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Quiz about Bewitching the Men
Quiz about Bewitching the Men

Bewitching the Men Trivia Quiz


The femme fatale, the sex goddess, has been with us throughout history. With the advent of motion pictures people got to see a new group of women who bewitched men. Let's take a look at some of the women who made their mark on the silver screen.

A multiple-choice quiz by CmdrK. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
CmdrK
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
366,661
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
2669
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: dj144 (7/10), Guest 172 (10/10), Guest 76 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. One of the first sex symbols of the movies was an actress who could not speak English when she came to America from Sweden. It worked out because her first few movies were silent. Who was the actress who starred in 28 films and then wanted "to be left alone"?
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Question 2 of 10
2. An actress who was the first to receive $1 million for her role in a movie, portrayed a powerful queen. She married her costar of the movie, twice in fact, and was a much-awarded actress and social activist. Do you know who she was?
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Question 3 of 10
3. Noted as much for her legs as for her acting ability, which actress was the pin up girl of World War II?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Three lines of dialogue in the movie "One Million Years B.C." didn't help her career but the deer-skin bikini she wore in it did. Who is this American actress?
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Question 5 of 10
5. She wasn't the best actress to walk in front of a camera in the 1930s but she was the original blonde bombshell about whom "Variety" magazine said: "It doesn't matter what degree of talent she possesses...nobody ever starved possessing what she's got". Who was she?
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Question 6 of 10
6. A Swiss actress came to America and secured a place in film history. If I said '"Bond" girl, the first "Bond" girl' would that help you identify her?
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Question 7 of 10
7. Back to the beach we go to find an actress whose U.S. film debut was in a soaking wet dress, and little else. "Boy on a Dolphin" started her on a career of films which accentuated her Mediterranean looks as well as her acting ability. Who is she?
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Question 8 of 10
8. The "James Bond" movies made stars of several women including one who portrayed Domino (Petachi) in "Never Say Never Again" (1983). She went on to star in several movies including "Nine 1/2 Weeks" (1986). Do you know her name?
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Question 9 of 10
9. She didn't speak English and didn't have any weighty acting roles but few men in the audience cared. She became one of the most well-known sex symbols of the 1950s and '60s. "And God Created Woman" (1957) made her world-famous. Who is she?
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Question 10 of 10
10. Who was the troubled beauty who is still looked up to as the epitome of the sex goddess, and is remembered for such films as "How to Marry a Millionaire" and "The Seven Year Itch"?
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1. One of the first sex symbols of the movies was an actress who could not speak English when she came to America from Sweden. It worked out because her first few movies were silent. Who was the actress who starred in 28 films and then wanted "to be left alone"?

Answer: Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo came to America in 1925, having made six movies in Europe. Her third U.S. movie "Flesh and the Devil" (1926) made her a star. She often played a vamp, a role she disliked, but the MGM studio forced her to do it and the audiences loved it! Her role in "Flesh and the Devil" was said to be the most erotic performance in a Hollywood movie to that point. Her last film was "Two-Faced Woman" in 1941, after which she walked away from acting. She was offered parts after that, accepted some but found reasons to drop out of all of them.
2. An actress who was the first to receive $1 million for her role in a movie, portrayed a powerful queen. She married her costar of the movie, twice in fact, and was a much-awarded actress and social activist. Do you know who she was?

Answer: Elizabeth Taylor

Portraying Cleopatra VII in the movie "Cleopatra" (1963), Elizabeth Taylor ended up marrying her costar Richard Burton. They later divorced and then decided to remarry and try again. It didn't work. Taylor began her career as a child actress in "National Velvet" (1944). Acclaimed in a number of films, Taylor won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for "BUtterfield 8 in 1960. She received another for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1966. In the 1980s she promoted HIV and AIDS programs.
3. Noted as much for her legs as for her acting ability, which actress was the pin up girl of World War II?

Answer: Betty Grable

Betty Grable started making movies in 1939. She became the leading star of her studio, 20th Century Fox. Working on the film "Pin Up Girl" in 1943, studio photographer Frank Powolny took some pictures of her, after a day's filming. One of them became the iconic pin up picture for U.S. soldiers (and some say also German soldiers) in World War II. G.I's. put her picture inside their lockers when stateside and inside their packs or even their helmets when they went into combat. Over 5 million copies of the picture were printed.

