Sophia Loren in Armani Privé at the “La Voce Umana” Cannes Premiere

Posted on May 21, 2014

Sophia-Loren-Voce-Umana-Giorgio-Armani-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Sophia-Loren-Voce-Umana-Giorgio-Armani-Cannes-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Sophia Loren attends the premiere of “La Voce Umana” during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France in an Armani Privé embroidered long-sleeved gown.





[Photo Credit:, Getty Imafges]

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  • thecitysleeps

    Queen and legend. No one is worthy.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Definitely. I’m mentally on my knees moaning “I’m not worthy”. Love Madame Loren.

      • BayTampaBay

        Same here! She always looked turned out and appropriate.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Sophia was definitely one of the best parts of the movie adaptation of “Nine”.

  • Sarah

    It’s pretty good, until we get to the eye makeup, which I shall ignore based on her overall fierceness.

    • kimmeister

      It’s terrifying. I’m not sure I can get past it. Oh wait, I can, because I like her earrings.

      • Sarah

        Yes. Earrings are beeeyootiful.

    • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

      Whoever did that makeup on her should be taken outside and shot because that woman is a goddess.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        Do you think that black line in the crease of her eyelid is on purpose? Or did her eyeliner transfer?

        • Sarah

          On purpose, but an ill-advised purpose.

          • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

            Yeah, I’ve seen some freaky eyeliner looks in magazines lately. I personally don’t think it is a trend worth following.

      • FibonacciSequins

        I have a feeling she did it herself, in which case we shall overlook because Sophia.

        • Constant Reader

          I think she does do it herself. She’s done it the exact same way at least since the 70s — and probably longer than that.

      • Eric Stott

        Sometimes goddesses are best worshiped from afar. She still looks damm good, but it must take some effort.

      • DailyDose

        I think she did the makeup all by herself.

    • Oh honey. You’re beautiful but that’s not how you do it. But yeah, she gets a pass.

  • Noah


    • Karen Belgrad

      Jinx. LOL

  • Karen Belgrad

    The first photo is literally of her telling her minions to “bow the fuck down”, isn’t it?

    • Sarah

      Her companions are also duly handsome, notice? No sub-par men shall be seen in her presence…

      • Anna

        I think those are her sons!

        • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

          I know that the taller one is, but I’m not 100% sure if that sexy bearded man is her son, too. I’ve never seen him (her son, Carlo Ponti, Jr.) with a beard, but it definitely suits him, whomever he is!!

          • Sarah

            His curls are lovely.

          • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

            The cheekbones! He must be her son.

        • Sarah

          Makes sense, then 🙂

        • Sara__B

          The taller one is her son (and the director of the film) Edoardo Ponti. The bearded one is actor Enrico Lo Verso. (Thank you, Google. I had fun identifying handsome Italian men.)

          • Anna

            Ah, thanks for clarifying! Researching and identifying handsome Italian men are among the top duties and responsibilities of the Bitter Kittens 🙂

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            It’s just another service offered by the BK community

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m sure this is an unwritten but known rule for La Loren.

    • madge

      “dis my shit / bow down bitches”

  • Sarah

    Love everything but the eye make-up. It looks like a 3-year-old traced her eyes with a black Sharpie.

  • hughman

    The IDGAF sunglasses are the clincher here. Yasss, hunty. You do you.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      Those sunglasses have been on her head the whole time she’s been at Cannes. Do you think she forgot they are there? I wonder if she’s tossing stuff around her hotel room muttering, “Where are those damn sunglasses? I KNOW I packed them!”?

      • kirkyo

        Should have been deployed here. Then I wouldn’t have the eyeliner to quibble about.

  • She does look great, except for how she can’t keep her eyes open under the weight of that makeup.

    • e jerry powell

      Particularly the eyelashes.

  • AlisonHendryx

    You guys, you guys, I’m getting married in 10 days, and my mom is totally going to be so gorgeous and she looks like Sophia Loren and I’m so excited for my dad’s new wife to see her and be intimidated. (Yeah, I took sides.) Anyway. We are getting our makeup done and it will not be like that, but mama is gonna rock the gold dress. (And the big boobs.)

    • Sarah

      Congrats! (I took mom’s side too.)

    • kimmeister

      Congrats! Please make sure they put your mom’s eyeliner around her eyes, and not like 1/4″ away like Sophia’s.

      • AlisonHendryx

        Oh, that is top priority.

    • MilaXX


    • Jess1216

      I’m getting married in 10 days, too! 🙂 I figure if I can look half this good (eyeliner notwithstanding), it’ll be a good day. Congrats and good luck! 🙂

      • Constant Reader

        Congratulations! I’m sure you’ll be gorgeous!

      • AlisonHendryx

        Congrats to you too!!

