Friday, July 22, 2016

#15 Soledad Miranda

The quintessential haunted, doomed beauty, Soledad Miranda was killed in auto accident at the age of 27, just on the cusp of having her career really take off.  A discovery of Jess Franco, he changed her (according to Wikipedia) from “a young, dimpled, bubbly starlet” into the “pale, haunted, mysterious icon” anyone who’s a Franco fan has discovered on their own.

Real Name:  Soledad Bueno

Embarrassing Movies
  • Count Dracula
  • Sound of Horror *
  • She Killed in Ecstasy
  • Pyro, the Thing Without a Face
  • Eugenie Sex Happening
  • Vampyros Lesbos
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • A warning for the youth... An alarm call for the parents.
  • Hercules... Atlas... Goliath... Mighty Ursus towers above them all!
  • A Psycho-Sexadelic Horror Freakout!

Embarrassing Characters
  • First Dancer in Blue Dress
  • EugĂ©nie Radeck de Franval
  • Walburga Hassenreuter
  • Piluca

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends:  El Cordobes (Manuel Benitez – arguably the most famous bullfighter ever)

Whiffs of Scandal:  Soft-core porn

Untimely Demise:  In a car accident at age 27

Interesting Tidbits
  • AKA Susan Korday and Susann Korda (her porn name)
  • Given name means “solitude”
  • Drew the name Miranda out of a hat
  • Was half Roma
  • Made her stage debut at age 8 as a flamenco dancer
  • Almost became a nun
  • Cut a couple of records
  • Painted and wrote poetry
  • As with Elvis, there are rumors that she is still alive, with consequent sightings

Where can I learn more?

Nice hat ... and shades

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