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Disembodied Actress Eugenia Paul is Dead

21 June 2010 6:32 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Actress Eugenia Paul was featured in a handful of films and television productions in the 1950s. She co-starred with scream queen Allison Hayes in the 1957 voodoo horror film The Disembodied as native girl Mara.

She was born Eugenia Popoff in Dearborn, Michigan in 1935. She trained as a dancer before settling in Hollywood in the early 1950s. Paul appeared in small roles in a handful of films in the 1950s, including Lost in Alaska (1952) with Abbott and Costello, The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954), The Ten Commandments (1956), and Gunfighters of Abilene (1960). Paul was better known for her work in television, starring as Senorita Elena Torres opposite Guy Williams in early episodes of Disney’s Zorro in 1957.  Her other television credits include episodes of Sky King, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Lone Ranger, and The Thin Man.  She retired from the screen in the late 1950s after her marriage to Robert Strauss, the heir »

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Zorro Star Paul Dies At 75

1 June 2010 9:16 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Zorro star Eugenia Paul has died at the age of 75.

The actress passed away last week (beg24May10) at the Good Samaritan Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida. No further details about her death were available.

Paul began her career as a ballerina, moving to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to follow her dream of stardom on the stage, and she was later signed up as a dancer for movie studio Warner Bros.

She went on to step in front of the camera as an actress, appearing in 1950s TV show Zorro as the crusader's love interest Elena, and opposite another masked hero in The Lone Ranger.

Paul also enjoyed roles in films such as 1956's The Ten Commandments, The Disembodied in 1957, and Gunfighters of Abilene in 1960 - her last credited appearance onscreen.

She was later known as Eugenia Strauss after her marriage to husband Robert, who survives her along with their two daughters and a son, according to The Hollywood Reporter. »

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