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Sophia Loren attends the Americans for the Arts 2015 National Arts Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in New York.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015|12:20 a.m.
New York City– Some aspects of the movie company have changed for actresses in the more than 5 decades because Sophia Loren was very first discovered, and some things have stayed precisely the same.
Take pay equity, for example, and the fact that worthy actresses in some cases earn less than their male equivalents.
“It never changed. It’s constantly the same. It’s always the exact same like in the past, but not only in the movies. Even in life occasionally, sadly,” Loren stated on the red carpet Monday night prior to the not-for-profit Americans for the Arts honored her at its National Arts Awards.
Loren got the Carolyn Clark Powers Lifetime Accomplishment Award, presented to her by director and choreographer Rob Marshall prior to a star-studded crowd that included Tony Bennett, Girl Gaga and artists Chuck Close and Jeff Koons.
Herbie Hancock and Gaga were likewise among the honorees, but it was Loren who stole hearts in a black evening dress, accompanied by kid Edoardo Ponti and daughter-in-law Sasha Alexander.
At 81, Loren still works when the state of mind strikes. The word retirement is not in her vocabulary.
“That’s awful, the word retire. Never,” she said. “We begin always like it was the beginning of a long profession.”
With the attack of technology and the speed at which the world turns today, Loren said she enjoys accepting the “new” in life.
“Well I think you have to get accustomed to the brand-new things that come out and try to pursue them and try to be constantly living in a world that comes from you, even though you have to learn numerous things more,” she discussed.
Exactly what is Loren’s best advice for young starlets today?
“To take life seriously,” she stated, “to do the best things and not to take life quickly, as in some cases the women, they do because they don’t have experience.”
She added: “They need excellent mothers, excellent moms and dads.”