Yma Sumac

  1. Audrey Hepburn, Green Mansions, 1958.      First, Mexican Dolores Del Rio was to be the jungle sprite at RKO in 1933. MGM then bought the rights for Elizabeth Taylor in 1949; she rapidly grew out of the role. Next, in 1953, Rima was aimed at the French Leslie Caron in a version by the more musical team of producer Arthur Freed, writer Alan Jay Lerner and director Vincente Minnelli in 1953. Then, it was for Italian Pier Angeli… or Yma Sumac, the Peruvian soprano with the incredible vocal range of five octaves. Finally, she was Hepburn. She actually gave up The Diary of Anne Frank to be directed (badly) by her husband, actor Mel Ferrer. Ain’t love grand? No, blind.

 Birth year: 1922Death year: 2008Other name: Casting Calls:  1