Tue, 5 Mar, 2019Shannen Findlay

Sophia Loren sparkles in dazzling gown for cruise event

Renowned for her beauty, effortless charm and glamour on and off the screen, the Italian actress has had a successful career in Hollywood that has spanned several decades.

And it was on March 2 where the glamorous screen siren waved to eager supporters hoping to get a look at the heavily embellished ivory gown that glittered under lights as she led the celebrities at the naming ceremony of the MSC Belissima cruise liner.

The 84-year-old stole the show with her long-sleeved, floor-length number which accentuated Sophia’s shape and added a glow with her simple yet sleek eye makeup and signature coiffed hairstyle.

She added sparkling jewellery, including a silver cross necklace and gold and silver choker to complete her look.

The actress was on board to ‘christen’ the ship, also completing the traditional duty of cutting the red ribbon to set assail.

The MSC Belissima is the largest ship to ever be named in Southampton and means ‘beautiful’ in Italian.

The Oscar-winning actress was also joined by The Morning host Holly Wiloughby, who hosted the impressive event.

Also performing on the ship was Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo, who both belted it out on stage in an unmissable performance.

Swipe through the gallery above to see Sophia Loren’s glamourous gown.