Sophia Loren

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 Jean-Paul Belmondo was born in Paris in 1933. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty

Jean-Paul Belmondo, the French actor who shot to international fame in Jean-Luc Godard’s revolutionary New Wave classic Breathless, has died aged 88. (...)

An Iranian salesman at a perfume stand in a shopping centre in  Mashhad, Iran. Photograph: Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images

For Iranian rock musician Pooyan Ghandi, the roar of the crowd and the thrill of live performance are things he can only dream about. The 34-year-old(...)

New on Netflix in November. Photographs: Netflix

Love & Anarchy Ida Engvoll and Björn Mosten in Love & Anarchy. Photograph: Netflix November 4th This Swedish drama set in the(...)

More than a decade after her last film, Sophia Loren has returned to acting for a new collaboration with her son Edoardo Ponti. He’s a film-maker w(...)

Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman and has now been cast as Cleopatra,  attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2018. Photogaph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

What did Patty Jenkins think would happen when news emerged that she was to direct Gal Gadot as Cleopatra in a big-budget epic for Paramount? How did (...)

Rachel Roddy’s penne con doppia salsa (double tomato sauce with penne). Photograph: Ola O Smit/Guardian. Food styling: Sam Dixon. Prop styling: Anna Wilkins

A few days after we bought our cooker, a book arrived in the post. The cooker was a secondhand Gasfire Cucina – identified by the man who came to serv(...)

As late as 2007, it was still being built, new, in China and Nigeria.

It was a time of trouble and strife, a time of mass public protests. A time of wars being fought in far away places, with people about whom we knew li(...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)

Winona Ryder: Marc Jacobs chose her as the face of his new beauty range at the age of 44, in an era when advertisers realise that using young girls does not appeal to every market. Photograph: Chance Yeh/Getty Images

Imagine if you could be handed your life over again, but this time with the wisdom you have gained from experience. Well if you are a woman and 40, yo(...)

Claudia Cardinale on the set of Circus World in 1964. Photograph: Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

In the history of cinema, only a handful of stars – Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Monica Bellucci – have seriously competed with Claudia Cardinale(...)

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