Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (7)

Overview (4)

Date of Birth 26 February 1925Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]
Date of Death 9 March 1955Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico  (suicide by poison)
Birth NameMiroslava Sternova
Nicknames Miros

Mini Bio (1)

Born in the pre-war Prague, young Miroslava Sternova (or simply Miroslava, as she was known in her film career) was brought to Mexico by her parents in the late 30s, leaving her childhood, her native Czechoslovakia and her beloved grandma. After winning a beauty contest in Mexico City, Miroslava spent some time in Los Angeles studying acting. Because her European features, and her native accent, she hardly found roles other than mysterious women or foreign beauties. After a standard career, she was offered a role in which will become her last and most remembered film: Luis Buñuel's The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955). Soon after the final wrap of this film, Miroslava committed suicide (apparently because a love deception). In a macabre coincidence, the premiere of Ensayo de un crimen, in which a wax statue of her is incinerated, coincided with her own cremation in a Mexican graveyard. Her tragic life inspired a short story in 1990, and a film, Miroslava (1993).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Maximiliano Maza <mmaza@campus.mty.itesm.mx>

Spouse (1)

Jesus Jaime Obregon (1945 - 1945) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Adopted daughter of a physician, she and her family were at one time interned in a concentration camp after they fled their native Czechoslovakia in 1939. They were Jewish, she was not. They sought refuge in the Scandinavian countries before emigrating to Mexico in 1941.
An avid painter, she at one time had designs on becoming a fashion illustrator.
Her first suicide attempt came in 1942 when the US soldier she planned to marry was killed in action.
Married a struggling actor in 1945 but divorced him quickly when she found out he was a closet homosexual.
Her numerous torrid love affairs included actors Arturo de Córdova and Steve Cochran, famed bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín and impresario Jorge Luis Pasquel, who was killed in an airplane crash only days after her suicide.
Once lit up the cover of a 1950 LIFE magazine cover.
Portrayed by Arielle Dombasle in the 1993 biopic Miroslava (1993).

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page