Maria Montez, Gypsy Wildcat (1944)
Beautiful Maria Montez was born on June 6, 1912 in Barahona, Dominican Republic. Sadly, she was only 39 when she died. She was found drowned in her bathtub (it’s speculated that she had a heart attack).
The beautiful actress has a very colorful and entertaining filmography and would be a really fun one to “work your way through.” I’m doing that, myself, although many of her films are very difficult to find.
Two of my all-time favorite quotes from stars are from Maria:
(About seeing herself in a film) “When I look at myself, I am so beautiful I scream with joy!”
- (About meeting Orson Welles) “He is as spectacular as I am!”
Is there any wonder I love her so??