    • Constant Reader

      Congratulations! I hope it’s a wonderful day for everyone except Dad’s new wife. 😉

    • PastryGoddess

      You mother has a fabulous necklace or brooch that will be placed smack dab in the middle of said boobs..right.


    • SEPA_Q

      Congrats! (and I’m “mom”, though my looks couldn’t intimidate a fly)

  • Anna

    “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.”

    Brilliant woman. When I first moved to Toronto 10 years ago, I went to the Egypt exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum with a friend and we stopped to get soft serve ice cream at a truck outside. We noticed a bunch of camera crews all around us but kind of shrugged it off. All of a sudden, a limo pulls up and there was Sophia herself (apparently there to attend some kind of Italy-Canada event), 2 feet away from us two unworthy peasants in our t-shirts and shorts with our chocolate-vanilla swirl soft serve, looking pretty much exactly like you see in the photos.

  • Capt. Renault

    Jane Fonda — you’ve been served.

    • marlie

      They’re BOTH saying, “all you young bitches, THIS is how it’s done.”

      • e jerry powell

        Yeah, that’s about right. Sophia’s not that much older than Jane.

  • kimmeister

    Now that I’ve managed to get past the eye makeup, whoa, this is full of issues. Those appear to be nurse shoes peeping out, and what is up with the weird visible shoulder pads?

    • Monabel

      With you on the regrettable shoulder pads. Why?

    • Judih1

      Didn’t see either before, now I can’t unsee

  • Yoshio

    Those earrings are fantastic and I’m betting they actually belong to her. She can do no wrong.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    bless. if you had a picture of her and carmen dell orefice next to each other the fab would be beyond measure. DIVA IN THE HOUSE.

  • OhSheila

    She’s still everything, but she needs to update that eye makeup.

  • Ginger

    Jane Fonda wishes she had just an ounce of what Sophia Loren has. This woman can do no wrong.

  • MilaXX

    BOW DOWN the queen has arrived!

  • I want an aspirational calendar that features the shot of Sophia with her arms outstretched with handsome men at her fingertips.

  • B_C_J

    She is 79 years old & I have no criticisms. She is a legend & a goddess.

  • TAGinMO

    In almost literally any other color, and with less-spastic eye makeup, this is a WERQ. As it is, still an Attagirl.

  • Julie Chase


  • marlie

    Sophia Loren is a goddess! Tragic eye makeup, though.

  • Frank_821

    Yes the MUA must be flogged for that eye makeup.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      I’m seriously wondering if there WAS a MUA, or if Sophia did this to herself. It’s just so sloppy.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    Oh dear….

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I wonder what happens when you put her and Jane Fonda on the same red carpet. Maybe the world won’t handle it.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Imagine the stories those two dames could tell.

  • Danielle


  • Jackie4g

    The straight on shots don’t even look like her, (I think it is the bad eye make up), but the angled shots do. Brava, Sophia!

  • Wink

    She looks great – for any age. And I just love that her face hasn’t been pulled tight as a freaking drum… allowing her to still look like herself!

  • Jennifer Bober

    God bless her, she’s fabulous!

  • boweryboy

    She’s still gorgeous at 79, but that eye make-up is tragique. Plus I would love to not only see her try out a different hairstyle but also embrace her doyenne grayness a la Carmen Dell’orefice.

  • ktr33

    It’s Sophia Loren! What’s to be said!

  • GillianHolroyd

    The eye makeup reminds me of when newspapers print photos out of registration. Kudos to maintaining that figure, wow.

    • CPK1

      I mean, look at her waist! How is that even possible? I understand shapewear etc but her figure is amazing

  • FibonacciSequins

    Sophia Loren at Cannes, doing her thing. God bless her.

  • nannypoo

    I want to know how she achieves boob perkiness at her age and at that size. Fabulous.

    • alyce1213

      Top quality, well fitted undergarments. This woman always rocked the lingerie.

  • KT

    She still looks amazing, so good for her. There’s too much going on here, but it just needs a couple of edits — remove the weird and unnecessary chest netting for sure, and keep either the necklace or the earrings, and this would be much better. Though I actually don’t love the necklace and don’t think the earrings quite go — so maybe switch these out for a better necklace OR earrings. I also wouldn’t mind if she removed the sleeves entirely, but it looks like she may be wanting to cover up her skin here, so I guess it’s fine.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Oh please baby Jesus let there be a Cannes red carpet walk-off between Sophia Loren and Jane Fonda.

    • PastryGoddess

      Sophia would slay her with that side eye of DEATH she gave to Jayne Mansfield

      • KinoEye

        Wasn’t Marilyn the recipient of the side-eye? Can’t exactly recall, but an amazing photo nonetheless.

        ETA: Looked it up, and of course it’s Jayne. Never have I seen such devious side-eye. Glorious.

