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Movita (1916–2015)


Movita Castaneda was an American actress best known for having been the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. She was eight years older than Brando. In films, she played exotic women/singers, such as in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), of which she was the last surviving cast member. She is the mother of Miko Castaneda ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Girl from Rio Marquita Romero
(1939)
(1935)
(1936)
Fort Apache Guadalupe
(1948)

Filmography

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 1987-1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Ana
- Down Came the Rain and Washed the Spider Out: Part 1 (1989) ... Ana (as Movita Castendada)
- The Heat of Passion (1989) ... Ana (as Movita Castendada)
- Giganticus II: The Revenge (1989) ... Ana (as Movita Castendada)
- Double Jeopardy (1989) ... Ana (as Movita Castendada)
- The Spin Doctor (1989) ... Ana (as Movita Castendada)
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Wife
- Escape from Los Santos (1978) ... Wife (uncredited)
 1977 Panic in Echo Park (TV Movie)
Mother
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie)
Carmen
 1956 Conflict (TV Series)
Mrs. Hernandez
- Silent Journey (1956) ... Mrs. Hernandez
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Tula
- Esteban's Legacy (1956) ... Tula
 1955 Apache Ambush
Rosita
 1953 Ride, Vaquero!
Hussy (uncredited)
 1953 Dream Wife
Rima
 1952 Wild Horse Ambush
Lita Espinosa
 1951 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Anita
- The Desperate Sheriff (1951) ... Anita
 1951 Saddle Legion
Mercedes (as Movita Castaneda)
 1951 Soldiers Three
Cabaret woman (as Movita Castenada)
 1950 Kim
Woman with Baby (uncredited)
 1950 The Petty Girl
Carmelita Moray (uncredited)
 1950 A Lady Without Passport
Lorena (uncredited)
 1950 The Furies
Chiquita (as Movita Casteneda)
 1950 Federal Man
Lolita Martinez / Montez (as Movita Castaneda)
 1950 Wagon Master
Young Navajo Indian (as Movita Castaneda)
 1949 Red Light
Trina (uncredited)
 1949 The Mysterious Desperado
Luisa (as Movita Castaneda)
 1948 Fort Apache
Guadalupe
 1941 Tower of Terror
Marie Durand
 1939 The Girl from Rio
Marquita Romero
 1939 Wolf Call
Towana
 1938 Rose of the Rio Grande
Rosita del Torre
 1937 The Hurricane
Arai (as Movita Castenada)
 1937 Paradise Isle
Ila
 1936 El capitan Tormenta
Anyana
 1936 Captain Calamity
Annana
 1935 El diablo del Mar
Maya (as Movita Castaneda)
 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
Tehani
 1935 The Tia Juana Kid
Cabaret Dancer (as Movita Casteñada)
 1935 Married Lady Needs Husband
Doncella (as Movita Luisa Casteñada)
 1934 Tres Amores
Doris
 1934 The Scandal
Gregoria (as Movita Casteñada)
 1934 La buenaventura (as Maria Luisa Casteñada)
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Carioca Singer (uncredited)
 1930 El Dios del mar
Undetermined Role (as Movita Castaneda)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Movida Castaneda | Movita Castaneda | Movita Castañdeda | Movita Castenada | Movita Castendada | Maria Casteneda | Movita Casteneda | Maria Luisa Casteñada | Movita Luisa Casteñada | Movita Casteñada

Spouse:

Marlon Brando  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »
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Trivia:

Was born on a train that was en route from Mexico to Nogales, Arizona. See more »

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