Montez, Maria

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Montez, Maria Gender: F
Santo Silas, Maria Antonia Garcia Van Dahl de
born on 6 June 1912
Place Barahona, Dominican Republic, 18n12, 71w06
Timezone LST m70w (is standard time)
Data source
Official source; untimed
Rodden Rating AAX
Collector: Estadella
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°34' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif or s_piscol.18.gif

Maria Montez


Dominican actress who was an exotic Hollywood leading lady seen mainly in hokum adventures. Her debut came with the 1941 film, "The Invisible Woman," but she went on to do other films such as "Cobra Woman" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," both in 1944.

She was educated at a convent in Santa Cruz de Teverite in the Canary Islands. Coming from a wealthy family with large vineyards, she spoke French, English, Italian and Spanish and, after graduating with a B.S., joined her father at his post in Ireland.

She married a wealthy Irish banker who was twice her age. She bored of the marriage after two years and after she had it annulled by the Roman Catholic church, moved to New York on 3 July 1939. Montez married Jean Pierre Aumont on 13 July 1943 and had one daughter, Maria Christina, on 14 February 1946.

She died young and under mysterious circumstances as she drowned in her bathtub, allegedly from a heart attack, on 7 September 1951.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 3 July 1939 (Ireland to New York)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 13 July 1943 (Jean Pierre Aumont)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 14 February 1946 (Daughter born)
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  • Death, Mysterious 7 September 1951 (Drowned in bath tub, possible heart attack)
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Source Notes

Robert Kendall sends clippings, "Born at precisely eight PM on June 6, 1920 as Maria Gracia; she believed that being born on the dot of eight gave her indominable courage. She was the third of ten children born to Ysidoro Gracia, the Spanish delegate to the Donomican Republic."

(Lescaut quotes CA/1935 for June 6, 1912, 6:00 PM LMT, "personal information," not confirmed)

Sy Scholfield quotes her websites "Maria Montez, The Queen of Technicolor" ( and "Maria Montez: A Dominican Star" (, for: Maria Montez, Born "Maria Africa Gracia Vidal" on 6 June 1912, Barahona, Dominican Republic, from the biography, "MARÍA MONTEZ: Su Vida", by Margarita

Vicens de Morales. The time of birth does not seem to be included in the book."

Juan Estadella quotes birth certifcate for 6 June 1912, no birth time on it. [1]


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Possible heart attack)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Drowning)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Wealthy family)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (First marriage two years, annulled)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (One annullment)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Canary Islands, Ireland to U.S.)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Mysterious)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress