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Nude Loren for Pirelli?

Italian actress Sophia Loren is one of the five actresses to appear on Pirelli calendar 2007. Pirelli 2006

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 11:58 IST

Italian actress Sophia Loren, 71, has become the oldest woman to pose for the celebratedPirelli calendar.

The Italian beauty, who still has a figure women half her age would yearn for, will pose in a slinky see through black dress for the calendar, which this year has Jennifer Lopez on the front.

The Oscar-winning star is one of five actresses to appear on the calendar's 33rd edition, due out in November.

Naomi Watts, Penelope Cruz, Hilary Swank and France's Lou Doillon will also appear, according to reports.

Loren said she "had a lot of fun, like a young girl" posing for the calendar.

Although she will not be naked the picture will leave very little to the imagination and has been described as very "tasteful with a pair of drop diamond earrings."
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On shoot: Sophia Loren poses for Pirelli Calendar 2007

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Speaking in Rome Loren's press agent Mr Lucherini said: "Sophia is in the Pirelli calendar but she is certainly not nude.

"In the Sixties she had hundreds of offers to pose nude but she turned them all down but she still looks fantastic now.

A picture from the photo shoot published in Milan's Corriere della Sera newspaper shows the actress in lingerie under a bed sheet.

The calendar is being shot by Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Winoodh Matadin.

Loren was born in 1934. She started working as a model at the age of 14, and was ushered into acting by future husband Carlo Ponti.

She was given an honorary Oscar for her body of work in 1991, calling her "one of the genuine treasures of world cinema".

The Pirelli calendar, which often features nude models, was first published in 1964 and is distributed to a select group of 30,000 people each year.

First Published: Oct 23, 2006 11:58 IST