Sophia Loren will be honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Americans for Arts nonprofit organisation and is expected to make the trek from her home in Switzerland to New York for the ceremony.
Lady Gaga; Herbie Hancock; TV writer and producer Maria Bell; arts patron Alice Walton; and philanthropists Joan and Irwin Jacobs will also be feted during the gala on October 19 at Cipriani 42nd Street. Awards presenters will include Rob Marshall and Jeff Koons.
Loren, 81, was honored by the American Film Institute during the AFI fest last year. She she also held the 2014 Cannes masterclass during which she reminisced about her glorious 60-year career which comprises a best actress Oscar for a foreign-language performance in “Two Women” in 1960 and countless other prizes. She has received an honorary Academy Award in 1991; a best actress award at Cannes; and a Career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival.
Her most recent role is in her son Edoardo Ponti’s 2014 short “Human Voice,” inspired by Jean Cocteau’s one-woman monologue.
Loren made a splash last month when she attended (pictured) the Giorgio Armani show during the Milan fashion week.