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Yolanda Montes

Yolanda Montes, artistically known as "Tongolele", became a professional dancer when she was only 15 years old. Tongolele was an exotic dancer and actress of Mexican films from the late 1940's into the 1980's. She was and still is well known in Latin America and Spain. Her father was Spanish/Swedish and her mother English/French, but her maternal ... See full bio »

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 2001 Salomé (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Yolanda (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
- Salomé (2001) ... Yolanda (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1984 La pasión de Isabela (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
- Episode #1.1 (1984)
 1983 Las fabulosas del Reventón 2 (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1982 Las fabulosas del Reventón (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1971 Isle of the Snake People
Kalea (as Tongolele)
 1967 Las mujeres panteras
Tongolele (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1967 La muerte es puntual
Bailarina (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1966 Amor a ritmo de go go
Tongolele (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1956 Pensión de artistas
Tongolele (as Tongolele)
 1953 Sí, mi vida
Bailarina (uncredited)
 1953 El mensaje de la muerte (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1953 Ahí vienen los gorrones
 1953 Había una vez un marido
Tongolele (as Tongolele)
 1953 Amor de locura
Aldara (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1952 Chucho el remendado
 1951 ¡¡¡Mátenme porque me muero!!! (as Tongolele)
 1950 El amor no es ciego
Bailarina (as Tongolele)
 1950 The King of the Neighborhood
Tongolele (as Tongolele)
 1948 Han matado a Tongolele
Yolanda (as Yolanda Móntez 'Tongolele')
 1948 Nocturno de amor (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
 1948 La mujer del otro (as Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele')
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Yolanda Montes 'Tongolele' | Yolanda Móntez 'Tongolele' | Tongolele

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Personal Quote:

In real life I'm kind of like Dorian Gray; the older I get, the younger I look.


Made her professional debut as a dancer in 1947 at the Tivoli Theater in Mexico.

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