The ever-glamorous Italian actress Sophia Loren is coming to Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium on November 25 at 9 p.m., as part of her one-woman worldwide tour.
During the show, the 81-year-old Loren will share memories of her fabled Hollywood career and her life in Italy, while playing clips of some of her favorite film scenes and then engaging the audience in a Q&A session.
The moderator of the show is Bill Harris of “Entertainment Tonight,” who has been traveling with Loren throughout the tour.
The bold and beautiful star of dozens of timeless movies, including “Two Women,” “Marriage Italian-Style” and “El Cid,” told the Palm Beach Post ahead of her March 2016 visit that she initially didn’t want to do this “kind of thing” because she is a very shy person. She also said that this kind of stage performance is more of an American “kind of thing” and not European in nature.
Loren, who has acted in more than 100 films, told the Post that she can talk about her life because she has nothing to hide. Her performance draws from what she called her “trunk of memories,” many taken from her 2015 memoir, “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life.”
Loren was born in the Italian countryside and grew up with just her mother. After the war, she lived with her maternal grandparents and met American soldiers in her grandparents’ house, which they operated a kind of bar for a period of time. She embarked on her acting career at the age of 15 after winning a beauty contest.
Tickets for the evening with Sophia Loren are being sold through the Leaan ticket agency.