The famous actress Sophia Loren - a legend of world cinema - will come to Romania for the first time. She will be the special guest at the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF). Here, she will be rewarded for her entire career at the closing of the ceremony. This is the 15th edition of this festival and it will take place on June 4th at the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, according Tiff and MediaFax.

Festival organized by the Business Women's Association from Cluj.

Sophia Loren's participation in the festival is made possible by the collaboration between TIFF and the Business Women's Association Cluj, who are the co-organizers of the event.

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Mihaela Rus, the president of the Business Women's Association from Cluj,  said that they were honored to support the presence in Cluj of one of the most talented, powerful and popular women in the world of film.

Tudor Giurgiu, the president of TIFF said that this is one of the meetings they have wanted for many years and that they are glad it's happening at last. He added that Sophia Loren is the idol of many generations, with charming  presence, an enormous popularity in every corner of the world and that it's an honor for the film festival from Cluj to meet her at her first visit to Romania.

She starred in nearly 100 films in six decades of cinema.

Earlier this year, the Italian diva performed a tour in the US, where she met the public in a special event called An Evening with Sophia Loren. The actress recalled her fabulous life and career, starting from her childhood in Napoli.  Sofia Villani Scicolone was born on September 20th, 1934. She lived there during the years after the war, and she was spotted in beauty contests at just 14 years old.

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She got her first roles in the films made by Vittorio de Sica, the director who discovered her. Then she got roles at Hollywood where she met the great actors of the time. She also remembers her love and her family. All these memories are found in her book of memoirs Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life, which was published in 2014.