Thursday, October 30, 2008

Soledad Miranda: A Life & Career Cut Way Too Short

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Soledad Miranda was the star of numerous cult films by Jess Franco in Spain. Her credits include such films as Count Dracula, Eugenie de Sade, Vampyros Lesbos, She Killed in Ecstasy, and The Devil Came From Akasava. She's one of my favorite actresses from the films of Jess Franco. I definitely will cover some of her films in the future. She was beautiful, but she had something beyond that. There was this seductive quality about her that could bewitch someone. Unfortunately her life and career were cut way too short. Soledad was killed in a car accident on August 18, 1970. We can only imagine what she would have accomplished if she had not died so young. I thought this Halloween season was the perfect time to honor Soledad. I light a candle and raise a toast of wine to her memory.

12 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

Man Alive - I've got the dvd, but never watched it, I've got the soundtrack - it's a belter.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. The soundtracks for a lot of these Jess Franco movies were often better than the movies. The things I loved about the movies were the beautiful women, plus many times the sets.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

She was quite beautiful. It is sad that she died so young. I do enjoy watching her films. I await your reviews of her work.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks for the comments. I totally agree. I definitely want to cover several of her films that I really dig.

Mirko di Wallenberg said...

She was stunning and just like Sharon Tate gone to soon and much missed but we still have the movies and soundtracks!

Keith said...

Hey Mirko. Definitely gone too soon. I'm so glad we've got those movies and soundtracks to remember her by.

Steve Langton said...

This was such a tragic loss. She had a real love affair with the camera during her short life. Sadly missed.

Keith said...

Hey Steve. Thanks for the comments. The camera loved her. She is sorely missed still to this day.

Lollipop said...

I love Jesus Franco, he is living in Torremolinos (Málaga) now , and I could see him last year! I recommend you Vampiros Lesbos soundtrack, really good!
I also love Soledad Miranda... I have a fantastic t-shirt with her pic... really beautifl woman, it is a pity that she died so young...
Congratulations for your great blogs, Keith!

Keith said...

Hey Lollipop. Thanks for the comments. That's so cool about Franco. It would be awesome to get a chance to meet him. I love the soundtrack for Vampyros Lesbos. The music in his films are one of the main highlights for me. I bet that's a really cool t-shirt you've got. Soledad was amazingly beautiful. Such a shame that she died so young. Thanks. I hope you'll stop into my blogs at any time you may like. Always feel free to leave comments.

Jeremy Richey said...

One of the true greats...always missed.

Keith said...

Hey Jeremy. Thanks. Definitely agree with you there.