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Miroslava Stern
Born Miroslava Šternová
February 26, 1926(1926-02-26)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Died March 10, 1955 (aged 29)
Mexico City, Mexico
Other name(s) Miroslava

Miroslava Stern (February 26, 1926 – March 10, 1955) was a Mexican actress.

Born Miroslava Šternová in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Stern moved to Mexico as a child with her adoptive parents in the late 1930s, seeking to escape war in their native country. After winning a national beauty contest, Miroslava began to study acting. She participated in various Mexican films and also spent some time in Hollywood, but was typecast in the roles of mysterious women or foreign beauties due to her native accent.

After a standard career, she was offered a role in which would become her last and most remembered film: Ensayo de un crimen (Rehearsal for a Crime) in 1955, directed by Luis Buñuel. Soon after the final wrap of the film, Miroslava committed suicide (apparently because of a love deception with the Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín). The film features the incineration of a mannequin made in her image. In a macabre coincidence, the film's premiere coincided with her own cremation in a Mexican graveyard.

Her life inspired a short story in 1990, and also a Mexican film called Miroslava in 1993, starring Arielle Dombasle.

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Filmography

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United States

  • Adventures of Casanova (1947) as Casania's sister
  • The Brave Bulls (1951) as Linda de Calderón
  • Stranger on Horseback (1955) as Amy Lee Bannerman

Mexico

Documentaries

  • El charro inmortal (1955)
  • Torero (1956)

Full features

  • Bodas trágicas (1946) as Amparo
  • Cinco rostros de mujer (1946) as Beatriz
  • ¡A volar joven! (1947) as María
  • Una aventura en la noche (1947) as Elena
  • Juan Charrasqueado (1947) as María
  • Nocturno de amor (1947) as Marta Reyes
  • Secreto entre mujeres (1948) as Claudia
  • La liga de las muchachas (1949) as Marta
  • La casa chica (1949) as Lucila del Castillo
  • La posesión (1949) as Rosaura
  • La muerte enamorada (1950) as Tacia, la muerte
  • Monte de piedad (1950) as Elena
  • Trotacalles (1951) as Elena
  • Cárcel de mujeres (1951) as Evangelina Ocampo
  • Ella y yo (1951) as Irene Garza
  • El puerto de los siete vicios (1951) as Colomba
  • Dos caras tiene el destino (1951) as Anita
  • La bestia magnífica (1952) as Meche
  • Sueños de gloria (1952) as Elsa
  • Las tres perfectas casadas (1952) as Leopoldina
  • Música, mujeres y amor (1952) as Elisa Méndez
  • Más fuerte que el amor (1953) as Bárbara
  • El monstruo resucitado (1953) as Nora
  • Reportaje (1953) as Nurse
  • La visita que no tocó el timbre (1954) as Emma
  • Escuela de vagabundos (1954) as Susana o Susi
  • Ensayo de un crimen (1955) as Lavinia

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