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 .

MINI BIO:

Exotic brunette leading lady in Hollywood films. Born in the Dominican Republic to a Spanish consulate official, she became the staple ingredient of Universal's Technicolor "easterns" of the war years until overtaken in popularity by Yvonne De Carlo. Married (second) to Jean-Pierre Aumont from 1943. Drowned in her bath, possibly after a heart attack. Actress Tina Aumont (1946-2006) is her daughter.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).

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Montez was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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– “The Queen Of Technicolor”

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:

[repeated line]
Tollea: I have SPOKEN!


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


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


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

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

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

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