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Sophia Loren Is 'Slowly Recovering' After Fall: 'Surgery Went Extremely Well,' Says Manager

The actress suffered several fractures, including to her femur and hip, after a fall at home on Sunday

<p>PIERRE TEYSSOT/Shutterstock</p> Sophia Loren on Sept. 1, 2023.

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Sophia Loren on Sept. 1, 2023.

Sophia Loren is on the mend after undergoing surgery.

The Oscar-winning actress, 89, fell in the bathroom of her home in Geneva, Switzerland, on Sunday, suffering several fractures, including to her femur and hip. A rep for the Italian star said Monday they were optimistic about her recovery after surgery.

On Tuesday, Loren's manager Carlo Giusti provided an update, telling PEOPLE, "The surgery went extremely well."

"She has started the rehabilitation and slowly is recovering," added Giusti. "There is no other news at the moment."

Loren made an appearance at the Armani fashion show during the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 2.

Giuseppe Fantasia, an Italian journalist and critic, was at the Armani event and tells PEOPLE that Loren appeared "very lively" at the time.

"You can tell she loves these events, she’s really happy at them," says Fantasia. "She carried herself extremely well."

"She was very much enjoying herself," he adds. "People were quite excited to see her."

Another onlooker from the Armani event says Loren "looked absolutely fine" and "probably had the biggest crowd around her at the show." The onlooker adds, "She was absolutely surrounded, chatting to people, in very good form."

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<p>Marco Piraccini/Archivio Marco Piraccini/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty </p> Sophia Loren on Oct. 10, 2022

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Sophia Loren on Oct. 10, 2022

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News of Loren's accident was shared on the Instagram page for her restaurant chain Sunday.

“A fall at her home in Geneva today caused Ms Loren hip fractures. Operated with a positive outcome, she will now have to observe a short period of recovery and follow a road to rehabilitation," read the post, roughly translated to English.

"Thankfully everything worked out for the best and the Lady will be back with us very soon. The whole team at Sophia Loren Restaurant takes this opportunity to wish her a speedy recovery.”

<p>David Fisher/Shutterstock</p> Sophia Loren on Sept. 2, 2023.

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Sophia Loren on Sept. 2, 2023.

The actress most recently starred in the 2020 Oscar-nominated film The Life Ahead, directed by her son Edoardo Ponti.

Loren told AARP: The Magazine in November 2020 that she felt younger than her years: "Sometimes when I say I'm 86, I don't believe it. I feel 20! When I look in the mirror, I cheer for myself. I don't ask, ‘Are you great?’ or ‘Are you beautiful?’ No! It's how I feel inside, how secure I am, how happy I am. That's what matters."

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