Sophia Loren blows a kiss at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala in Los Angeles

Sophia Loren, 87, blows a kiss to her adoring fans before being honored at the star-studded opening gala at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles










Sophia Loren was seen blowing a kiss to her adoring fans while attending the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The 87-year-old Hollywood icon was given special honors at the event for her long-running career in the entertainment industry.

After doing some solo shots, Loren happily posed for a photo with her son, Edoardo Ponti, and daughter-in-law, Sasha Alexander.

Kiss Kiss: Sophia Loren was seen blowing a kiss to her adoring fans while attending the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala in Los Angeles on Saturday

Loren wore a beautiful light sequined dress that shone beautifully in the spotlight as she worked the red carpet.

The It Started In Naples actress also wore a pair of shiny flats and carried a small satin purse.

The native of Rome wore a beautiful set of earrings and a single ring that was worn on her left hand.

Her gorgeous dark auburn hair was styled in voluminous curls that fell like a waterfall on her shoulders and the nape of her neck.

Honoree: The 87-year-old Hollywood icon was given a special honor at the event for her long-running career in the entertainment industry

Honoree: The 87-year-old Hollywood icon was given a special honor at the event for her long-running career in the entertainment industry

Prior to the center’s opening to the public, which will take place on September 30, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opening gala will be held.

The director and president of the museum, Bill Kramer, issued a statement via Associated Press where he spoke about the rationale behind the creation of the venue.

He noted that those involved in the opening “are committed to celebrating and promoting the work of film artists, scientists and professional groups through our exhibitions, screenings, programs, collections” and other events.

At the Gala, Loren will receive the Museum’s Visionary Award, which will be given to “artists whose work has advanced cinema.”

High honors: Loren receives the Visionary Award for 'advanced the art of cinema' during the event

High honors: Loren receives the Visionary Award for ‘advanced the art of cinema’ during the event

In particular, the performer has received numerous awards over the past few decades for her work in various films.

In 1961, the actress won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the war drama Two Women.

After receiving the award, the performer became the first actress to take home the Oscar for a performance that was not in the English language.

She also received a similar award for her role in the critically acclaimed feature film at the Cannes Film Festival that year.

Bringing Them In: The actress received critical acclaim for her role in the war drama film Two Women and took home the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1961

Bringing Them In: The actress received critical acclaim for her role in the war drama film Two Women and took home the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1961

Loren was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1964 film Marriage Italian Style, although she lost to Julie Andrews, who starred in Mary Poppins.

In 1991, the Academy chose to honor her with an Honorary Award for Career Achievement for her impressive body of work.

Interview recently published several quotes from the artist’s sit-downs over the years, and previously gave the media outlet her take on what qualified a person as a bona fide performer.

“If you want to be a good actress, you have to experience a lot of things and become very mature and understanding – you have to analyze feelings, whatever you feel inside,” she said.

Making it official: In 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award for Career Achievement from the Academy at the 63rd Annual Oscars

Making it official: In 1991, Loren received an Honorary Award for Career Achievement from the Academy at the 63rd Annual Oscars

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