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Italian film and Oscar-winning actress Sophia Loren, who underwent emergency surgery after falling in the bathroom of her home in Switzerland, gave an update on her medical condition and thanked everyone who cared for her. "I thank everyone for their affection and concern for me," she said. "I'm doing better, I just need to go through rehabilitation and give myself time to rest." Lauren, 89, suffered several severe fractures in various parts of her hip and femur.
Lauren was born Sophia Villani Schicolone in Rome on September 20, 1934. She has a long and successful career, and is considered one of the most prominent representatives of both Italian and Hollywood cinema. At the age of 15, she participated in the beauty queen contest of Italy and then enrolled in acting studies and began her film career at the age of 16. She won numerous awards, including two Academy Awards: Best Actress in 1962 for her role in Vittorio De Sica's La Chuchara, an award considered groundbreaking because it was the first time an actor or actress had won this award for a non-English role. and an honorary award for her contribution to the world of cinema in 1991.
She also acted in the films "Quo Vadis", "Anna", "Scandal in Sorrento", "Pride and Passion", "Passion in the Shadow of the Trees", "The Love Boat", "The Black Orchid", "It Started in Naples", "The Millionaire", "A Scent of Scandal", "El Cid", "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", "Italian-Style Marriage", "Judith", "The Countess of Hong Kong", "Sunflower Field", "Special Day", "General in the Crosshairs", "Something to Wear" and "Mad About Love". In 2021, her career resumed with an acclaimed performance in the film "All Life Before Him" directed by her son, Eduardo Ponti.
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