Sophia Loren hits out at image obsessed age of celebrity

SIXTIES pin-up and iconic actress Sophia Loren has hit out at today’s image-obsessed age of celebrity while warning today’s starlets about the dangers of cosmetic surgery.

The legend, who was an international sex symbol throughout her lengthy career, says: “In my time the merit and skill of an actress was based on her talent. Now when people meet me they pull out their phones to take pictures.

“I do not know much about social media but it seems that that is what makes people more famous. My era of Hollywood was much better. I was very lucky to be a part of that time.”

Sophia Loren
Sophia was an international sex symbol during her lengthy career
The legendary pin-up warned young actresses of the dangers of plastic surgery

I mean, you do not know for sure if you are going to a good doctor…

Actress Sophia Loren

The 81-year-old who began her career at the age of 14 and won an Oscar for Two Women, was speaking at New York’s National Arts Awards where she looked as glamorous as ever in a lacy black gown.

Sophia, who recently teamed up with Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to create a limited-edition lipstick shade in honour of her last birthday, voices her concerns over the growing trend for cosmetic enhancement: “These young girls really need to be more careful and selective about what they are doing to their bodies and their faces.

“I mean, you do not know for sure if you are going to a good doctor… you can end up looking worse than what you thought you originally were.”

Sophia Loren
The Italian actress has help release a limited-edition lipstick to celebrate her birthday

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