August 7th, 2008
March 10, 2008
From NBC – The Full Color Network
Biography for Linda Cristal, Co-star, The High Chaparral, Sundays, NBC Television Network
Born Victoria Moya, Feb. 24 in Buenos Aires, Aergentina, daughter of a French magazine publisher and his Italian wife, she was raised by brothers Miguel and Antonio following the death of her parents at 13.
When she was 16, older brother Miguel sent her to Europe for further education but the ship put into Vera Cruz for repairs. Mexican producer-director Miguelito Aleman, son of the then president Miguel Aleman, spotted the raven-haired brown-eyed beauty. She was an immediate success in her first film, When the Fog Lifts. She starred in nine Aleman films in four years.
After three more Spanish-speaking films she noticed an ad in a Mexican paper for an actress who spoke English (she can speak English, Italian, French and Spanish) and obtained a co-starring role with Dana Andres in Comanche. She then worked opposite Gilbert Roland and Lorne Greene in Last of the Fast Guns.
Before coming to Hollywood under contract to Universal (1958-1963) she made a series of films for European producers in France, Italy and Yugoslavia. Linda’s Hollywood films include The Perfect Furlough, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, The Fiend That Walked the West, the feminine lead in The Alamo, and co-star in Two Rode Together. Linda has 30 films to her credit including American, Italian, French, Spanish and South American. Linda is the mother of two boys, Jordan, 3 and Gregory, 5 by her past marriage to producer-business man Yale Wexler.
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