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Maria Montez (I) (1912–1951)

In a world weary of war and dispirited by the ravages of the Great Depression, Hollywood at the turn of the 1940's concocted a wildly popular, effective lot of escapist fare (though often cheaply made) to regale the sick at heart worldwide. Universal Pictures, more often than not, led in producing such films. We know about the monster movies: wolf... See full bio »


(age 39) in Paris, France

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 1951 Revenge of the Pirates
 1951 Schatten über Neapel
 1951 Amore e sangue
 1950 The Thief of Venice
 1949 Portrait d'un assassin
Christina de Rinck
 1949 Wicked City
Dolores - l'entraîneuse
 1946 Tangier
 1945 Sudan
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
 1944 Follow the Boys
Maria Montez (uncredited)
 1943 White Savage
Princess Tahia
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (scenes deleted)
 1942 Mystery of Marie Roget
Marie Roget
 1941 South of Tahiti
 1941 Moonlight in Hawaii
 1941 Raiders of the Desert
 1941 That Night in Rio
 1941 Lucky Devils
Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
 1940 The Invisible Woman
 1940 Boss of Bullion City
Linda Calhoun
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Wrote a novel, "Forever Is a Long Time."

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on her film debut in The Invisible Woman (1940)] When I see myself on the screen, I am so beautiful, I jump for joy! See more »


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


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