Sara Montiel

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Montiel in 1955

Sara Montiel (10 March 1928 – 8 April 2013) was a Spanish actress and singer. She played Juana Montes in Serenade (1956). She also played in 2004's Bad Education. Montiel was a prominent Spanish singer, having many albums.

Montiel was born Maria Antonia Abad in Campo de Criptana, La Mancha, Spain on 10 March 1928.[1] At age 16 she began acting and appeared in a number of movies. In 1950 Montiel moved to Mexico where she acted and sang in several films. In 1954 she co-starred in the movie Vera Cruz with Gregory Peck and Bert Lancaster. In 1956 she appeared in Serenade with Mario Lanza and Joan Fontaine.[1] Montiel returned to Spain to star in a number of films. She became Spain's most popular star for the next decade.[2] She retired from movies in the early 1970s but still appeared on television and the Stage. In 2011 she returned to appear in the comedy movie Abrazame.[1] She died on 8 April 2013 in Madrid at age eighty-five.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harris M. Lentz III, Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013 (Jefferson, NC: Mcfarland, 2014), p. 263
  2. Alberto Mira Nouselles, Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010), p. xix