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Maria Montez
Maria Montez
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June 06, 1912
September 07, 1951
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Maria Africa Antonia Gracia Vidal de Santo Silas
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Some Facts
The second daughter of ten children, her father was a textile exporter and the Honorary Vice Consul of Spain in the Dominican Republic.
Was a major iconic figure of gay camp in the 1950s & '60s. In addition to being a character who appears in various Andy Warhol's films of the 1960s (played by Mario Montez, she appeared as a major character in Gore Vidal's 1974 novel "Myron," his sequel to "Myra Breckinridge".
Female impersonator/"drag queen" Mario Montez (born Rene Rivera) modeled his drag person (and name) on her.
She was educated in a convent in the Canary Islands.
Accepted Jean-Pierre Aumont's marriage proposal despite the fact that his "duties as a French officer" would call him overseas a few days after the wedding. She jokingly cracked that he had left her "to cold showers.".
Personal Quotes
[After meeting Orson Welles] He is as spectacular as I am!
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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!
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[on viewing Arabian Nights (1942)] When I look at myself, I am so beautiful I scream with joy!
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