The 81 year year old will talk about her life and career, and also stage question-and-answer sessions with the audience during the trek, which will take place early next year (16).

The tour will stop in cities including Las Vegas and Palm Beach in Florida, and the show is described as a "once-in-a-lifetime evening with legendary actress and Academy Award-winner Sophia Loren...Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress will captivate the audience with an intimate onstage conversation and Q&A..."

Sophia turned 81 in September (15) and the milestone was marked by designers at Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana who launched a special lipstick, called Sophia Loren No1, in her honour.

"Sophia Loren No1 is our way of saying, 'Thank you, Sophia! Thank you for (your) beauty, thank you for being a world favourite, thank you for being an icon of the big screen and of Italian beauty," a statement from the firm reads.

"She has been a constant source of inspiration for us and today we celebrate her with the gift of her very own lipstick."