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Sophia Loren stuns in Dolce & Gabbana short film

By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |   Feb. 3, 2016 at 3:46 PM
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MILAN, Italy, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Sophia Loren stars in a gorgeous new Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign.

The Italian fashion house released a three-minute short film starring the 81-year-old actress Monday. The video sees Loren play mom to five strapping sons who help her restore their family villa to its former glory.

"Emotional and rich in symbolism, the short film brings to life the story of the new Dolce & Gabbana Beauty creation," the company wrote on Instagram. "#dgdolcerosa #OnlySophia #dgbeauty."

Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore directed the film, which promotes the brand's new fragrance, Rosa Excelsa. Famed Italian composer and longtime Tornatore collaborator Ennio Morricone wrote the score.

Loren previously collaborated with Dolce & Gabbana on her Sophia Loren No. 1 lipstick, which debuted in September. The lipstick is subtly scented with the fashion house's signature rose fragrance.

"Thank you for her beauty, thank you for being a world favorite, thank you for being an icon of the big screen and of Italian beauty," D&G founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said at the time. "She's been a constant source of inspiration for us."

Loren came to fame in Italy in the 1950s, and is known for such films as It Started in Naples, Two Women and Marriage Italian Style. The actress discussed the challenges of aging in the movie industry with the Wall Street Journal in August.

"I have to really look, because when you reach a certain age you cannot just do anything," she said of roles. You always like to find a character that suits you as a person, and your age. People have to be able to believe in what you are doing."

Loren last appeared in son Edoardo Ponti's short film, Human Voice, in 2014, and released her first memoir, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life, the same year.

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