In a 2007 interview, Hugh Hefner said that that photo gave him the inspiration for founding "Playboy".
4. Three lines of dialogue in the movie "One Million Years B.C." didn't help her career but the deer-skin bikini she wore in it did. Who is this American actress?

Answer: Raquel Welch

The bikini Raquel Welch wore in "One Million Years B.C." (1966) turned her into an international sex symbol. The poster from the movie was a best seller. She acted in a number of television series in the early 1960s and broke into films with "Fantastic Voyage" (1966). Though in some fairly serious roles, she was usually cast as a sex symbol. "Playboy" magazine called her "The Most Desired Woman" of the 1970s.
5. She wasn't the best actress to walk in front of a camera in the 1930s but she was the original blonde bombshell about whom "Variety" magazine said: "It doesn't matter what degree of talent she possesses...nobody ever starved possessing what she's got". Who was she?

Answer: Jean Harlow

Signed by Howard Hughes for United Artists at $100 per week in 1929, Jean Harlow was earning $1,250 per week by 1932, working for MGM. Though critics weren't impressed with her talent, male audiences certainly were. The Hughes film "Hell's Angels" (1930) made her a star.

She went on to star in many financially successful movies, including six with Clark Gable. Cast in "Platinum Blonde" (1931), her hair was colored to match the title using a mixture of - wait for it ladies - ammonia, Clorox bleach and Lux soap flakes. Howard Hughes' production team offered $10,000 (about $120,000 today) to any beautician who could duplicate Harlow's shade. No one ever collected it.
6. A Swiss actress came to America and secured a place in film history. If I said '"Bond" girl, the first "Bond" girl' would that help you identify her?

Answer: Ursula Andress

Like Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress says she owes her career to a bikini, specifically the white bikini she wore as Honey Rider in "Dr. No" (1962), the first "James Bond" film. Because of her accent, her voice was dubbed over for the film. She appeared in several other films with moderate success, although she became financially independent.

The bikini sold at auction in 2001 for $59,755 (U.S.).
7. Back to the beach we go to find an actress whose U.S. film debut was in a soaking wet dress, and little else. "Boy on a Dolphin" started her on a career of films which accentuated her Mediterranean looks as well as her acting ability. Who is she?

Answer: Sophia Loren

Regarded as Italy's most renowned actress, Sophia Loren won a beauty pageant at age 14 and was encouraged to take acting lessons. After working in several Italian films she came to America. After "Boy on a Dolphin" (1957) she proved her acting ability in several roles, including lead actress in 1961's "Two Women", for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, the first artist to win it for a foreign-language performance.
8. The "James Bond" movies made stars of several women including one who portrayed Domino (Petachi) in "Never Say Never Again" (1983). She went on to star in several movies including "Nine 1/2 Weeks" (1986). Do you know her name?

Answer: Kim Basinger

Starting as a model for the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency, Kim Basinger went on to television and then movie roles beginning with "Hard Country" in 1981. The erotic "Nine 1/2 Weeks" was a box office failure but became a home video bestseller. Her highest-grossing film was "Batman" (1989) where she played Vicki Vale, a photojournalist.
9. She didn't speak English and didn't have any weighty acting roles but few men in the audience cared. She became one of the most well-known sex symbols of the 1950s and '60s. "And God Created Woman" (1957) made her world-famous. Who is she?

Answer: Brigitte Bardot

"And God Created Woman" (1957) launched Brigitte Bardot to international fame with her sex kitten role in the controversial film which was heavily censored in its American release. It became a typical role for her but she was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in "Viva Maria!" (1965). She retired from acting in 1973.
10. Who was the troubled beauty who is still looked up to as the epitome of the sex goddess, and is remembered for such films as "How to Marry a Millionaire" and "The Seven Year Itch"?

Answer: Marilyn Monroe

Even in her first films, in which she had small roles, Marilyn Monroe was noticed. Besides "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953) and "The Seven Year Itch (1955) she was featured in several memorable films including "Bus Stop" (1956) and "Some Like it Hot" (1959). Stardom was difficult for her to handle; she became difficult to work with and suffered from depression, dying of an overdose of barbiturates in 1962, a tragic ending for someone who, in 2009, would be named by the "TV Guide" Network as film's sexiest woman of all time.
Source: Author CmdrK

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