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Maria Montez

Maria Montez

Accepted Jean-Pierre Aumont's marriage proposal despite the fact that his "duties as a French officer" would call him overseas a few days after the wedding.

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

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)

Measurements: 36-25-36 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

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

Sister of Julia Andre

The international airport at Barahona, Dominican Republic, is named the Maria Montez International Airport in her honor. [1997]

The second daughter of ten children, her father was a textile exporter and the Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in the Dominican Republic.

Was a major iconic figure of gay camp in the 1950s & '60s. In addition to being a character who appears in various Andy Warhol's films of the 1960s (played by Mario Montez, she appeared as a major character in Gore Vidal's 1974 novel "Myron," his sequel to "Myra Breckinridge".