Hollywood icon Sophia Loren, aged 89, has undergone emergency surgery after a severe fall at her home in Geneva, Switzerland. The star, renowned for her timeless beauty and exceptional talent, suffered multiple fractures to her hip and a femur fracture during the unfortunate incident in her bathroom over the weekend.
Throughout this challenging ordeal, Sophia’s sons, Carlo Jr., 55, and Edoardo, 50, have been steadfastly by her side, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news of her condition was officially communicated by her eponymous restaurant chain’s team, who shared updates on Instagram.
In a statement posted on the restaurant’s social media page, it was revealed that Sophia Loren had successfully undergone surgery with a positive outcome. However, she will require a brief period of recovery followed by an extensive rehabilitation process. The restaurant team expressed relief at the successful surgery and wished her a speedy recovery, drawing an outpouring of support from her devoted fans.
The unfortunate incident has prompted the cancellation of Sophia’s upcoming public engagements, including the opening of a fourth branch of her restaurant chain in Bari, Italy, and the reception of honorary citizenship from the city.
Sophia Loren, a living legend in the film industry, won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1961 for her remarkable performance in “Two Women,” a historic achievement as she became the first actress to secure an Oscar for a non-English language performance. Her cinematic contributions have been celebrated with numerous accolades and she was recently honored as one of the AFI 50 Greatest Movies of Classical Hollywood Cinema, being the only living actress on the list.
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In her illustrious career, Sophia Loren starred in iconic films like “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” (1963) and “Two Women” (1961). Her most recent work was in the 2020 Netflix film “The Life Ahead,” directed by her son Edoardo, which earned her a David di Donatello Award for Best Actress. Speaking about her enduring passion for cinema, Sophia expressed her intention to continue making movies indefinitely.
Sophia Loren’s last public appearance was at the Armani fashion show in Venice during the 80th Venice Film Festival on September 2, where she exuded her signature glamour and timeless charm. The beloved actress once revealed, “Sometimes when I say I’m 86, I don’t believe it. I feel 20,” emphasizing her contentment with aging naturally and embracing her true self.