- Sophia Loren
- Italia (Milan)
Sophia Loren (Italy) won the first Oscar awarded for a performance in a foreign language with the film Two Women (Italian: La Ciociara) in 1961. Two Women (Italian: ''La Ciociara'', literally translated as "The Woman from Ciociaria") is a 1960 Italian language film which tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war. The film stars Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown, Carlo Ninchi and Andrea Checchi and was directed by Vittorio De Sica.