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Miroslava (February 26, 1925 – March 9, 1955) was a Czechoslovakian-born Mexican film actress who appeared in thirty two films. Born Miroslava Šternová in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Miroslava 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 appeared in a few Hollywood and Mexican films. She was offered a role in 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 by overdosing on sleeping pills.[2] Her body was found lying outstretched over her bed, she had a portrait of bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín in one hand. Her friends stated her suicide was due to unrequited love for Dominguín, who had recently married Italian actress Lucia Bosé. Bosè would go on to star in Buñuel's next movie, Cela s'appelle l'aurore (1956). The Mexican and Hollywood star Katy Jurado claimed to be one of the first people to find the body of Mexican actress Miroslava Stern after her tragic suicide. According to Katy, the picture that Miroslava had between her hands was Cantinflas, but the artistic manager Fanny Schatz exchanged the photo to that of the Spanish bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín. In his 1983 autobiography, Mon dernier soupir ("My Last Breath"), Buñuel recalls the irony of Miroslava's cremation following her suicide, when compared to a scene inEnsayo de un crimen, her last film, in which the protagonist cremates a wax reproduction of Stern's character. Her life is the subject of a short story by Guadalupe Loaeza, which was adapted by Alejandro Pelayo for his 1992 Mexican film called Miroslava, starring Arielle Dombasle.

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Feb 27, 1925 In Prague, Czechoslovakia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Tragic Weddings 1946-05-30
Latest Project:
Movie Torero! 1957-05-09
Known For
Poster of The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
Poster of Reportaje
Poster of The Magnificent Beast
Poster of Monte de piedad
Movie Torero! Himself 1957-05-09
Movie The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz Lavinia 1955-01-01
Movie School for Tramps Susana Valverde 1955-01-27
Movie Más fuerte que el amor Bárbara Peñafiel 1955-03-17
Movie Stranger on Horseback Amy Lee Bannerman 1955-03-22
Movie La visita que no tocó el timbre Unknown 1954-09-11
Movie The Revived Monster Nora 1953-01-01
Movie Sueños de gloria Elsa 1953-03-03
Movie Las tres perfectas casadas Leopoldina 1953-06-08
Movie Reportaje Nurse 1953-11-13
Movie The Magnificent Beast Meche 1953-05-22
Movie Two Faces Have the Destiny Anita 1952-03-21
Movie Streetwalker Elena 1951-06-22
Movie Monte de piedad Unknown 1951-08-01
Movie The Brave Bulls Linda de Calderón 1951-04-18
Movie Ella y Yo Irene Garza 1951-10-02
Movie Cárcel de Mujeres Evangelina 1951-09-28
Movie El puerto de los siete vicios Unknown 1951-11-11
Movie La posesión Unknown 1950-01-01
Movie The Love Nest Lucila del Castillo 1950-02-09
Movie Secreto entre mujeres Unknown 1949-04-01
Movie Nocturno de amor Marta Reyes 1948-01-11
Movie Una aventura en la noche Unknown 1948-07-09
Movie Juan Charrasqueado Unknown 1948-02-05
Movie Cinco rostros de mujer Beatriz 1947-02-26
Movie ¡A volar, joven! María 1947-12-23
Movie Tragic Weddings Unknown 1946-05-30