/09/04


Photo Session
Photo: Gabriela Meros
10/04


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