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1950s star Sara Montiel remembered in Spain

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Mourners greet the hearse carrying the coffin of Sara Montiel, pictured, during a homage in downtown Madrid, on April 9 2013. Montiel, a famed, sultry-voiced Spanish actress who became the first to also achieve Hollywood stardom, died Monday. She was 85.

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Spanish artist Sara Montiel.


Spanish film legend Sara Montiel, who featured in 1950s Hollywood films with the likes of Gary Cooper and smoked cigars with Ernest Hemingway, died on Monday at 85.

Montiel, born Maria Antonia Abad, died at home in Madrid, according to Spanish actors' union AISGE.

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Italian actor Giancarlo Viola, former partner of Spanish actress and singer Sara Montiel, embraces her coffin during her funeral at Sacramental de San Justo cemetery in Madrid on April 9, 2013.