Sandra Milo Dies At Age 90

 January 30, 2024

An icon of Italian cinema has passed away.

Sandra Milo was 90 years old.

Milo played a key role in Federico Fellini's 8½ and later became his muse.

Sandra was known for her distinctive high-pitched voice throughout her career.

Her family revealed that she passed away in her sleep at her home in Rome.

At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her family as well as her beloved dogs, Jim and Lady.

After the success of 8½, Fellini cast her alongside his own wife in the 1965 film Juliet of the Spirits.

It wasn't until two decades later that Milo revealed that she and the director carried out a secret 17-year love affair.

After her acting career, Milo was most well-known for being a victim of a vicious prank while she was hosting a talk show.

According to ABC News:

A prankster called in and told her that her son, Ciro, had just been hospitalized after a serious car accident. Believing the caller, a terrified Milo fled the studio wailing “Ciro, Ciro!” only to subsequently learn that her son was fine and that she had been tricked.