LAS VEGAS (Dec. 7, 2015) – Award winning, Italian icon and actress Sophia Loren will grace the stage at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas on Saturday, March 26. Loren will treat fans to an unforgettable night of firsthand, personal accounts including such topics as her life in Italy, film career and private memories. Guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions for the actress through a moderator and to be answered by Loren herself on stage.
Loren, born Sophia Scicolone in Rome, started her career when she entered a beauty pageant at the age of 14, which caught the eye of producer Carlo Ponti, who would sign her to a contract and later become her husband. Her talents as an actress were not recognized until her performance as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s “Two Women.” Loren’s performance earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1962 and made her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress, the most ever received.
In addition to her Academy Award, Loren has won a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award and the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievements.
Loren was part of the opening ceremony of The Venetian Las Vegas when the hotel and casino debuted in 1999, launching the first gondola with a bottle of champagne accompanied by Las Vegas Sands Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer, Sheldon G. Adelson.
“To say Sophia Loren is iconic, glamourous, talented and elegant is a great understatement,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and The Sands Expo. “These adjectives do not begin to do justice to the radiating woman we all know and love. We can’t wait to have Ms. Loren back with us to wow fans with her one-of-a-kind evening in The Venetian Theatre.”