Sara Montiel

Actress + Singer
Born Mar 10, 1928
Hometown Campo de Criptana
Died Apr 8, 2013
Death Place barcelona
Nationality Spanish Mexican
Other Names Abad Fernández, M...

Sara Montiel (born March 10, 1928) is a Spanish singer, and actress. She is still a much-loved and internationally known name in the Spanish-speaking movie and music industries. Montiel was born in Campo de Criptana in the region of Castile–La Mancha in 1928 as María Antonia Abad (complete name María Antonia Alejandra Vicenta Elpidia Isidora Abad Fernández).… Read More

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  • Tony Hernandez
    Married 2002 - 2005
  • Pepe Tous
    Married 1979 - 1992
  • Jos%C3%A9 Vicente Ram%C3%ADrez Olaya
    Married 1964 - 1970
  • Anthony Mann
    Married 1957 - 1961
  • Ivan Rassimov
  • Anthony Mann
    Ic 1927154

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1928 Birth Montiel was born in Campo de Criptana in the region of Castile–La Mancha in 1928 as María Antonia Abad (complete name María Antonia Alejandra Vicenta Elpidia Isidora Abad Fernández). … Read More


1947 19 Years Old She also played the role of Antonia, the niece of Don Quixote, in the 1947 Spanish film version of Cervantes's great novel. … Read More


1948 20 Years Old Montiel started in movies at 16 in her native Spain where she filmed her first international success playing an Islamic princess in the 1948 film Locura de Amor, released in the US as The Mad Queen. … Read More


1964 36 Years Old Her 1964 Catholic wedding in Rome was granted great publicity but no one was informed that the marriage only lasted a couple of months.
1965 37 Years Old By 1965, the couple had separated and Montiel had started a very secret love affair with Italian actor Giancarlo del Duca (aka Giancarlo Viola) It was all kept under wraps since divorce was illegal in both Italy and Spain. In 1970, Sara broke up with Giancarlo and started a long-term relationship with José Tous. … Read More


1978 50 Years Old Montiel requested an annulment of her second marriage and the Catholic Church granted it in 1978.


1992 64 Years Old The following year, she married Tous in a civil ceremony and the marriage lasted until his death of cancer in 1992. … Read More
2000 72 Years Old In 2000, Montiel published her autobiography "Memories: To Live Is A Pleasure", an instant best seller with ten editions to date. … Read More
2002 74 Years Old In 2002, the couple parted, and Montiel married a much younger man who resided in Cuba, a union that was doomed from the start and ended in divorce in 2004. … Read More
2009 81 Years Old In November 2009, Alaska from the pop group Fangoria invited Montiel to record a track sharing vocals with her for the re-release of the band's album Absolutamente. … Read More
2011 83 Years Old Sara has no retirement plans and in May 2011, after almost 40 years without making a movie, she accepted to appear in a feature film directed by Óscar Parra de Carrizosa. … Read More
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