Maria Montez

Maria Montez

Highest Rated: 100% Cobra Woman (1944)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Invisible Woman (1941)

Birthday: Jun 6, 1912

Birthplace: Barahona, Dominican Republic

A classic B-movie bombshell, Latin American-born Maria Montez was an actress with world-class beauty, immense charisma and a zest for life. Audiences weary from the Great Depression and the ongoing war relished Montez's colorful escapist adventures, including "The Invisible Woman" (1940), "South of Tahiti" (1941), "Bombay Clipper" (1942) and "Arabian Nights" (1942). Her winning box office formula made Universal Studios millions and saw the actress facing a variety of dramatic perils while draped in diaphanous costumes. She scored with movies like "White Savage" (1943), "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" (1944), "Gypsy Wildcat" (1944) and, most memorably, "Cobra Woman" (1944), which found her playing warring twin South Seas sisters. Dubbed "The Queen of Technicolor" for her reign in deliciously campy fare, Montez married French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont and moved to France after the end of World War II. After appearing in several European films and authoring several books, she died unexpectedly on Sept. 7, 1951 after suffering a heart attack and drowning in her bathtub. To honor the actress, Montez's hometown named a street after her, and decades later, an international airport. Maria Montez became a lasting icon of B-movie glamour and campy feature film classics.

Highest rated movies

Cobra Woman
Arabian Nights
The Invisible Woman

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 15 Scaffolds for a Murderer Anne Cook (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenge of the Pirates Consuelo (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wicked City Dolores (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Siren of Atlantis Queen Antinea (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 67% The Exile Countess (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirates of Monterey Marguerita Novarro (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tangier Rita (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sudan Naila (Character) - 1945
100% 38% Cobra Woman Tollea/Naja (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Wildcat Carla (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 56% Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Amara (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery to Broadway Marina (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Savage Princess Tahia (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 17% The Mystery of Marie Roget Marie Roget (Character) - 1942
67% 80% Arabian Nights Sherazade (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raiders of the Desert Zuleika (Character) - 1941
67% 26% The Invisible Woman Marie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Tahiti Melahi (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 56% That Night in Rio Inez (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bombay Clipper Sonya Dietrich Landers (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boss of Bullion City Linda Calhoun (Character) - 1940