Italian acting legend is honored for her life's work

The Italian actress Sophia Loren will be honored with the European Culture Award for her life’s work on 20 October 2019 at the Vienna State Opera. She is regarded as the ambassador of her Italian homeland, as a cineaste legend. The award honors Sophia Loren’s unique life’s work in international film.

A strong woman who has achieved extraordinary things with her irresistible charisma, her great talent and her incorruptible character. As an actress, she has left her mark on generations and as a special ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), she has for decades been primarily concerned with the fate of refugees. The laudation will be held by her son Carlo Ponti jr. The top-class European Cultural Award Gala will be presented by HALLMANN HOLDING International Investment GmbH..

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