Sophia Loren quiz


Glamorous actress Sophia Loren is the cover star of our January issue, but how well do you know her?


1 In 1966 she had a first at the Cannes Film Festival – what was it?

2 She starred in Prêt-à-Porter in 1994 alongside fellow Italian Marcello Mastroianni – how many films did they appear in together?

3 In 2005 she received an honorary citizenship of which town?

4 She took part in a sporting event in 2006 – what was it and what was her role?

5 During filming of A Countess from Hong Kong in 1967, what was the infamous comment said to have been made by co-star Marlon Brando?

6 In Grumpier Old Men (1995), Sophia’s character Maria takes over a fishing bait shop but plans to turn it into what?

7 In the musical film Nine (2009), Sophia is one of seven women stars who sing – how long does her performance last?

8 What is significant about her appearance in the 1952 film I Dream of Zorro?

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1 She was the first female president of the jury.

2 She and Marcello Mastroianni made 13 movies together between 1954 and 1994.

3 She received an honorary citizenship of her hometown, Pozzouli, Italy – she had taken up French citizenship due to legal and tax problems she and her husband encountered in Italy.

4 She was one of eight women carrying the Olympic flag at the opening ceremony in Turin.

5 During a love scene he said, “Did you know you have hairs up your nostrils?”!

6 An Italian restaurant.

7 She performs for four minutes and 11 seconds, the shortest of all female performers in the film.

8 She is credited as Sofia Scicolone, her real name. She also used the name Sofia Lazzaro.

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