Acquanetta Acquanetta
United States actor
Acquanetta Acquanetta
Acquanetta, nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano," was a B-movie actress known for her exotic beauty.
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  • 2004
    Age 82
    Acquanetta succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's disease on August 16, 2004, at Hawthorn Court in Ahwatukee, Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details She was 83.
  • 1974
    Age 52
    Acquanetta also wrote a book of poetry, The Audible Silence, illustrated by Emilie Touraine (Flagstaff, Arizona): Northland Press, 1974.
    More Details Hide Details In 1987, the all-girl band The Aquanettas adopted (and adapted) their name from hers.
  • 1942
    Age 20
    Acquanetta started her career as a model in New York City with Harry Conover. She signed with Universal Studios in 1942 and acted mostly in B-movies, including Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, Arabian Nights, The Sword of Monte Cristo, and Captive Wild Woman, in which Universal attempted to create a female monster movie franchise with Acquanetta as an ape.
    More Details Hide Details She retired from movies in the 1950s after marrying Jack Ross, a car dealer. They settled in Mesa, Arizona, and she returned to a degree of celebrity by appearing with Ross in his local television advertisements, and also by hosting a local television show called Acqua's Corner that accompanied the Friday late-night movies. She and Ross had four children, and divorced in the 1980s.
  • 1921
    Born on July 17, 1921.
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