Sophia Loren has to undergo hip and leg surgery after a fall at home

Film icon Sophia Loren underwent surgery after breaking her leg following a fall at her home in Switzerland.

The Oscar winner’s agent, Andrea Giusti, confirmed that Loren fell in the bathroom on Sunday and broke his hip and femur. The operation also took place on Sunday.

According to Giusti, the procedure “went very well and now we just have to wait.”

There is currently no timetable for when the 89-year-old actor will be released from the hospital.

The Sophia Loren Restaurant, a restaurant chain that bears the Hollywood legend’s name, posted on social media about the incident on Sunday.

The post said she had fallen at her home in Geneva and “must now undergo a short recovery period, followed by a rehabilitation process.” It also added that Loren “will be back with us very soon.”

Loren’s sons Carlo and Edoardo Ponti are at her side while she recovers in the hospital the Hollywood Reporter.

Born Sofia Scicolone in Rome in 1934, she grew up fatherless in the slums of Pozzuoli during World War II. Loren entered the film industry in 1951 at the age of 16. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s 1960 war drama Two Women. Her Oscar win was the first acting win for a non-English performance.

“You know, I grew up during the war and the only thing we dreamed of was making it through the next day,” Loren said while accepting an award from AFI in 2014. “I tried to use the misery that everyone went through during the war and turn it into something positive. I think maybe one day I would find something else.”

In 2020, Loren played a Holocaust survivor who cares for the children of prostitutes in “The Life Ahead,” directed by her son Edoardo.

“At the beginning of my career I did so many films that were incredible. But of course I also had two children – Carlo and Edoardo – and I said to myself: “What about my family?” I stopped [making movies]” she told The Times in 2021. “Then when Edoardo came with this book, I said, ‘Now is the time to start’ – not to start over again, but time to do what you always wanted to do : See your family, be with your family and then make the film of your life.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Emma Bowman

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