|Birthname||María Antonia Alejandra Abad Fernández|
|born on||10 March 1928 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Campo de Criptana, Spain, 39n24, 3w07|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||19°26' 01°44 Asc. 04°27'|
Spanish singer and actress, who became a naturalized citizen of Mexico. After her work in Juan de Orduña's El Último Cuplé in 1957, Montiel worked in Europe and Latin America. Montiel's film Varietes was banned in Beijing in 1973. Her films El Último Cuple and La Violetera netted the highest gross revenues ever recorded for films made in the Spanish speaking movie industry during the 1950s/60s. She played the role of Antonia, the niece of Don Quixote, in the 1947 Spanish film version of Cervantes's great novel.
Montiel died on 8 April 2013 at her home in Madrid, Spain at the age of 85 from congestive heart failure.
She was portrayed in the Pedro Almodóvar film Bad Education by a male actor in drag (Gael García Bernal) as the cross-dressing character Zahara, and a film clip from one of her movies was used as well.
Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file, source unknown.
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.