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Lisa Montell

Smoulderingly beautiful and a fetching, exotic-eyed vision on the American screen during the 1950s and early 1960s, dark-maned Lisa Montell impressed more, especially to male filmgoers, as a lovely diversion amidst all the rugged terrain and tropical South Sea hazards than as a formidable actress. Similar in beauty and allure to the stunning Debra... See full bio »
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 1962 Daughter of the Sun God
 1962 Combat! (TV Series)
- A Day in June (1962) ... Marcelle
 1962 The Firebrand
Clarita Vasconcelos
 1960-1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Linda Carnero / Lucita Martinez / Dolores / ...
- The Parallel Caper (1962) ... Lucita Martinez
- Hot Tamale Caper: Part II (1961) ... Linda Carnero
- Hot Tamale Caper: Part I (1961) ... Linda Carnero (uncredited)
- The President's Daughter (1960) ... Dolores
- The One That Got Away (1960) ... Pilar
 1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Nancy Dinato
- The Surfside Swindle (1962) ... Nancy Dinato
 1961 The Long Rope
Alicia Alvarez
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Rosaria Martinez
- Cherchez La Femme (1961) ... Rosaria Martinez
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Andalucia Rubio
- The Forbidden City (1961) ... Andalucia Rubio
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
- The Lonely Room (1960) ... Terese
 1955-1960 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Rheba Garcia / Rosa
- Apache Blood (1960) ... Rheba Garcia
- Border Showdown (1955) ... Rosa
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Selena Thorn
- Pigeon and Hawk (1960) ... Selena Thorn
 1959 The Dennis O'Keefe Show (TV Series)
- Maid to Order (1959) ... Annabella
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
- Murder in Gratitude (1959) ... Simone
 1958-1959 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Carmencita / Kenoee
- Outlaw Island (1959) ... Carmencita
- Guns for Big Bear (1958) ... Kenoee
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Soledad Ortega
- Pancho (1959) ... Soledad Ortega
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Marguerite Lidell
- Gringo Pete (1959) ... Marguerite Lidell
 1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series)
Emily Duren
- Stab in the Back (1959) ... Emily Duren
 1958 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Anita Chavez
- Four Down and Five Lives to Go (1958) ... Anita Chavez
- The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca (1958) ... Anita Chavez
 1958 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
 1958 She Gods of Shark Reef
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Maria Chamini
- The Paper Shroud (1958) ... Maria Chamini
 1958 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Lisette Rochambeau
- Curfew Cannon (1958) ... Lisette Rochambeau
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series)
Teresa Valdez
- One Good Turn (1957) ... Teresa Valdez
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- The Last Stop (1957)
- The Heart's Desire (1957) ... Yasmin
 1957 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
- Rio Grande (1957) ... Juanita
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
- The Last Laugh (1957) ... Luisa
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms
Diana Martelli
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Frederica McLane
- The Last Signer (1957) ... Frederica McLane
 1957 The O. Henry Playhouse (TV Series)
 1957 Tomahawk Trail
 1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
- Apache Dowry (1957) ... Tesalbe
 1957 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Paula Wellington
- The Nancy Wellington Story (1957) ... Paula Wellington
 1957 Naked Paradise
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Jeanne DuBois / Carmelita
- A Time to Live (1956) ... Jeanne DuBois
- The Mirror (1956) ... Carmelita
 1956 Gaby
 1955-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Yvonne / Suzanne
- Temptation (1956) ... Yvonne
- The Last Confession (1955) ... Suzanne
 1956 The Wild Dakotas
Ruth Murphy
 1955 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Esther Cameron
- Law Comes to Scorpion (1955) ... Esther Cameron
 1955 Jump Into Hell
Jacqueline (as Irene Montwill)
 1955 Finger Man (uncredited)
 1954-1955 Public Defender (TV Series)
- Eight Out of a Hundred (1955) ... Bertha
- Bertha Polaski (1954) ... Bertha
 1955 Daddy Long Legs
College Girl (uncredited)
 1955 Escape to Burma
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At times [my acting career] was a fun thing to do. I enjoyed it and it was a great way to earn a living. At the same time, I don't regret leaving it because I believe we have the life we need in order to learn the things we need to learn.


According to Mike Barnum, who offered up an in-depth interview with Lisa to the February 2010 pages of "Classic Images," Howard Hughes became personally interested in Lisa and her career and wanted to sign her up to an exclusive contract. She deliberately played down her sexuality during their first meeting and he never got in touch again. See more »

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