Maria Montez

Actress + Author
Born Jun 6, 1912

Maria Montez was a Dominican-born motion picture actress who gained fame and popularity in the 1940s as an exotic beauty starring in a series of filmed-in-Technicolor costume adventure films. Her screen image was that of a hot-blooded Latin seductress, dressed in fanciful costumes and sparkling jewels. She became so identified with these adventure epics that she became known as "The Queen of Technicolor.… Read More

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1912 Birth Born on June 6, 1912.


1941 29 Years Old In June 1941 her contract with Universal was renewed. … Read More


1942 30 Years Old She claimed in 1942 she was making $250 a week. … Read More
In 1943 Montez was awarded two medals from the Dominican government for her efforts in promoting friendly relations between the US and her native land. … Read More
1944 32 Years Old In 1944 Montez the secret to her success was that she was "sexy but sweet... … Read More
In April 1947 Montez was borrowed by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. to appear in the sepia-toned swashbuckler The Exile (1948), directed by Max Ophüls, produced by Fairbanks but released by Universal. … Read More
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In 1949 it was announced she would make The Queen of Sheba with Michael Redgrave for director Francois Villiers; however the film was not made. … Read More
1951 39 Years Old The 39-year-old Montez died in Suresnes, France on 7 September 1951 after apparently suffering a heart attack and drowning while taking a hot bath. … Read More
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