Conchita Montenegro

  1. Ariane Borg, Bifur 3, France 1944.   Réalisateur Maurice Cam started shooting in the ill-fated 1939. WWII began, filming (and France) collapsed. By the time, the Nazi occupation of France was over (many French say WWII lasted 1939-1944!), the leading lady had died of typhus aged 19 on a boat to America, four guys had to be re-cast and Martine Carol was the newest of newcomers as Germaine in the fifth of her 50 features. Ironically, first choice for Gisèlehad been Spanish star Montenegro – Spain’s 1944 Lola Montes… played by Carol for director Max Ophuls in 1955.

 Birth year: 1911Death year: 2007Other name: Casting Calls:  1