Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone on September 20th, 1934) is an international film star and Italy's most renowned and honored actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Two Women, making her the first artist to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance. She holds the record for having earned six David di Donatello Awards for Best Actress: Two Women; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Marriage Italian-Style (for which she was nominated for a second Oscar); Sunflower; The Voyage; and A Special Day. After starting her family in the early 1970s, Loren chose to make only occasional film appearances. As well as an Academy Award, Loren earned a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, as well as the Honorary Academy Award in 1991. In 1995, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Loren lives in Geneva and has homes in Rome and Naples and frequents Los Angeles where her two sons and grandchildren live.