        • PastryGoddess

          You should see the other pictures. There was one picture where she was looking right down her dress and the disapproval was MIGHTY.

  • Loladog10

    It’s Sophia Loren! Isn’t it awesome that (a) she looks great, and (b) she is of the age when so many female stars render themselves unrecognizable? So whatever about the eye makeup. At least she has not turned into a melted plastic version of herself. And if you saw the Oscars, you know of at least two great women her age or younger who can’t claim that achievement.

  • unbornfawn

    The woman is a goddess.

  • andi56

    Her succumbing to plastic surgery is sad and disappointing. Of course, that’s her right, but why?

    • Charles Almon

      In photos I’ve seen of Loren during her career, I believe Sophia had a radical facelift at 50
      as one can see when she received that special Oscar. at that time. I don’t think she’s has any others.
      She may, like Cher, use tape hidden under her wig at the sides.
      Her war paint looks sloppy because the ‘canvas’ needs stretching.

      • andi56

        Over the years, she has had other things done, like the eye lift. No matter how you look at it, she doesn’t look altogether human.

  • bassfemme

    She is absolutely gorgeous,.no two words about it. I do,however, take exception of the outlined eyes that seem to be in all the current magazines. It looks like a paint by numbers canvas without the paint.

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    Bad make up job! She is incredible. The dress is wonderful on her. God! She is a beautiful woman, still.

  • quiltrx

    I held up my laptop to my hubby across the room and said, “Ms. Loren is in Cannes and cordially invites the entire world to SUCK IT.”
    His response? “SHE CERTAINLY DOES.”

  • DagnyReardon

    Body is fab. Facelift is a malpractice suit waiting to happen.

  • Shawn EH

    Bowing down!

  • cocohall

    SHE is all kinds of fierce and her body is nothing short of a miracle at any age, much less 79, but I am going to stick out my neck here and say no to the dress. The silhouette isn’t bad, but the fabric looks cheap and the color isn’t doing her justice. She is too good for this dress.

  • enchanted216

    Fabulous! Love the emeralds!

  • Charles Almon

    I know it’s tired and overdone but
    there’s nothing like a black dress.
    I guess that’s why it’s overdone.

  • Charles Almon

    I believe those are her 2 sons. The bald one directed the film.

    • Vitantonio Bino D’Ambrosio

      You’re right about the bald one being her son, but the other one is Enrico Lo Verso a somewhat famous italian actor.

  • Lisalady161

    Queen Sophia is still fierce as shit. Long live the Queen.

  • Judih1

    Her hair and make up seem stuck in a time zone from her glory days. But her dress and overall “aura” are timeless. I’ll give her a pass on the shoes because at her age, she gets to have comfort over fashion

  • P M

    I can only hope that at her age, I’ll look that good!

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    i love you so much ms. loren – but why in god’s name do you have your sunglasses perched on your head??!! no!

    • PastryGoddess

      We have been blessed by the sight of her eyes. Donna Sophia doesn’t take her glasses off for just anyone you know

  • DesertDweller79

    She looks wonderful, except the eye makeup. Please, goddess, hire someone to give you makeup that is worthy of your fierceness. Please.

  • queeniethebold

    There just isn’t one negative or nitpicky thing i’ll say about this incredible woman. She gets to do whatever she wants, however she wants to do it. She is supranatural.

  • nycfan

    I guess I’m in the minority, but my first and very strong impression was that she had gone a few surgeries too far (face). Perhaps I am overreacting to the eye makeup …

  • Ona_in_Barcelona

    So this is sooo mean, and I adore La Signora Loren, but my first thought at the first photo was “What, me worry?”

  • MarissaLG

    She is giving us body-ody-ody!

  • Alfred Cox

    Bitches better beware.

  • Alfred Cox

    She looks fab. Yes, the makeup is scary, but she’s a legend and not to mention a woman of a certain age. This happens. And she’s still serving.

  • decormaven

    That shot of her from the back- I don’t know women half her age that have that sweep of a curvy figure. Brava, darling!

  • mjude

    love her forever. always will I bow down.

  • melanie0866


  • Mrs. O

    Amazing. Just needs someone to have a word with her about the lipliner and eye goo.

    • Isabel

      And the hair color. Something is off about it.

      Young Lady Stars – Learn from Sophie – how to be a REAL STAR.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Bow down! This is what 79 looks like when you’re a goddess.

  • KayEmWhy

    Two snaps! WERQing it at 79!

  • She is amazing, and she always knew the value of a good foundation garment.

  • EEKstl

    The reason the word Goddess was invented.

  • Pterodactyl111

    I just love the first shot. “I accept your adoration.”

  • Therese Bohn

    Queen Helen bows down to Sophia

  • Contralto


  • ChaquitaPhilly

    SHE who must be obeyed. Eternal Sophia!