January 23, 1979 - Loren is tried (in absentia), and acquitted, of complicity with Ponti in income tax evasion, misuse of government subsidies, and illegal export of Italian funds and artwork. Carlo Ponti is convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, (two years were pardoned) and fined 22 billion lire ($24 million). All charges against him were cleared in 1987.
1980 - Portrays both herself and her mother in the made-for-TV movie "Sophia Loren: Her Own Story", based on her 1979 autobiography, "Sophia: Living and Loving, Her Own Story", written with A. E. Hotchner.
May-June 1982 - Serves 17 days in jail in Naples for tax evasion, for unpaid income tax from 1963.
1991 - Receives Honorary Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
2003 - Winner, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children (along with Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev) for reading Prokofiev's "Peter and The Wolf".
2009 - Appears in the movie "Nine", her first role in five years.