Istanbul Film Festival
Istanbul, Turkey
Photo: Mustafa Ozer

Sophia Loren
by Italo Moscati
Cover: Tazio Secchiaroli

Marina d'Or Golf
Oropesa del Mar

Photo: Domenech Castello

Honorary Citizenship

Photo: Cristiano Laruffa

Honorary Citizenship
Photo: Salvatore Laporta

Vogue (Germany)
Cover: Sante D'Orazio


Photo: Margaret Gibbons

Armani Collections
Photo: Greg Kessler


Lives of the Saints
CTV network, Canada, January 2-3


International Istanbul Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award, Istanbul, April 1

Golden Heart Award (Russia)
Award for "service to the highest ideals of humanity",
ITAR-TASS News Agency, Moscow, May 19

Town of Pozzuoli (Italy)
Honorary citizenship, Pozzuoli, June 20
Civitas Award, June 22

Province of Rome (Italy)
Provincia Capitale prize. Rome, October 14

AARP The Magazine's 2005 Hot Fifty List (USA)
The Sexy Hall of Fame, May


Photo session in Rome for the 25th anniversary of Sophia Loren's eyewear collection by Zyloware.

Marina d'Or Golf - June 9
Sophia travels to Oropesa del Mar, Spain, to promote a real estate project called Marina d'Or Golf where more than 1000 people are invited for the ceremonies.


International Istanbul Film Festival - April 1
Sophia receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening of the 24th International Istanbul Film Festival. Sophia is actually a late stand-in for French actress Emmanuelle Béart, who refused to come in protest against Turkish policemen brutalizing participants at a rally on May 8 International Women's Day.

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
- April 30

Sophia attends the inauguration of the 68th Maggio Musicale opera festival at the Teatro comunale in Florence. Zubin Mehta conducts La Tosca in an evening tribute to lyric soprano Renata Tabaldi, who, incidently, had dubbed Sophia's voice in 1953's Aida.

Golden Heart Award - May 19
Sophia attends a press conference in Moscow at the ITAR-TASS news agency building where she receives the international Golden Heart Award "for service to the highest ideals of humanity".
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Town of Pozzuoli - June 20
Sophia returns to her Italian home town Pozzuoli where she is presented with a blue band representing honorary citizenship from the local Mayor and regional governor at the Palazzo Migliaresi. She breaks into tears during the ceremony saying in Neapolitan « e c'aggia fa? » (what can I do). She also receives two days later the Civitas Award during the Watershow event where she is joined by her son Edoardo who flew in with no prior notice from Los Angeles.

Giorgio Armani Show - September 28
Tina Turner, Ornella Muti and Sophia are front-row guests at the Giorgio Armani Show for Spring-Summer 2006 during Milan Fashion Week.

Maggio Musicale - October 1
Sophia attends Carlo, Jr.'s debut concert in Italy at the opening of the new season of the Maggio Musicale Orchestra at the Teatro Comunale in Florence. The orchestra performs Rossini's Barber of Seville Overture and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony which earns Carlo Jr. an intense and prolonged ovation from the audience, making Sophia the proudest mother in the world.

Provincia Capitale Prize - October 14
Sophia is at the 135th Anniversary of the Province of Rome which is held
at the Auditorium Pio on Via della Conciliazione. Sophia, star of the evening, is presented the Provincia Capitale prize by Enrico Gasbarra, president of the Province of Rome. Sophia is quoted as saying: "My heart beats like a drum. I am truly honored to receive this prize. I shall keep it next to the two Oscars which are very important awards. I thank you for
your warm welcome.".

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - October 25
Sophia attends the last of the inaugural cycle of concerts at the Palau
de les Arts in Valencia where the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,
conducted by Zubin Mehta, performs Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, including the Ode to Joy, which is now known as the official national anthem of the European Union.


Frau im Spiegel Legenden, Star Week, Television, TV Guide, Vogue, Weekend.


Sophia Loren: l'ultima diva
Italo Moscati's book is published in Italy on September 30.


Romano Mussolini's Death
- February 3

Funeral service of Romano Mussolini, ex-husband of Sophia's sister Maria, at the Santi Angeli Custodi church in Rome on February 6. Sophia's niece and daughter of Romano, Alessandra, attends the service but both Sophia and Maria are absent.

Nevermore Poster Campaign
Sophia begins legal action to stop a poster campaign launched by the National Alliance featuring a still from La Ciociara with the slogan "mai più" (never again) referring to sexual violence to women.

From Sofia to Sophia - June 18
  An exhibit called Da Sofia a Sophia, which is presented by collector Vincenzo Gaudino, opens at the Palazzo Migliaresi in Pozzuoli, just a few days prior to Sophia's visit to her home town. Sophia visits the exhibit during her stay.

Birthday Gift from Fiat - September 20
  Lapo Elkann, Fiat's head of brand promotion gives Sophia for her 71st birthday a brand new Grande Punto accompanied with a bunch of red roses.

Sophia Wax Statue -
  Sophia's statue, depicting a scene from La Ciociara and introduced to the Buena Park's Movieland Wax Museum in 1963, is transfered to San Francisco Wax Museum where it can be seen in the "Sermon of the Mount" section.

Provincia Capitale Award
Photo: Franco Origlia

Provincia Capitale Award
Photo: Franco Origlia

Star Week (Canada)

Lives of the Saints

Television (Canada)

La Ciociara poster
banned by Sophia
Photo: Franco Franceschi

TV Guide (Canada)

Armani Collection

Photo: Sante D'Orazio

2004 Sophia Loren Chronicles 2006

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