Linda Cristal (pronounced "Cree-stal", IPA [kristal]); born Marta Victoria Moya Burges; February 23, 1934, Rosario, Argentina) is an Argentine-American actress. She has appeared in a number of Western films during 1950s, before winning a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the 1958 comedy film The Perfect Furlough. She went on to roles in Cry Tough (1959), Legions of the Nile (1959), The Pharaohs' Woman (1960), The Alamo (1960), Two Rode Together (1961), Slave Girls of Sheba (1963), and Panic in the City (1968).
Cristal as Victoria Montoya, 1967
|Born||Marta Victoria Moya Burges
February 23, 1934
|Spouse(s)||Robert W. Champion
(1960-1966) (divorced) 2 children
From 1967 to 1971, Cristal starred as Victoria Cannon in the NBC series The High Chaparral. For her performance she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1970, and received two Emmy Award nominations in 1968 and 1971.
Life and careerEdit
Her first English-language role was the part of Margarita in the 1956 Western film Comanche, directed by George Sherman and starring Dana Andrews. In 1960, John Wayne asked her to play the part of Flaca in his epic The Alamo. In the 1960-61 television season, Cristal appeared as a female matador in NBC's The Tab Hunter Show. In 1961, she starred with James Stewart in the western Two Rode Together. She guest-starred in the 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode "City Beneath the Sea." She semi-retired from the business after that to raise her two children.
She was coaxed out of retirement when she became the last cast member to be added to the NBC series The High Chaparral (1967-1971). She later appeared in such popular television series as Bonanza, Barnaby Jones, and The Love Boat. After that, she took occasional roles such as the 1974 Charles Bronson action film, Mr. Majestyk.
|1952||Cuando levanta la niebla||amiga de Silvia||uncredited|
|1953||Fruto de tentación||Julia||uncredited|
|1953||El lunar de la familia||Rosita|
|1953||La bestia magnifica (Lucha libre)||uncredited|
|1953||Genio y figura||Rosita|
|1954||Con el diablo en el cuerpo||Emilia|
|1955||El 7 leguas||Blanca|
|1955||La venganza del diablo||uncredited|
|1957||El diablo desaparece||Laura|
|1958||The Last Of The Fast Guns||Maria O'Reilly|
|1958||The Fiend Who Walked The West||Ellen Hardy|
|1958||The Perfect Furlough||Sandra Roca|
|1959||Legions Of The Nile||Cleopatra alias Berenice|
|1960||The Pharaohs' Woman||Akis|
|1961||Two Rode Together||Elena de la Madriaga|
|1963||Slave Girls Of Sheba||Olivia|
|1968||Panic In The City||Dr. Paula Stevens|
|1974||Mr. Majestyk||Nancy Chavez|
|1975||The Dead Don't Die||Vera LaValle|
|1977||Love And The Midnight Auto Supply||Annie|
|1961||The Tab Hunter Show||Gitana|
|1964||Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea||Melina Gounaris||episode "City Beneath the Sea"|
|1967-1971||The High Chaparral||Victoria Cannon|
|1971||Cade's County||Celsa Dobbs||episode "A Gun For Billy"|
|1981||The Love Boat||Evita Monteverde||episode "The Duel"|
- Lamparski, Richard (1989). Whatever became of-- ?. Crown Publishers. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-517-57150-7.
- "Linda Cristal". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- "Linda Cristal - Television Academy". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- Chicago Tribune: Linda Cristal Not The `Retiring` Type, articles.chicagotribune.com; accessed December 23, 2014.