Soledad Miranda

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Soledad Rendón Bueno (9 July 1943 – 18 August 1970), better known by her stage names Soledad Miranda or Susann Korda (or sometimes Susan Korday), was an actress who was born in Seville, Spain to Portuguese parents of Roma ancestry. She frequently starred in the films of Jess Franco, such as Count Dracula and Vampyros Lesbos. She died in a car accident on a Lisbon highway. Soledad Miranda was born Soledad Rendón Bueno on 9 July 1943 in Seville, Spain. The first child of Portuguese parents, Soledad (whose name translates as solitude or loneliness) was the niece of the famous Spanish singer-actress-flamenco dancer Paquita Rico. Soledad's parents had little money and, eventually, six children. It was necessary to contribute to the family income. At eight years old, Soledad made her professional debut when she was hired as a flamenco dancer and singer, first in the "Youth Galas" at the Seville Fair and San Fernando theatre, and then on a tour throughout southern Spain. Soledad's dream was to become an actress, so at age sixteen, she moved to Madrid and drew an artistic stage name out of a hat.
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