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Girl in Progress? Eva Mendes Spins Her Wheels

Eva Mendes made a striking first impression in 2001’s Training Day, playing bad cop Denzel Washington’s girlfriend, rising naked and gorgeous from a rumpled bed...

Nine: Not a 10 and Certainly Not an 8-1/2

You (Daniel Day-Lewis) are a famous director scheduled to make your next film. Your producer is throwing money at you; a hundred skilled technicians are ready to...

The Man Sophia Loved

Boris and Natasha. The gangster and his moll. The statuesque babe and the little round man. Beauty and Obese. That double image, like joke figures on a wedding...

Sophia Loren

Some actors know how to act; many women manage to look beautiful; all Italians remember they're from Italy. Sophia Loren — real name Sofia Villani Scicolone —...

Film: Film: How Pedro Rescued Penelope

Penélope Cruz has arrived at the top, thanks, in part, to a bottom. The actress wears the plenteous prosthetic posterior under her 1950s Sophia Loren--inspired...

Lane's Look

What makes a great Oscar frock? A good backstory helps. DIANE LANE'S Loris Azzaro gown was among the last the Italian designer, who created body-clinging styles...

Style & TIME

When Vanessa Seward was hired by the late Loris Azzaro in November 2002 to help steer his flashy Parisian couture house back into fashion, the then 32-year-old...

People: May 23, 1983

At Christie's in New York City last week, the house applauded enthusiastically as the gavel went down on Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning's Two Women...

People: Jul. 28, 1986

Since 1981, recipients of MacArthur Foundation grants, the "genius awards" that permit five years of financial freedom, have included poets and composers,...

Cinema: Banana Fields Forever

FIREPOWER Directed by Michael Winner Screenplay by Gerald Wilson This is Michael Winner's annual exercise in violence and stupidity. The brutality, by the...

People, Jul. 28, 1980

"I feel without underwear. I feel naked. My legs tremble," says Sophia Loren of her latest role. It is not a question of torrid nude scenes. Rather, as she...

People, Dec. 27, 1976

Back in Rome after moviemaking in Montreal, Actress Sophia Loren, 42, has a new role as a grandma−or at least a step-grandmother to husband Carlo Ponti's first...

People, Feb. 11, 1980

Such a furor in the White House. Presidential aides crowding into the Cabinet Room, a congressional delegation led by House Speaker Tip O'Neill himself. Iran?...

Cinema: Soul of Beauty

A SPECIAL DAY Directed by Ettore Scola Screenplay by Ruggero Maccari, Ettore Scola and Maurizio Costanzo Sophia Loren turns up in worthy screen roles so...

Milestones, Jan. 15, 1973

Born. To Sophia Loren, 38, Italy's eternal woman, who won an Academy Award for Two Women and accolades in many other films; and Carlo Ponti, 59, producer...

Cinema: 7X1=0

Woman Times Seven is an ill-advised attempt to improve upon the mathematical formula of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. In that film, Sophia Loren played three...

People, Jul. 19, 1971

When Actress Sophia Loren arrived in Manhattan last October, she was robbed of $1,000,000 in jewelry. Last week, returning to make a film, she discovered that...