Lucky to Be a Woman

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Lucky to Be a Woman
Film poster
Directed by Alessandro Blasetti
Produced by Raymond Alexandre
Written by Alessandro Blasetti
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Sandro Continenza
Ennio Flaiano
Starring Sophia Loren
Charles Boyer
Marcello Mastroianni
Music by Alessandro Cicognini
Cinematography Otello Martelli
Edited by Mario Serandrei
Release date
  • 31 March 1956 (1956-03-31)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Lucky to Be a Woman (Italian: La fortuna di essere donna and also known as What a Woman!) is a 1956 Italian comedy film directed by Alessandro Blasetti[1] starring Sophia Loren and Charles Boyer.


This is a comedy about a photographer, Corrado, played by Mastroianni, who snaps a picture of Antonietta, played by Loren. When it shows up on the front page of a magazine, she wants to take him to court over it. He then tries to convince her that he can connect her up with powerful men and introduces her to Charles Boyer as Count Gregorio Sennetti, who can make her a movie stars, but things don't turn out good when the counts wife shows up. Blasetti had done the popular "Too Bad, She's Bad" over a year before and this was the third film that featured Sophia Loren with Marcello Mastroianni.



  1. ^ "NY Times: Lucky to Be a Woman". NY Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 

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