Maria Montez


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Maria Montez

Maria Montez Death

Maria passed away on September 7, 1951 at the age of 39 in Paris, France. Maria's cause of death was drowned aftermath of a heart attack.

Maria Montez death quick facts:
  • When did Maria Montez die?

    September 7, 1951
  • How did Maria Montez die? What was the cause of death?

    Drowned aftermath of a heart attack
  • How old was Maria Montez when died?

  • Where did Maria Montez die? What was the location of death?

    Paris, France

Maria Montez Birthday and Date of Death

Maria Montez was born on June 6, 1912 and died on September 7, 1951. Maria was 39 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: June 6, 1912
Date of Death: September 7, 1951
Age at Death: 39

Is Maria Montez's father, Isidoro Gracia Garcia Vidal, dead or alive?

Isidoro Gracia Garcia Vidal's information is not available now.

Is Maria Montez's mother, Regla Teresa Maria Vidal, dead or alive?

Regla Teresa Maria Vidal's information is not available now.

Maria Montez's sisters :

Maria has 3 sisters:
  • Ada Vidal
  • Luz Vidal
  • Teresita Vidal

Maria Montez's brothers :

Maria has 7 brothers:
  • Isidoro Vidal
  • Aquilino Vidal
  • Joaquin Vidal
  • David Vidal
  • Maria Montez's brother, Consuelo Vidal, died on October 7, 2004 as he was 75 years old.

  • Luis Vidal
  • Jaime Vidal

Maria Montez - Biography

Maria africa Gracia Vidal was a Dominican 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". Over her career, Montez appeared in 26 films, 21 of which were made in North America and five in Europe.
Montez was married twice. Her first marriage was to William G. McFeeters, a wealthy banker who served in the British Army. They married when Montez was 17 years old and later divorced. Her second husband Jean-Pierre Aumont described him as "an Irishman who was naive enough to think he could lock her up in some frosty castle." For over a year Montez was reportedly engaged to Claude Strickland, a flight officer with the RAF who she met in New York. However it was later revealed that this was a publicity stunt.

While working in Hollywood, Montez met French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont. Aumont later wrote "to say that between us it was love at first sight would be an understatement". They married on 14 July 1943 at Montez's home in Beverly Hills. Charles Boyer was Aumont's best man and Jannine Crispin was Montez's matron of honour. According to Aumont "it was a strange house. You didn't answer the phone or read the mail; the doors were always open. Diamonds were left around like ashtrays. Lives of the Saints lay between two issues of movie magazines. An astrologer, a physical culture expert, a priest, a Chinese cook, and two Hungarian masseurs were part of the furnishings. During her massage sessions, Montez granted audiences."
Aumont had to leave a few days after wedding Montez to serve in the Free French Forces which were fighting against Nazi Germany in the European Theatre of World War II. At the end of World War II, the couple had a daughter, Maria Christina (also known as Tina Aumont), born in Hollywood on 14 February 1946. In 1949 Aumont announced that they would get divorced but they remained together until Montez's death.
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. She was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris where her tombstone gives her amended year of birth (1918), not the actual year of birth (1912).