Maria Montez Overview:

Legendary actress, Maria Montez, was born Maria Africa Antonia Gracia Vidal de Santo Silas on Jun 6, 1912 in Barahona, Dominican Republic. Montez died at the age of 39 on Sep 7, 1951 in Paris, France .



Montez was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Art on Jun 6, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

“When I look at myself, I am so beautiful I scream with joy!” ~ after viewing herself in Arabian Nights (1942). Mar?a Montez, born Maria Africa Antonia Gracia Vidal de Santo Silas on June 6, 1912 in Barahona, Dominican Republic, was a motion picture actress who gained fa... Read full article

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Maria Montez Quotes:

Queen Antinea: He found oblivion in my arms, until my time for loving him was over.

Tollea: [with heavy accent] Geef me that cobra jool! It is rightfully mine!

[repeated line]
Tollea: I have SPOKEN!

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Maria Montez Facts
Mother, with Jean-Pierre Aumont, of actress Tina Aumont Aumont (b. 1946, Los Angeles, Calif.).

Female impersonator/"drag queen" Mario Montez (born Rene Rivera) modeled his drag person (and name) on her.

Humorously portrayed in "Myron" by Gore Vidal (1973)

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