Movita Castaneda Actor

Movita castaneda

Maria "Movita" Castaneda (born December 4, 1917) is an American actress best known for being the second wife of actor Marlon Brando. She was six years older than Brando. In films, she played exotic women/singers, such as in Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), of which she is the last surviving cast member. She is the mother of Miko Castaneda Brando (b. 1961) and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky (b. 1966). Movita, a Mexican American, was born in Nogales, Arizona, on a train travelling between Mexico and Arizona. Movita began her acting career singing the Carioca to Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire's first dance number in the first film in which the famous duo appeared together, Flying Down to Rio (1933). She continued playing exotic women in American and Spanish language films in the 1930s, most notably as a Tahitian girl, Tehanni in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) alongside Clark Gable and Franchot Tone, then starring in two films alongside John Carroll, Rose of the Rio Grande (1938) and Wolf Call (1939), and in The Girl from Rio (1939) with Warren Hull. She starred in the British thriller Tower of Terror (1941) alongside Wilfrid Lawson and Michael Rennie.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 4th, 1917
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
Mexican American

Family

Spouses
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Adventure46.38
Drama26.2
Action26.15
Music24.85

1. Wild Horse Ambush (1952)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
54.0

Wild Horse Ambush is a film directed by Fred C. Brannon released Apr 15, 1952.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. Soldiers Three (1951)

Adventure, Comedy, War
played Cabaret woman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Pandro S. Berman
10 Show list

Soldiers Three is a 1951 film written Rudyard Kipling, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Tom Reed, and Marguerite Roberts and directed by Tay Garnett.

Awards

Top cast

Sgt.Murphy
Pvt. Dennis Malloy
Capt. Pindenny
Col. Brunswick
Manik Rao
Maj. Mercer
Pvt. Bill Sykes
Pvt. Archibald Ackroyd, Pvt. Archibald Ackroyd
Crenshaw
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. The Mysterious Desperado (1949)

Action, Adventure, Romance
played Luisa
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
61.0
Norman Houston
8 Show list

The Mysterious Desperado is a film directed by Lesley Selander released on September 10, 1949.

Awards

Top cast

Elias P. Stevens
Tim Holt
Barfly #1
Sheriff Anders
Honest John Jordan
Ramon Bustamante
Chito Jose Gonzalez Bustamante Rafferty
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. Girl from Rio (1939)

Action, Crime, Music
played Marquita Romero
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
62.0
E.B. Derr
John T. Neville
,
Milton M. Raison
11 Show list

The Girl from Rio is a 1939 mystery, action, crime fiction musical film written by Milton Raison and John T. Neville and directed by Lambert Hillyer.

Awards

Top cast

Tony - Band Leader
Dennis Slater
First Booking Agent
William Wilson
William Wilson
'Mitch' Mitchell
Roger Montgomery
Collins
Steven Ward
Vicki
Annette Templeton
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

5. Paradise Isle (1937)

Adventure, Drama, Music
played Ida
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0
Marion Orth
6 Show list

Paradise Isle is a 1937 American film directed by Arthur Greville Collins.

Awards

Top cast

Steinmeyer
Johnson
Kennedy
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Guest TV appearances

Knots Landing

Program genre

Drama
Soap opera

External resources

Knots Landing is an American primetime television soap opera that aired from December 27, 1979 to May 13, 1993 on CBS. A spin-off of Dallas, it was set in a fictitious coastal suburb of Los Angeles, and centered on the lives of four married couples living in a cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle. By the time of its conclusion, Knots Landing had become one of the longest-running primetime dramas on U.S. television after Gunsmoke and Bonanza.nKnots Landing was created by David Jacobs in conjunction with producer Michael Filerman. Although it became a spin-off of Dallas, the concept predates that series, and was initially rebuffed by CBS in 1977, as the network wanted something more saga-like.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S09-E25 April 7th, 1988
Michael Preece
S09-E19 February 18th, 1988

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