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:

Tollea: [with heavy accent] Geef me that cobra jool! Eeet ees rightfully mine!

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

[repeated line]
Tollea: I have SPOKEN!

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Maria Montez Facts
For her stage name, Maria chose the last name of Montez in honor of dancer Lola Montes, a favorite of Maria's father.

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

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

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