The Luscious Lip, Skinny Lip Quiz — And the Answers!

Angelina Jolie's lips

A. She’s got her father’s lips.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Here’s a repeat of last week’s mystery lip quiz.  I’ve added some hints to help you out. Click on “read more” to get the answers — and full face mug shots.


Lucille Ball's red lips and hair

B. This one’s easy. You love her.

Jessica Simpson lips.

C. Botoxed? Or pregnant lips?

Mamie Gummer comedienne

D. Hint: TV comedienne.





condoleezza rice mouth

E. Getting skinnier. A politico.

Scarlett Johansson lips

F. Messing with Mother Nature? Lips on Broadway.

1940s Actress Hedy Lamarr's lips

G. Vintage, pre-botox lips. A heady 1940s celeb.

Oprah Winfrey's lips up close.

H. The real thing? Soft lips asking the tough questions.










The Answers to the Luscious Lips Quiz

Angelina Jolie looking sexy.

A. is for Angelina Jolie — looking sexy.

Lucille Ball with lipsticked lips

B. Lucille Ball with her famously red hair — and out-of-bounds lips.

Jessica Simpson with puffy lips

C. Jessica Simpson with puffy lips. Were the Botox rumors — as well as the lips — overblown?

thin-lipped comedienne mamie gummer as TV's emily owens MD

D. Mamie Gummer of “Emily Owens MD.” A fun show. And Mamie can express a lot with those skinny lips of hers.








If you got Hedy Lamarr right, you’re pretty vintage yourself.

If there had been Botox in the 1940s, would Hedy and Lucille have opted for the needle instead of the lipstick brush?

If you identified Mamie Gummer’s mouth, you’re maybe a fan of “Emily Owens MD.”

I sure am. A very fine actress, Gummer’s going to go far. And she’s got no worries. Her lips can’t possibly get any thinner.

And, who knows, with Gummer to lead the way, maybe thin is the new plump where lips are concerned.

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For further musings on style, check out “A Half Century Later I’m Still a Size 10 . . . or 12.”

condoleezza rice has a thin upper lip.

E. Condoleezza Rice. Her upper lip is fading, but it’s still plumper than mine.

scarlett johansson with full lips

F. Scarlett Johansson. Sexy lips. A gift from Mother Nature?











hedy lamarr an actress of the 1940s

G. Actress Hedy Lamarr — 1940s mouth and eyebrows. This was a tough one! Triple points if you got it right.

Oprah Winfrey portrait

H. Oprah Winfrey. Soft lips, sharp mind.



  1. Jeanie MacGillis says:

    I guess I’m gonna haveta watch more TV or something because I only identified Lucy’s lips. Never heard of Mamie!

    • Barbara Falconer Newhall says:

      I think Mamie’s show, “Emily, MD,” is going to be cancelled. Too bad. She’s charming. But I’ll be we see her elsewhere.

  2. Linda Spencer says:

    This is really fun! Because of the title, it ended up in my spam which automatically filters out anyone trying to enhance my lips apparently!

    • Barbara Falconer Newhall says:

      Good to know — in the future, I’ll think twice before mentioning quiz or body parts in my titles.

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