She was a successful photojournalist and scooped the world's press by obtaining an exclusive interview with Fidel Castro.
Was considered for the role of Asunción Olazábal in Beyond the Horizon (1994), which went to Luisa Kuliok.
Joey "The Lips" Fagan's trumpet in the Roddy Doyle novel "The Commitments" is named after her.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a son Milko Skofic Jr. on July 28, 1957. Child's father is now ex-husband, Milko Skofic.
Was head of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1986.