Month: July 2015

“The All Too Short Life of Soledad Miranda”

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The title of this blog could have been changed by deleting the name ‘Soledad Miranda’ and putting in its place, Susann Korda or Susan Korday. The actress, who appeared in over thirty films in the 1960s including cult hits “Count Dracula” and “Vampyros Lesbos” from Spanish director Jesus Franco, went by all of those names during her short life, but she was born Soledad Rendon Bueno on July 9, 1943 in Seville, Spain to Portuguese parents. Sadly, Soledad wouldn’t wind up living much past her 27th birthday, due to a car accident which claimed her life on August 18, 1970, in Lisbon, Portugal. At the time of the accident, she was on her way to sign a contract with Artur Brauner, a German film producer, which would have brought her international stardom. She was survived at the time by her husband, Jose Manuel da Conceicao Simoes, a former race-car…

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