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Soledad Miranda Poster

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Born in Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain
Died in Lisbon, Portugal  (road accident)
Birth NameSoledad Rendón Bueno
Nicknames Sole
Susann Korda
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Soledad Miranda was a Spanish actress who appeared in many films in the 1960s. Her remarkable beauty and her tragic untimely death make her story the stuff of legend. She was born on July 9, 1943 in Seville, Spain. She started her career when only eight years old as a flamenco dancer and singer. She made her film debut at age sixteen as a dancer. During the following years, the fragile beauty appeared in numerous comedies, dramas, B-movies, and horror films, mostly in Spain (over thirty films altogether from 1960 to 1970). Her biggest break came from legendary director Jess Franco, who cast Soledad in such cult classics as Count Dracula and Vampyros Lesbos. Soledad is generally regarded as Franco's greatest discovery. On August 18, 1970 Soledad was in a car accident on a highway in Portugal. She died hours later, survived by her husband (a former race-car driver) and young son. Shortly before this tragic accident, a German film producer had offered her a contract which would have made her a great star. Soledad was destined to become a legend. Not until the years after her death has she become a cult starlet with fans all over the world now discovering the beautiful, doomed actress.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amy Brown

Spouse (1)

José Manuel Simões (1966 - 18 August 1970) ( her death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (5)

She has a son (Antonio) with José Manuel Simões.
Her pseudonym, Susann Korda, was created by director Jesús Franco from the name of an earlier German film actress, Susanne Korda.
She is the niece of Paquita Rico.
Soledad's artistic last name, Miranda, was drawn out of a hat. Soledad chose her artistic surname by surprise: she put several surnames on different papers, placed them in a hat, and the "innocent hand" drew that of Miranda.
Had one younger brother and four younger sisters.

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