Forest Whitaker and Jon Voight were among the stars who turned out to help Italian actress Sophia Loren mark her 80th birthday at an exhibition in Mexico celebrating her life and career.

The Oscar winner is the focus of a show at the Museo Soumaya, a private museum in Mexico City, and her Hollywood friends turned out for a red carpet gala there on Saturday (20Sep14), the day she reached the milestone.

Whitaker and Voight were among the guests at the glittering event, along with U.S. Tv host Larry King and actor Andy Garcia, according to the New York Daily News.

The exhibit, titled Sophia Loren: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, features Loren's belongings and awards including her Oscar statuette, and it officially opens to the public on Monday (22Sep14).