Raquel Torres

  1. Mona Maris, Cuesta abajo, 1934.     Despite her Hollywood moments,  this is the film of  the Argentine  Maris.  For her great chemistry  with the singer Carlos Gardel. And, indeed, for how she beat Torres and Rosita Montenegro to the role.  By auditioning by phone from Paramount –  after completing Kiss and Make-Up –  for the French-born director Louis J Gasnier in New York. Yes, using the old fashioned telephone not by the 21st Century’s Skype form of video-phone! 

 Birth year: 1908Death year: 1987Other name: Casting Calls:  1