Date of Birth
May 10, 1917
Birth Place:
Mexico City, Mexico


Born Marie Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O'Donnell, she began dancing professionally at age nine, receiving coaching from Eduardo Cansino, Rita Hayworth's father. Her uncle was Xavier Cugat, and she appeared with his band in Mexican nightclubs and traveled with them to New York; as their dancer, she helped the band in its triumphant introduction of the rumba to America....